Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fun with challenges

I decided that today I needed to do some stamping just for me. Not for a deadline or an assignment - just for the fun of it! I combined the Mojo Monday sketch (tinkered with somewhat) with the colourQ color challenge.

These colors made me think of Trendy Trees, which I haven't used in ages. For the trees I used Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso, and I stamped them on Crumb Cake card stock before cutting out with Nestabilities. The So Saffron panel was embossed with the square lattice folder, then to match the scalloped oval I created a frame with the double scallop ribbon punch. Each strip was cut in half and adhered to the back of the embossed piece. I created the background with artichoke paper and the Solid Stripes a la carte stamp. A strip of retired kraft taffeta ribbon (doubled over so the stripes don't show through) divides the two background panels and it all went on a Crumb Cake card base. Once I added the sentiment, I felt like it still needed something else, so I got out the Bitty Buttons and matching punch. This was the first I'd played with these, believe it or not. Tip of the day: First adhere the punched card stock to the button with a drop of Crystal Effects. Once it's dry, use the paper piercer to poke through the holes. For "thread" I used very tiny white card stock strips.

OK, now it's back to my editing work. No more fun for me - at least for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sylvia said...

I love your card, Lori. I wanted to use this set, but could not get a design clear in my head. You used the set beautifully! thanks for playing the ColourQ Challenge again this week.

Nola Burkhard said...

Lori--you didi a great job on this--love that little set--need to use it more often--esp. this time of year. Great colors chosen for it.
TFSit with us! Hugs, N

Christina said...

This is darling, Lori! I love those little trees, and they work so well with these colors. Thanks for sharing your card with us at ColourQ!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Hey Lori, beautiful use of the colors this week! This is one of my favorite sets and your LO is terrific! Thank you so much for playing with the colourQ!