Friday, April 3, 2009

Two Unexpected Challenges

I say this card is for two unexpected challenges because I really did not plan to do any crafting this evening. I had trouble sleeping last night and have been awake since about 3:00 a.m. - after only about three hours of sleep. I had to work all day, so I'm pretty beat. My plan was to come home, put on my sweats and just veg for the evening. But when I checked my favorite challenges I just had to do two of them - Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge and SCS Limited Supplies Challenge. I don't do these every week (only so much time after all), but liked both of them and was able to combine them in one card. It also helped that I already had this image colored. I had planned to use it on a card a couple of weeks ago and changed my mind.

The SCS Limited Supplies challenge this week is "easy as 1-2-3" - one color of cardstock, two designer papers and three embellishments. I almost messed up because I started to mat my little squares with pink and then remembered I was only supposed to use one color - oops. See - told ya I was tired. I caught myself in time though. I wasn't sure if the three embellishments meant three different types or three total, so I went with three total - two buttons and a ribbon.

The Taylored Expressions sketch is below. I love this sketch. It's simple, but versatile. I am sure I'll be using it again. Even when I don't participate in the challenges, I like to check out Taylor's sketches. She's got some great ones and I have used several.

Thanks for stopping by. I think I'm going to take my tired self to bed. Hope you come back again soon!
Stamp: Sweet Treat for Two (House Mouse - Stampabilities)
Cardstock: yellow (DCWV); DP - Two Scoops (Basic Grey)
Embellishments: buttons, ribbon, classic and scallop circle Nestabilities
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid


Susan said...

Cute card. Tommy told me awhile ago to put that image on my wish list to buy....but I haven't. I have so many on there already. I need to win the lottery so I can buy my wish list on all my favorite stamp sites.

a portland granny said...

I just love your cards! They are always so fresh looking with clean lines. I stop by often, but don't comment often due to time constraints, however I love seeing what you have created.

I also like the sketch you have up. It looks very versitile. I seldom make the square cards, however I like their looks. I guess it is because they take more postage to mail.

Anyway, lovely cards, and I love your coloring techniques.

ant me. said...

Oh! I think this might be my favorite card you have ever posted! LOL It is hard to choose though : ) Judy! I love this card. You always select the best papers and colors! I'm in awe!! : )