Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Color Throwdown...UGH!

Guess I'm not so good at this blog thing. I mean, I set it up, made it look nice, and then neglected to post anything for more than a week. In my defense, I have been a bit busy...I spent some time up north, helped my sister pack up her house, made wedding favors for my cousin, attended a wedding, did some (very little) housework...

Anyway, the card I'm posting today is for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge 94 as well as the Color Throwdown 51. The colors this week are Lavendar Lace, Garden Green and So Saffron...ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I NEVER would have put these together otherwise, and had a really difficult time deciding how to make it work.

I decided to try a new technique that would let me "merge" the colors together and add some continuity. Using markers, I colored the 3 colors onto some acetate, spritzed it with water and placed it on top of my white cardstock. I know it's difficult to see, but it's back behind the flower.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: I think it's part of an Inkadinkadoo set (I'll double check and edit later)
Paper: All SU! Whisper White, So Saffron, Lavendar Lace card stock, Garden Green patterns DSP
Ink: SU! GG, SS, LL Stampin Write Markers, So Saffron classic ink pad
Accessories: SU! So Saffron striped grosgrain ribbon, scalloped edge punch, gingham brad

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another New Challenge

Here's my card for the "Ways to Use It" challenge over at Split Coast Stampers (I'll try to get a better pic when my daughter gets home with my camera). The challenge this week was to use cardboard.

I was surprised how easily this one went together...I love when that happens. It motivates me to keep going and make more while I've got the momentum. I was able to put together a couple more for other challenges as well. Of course, that means the house isn't as clean as it could be.

I think the word "challenge" is what motivates me - some may say I'm a bit of an over-achiever. I work best under pressure and with a goal in mind. Now, if I could just find a housecleaning challenge to participate in I'd be all set.