Friday, January 11, 2008

Time for a Challenge

Had some fun this week trying to get caught up on some Splitcoast Challenges. Nothing too difficult, but lots of fun to try different color combinations and new sketches.

The first one is a great color combination using Eggplant, Wild Wasabi and Saffron (all Stampin Up) and is also a new sketch challenge. The stamp sets used are Sweet Treats for the main image, Itty Bitty Backgrounds for the eggplant layer, Swirl Style wheel for the saffron layer, and Warmest Regards for the sentiment. The cake is colored with markers. Embelishments include the word window punch tab, a green rhinestone brad, gold glitter on the candles, Glaze pen on the cake, and Crystal Effects on the cake stand

Here's a fun card to brighten someone's day, using Color combination 147 (Taken with Teal, Celery, and Real Red). The stamp set is called "Very Punny" the frogs are colored with a celery marker, and then the sentiment is stamped separately in teal, and punched out with Taken with Teal ink. The red scalloped layer is made with the slit punch, and the little holes are made with the smallest hole punch. There is also faux stitching and red brads around the edges, and red gingham and silver cord are the final touches. This will be for my daughter's smashing success in Godspell, which opens tonight for her cast. My friend Mike and I will be there in the 2nd row smiling from ear to ear, and probably shedding a few tears of pride and joy!

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