Monday, July 28, 2008

Summer Challenge Results

A few months ago, I found a summer challenge posted on Sue Daly's StampnDaly blog. I can't seem to find the original post at the moment, but the basic idea was that she would send out a bunch of random supplies and you had to make something with them. Here is a photo of what all came in my envelope late last week (including that cute RAK!)...

The first thing I thought of was a collage card, using that super cool scratched vellum on the right side of the screen. It's hard to see in the pic, but it looks like vellum was brayered with craft whte, then stamped with the script bg stamp, then scratched off in places. So cool! The only problem is, I don't do collages. They totally elude me. You want cute? You want whimsy? Then I'm your girl. You want a collage? You need to keep looking. *wink*

Sooooooo, here is what I came up with, using about half of the supplies (most of the paper got pretty badly bent en route, so some of it is unusable - or perhaps "pre-altered"? Hmmm. The only thing I added to this card of my own was the pink base, the image, and the sentiment.


That long sparkly white rope stuff reminded me of snow, so I used a strip of it as a base under my Whipper Snapper penguin (don't you just love her?!). I used my new SU! scallop punch on the blue paper, and punched a hole in the chipboard star so I could add a brad in the middle. I didn't have quite enough blue (Soft Sky?) ribbon to make a bow, so I just adhered it in a strip across the top.

What do you think? I just love Christmas cards in non-traditional colors, I just wish I had enough ribbon to do a proper bow or knot at the top. I think I would have tied it over to the right to fill the space over there a little better. Over all though, I think it's pretty darn cute!

I'm still working some ideas up with what's left. I'll let you know what I come up with once I figure it out myself!

Details:
Stamps: Penguin (Whipper Snapper), Sentiment (not sure - if you want to know, leave a comment and I'll check for you)
Ink: Basic Black, Going Grey
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, SU! DP
Other: Sparkly rope thingy *wink*, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Prismacolors, Gamsol, Chipboard Star, Silver Brad

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16 comments:

Holly said...

I think it's pretty darn cute too! The penguin is adorable, and I like your color choices. I don't do collage either; at least not well!

Debby said...

I think you did a fab job! Vry cute!

Lorie said...

That is super cute! Not sure what I would have come up with but you did great! :o)

Dani said...

What a cool idea! You did great with your card!

Sue at Stampndaly said...

That is so cute. I love the penguin. Awesome job!! Thank you for participating.

Tessa said...

Cute!

Cris A said...

You did a really great job. Sound like a fun challenge!

Simon Says Stamp said...

Oh Wow! We just love your work over here at Simon and are *DYING* to get you one of our stamp sets to create with!!!!! Would love to see what you can do! Love the penguin, great ideas, clean work!

Monique H said...

I think you did a really great job with the supplies you had for the challenge! I agree with you, and I as well like non-traditional colours for Christmas, especially pink. You card is just adorable!

CathyRose said...

Your card is just adorable! Great job with the limited supplies!

Jackie said...

I love your penguin. She is too darn cute. The non-traditional colors work fantastically.

Mandy said...

Cool! (Get it? COOL!!) I love the white sparkly ropey thing! Your card is so cute!

"Jany" said...

What a beautiful and great card to do! I just love it!

Teresa said...

Aww, this is just adorable!!!

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable! I love the colors and that penguin!

Collette, aka heavensent said...

That sounds like a fun challenge - Yikes ... don't know if I could have completed the challenge looking at the before picture. Love the cute penguin card, tho.

 
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