Saturday, July 18, 2009
Triple Challenge Triple Play!
I'm checking in with another triple challenge card! I really love doing them when it works out. My three challenges: SCS inspiration challenge, Jen's sketch challenge, and the Our Creative Corner challenge.
For the IC, which used Tracy Porter's gorgeous site, I chose this Mandarin Clove Oil Diffuser - isn't it beautiful? I just loved those colors and patterns. I first stamped the Bella Toile BG with whisper white on dusty durango CS. It doesn't really turn out crisp white, which was OK with me. The other stamp set I used was the hostess set Kind & Caring Thoughts - I thought the flower and leaf images bore a resemblance to the inspiration piece. I stamped the leaf with always artichoke on mellow moss CS, and colored the flower with dusty durango and artichoke markers and stamped twice on blush blossom. There really needed to be a butterfly, so I stamped the Great Friend butterfly with durango ink/CS and cut it out, then placed it on the circle of Jen's sketch.
All the layers are chocolate chip, as is the rub-on sentiment - which counts as one of my three embellishments for the OCC challenge. My other two are Making Memories copper brads and, even though it really doesn't show in the photo, my Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen. I partially colored the leaves and flowers with the glitter pen, as well as filling in all the open areas on the butterfly. IRL it's a nice subtle sparkle but I guess you'll have to trust me!