Sep 12, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge # 196

Today's Challenge at 365 Cards is called: Just a Touch... And here's the specific challenge: Using a stamped image (ink or digi), use black on white, and just add a touch of color somewhere. I'm going with the "less is more" theory on this one!

OK, so my finished product doesn't exactly adhere to the 'less is more' part of Pam's edict. The image does, though, so that must count for something!

I started with an image/sentiment from Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz and just coloured in a few sun rays and the heart with my Staedtler markers. I noticed that I smudged the stamped impression AND managed to get inky fingerprints on the bottom. I had to laugh - and leave them there - after all, isn't that the message of this sentiment?! :D

I wanted funky, so I pulled out my June Bug papers and went to town.

Cardstock - Bazzill; Design Papers & Glazed Brads - Basic Grey "June Bug"; Image - Stampers Anonymous; Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; RicRac - Rusty Pickle; Burlap - Dollar Store

Well, I'm off! Meeting my friend Betty and going for a makeover! When we're both stunning, we're going for lunch and then off to Precious Memories for some shopping. Gotta feed my paper habit. Yay!! I LOVE weekends!

I hope you're all having a great day!

9 comments:

One4Joy said...

oh, I absolutely love that sentiment and how it has your fingerprints on it and the smudges! wonderful reverse touch off and can't wait to hear about your play date! We should all declare a pampering day! Have fun

TesaB said...

Wowsers! That is one awesome card! Funky it is, and that sentiment is such a good one! And your day sounds like a really, really good one too! Have fun, looking gorgeous!

Cardcrazy said...

Beautiful job! ~~Pam

Sherry said...

Great card today and I know all too well about smudges ~ maybe I need that stamp.
Have fun getting all beautiful today.

Justine said...

This is a very fun card. Have fun getting all dolled up, dining and shopping. I'm jealous

Celeste said...

Great card, love the sentiment and the paper you used. Are those squares burlap?

Rose said...

L O V E it!!! perfect for the challenge :)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

LOL Carolyn both Sherry and I both know about smudges. I had to re-do mine twice for this challenge due to smudges. I love your card it is fantastic and The Timster comes up with fantastic sentiments all the time. Just Great!! Have fun today
Hugs
Michelle

Leah the Orange said...

i don't do the "less is more" thing very well - i love it busy! and your card is fabulous! the sentiment is just perfect, including your personal little "touches" (no pun intended!).