Friday, October 24, 2008

Color Throwdown #16/Dutch-Dare Challenge # 20

WOW! What a great color combination that those fabulous ladies at the Color Throwdown have given us this week...Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip. And I teamed it up with a new sketch challenge I found this week from Dutch Dare - Card Challenges.

I couldn't get to the card right away, and when I had 10 seconds to think, all I could envision was something outside, something pastoral. Silly huh? But I did get an idea, and it boiled in my brain all day today. Finally, I got to sit down and work on the card...and then, none of my stamp sets were right, awful huh? AND I was out of Chocolate Chip cardstock!!! DISASTER! (it's on order thank goodness, lol) Then I remembered a stamp set that I had bought for Father's Day from Papertrey Ink. They were just perfect!

I stamped the image, then stamped over it with Versamark and then embossed it. I used cosmetic sponges to rub a little of each of the colors onto the paper...WOW! I was so proud of the way it came out!

I also pierced the paper (as per the sketch) and I think it adds the finishing touch!

I think I'm getting a little better, no, I know I'm getting better. I'm not letting the new techniques intimidate me as much.

"You Are My Hero" card details:
Stamp - Father Knows Best (PTI)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel (SU!)
Ink - Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel (SU!), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Misc. - Marvy punch, embossing powder (random), satin ribbon (random)

Ya'll need to try out this challenge! They are such a blast! And thanks for looking!


Tammy Hershberger said...

OMW, what a great card! I just love stamps with trees... I should think about this PTI set in the future! I love your layout, too and appreciate you playing the Throwdown again!

Karin said...

Hi Becky,

what a beautifull card.
I love the colours and great tree you've used.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

xoxo Karin

LeAnne said...

What a great card, I like that it is masculine in tone! Great take on the challenge, and thanks for playing with us. Come back next week!

Karin and Sandra said...

This is a great card..thanks for joining us at the dutch dare