Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Challenge Day


I stayed home from work today because I wasn't feeling well. I slept late and an hour or so ago just started to turn the corner with this stinky 24 hour bug. I think all the travel and busyness finally caught up with me. So I was able to play the Splitcoast challenges during the day today which is a super big treat for me. I combined today's sketch challenge 234 with yesterday's color challenge 224. When I first started cardmaking and scrapbooking, the SCS were the only ones around, so they hold a special place in my heart & although I love all the challenges, the SCS are my favorite. One great place to find more challenges is The Daily Dare blog. {see sidepanel for link}

This card is fairly simple and Stampin' Up only. There is an added layer on top of the Pacific Point Base to give the sketch a little more dimension and color. The summer sun layer has 5/8" Pacific Point striped grossgrain ribbon along the vertical edge. There is quite a bit of Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango as well as the retired Designer Series Paper (DSP) Frosty Days from the holiday mini catalog in my studio. {not tomention all the wild wasabi from last year!} Several sets of personalized cards as presents are in the making. However, it is always hard for me to use up my older things when I have new toys to play with...what about you? What do you do with your retired supplies?

The overstamped leaf image was made by inking up the stamp, stamping it once and holding the bottom of the stamp in place while rotating the top to the right and stamping and then rotating to the left and stamping. This gives the shaddowed image but the stem is not duplicated.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for The Digi Shack Challenge. {another one of my favorite challenges} Mandy, my design team sister, always has the most fun challenges. Oh yea...least I forget...Toni has a new design team call out. Be sure to check it out. I have absolutely loved being part of the fantastic group of talented artists and working with Toni is the best.
See you tomorrow!

9 comments:

ARISTIONO NUGROHO said...
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Crystal said...

WOW this is soooo pretty, love how you combined challenges...this is wonderful!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Lovely card - great colours, love the butterfly and wonderful job of the challenges!

test said...

That is such a pretty color combination and I really like how you place the butterly ove the background.

Kim Nath said...

I really love the colors and the paper that you used for this card. It is such a pretty combination!

Peggy said...

Beautiful sketch card! Love the color combo you used!

Jacilynn said...

gorgeous! I love this color combo. Perfect card!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Nice job on the SCS challenges. I really like this colour combo and the sketch. There seems to be a lot of bugs out there ! As soon as the air conditioners get flipped on watch out! Glad you're feeling better ! -Tracy-

gregz_gurl2 said...

Hi Marilyn! My first stop here at your blog (although I thank you for visiting mine fairly regularly!) I'm trying to get caught up on things a bit and impose some order on my schedule (yeah, right!) I LOVE this card! I sometimes/never have time to go through the challenge galleries and leave comments, so I'm really glad I got to see this here! I LOVE it! I'm kind of hooked on this sketch (maybe you've noticed...), and I really like how you've used it here, especially in combination with the color challenge colors (which are a bit tricky, in my opinion) Have a great weekend, and I'll be back soon, I promise!