I love crafty challenges! In fact, a lot of my cards are made from using color, sketch or theme challenges. But, I really want to push myself to do more than challenges so every once in a while I'll post a Challenge Round-Up to show you what some of my favorite challenges are as well as my take on them. :)
Source: Papertrey Ink
First I have a card I created for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #99 Challenge
: Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and one of the rainbow color schemes illustrated... along with a repeated die-cut or stamped image.
I absolutely love Papertrey's Love Potion Stamp Set and the coordinating Love Potion Die Set. Adorable, right?! I don't own any Papertrey Inks so I did my best to match up to Stampin' Up! Colors that I had. Some are retired :X and I did my best to match them up to available colors in the list of supplies below.
Love Potion (Papertrey Ink)Paper: Whisper White
Apricot Appeal (retired; closest Daffodil Delight
), Bermuda Bay (retired; closest Tempting Turquoise
), Cool Caribbean (retired; closest Pool Party
), Lucky Limeade
and Melon Mambo
Classic Stampin' Pads (Stampin' Up); Bermuda Bay (retired; closest Tempting Turquoise
) Stampin' Write Marker (Stampin' Up!)Embellishments:
Clear, Hot Pink, Light Blue, Light Green and Yellow Twinkle Goosebumps (Queen & Co.)Tools:
Love Potion (Papertrey Ink); Big Shot
Second, I have a card I created for Lawnscaping's Let's Party! Challenge No. 49
: Create a NEW PROJECT based on the challenge.
Oh, how my heart belongs to Lawn Fawn's stamps. They're so fun and adorable! They're my Pokemon... Gotta catch 'em all. Or should I say, Gotta buy 'em all. The cloud paper from Studio Calico's Block Party Card Kit was so fun and perfect with Lawn Fawn's balloon stamp. I stamped the balloon on various other paper in the kit and stamped the sentiment on a wood veneer. Simple, but fun and bright!
Kits: Block Party Card Kit (Studio Calico)
Stamps: Admit One and Bake Me a Cake (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Embellishments: Banners Wood Veneer (Studio Calico)
Source: Studio Calico
Source: Studio Calico
Next, I have a couple cards inspired by Studio Calico's Sunday Sketches
. One of them is supposed to be for a scrapbook layout, but I used for a card instead. :)The rules
: How will YOu use this sketch? Whether it's a layout, a card or something else, link us up to your project...
Sketches are fun to work with. I like to adapt them to fit my vision - like move things around or opt out on certain pieces. Since it was a Studio Calico challenge, I used their Block Party Card Kit for almost everything. Just used my own inks! PS. Isn't that washi tape amazing?!
Source: Mojo Monday
Geez, I made a lot of cards for challenges this week! :) The final card I have is inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch 275
: Just upload a creation using this week's sketch to your online blog...
Since I had my card kit out, I used it for this sketch as well. I thought the paper lolly in the middle made it perfect! It's from one of my favorite embellishment kids from Freckled Fawn! Love it! I'm going to make some of my own.
June 2012 OHdeerME Kit (Freckled Fawn); Block Party Card Kit (Studio Calico)Ink: Basic Grey
Well, that's enough for one post... Don't 'cha think? ;)