Friday, June 8, 2007

Never Bored to Pieces

A rather strange title today I know LOL, but as this card was made for 2 challenges I wanted to include both in the title. A few days ago Jen from Pieces of Me.... posted a sketch challenge for anyone who was interested. I thought it was an interesting sketch so I printed it out in case I had time to play.

Last night I was sitting here at my desk and I was looking at a couple of pieces of card I had sitting there that I had started to use for the sketch challenge on Wednesday and then rejected for one reason or other - this one had a smudge at the top and the pink flowers were stamped with the wrong inks - the circle flowers should have been the lighter ink - this mattered for the other card I made as I was matching it with rose red which I thought at the time was the color for the color challenge. This piece I decided was still usable if I trimmed the sides and the top and once I did that I thought I would use it for this sketch challenge from Jen's blog, the pink flowers colors didn't matter as much for this card as that wasn't the dominant color I was using for the card.

A little later last night before I had really decided what I would do for the right side of this card, Julia posted her "Ways to use it" challenge on SCS. This weeks challenge was a rerun - "Never bored with Chipboard". I have chipboard shapes here so I wondered if I had something I could use on this card - after looking through my stash I discovered the chipboard buckle, I inked it with Fresh Eggplant Whispers ink and then used my versamark ink pad over that and embossed it with clear powder. The ribbon was a little paler than I would have liked so I found a tria pen the color I needed and colored my ribbon.

I also remembered while creating this, that a few weeks ago I had purchased some rolls of tape that go in the dymo guns - one of the colors I had was a purple that matched rather well with the Elegant Eggplant on the card so I used that to create my verse.


Recipe:
Stamps: Green Thumbs - Papertrey Ink; Leaves#3 - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red - SU; White
Other:
Grand Cranberry, Fresh Eggplant, Mossy Stone, Port Wine, Rio Purple; Butterscotch & Savoy Green Whispers Ink; Certainly Celery - SU; Versamark Ink; Clear EP; Ticket Corner Punch - SU; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Buckle Chipboard Shape; Purple Tape Writer tape - Around the Block; Foam Tape

6 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, I am just about finished with the one I did for the challenge, and will be posting tonight.

Jen said...

VERY pretty my sister!!!! thanks for taking the challenge!!

Much Aloha,
Jen

chelemom said...

This is awesome! I love this card! I missed the one below with the ants the other day....IT is ADORABLE!

cndymkr said...

What a great card.
jean

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

This is so pretty! Love your flower "arrangment" and the tape sentiment is really cool.

Kristine said...

SOOO PRETTY!! I Love this one. Has it REALLY been that long since I've checked out your blog?? OMGosh...been busy lately I guess. I just LOVE those flowers. I'm actually viewing while at work--guess home life has been too hectic lately. :) Happy for all your goodies...that's awesome!