Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Color Challenge 201 and Sketch 211

I had a different card to share for today, but I just kept thinking, 'nope, that one isn't doing it for me!' So, when I saw the new Sketch Challenge on SCS, I decided to give the color combination another go! So, Here is my take on CC201 and SC211. I am much happier with this card...do any of you ever have that happen...a card that just does NOT work...like you wanted it to? I hope I'm not alone!!
So, the colors, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Kraft. I was excited to get to use my new SU petal pizzazz set. It is one that SU demos had a chance to pre-order from the new catalog...which is just days away!! I have to be honest, that is a very challenging thing to be missing! I look forward so much to the new catalogs...I'll have to see it go live online...not in my little hands...but my sweet mom is going to get it to me as soon as she has it in her hands. Anyway, back to the card at hand!
My card is the infamous baja breeze...with strips of not quite navy and baja breeze designer paper. I ran the piece of kraft through my Big Shot using my swiss dots embossing folder. I added a little band of baja breeze ribbon to the kraft layer and attached it to my card. I stamped my big flower image in baja breeze ink and then stamped the thank you from thank you kindly, in not quite navy ink. I cut the image out-I debated cutting or not, and while I don't think I'll cut the large flower often, I am glad I decided to cut! I then stamped the two smaller flowers in not quite navy and baja breeze-the punched them out with my 1 1/4" circle punch. My 1 3/4" circle punch gave them both perfect mats and then I used my paper piercing tool to punch a little hole for the not quite navy brads. I attached my main flower image with dimensionals and then added the little flowers.

I am really excited that I've been accomplishing so many challenges as of late. I think it really does help your "juices" to get going when you challenge yourself! So, with that said, I'm off to work on another challenge...to share tomorrow!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you have a great Wednesday! I've had some requests to share some of our photos from our trip to Rome--so here are just a couple! I'll add a couple more tomorrow too...

Happy Wednesday!!


Anonymous said...

I have plenty of cards that dont turn out the way I planned them. Your card is super cute. I just love this stamp set. I have to say that the accessories in the new catalog are amazing! I hope you get yours soon.

Love the photos of Rome. It's been years since I've been there.

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card! Great mix of elements! The Rome photos are awesome too!! I'm so jealous!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't get your lovely card to load into my favourites on SCS so I came to your blog to fave it into my files! I just love what you have done and didn't want to miss it!! TFS!!

joslyn said...

i have a stack of crappy cards! when they don't work out i really don't even want to look at them. lol. greats pics of rome.