So I have been a little quiet on the card challenges lately. I know, I know, you are just going to have to deal. Life is at the best of times crazy busy, but with our up coming move coming up( have I mentioned that I am moving?, if not, my family is moving …), I am just busier more than ever. So, I just haven’t had that much time…but today, there was a strange lull in the schedule so I created a few cards (okay, more than a few).
I want to get up bed, so I am going to drop this post in really quickly.
Up first is a sweet challenge over with the design team of The Paper Players. No, seriouly, the challenge is a sweet one…looking in fact for card designs with sweet somethings on it.
I pulled out an Avery Elle stamp set featuring lots of pies, and stamped out the four different pies. I colored them in with my copics, trying to make each pie look different. I trimmed dow the card stock and added the printed card stock papers and stamped in the sentiment. I know this design isn’t as sugary sweet as it could be, but with summer just around the corner, I think it is a nice card to have in stock.
Over at Ellen Hutson’s Classroom monthly Mix-It-Up Challenge, there is a fun product challenge happen. They are looking for a design that is featuring both a product from Ellen Hutson and Reverse Confetti.
My husband’s birthday is coming up
and I desperately needed a masculine birthday card (and let’s be honest, these can be so hard to make.) I busted my butt trying to make this card masculine, thinking that the Reverse Confetti alligator and sentiment added with the Ellen Hutson cake and sentiment would make a good starting point. Add some pretty papers, and some cork drops, and masculine card ta da. I am also proving a point that my loving husband does not read this blog like he tries to claim he does. (It is okay that he doesn’t…he instead often peeks over my shoulder while I create, and frankly that is enough for me…Happy Birthday Baby).
Over at the CAS challenge known as Less Is More, there is a color challenge going on. The colors for this challenge are grey and yellow, and that seemed at first a little challenging.
Then I remembered the day that I made a mistake and accidentally stamped the wrong ink onto some watercolor paper. The ink bled, and actually created a pretty cool effect. So I stamped out a Altenew floral stamp and watercolored around it bleeding out the ink. Then using some Hydrus water colors and added the yellow. I bit of grey card stock and some grey dew drops finished this card.
Over at the blog for Art Impressions, there is a technique (sort of) challenge going on. The technique wanted for this challenge is dots or stripes.
I pulled out an Art Impression stamp and sentiment and colored it up with my copics. (I think I also finally found a pink combination that I like, RV13, RV25, and RV29). I trimmed out the image and sentiment, and started adding in some pink card stock. I also used a Darice embossing folder and make 3D dots. I am not certain that this card fits the challenge in other’s eyes, but for me, it certainly does for me.
I have pulled out a new image (for me new, not necessarily for others new) from Mo Manning and colored it up for the Anything Goes Challenge over at Mos Digital Challenge. Today I pulled out this fun wizard image and colored it in with my colored pencils. I left a sentiment off, simply because I felt the wizard spoke for himself.
Finally today I have an entry for Bugaboo’s Stella Says Sketch. I printed out a Bugaboo digital image and colored it up with my colored pencils. I then started pulling out papers and building a version of the sketch. I am not crazy about the papers behind the image, but I do love how the image came out!!!
Okay, I am off to be…If i don’t go, I will fall asleep sitting here. Goodnight everyone (or good morning to those who are reading it at a different time), and happy crafting.