Thursday, July 3, 2008

Artful Challenges

One of the groups of fabulous SU ladies that I belong to, The Artful Stampers, have monthly challenges, as I'm sure I've mentioned before. Last month I was a bit slow in getting them done, between visiting my family and having the flu it was a challenge in itself to get anything accomplished at all! However, I did finally get around to completing the 3 challenges, albeit through a little creative licence...I combined two of them! This first card is for the 2nd challenge, which was actually a very simple sketch.

I used Perfect Plum for the base and Elegant Eggplant and Pale Plum for the centre panel. The sentiment is from my current favourite rub-ons, 'Cherished Memories', and the flower is a Kaiser rub-on from the same ones I used on the pink embellishment caddy. I pierced around the edge of the base and used a white gel pen to add in the faux stitching....simple!

This second card was a combination of challenges 1 & 3. Challenge 1 was to use DSP and 2 was to use punches. I used the Mojo Monday sketch 44 as well. The colours are Almost Amethyst for the DSP and some of the layers, Lavender Lace for the other purple layers, and of course Whisper White. The flower image is from Bodacious Bouquet and is stamped in Lovely Lilac. The 'Hi' sentiment is from those rub-ons again.....might just have to order some more of them! The punches are the scallop and 1 3/8" circles.

I liked this colour scheme so much I've made some birthday cards for the Divas having July birthdays in them too...I would put up a pic but my camera needs new batteries!

Right, better go...I'm tutoring in Coptic this afternoon....wish me luck!

Have a great day,



June Houck said...

Oh, you have been a busy girl! I have not been able to get on the computer much at all in the past few days to visit my favorite blogs. Your cards are sweet (I love purples), and I especially like the stitching on the first card.

Good luck with the tutoring!

lauren said...

these are VERY pretty indeed!!! i love the lots-n-lots of layers on the second one, especially! very cool!


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