Sep 4, 2009

Triple Challenge

Yahoo! It's a long weekend. I'm going to celebrate by making cards. Who's with me?!!

This card is my entry into 3 different challenges:

Basic Grey's Challenge # 2: Colour Combo - Brown, Yellow & Pink


Get Sketchy's Sketch # 4

Pile it On: Challenge # 13 - Circles Spots & Dots (DP & Brads)

It all started with a sketch... OK, really, it all started with blog-hopping and visiting Amy Tsuruta's fun blog - where I saw the GS sketch. I do love working from a sketch, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

The hardest part for me was the colour challenge. I had the yellow and brown - but fitting pink into my layout was tough. I wanted to do a muted, distressed look and the pinks in my stash just looked too 'pink' to work. So I made my own... using Stampin' Up's Pastels, I mixed pink and brown and brushed some on my Prima flowers. The "Promise" sign was too bright, too - so I distressed it by using a brown Staedler marker. Looking at my picture, I'd say that the gold is still a little too shiny. I'll put one more coat on, I think....

Cardstock - unknown from stash; Design Paper - Basic Grey "Mellow" collection (Seasoned & Birch); Image Stamp - Ladybug and Friends; Background Stamp - Penny Black Letter BG; Ribbon - Rusty Pickle; Flowers - Prima; Ink - StazOn Timber Brown; Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw & Black Soot; Brads, fancy pins & Promise Tag - Dollar Store.

Thanks for popping by my blog. I'd love it if you'd leave me a quick note and let me know you were here.

Have a GREAT long weekend!

12 comments:

Bree said...

That is beautiful....
Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

Rose said...

warning.... hanging out on Amy's blog can lead to challenge overdose LOL this is such a fantastic card girl :) you rocked all 3 challenges and you got the pink to work in perfect!!

~amy~ said...

oh Carolyn...this is knock down {or is that knock out} gorgeous!!! My kids always laugh at me because I "say things wrong"....Anys thanks for the lovely blog love..you rock my dear...

Aha...that rose is a whipper snapper too.

Cardcrazy said...

Oh my...this is beautiful! I love the vintage feel of it! ~~Pam

Liszha said...

What a darling card! Great color combo!
Thanks for doing our sketch this week.
Lisette

Kristen said...

This image is great! I love the Basic Grey Paper. The whole card is a great creation!!! Way to go with the creativity. Have fun making all weekend, lucky lady!!!

Sherry said...

Carolyn, This is fabulous.

Maureen said...

Great card - love that you made your own shade of pink to match! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Shemaine Smith said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Get Sketchy!

Deanne K said...

Looks awesome - everything worked so well. Great job on putting all the challenges together!

Dora said...

Amzing take on the sketch, thnx for playing!

Angèle said...

So beautiful! You did a great job!
Thanks for playing at GS!