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.
First 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 him 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.
Up 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 with 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.
Finally, I have another simply colored card inspired by the Less Is More challenge. This week they are challenging us to use 3 pastel colors.
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.