Sneaking in Some Challenges

Wow, it feels like it has been forever since I did a random challenge…and I guess it actually has been.  Life has been a little busy lately, but I seem to be finding my way, and being able to sneak in a little extra me time.

So I figured I would pop in this evening before I scurried off to bed and show off a few card challenges I actually completed.

pp338First up is a theme challenge from the team over at The Paper Players.  With Easter just around the corner it only makes since that this week’s theme is ‘Easter Bunny’.

I pulled out an Inky Antics stamp set (one of my few Easter only sets), and pulled out the sweet little bunny.  I stamped EK Gorman PP338him and the sentiment out onto some water color paper.  I colored it in with my Daniel Smith Primatek watercolors.  I love these watercolors, especially since many of them will leave it’s own grainy residue (it is much cooler than I am making it sound).  I trimmed up the water color paper and added some purple printed paper to matte it.  Finally I simply adhered everything to an A2 frame.

205 Wish You FELT BetterUp next was a challenge that frankly was a real challenge for me.  Over at Art Impressions, they are having a material challenge, and looking for the material of felt.  Now I have felt, not much, but some from old days when I would do random craft projects.  I don’t use it much, but kind of horde for these moments.  But I just struggle withEK Gorman AI 205 the idea of using it on a card.

I die cut out some of the blue felt with a die (and totally did not get a good cute), and set the die aside.  I pulled out the Edna Soaking stamp, who I think is just down right hilarious, and stamped her out onto some card stock.  I colored it in with my copics, paying extra special attention to my grays. I die cut out the image into a circle and added it to the felt.  Then using the sentiment from the Feathered Fiasco stamp set and stamped it out onto a scrape of paper and trimmed it up.  Finally, I die cut out a circle card, leaving the top as a fold over, and called it a day.  I know I don’t use felt as well as many, but I kind of like how this one turned out.

LIM #322Finally, I have another simply colored card inspired by the Less Is More challenge.  This week they are challenging us to use 3 pastel colors.  EK Gorman LIM322

I pulled out a different Inky antics stamp set and stamped out the cute little pup holding a lolli pop.  I stamped out the sentiment so it fit on both sides of the little cutie.  Then using my copics, I added just three pastels.  (I find pastels so hard to do…I don’t know why, I just do.  It probably has something to do that I just can’t wear those colors with my coloring).  Alas, I kind of like how this one turned out.

Anyway, that’s it for tonight.  I hopefully have found my rhythm again and it won’t be so long before I am back in with more card challenge cards.


  1. Three fab cards! The colouring on the Easter card is superb and the watercolours give a beautiful look. Laughing at the Edna card – I know how she feels! – and I really like your way of using the felt for a textured background. Your card for our 3 pastels is incredibly sweet and I love the split sentiment and shading on the lollipop – fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

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  2. Three fab designs there! I laughed out loud when I saw the sentiment on that middle card – it is brilliant! Beautiful colouring on your first card. Loving the CAS-tastic final card – wonderful placement of the i and and oodles of white space too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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  3. Oh, my goodness your Edna card is fabulous! And what a great use of felt on your card – thanks for joining our Wish you Felt Better challenge at Art Impressions!

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