Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Giving Shelter - A Spoonful of Sugar/CK Challenges

I just had a friend tell me that I'm obsessed with doing challenges. LOL! Maybe so. This one is for this week's A Spoonful of Sugar challenge and also for the PaperCrafts/Creating Keepsakes Message Board challenge.

The Spoonful of Sugar challenge this week is a sketch, which I have posted below. The image I used is called Giving Shelter by Rachelle Anne Miller. I think this is one of the cutest images ever. I love that little snail. I colored the image with Prismas/mineral spirits and sponged some blue on the background. White backgrounds are starting to not look right to me for some reason - just on my own cards though - not anyone else's. I cut the image with my square Nesties and matted it with a scalloped square, also cut with my Nesties. I scallop punched the two horizontal pieces, but that got covered up quite a bit by all the stuff. I added a few more flowers than the sketch indicates, but that was so I could meet the requirements of the other challenge (see below). I guess you can't have too many flowers, right?

The CK/PCMB challenge this week is hosted by Barbara/lillyscrapper and is what I would call a recipe challenge. Our card was to have the following elements: A "critter" (I'm pretty sure a snail and a lady bug are both "critters"); 1, 3 or 5 flowers (I have five - not counting the flower in the image); at least one ribbon (I tied ribbon through the buttons); and at least one punch (I used two border punches, three retro flower punches and one MS butterfly punch).

7 comments:

Susan said...

Turned out cute! I love this image as well. I'm going to try and do the CK challenge too if I can stay awake long enough this week. Cute card!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card,and a Fab take on my sketch,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs Debbie x

Jessie said...

Really cute card, just love the image and colours :)

GiftsByHeidi said...

So cute! I love that stamp too. Love your buttons on the card too!

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

sue said...

Hi Judy!! this is so perfect! love the image!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful colours and cute image.
luv
Debby