Thursday, February 28, 2013

Triple Challenge

Oyy, I haven't been doing so hot this week with getting things up here in a more timely manner.  I was doing so good for a while there, too.  Nevertheless, I have at last got a card for today!  And it's a triple challenge.

I won't lie, this card was a bit of a pill to make.  I decided after I'd already stuck down the DSP that it needed something else to go behind the circle punch, so I had to mask the DSP before I started sponging and stamping.  My Baja Breeze ink pad was in need of a refill too so the background coral isn't 100% there, but it kind of works for that bit of the card.  I did hunt up my ink refill though for the sand dollar because it was getting overpowered by the plum starfish.  Still is, even though the sand dollar is popped up and has the pearl accent.  Ehh.  At that point I'd already stamped and cut out four images from By the Seashore so I just decided to stick a fork in it and call it done.

I've been meaning to get to last week's Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge all week and just managed to squeeze it in before the next sketch goes up tomorrow.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the Fab Friday color combo, also at the eleventh hour as the next challenge posts tomorrow as well:

And the third challenge is Still Addinktive's Spot that Stamp Set, to use By the Seashore or By the Tide.  I used both so I'm awarding myself extra points :)

Here's a bonus for you if you're still with me at this point:  a very fast baby card.

Out of curiosity, I timed myself and had this one done in about 7 minutes.  Would have been under five, but several of the toes didn't show up on my stamped image as well as I wanted them to, so I had to touch up with a blender pen.  This is for the very lovely lady who cuts my hair, and is expecting her second boy to arrive soon--I whipped up this card really fast this morning and then ran up to the salon to give her a little gift (baby booties my mom crocheted) as the salon was having a shower for her today.  So yep, there it is.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies (all SU!) for the first card:
Stamps:  By the Seashore, By the Tide, Curly Cute
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, retired Halloween DSP because it was plum and I used up almost all of the current plum DSP I have
Accessories:  2 1/2" circle punch, pearls, Dimensionals

Supplies (all SU!) for the second card:
Stamps:  Baby Prints, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Gumball Green ribbon


Marla Reed said...

What a great use of the colors! This combination definitely has a beachy feel to me. I love the coral stamped behind your main focal image- great touch! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

Even with your ink pad troubles your card came out beautiful! I like how you layered the different images on top of the coral. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

Deb said...

I really like the effect of the stamped coral behind the circle! What a great "happy accident"! The colors are beautiful and the fussy cutting really adds great dimension! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!

inkedx2 said...

Wow nice card and great that you can use 3 challenges. Thanks for playing with us this week at SFF.


Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow!! definitely extra 'points' for using both sets. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for linking up at s.a. challenges.

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Oooh, I really like the use of the purple on your first card. Both cards are so pretty! Thanks for submitting to stillADDinktive this week!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

I love the way you've used the pretty colours, the sketch AND both sets Christy. Well done! Your card is very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at still addINKtive.

Add Ink and Stamp said...

You would never know that this card was a struggle to make! I think it is terrific and I can't believe you were able to incorporate 3 (really 4) challenges in one. Kudos!

Kim Innis said...

Love both cards! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday.