Saturday, September 3, 2011

Triple Challenge

Happy Saturday to you!  To me, the best part of the weekend, is not sleeping in, but rather getting into my craft room and 'playing' for several hours! and this weekend is no exception!  I have 11 gifts to create by Wednesday, so I need to get crafting.  I will post photos on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for sure.  The rest of the week, I have design challenges, but who knows, there may be two posts on any of those days :)
The wonderfully talented Holly is our hostess this week from Our Creative Corner.  Holly, has a clever challenge for us: she wants us to stamp on our pattern paper and create something new.  I know what you're thinking, 'this should be easy, because I stamp on pattern paper alot.'  Well, it was a bit of a struggle for me, but once I got started, it was like riding that old bike!
I also used some inspiration from two other challenges: Mojo Monday for a sketch, and CR84FN  for a color challenge.  Here are their inspiration boards:


And here is the card I made for all three challenges:
So, for this card, I used a hundred different products.  Sorry.  It was a collaboration of what I have on hand in the craft room.  I didn't want to go out and buy anything.  Boy, does that make me sound cheap!  Ok, I'm a super big fan of Stampin' Up! so I used quite a bit from them.  
Cardstock:  soft suede, bashful blue, first edition DSP, beau chateau DSP, and bashful blue DSP.  Also, a scrap piece of a soft blue pattern paper.
Ink:  classic inks: soft suede, tempting turquoise, sahara sand, bashful blue, early espresso.
Stamp sets: friends 24-7 (flourish), established elegance (body form, and  small flourish), kindness matters (butterflies), clearly for you (butterfly, No. 5, and Amour),    you're a gem (friend), hero arts (clock, and swirl).
Misc. items: SU! rhinestones, tim holtz embossing folder, spare parts crochet trim, prima flower, and the push pin was created with a variety of different items: the pin came from wal mart,  the pearl is from my stash, and the square rhinestone bead is from a big box store.
I sprayed the whole card with some home-made shimmer mist: rubbing alcohol, sahara sand classic ink re-inker, and champagne shimmer paint.
I love to create unique and pretty things, and I'm sure you do too.  So, join us over at Our Creative Corner for this weeks challenge: stamp on pattern paper to change the original look, and create something unique and pretty, and share it with us!  
Have a wonderfully fun, and relaxing weekend!  Let me know what your plans are.  And be safe, we cherish you!

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Fabulous card Sharon! Love the elegant scene you've created! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card Sharon! I love how vintagy(is that a word?) it feels. I also dig how you incorporated all three challenges. Awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Sharon, I am captivated! Besides these being some of my all-time favorite colors, you have layers and textures and text! All my feel-good faves. I adore the colors too. This is one rocking card! Good luck with all those gifts by Wednesday... that's an awful lot!

Kristin said...

You're not cheap, your smart! Always use up what you have, and you'll come up with a gorgeous creation like this one. I love the images and all the papers, they are so pretty. Great job combining all the challenges, I love it when I can do that too!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh Sharon, your card is just divine ... very soft and very pretty ... I love all the stamping and all the small details you have added to create such a beautiful creation ....

Makiko Jones said...

This is so stunning!! You did such a fabulous job on mixing those challenges!

Holly Kean said...

Sharon! Great colors, great stamping, great layout!

Sue Lelli said...

Sharon, it doesn't make you sound cheap, it makes you sound practical. I'm trying to play with products I've been "collecting" all these years and it sometimes yields something GORGEOUS like this card of yours! LOVE the many FAB details! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

Sensible is the word I'd use! It's so easy to just buy and buy! (I know to my cost :)

However, your card is just wonderful - love the papers, the pin and flower, just lovely! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Inspired Gal {Crafts} said...

Sharon, this card is stunning! Love it.

Cheers!

Charlene

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Sharon love all the elements about it...

Anne

Heather Jensen said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I have all those sets....I should get to work & create something, huh?