Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blogging Two of My Challenge Cards

Happy Saturday! As a special request, I'm blogging the next two cards I've made for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges. I do have them posted to my Splitcoaststampers Gallery, so I apologize to anyone who has seen them there.

This little orange card is going to be Holly's 12th birthday card. My main challenge will be in not misplacing it! Orange has been her favourite colour for years. It is starting to be supplanted by purple, but it hasn't been entirely replaced just yet. She did see it as I was making it and said she likes it much better in orange than she would have in purple. As far as a surprise, I think we'll be okay. She's lot like me. She'll have forgotten all about it by December!
Stamps: Our Craft Lounge - Anna Mae; GinaK - Wishes & Dreams
Ink: Versamark; Ranger Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade
Etc: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Swiss Dots, D'vine Swirl


For the fairy card, I challenged myself to see how many challenges I could accomplish in one card and not have it look like a train wreck. I think I accomplished that! Usually mixing this many patterned papers together makes me super nervous, but I think it came together. I did use papers from one line, so they were meant to coordinate.

The other thing I wanted to do was to use some of my new Creative Inspirations paint that Ashley sent to me to try out. Wowie, does this stuff go on so super smooth! The shimmer I got didn't photograph all that well, but believe me, it is seriously there in person. And don't you just love these Beautiful Day Fairies from Paper Makeup Stamps? I sure do!
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Kirsten
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade; PTI
ETC: Copic Markers, felt flowers, button, claret embossing powder

That's all from me for now. I've still got 13 challenges to go. I'm in the middle of another project and looking for the right ribbon. I've been through more boxes and I'm still missing my ribbon stash, a box full of paper, a box of stamps, and that illusive embroidery project.

13 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful cards.

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS!!

de said...

Rockin the challenges chica! Love em!

Kassi said...

what sweet cards! thanks for sharing with us at the CI blog!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love that image and the sweet coloring! Thanks for linking up over at CI paints- hope to see more of your work!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the shape of the first one and the image on the second one! Great coloring!! Thanks for sharing your card with us on the CI Paints Blog!

Jingle said...

These are fabulous!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS Carole! I ALWAYS blog cards that I already put on SCS as to keep my blog posts coming in everyday, so I don't see why said person had to FORCE you to blog. ;) Anyhow, I love love love your fairy card! It's impeccable! Thanks for sharing with us on the CI blog!

cbuswell said...

Adorable cards, lovely details. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Inspirations Blog.

BarbaraW said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing on the Creative Inspirations Blog.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of the CI Paints!

Jan said...

Love your cards..beautiful coloring :)

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wonderful card!
greetings from Holland,
Ineke