Saturday, August 15, 2009

One Card, Three Challenges

When I set out to do some stamping this morning, my thought was that I would do a few of this week's challenges on Splitcoast. I didn't intend to do them all on one card, but that's how it turned out!

I started off with the Inspiration Challenge (IC193). Using the first thumbnail as my inspiration, I thought it would be cool to make inchies in those colors. Somehow, thought, none of the images I grabbed seemed to lend themselves to being stamped in those colors. Plus, what I really wanted was to emboss them in those colors, and I don't have any good red or purple EP. But, still, I the those colors, so let's stick with them. what. Well, the Ways to Use it challenge (WT231) this week is to use variegated colors, and that seemed pretty interesting. So I colored my inchies squares in variegated shades with my Copic markers, and stamped the images with Versafine black ink. Then, just to add some shimmer and shine, covered the fronts with Versamark Dazzle and embossed them with a couple of coats of clear EP.

Now for a layout. Sketch challenge SK241 to the rescue! The blue and green papers are Basic Grey Periphery, and the purple one is a Bo Bunny paper from deep in my stash. I distressed the edges and sponged on some Ranger distress in matching colors and also embossed the purple with my Cuttlebug. The buttons I used are a mix of vintage buttons and Basic Grey.

Phew! Now that was challenging!

Catch ya later...I'm off to see the Moody Blues tonight.


  1. Awesome card! I love your layout and all the cool details. I really love how you matched the buttons to your image background colors. Gorgeous!

  2. Love your card. Love the colors and textures.
    Shirley Henry

  3. wow, I love it!! I am always impressed with artists who can combine challenges, I am very rarely successful with my attempts!! :D I especially love your inchies and the verigated look of the color on them!! Nice idea that I might case :D

  4. Your talent continues to amaze me!

  5. This is so gorgeous...little small images are hard for me to use for some reason, but you've come up with a great card with them here! Love it!


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