Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lotsa Challenges...

I'm beginning to think I'm sort of pathetic...I live for Wednesdays, lol. I love the color/blog challenges, and I think I'm learning a lot. I've taught myself how to heat emboss, how to use a stamp-a-ma-jig, what inks to use, and how to take a sketch and make it my own.

I also love looking at the different entries to those challenges. I try to see each and every one. I also try to leave comments... I think it's important that I make sure that each person knows how much I'm learning by seeing what they've done.

So, that brings me to this week's challenges...

Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration #26 is first. She chose great colors - Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.



Great colors! Happy! This is my take on it. Now, I know I saw a card(s) last week with a similar layout. I sketched it into my sketch book, but I stupidly forgot to write down where (which I usually do). So thanks for the inspiration!




I'm sorry about the close up being a little blurry, the wind was blowing and I had to take the picture quick. This was the best of the 6 pics I took, lol.

Card details:

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes (SU!)
Paper: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Accessories: white embossing powder, Wild Wasabi ribbon (SU!)

Another challenge that I look forward to is the Color Throwdown. I love how the colors are combined! The colors this week were very autumnal...I love fall! Unfortunately, we don't get that season here in New Orleans, lol. But I love the colors, the smells, the cooler-than-80-degree weather!

The colors that we were to use were Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. I love them! And I just got the stamp set, Season of Friendship, and I thought this was the perfect set to use.


I popped up the birdie, and after a short, heated debate with myself, decided NOT to pop the leaves. It just didn't look right.


I'm still looking through my stash of ribbon for something to use, but nothing I've come across looks right. And my Kiwi Kiss ribbon hasn't gotten here yet. And I did stamp the inside...I thought it needed a little something extra. Oh well, I still like how it came out! What a change for me, lol!!! I hope you enjoy my cards too!


So here are the details!

Card details:

Stamps: Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss DSP, Really Rust, So Saffron and Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip (SU!)

23 comments:

Mary said...

Very cute cards! I need to mount my tree stamp to use!

Carol Dunstan said...

two lovely cards I can't decide which is my favourite

Kathie Bailey said...

Becky, both cards are beautiful! I know what you mean about Wednesdays. :-)

Deanna said...

Love it! Super cute!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Becky! I love your card this week! Also what a cute snow globe you have going on on your side bar! :) Have a great week ~Donna

Leonie said...

What a great way to combine lots of different colors, looks fab! I know what you mean about learning so much off others, the stampin community are a very sharing group of people :)

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Becky, your cards are wonderful. I love the clean lines you do. I had to laugh when you said the wind was blowing your cards. I thought I was the only one that happened to. LOL

Karen Giron said...

i love both of these cards (two of my favorite sets right now too!) - great job with the challenge.

Sankari W. said...

beautiful cards Becky!!! i love the squares on the first one with its clean lines and sentiment and I love the fall card with that sweet popped out birdie -- so cute...!

Those are some of my fave color inspiration blogs too ! Can't wait to make my throwdown card!

Best wishes,
Sankari :)

Cori S said...

What great cards! And thanks for leaving a comment ;)

LOVE love stickles! I'd be lost w/out them! lol Did you see my pic. from the San Diego expo w/ all the stickles... I can't wait to have them all! LOL

~Cori

Stampin' Designs by Sue said...

Beautiful cards Becky! TFS and thanks for commenting on my card, much appreciated! :)

Debi said...

Love the CI#26 card the best!! Simply is the way to go!! Looks awesome.

Stamping Cafe said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love them! Great job with the challenge.

clouds shadler said...

Oh my goodness, you are everywhere with challenges!

I like yer card, it's shows the color very well, (Kristina's challenge)!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

(high 5)

-Clouds :o)

Catherine said...

both cards are gorgeous... i may have to case it :)

Stacy said...

Love the embossing on the first card! Just beautiful. And I love the fall feel of the second card, the inside turned out wonderful! I don't have kiwi kiss (yet) so I couldn't give this one a try :0(
You did a fantastic job!

Mel H. said...

WOWee! CUTE cards. Love them both. My Season of Friendship set will be here Tuesday! Gonna have to copy!!

Sherri said...

Both are so pretty! I love both those stamps sets - can hardly wait until my tree one arrives!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Both cards are adorable. I love both of them

Chook said...

Love your cards Becky.

LeAnne said...

Both these cards are wonderful--wow, 2o comments--you have a lot of friends out there! Thanks so much for playing the challenge, and sharing your pretty creations with us.
LeAnne

Emily said...

Lovely cards!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Gosh, Becky! Both of your cards are so pretty! But I especially love the Color Throwdown card! That stamp set is just perfect and I love how you popped up the bird! (Funny about the heated debate with yourself!!) Thanks so much for playing!