Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Two Dirty Challenges!

Well, it's late now, and I'm just now getting back to the computer. I was out running errands today (if you call the stamp store and scrapbook store errands), then some family arrived from out of town, so here it is, 11:30. Sorry about that!

Anyway, I made these two cards on Tuesday night. We were getting ready for bed, and I was really itching to participate in some of the challenges this year. I didn't do any last year. So, I made both of these cards in a matter of 30 minutes or so (because I was supposed to be on my way to bed), which for me is super fast. Normally, I'm a very slow stamper.

The first card is for Christine's watercolor challenge (and technically, it counts for Julie's challenge to make a card using a plain white base). I had this great stamp, which I don't know the name of and can't find out right now because my niece and nephew are sleeping on our futon, which is in our family room basement, which houses my craft space. So, there won't actually be complete recipes for any of these cards. But, if you have questions, just let me know and I'll get back to you. Anyway, here's a fun, quick little card. One stamp, some watercoloring, and some ribbon. That's it!

{In Paris recipe}
Stamps: Rubber Romance Ink: Adirondak Pitch Black, various SU! dye inks for watercoloring
Paper: PTI White
Accessories: aqua painter, black gingham ribbon

This next card is for Julie's white base card challenge, but it didn't originally start that way. It actually started as a card for Jody's ribbon challenge where you had to pick a yummy ribbon and use that as the starting place for your card. Well, I had some really cute ribbon that's been in my stash for over a year. I should have taken a picture of it. That ribbon decided my three color choices for this card. In the end, however, the ribbon just didn't work on the card. It was too bold for the white card base. Maybe I'll get inspired to try that one again. Anyway, here's the card.
{You're Amazing recipe}
Stamps: Verve Visual's Thankful Blossoms
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Paper: PTI White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: brads

Sometime tomorrow, I'll sneak away from the fam and post the next Punch Class card and maybe another challenge card if I get time to create.

4 comments:

peanutbee said...

These are beautiful for quick cards!!...especially love the first one!

Julia Aston said...

I love both of your cards! what a great Paris stamp and the coloring on it is perfect! And great flower on the 2nd one!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome cards!! I love the simple white cards! Your coloring is sooo great too!

Pamela Smerker said...

Both of these cards are great! I love that Paris street stamp...sooo cute!