Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Double challenge

I'm still catching up with some challenges from last week. Well, that's what happens when you lose your MOJO and haven't been creating for a while... you challenge yourself with color combinations, sketch challenges and new techniques and so on.

I decided to combine two challenges from last week at SCS (Splitcoast Stampers). First, it's try a new technique which was Grid Technique, and second, color challenge using Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst and So Saffron.

I used my Scor-Pal to create the faux tile background on a whisper white card stock and stamped Pretty Petals background with Almost Amethyst from Stampin' Up. The pail and the stems are from Posies for You by Whisper Snapper Designs. The flowers were punched using Stampin' Up prints pack, added self-adhesive rhinestones, raised each flower with stamping dimensional, and matted with So Saffron, Almost Amethyst and Wild Wasabi card stock. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Love and Happiness rub-ons.

And, remember I said that after work, I was going to stop by at my LSS that's closing? My sister, who I carpool with, was nice enough to go with me. Unfortunately, we only had 10 minutes to browse through the store but in 10 minutes look what I was able to get! I spent less than $12.00 with 27 patterned papers! I'm a happy stamper! Jump For Joy

Stamp: Posies for You by Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron card stock and SU prints pack

Ink: Jet Black Staz-on Ink and Almost Amethyst

Accessories: non SU flower punch, self-adhesive rhinestone, scor-pal, Love and Happiness rub-on

9 comments:

dpkennedy said...

What a pretty card! I love the scored background and the gems in the flower centers.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card Catherine - so glad you are back creating!!!! Great score on the paper too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jen said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Have fun with your new papers! :)

Christi said...

I love your card!! Beautiful!! And look at all that paper! I'd be a happy stamper too! :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Diane said...

Lovely Catherine,love the bg with the scorpal!! And the colors are awesome!!! You'll have to go back to that store with all those deals!
Pretty paper!!!

Sandra Smart said...

Good thing I do not live close enough to that store that is closing as I am sure I would clean them out! And I love the flower card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You sure created a winner with this double challenge card!! It's fabulous!!! The scoring is just gorgeous!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card Catherine! Love the soft flower backgroung with the grid. The bucket of flowers are AWESOME! Love the sparkle too. :)

What great papers, have fun making stuff with those! :)

Lisa B. said...

Awesome card!

Love the pp...good score!