Saturday, August 25, 2007

Limited Supplies...You'd better put on your Sunglasses...

Boy, this card is BRIGHT! It's a little out of my comfort zone, but isn't that what a challenge is about?

I decided to do some challenges...I've been sooo busy that I haven't really had time lately. So I started with the Limited Supply Challenge from SCS. The limits were as follows:
1. Choose one or more stamps that haven't seen ink in a long time.
2. Choose an old sketch challenge.
3. Choose an old color challenge.
4. Choose 1 or 2 embellishments. Try and choose something you've been hoarding.
5. Use any tools.

So I chose this Stampendous stamp I bought in February called Witch Shoes, and I have NEVER used it. So today's the day! The color combo I chose (Yikes!) is Tempting Turquose, Apricot Appeal, & Cameo Coral, and I chose an old sketch challenge (kinda flipped it and made my own sketch...oops!) to try for this.

I stamped the Witch Shoes stamp in Palette Hybrid Noir on Pearlized White cardstock, and then colored with markers and Ink Pads w/ a Blender Pen. I mounted the image on Basic Black CS and stitched around the edges.

I ran the Turquoise panel through my Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls Embossing folder for some texture, and then rubbed the edges on my Palette Hybrid Noir inkpad. I thought it looked better mounted on black so I did that with a tiny border. I also colored the middle set of shoes with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, and sprinkled w/ Dazzling Diamonds.

I layered the Coral piece on Papertrey White Cardstock, and added Making Memories Brads (which I have been hoarding!!) to the corners.

The Apricot card base looked a little sad so I inked up my Print Pattern background with Tangerine Colorbox Chalk Ink, and stamped that, then accented the corners with my Black Sakura Glaze Pen.

I tried to pick the sketch and color combo that was the least "me"...so I could really make a challenge of it. I hope you don't hate it...Got something more "me" for tomorrow.

Love ya....stay tuned for the challenge...I'll post it on Monday to celebrate Back to School!!


Stamps: Witch Shoes (Stampendous), Print Pattern
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Papertrey White, Pearlized White
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir, Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Tangerine
Accessories: Making Memories Brads, Sakura Black Glaze Pen, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine & thread, Ink Pads & Blender Pen

10 comments:

Libby said...

What a fun card!!! Not a color combo I would go to either, but I just love how it looks on your card. And I just love those little witch shoes!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Shannan, you made this look perfectly in your comfort zone! It's awesome! Love it!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so cool, love the colors you used, your bright take on this image, it is great.

Mercy said...

love, love, love it! did i I mention that I love it? there is no way that you had any trouble with this...it's perfect!

Christi said...

Wow! This card is so cute and funky! I know that it is out of your comfort zone but you really pulled it off and that stamp is too cute! Great job!

AJ said...

So cute, I just *LOVE* those stamps!! very cute!

babyboxermom said...

Wow - my eyes are bleeding! JUST KIDDING!!!!!!! I love the colors myself, don't you?

Colleen Schaan said...

I don't hate it at all...I love it! So bright and fun...cute stamp.

Shadowcatcher said...

What a fun card! I mean who wouldn't love a card with fabulous GLITTERY shoes? Great job!

Dana said...

I love the LO for this one! I'm also impressed with how well executed it is even with all the bright colors. Brights aren't my first choice to work with, but you totally did them justice.

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