Saturday, September 27, 2008

Two Challenge Cards Limited/Inspiration

I hope you're having a happy Saturday! Right now I'm enjoying the moment at my table creating with my favorite challenges. Actually I have a lot of favorite challenges, I just wish I had the time to do all of them.
Today's Inspiration Challenge at SCS are some fantastic photos from Domino Paint Palettes. WOW! What a fun place to find color inspiration, check it out! Here is the photo I chose for my card.
I don't usually use a lot of bright/bold colors, but I thought the Caribbean blue and orange looked so pretty so I CHALLENGED myself.
I embossed the white cs base with the Dots Texture Plate from Fiskars. I added a Pacific Point panel, matted with a scalloped Pumpkin Pie panel tied with ribbon. I stamped my main image with black Archival Ink and water colored it with ink pads and a water pen, and of course added Stickles for a little sparkle. I cut it to size and matted it with white and Pacific Point panels punched with a lacy scalloped edge and added 3 orange brads. I stamped my flower with Pacific Point ink and punched it out with a scallop punch. I added some punched leaves and rhinestones to finish it off.

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, So Many Scallops, Make it Count- all Stampin' Up!
Paper: White, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: black Archival Ink, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Fiskars Texture Plate, scallop punches, Martha Stewart lacy edge punch, leaf punch, ribbon, rhinestones, Stickles, dimensionals

My next card is from yesterday's Limited Supplies Challenge. We were supposed to use animals on a Christmas card. I just bought this adorable Cattitude set from Inkadinkado, and I found a small ornament stamp I have had for years. I thought the cat's tail was perfect for a dangling ornament. The only embellishment we could use was ribbon, so I used a simple layout.

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Katie and Co.
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, black, white
Ink: black Archival Ink, Versa Mark
Extras: Crystalite Pink EP, ribbon, black Sharpie pen

Well, thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to smile a lot! :):


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Denise, these are both gorgeous! Love the flower pot card in the blue and striking and cheerful! And how creative hanging the Christmas ball from the cat's tail! LOVE it!

Sue C said...

Lovin' the blue and orange card! Who knew they'd look so pretty together? I'm also always sort of amazed when I see artwork done with stamp sets that I pass over in the catalog as "not worthy", and decide I HAVE to have it! You have increased my desire for Fun and Fast Notes, fo' sho'! Thanks, chica!