>> Monday, July 12, 2010
I thought I would try some new challenges today, instead of the ones that I always do, just to mix things up a bit! I did a google search, and snooped around on some of the other cardmaking sites and found these great challenges that I couldn't wait to try.
The first is Stacey's Stamping Stage, wow! What a load of inspiration there is on her gorgeous blog. The wasn't a sketch to work off of, but a colour challenge. I've never tried a colour challenge before, but I thought I would give it a go. I would have loved to incorporate the pink and purple into my card as well, but I found that upon rummaging through my draws and boxes, I don't have any! I tend to stick more to masculine colours it seems. While it didn't work as well for the challenge, its a perfect excuse to buy more crafting supplies! After all, what craft room is complete without a healthy dose of pink?
As well as Stacy's colour challenge, I used the sketch from Makeesha. I had never heard of this fantastic scrapper until today, but I think I might be following her a little more closely from now on. Beautiful site with lots of amazing cards! Again, really loosley based on the sketch, but a perfect start for inspiration.
I am so happy with the way this card turned out! As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I had to use our new stamp from Tiffany's Doodles, the sweet dress digi stamp, isn't is adorable? Sarah won the stamp for finishing first in the Caardvarks May Challenge with this card. We haven't had a chance to use any of the stamps yet, I'm so glad I was able to today! It was such a quick and easy card, it came together so nicely! I love it when that happens.
My Minds Eye paper
Tiffany Doodle Stamp
MM Chloe Closet Flower Gem
I picked up an old music book at the thrift store the other day full of 12 x 10 sheets of classical music. As much as it seems a shame to rip apart a vintage songbook like this, it makes beautiful (and inexpensive!) scrapbooking paper! Just what I needed for the background of this card. I so love that store, I find so many vintage goodies not only for my paper crafts, but also shoes, and clothes, and books and just about everything! I admit that I am probably more addicted than even Sarah, which is not easily done!