Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Challenging Day......

Silke is our hostess for the Crazy4Challenges this week.  She issued a color challenge this week -- pink, kraft, turquoise, brown.  My immediate reaction was......'Ah, this should be an easy one'.....and it should have been......but somehow my pink, kraft, brown, turquoise mojo had disappeared.  Out of three cards I made, this was my fav, but......well.....can't say it is exactly my best....IYKWIM!!!!  I embossed the kraft layer to look like siding on a house, but not sure if that translates in reality.  Oh well....I love the window and the sentiment.....lol!!!

Be sure to check out some spectacular creations at the Crazy4Challenges blog.



As I have admitted in the past, I admire the shaped cards that everyone makes, but I rarely do a round or other shaped card.  So the Speedy's Friends Challenge this week, which was to make a round card with 3 pastel colors, 3 bling, and one image, surely challenged me.  Thanks, Karen for once again making me work outside of my comfort zone.  (As I posted this, I realized it looks like I have TWO images on this card........I just don't know where that butterfly came from?????.....LOL!!!!....sorry, I was a bad girl!!!)

The images and sentiment are from Mark's Finest Papers.  The set is called Brick Wall.

Now hop on over to the Speedy's post to see the wonderful round cards by the rest of the team.

20 comments:

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne

Benzi said...

Both great, Joanne! I really love that window scene and I do think your embossed Kraft looks like siding. Very good! your shaped card looks like a real Spring beauty.
Have a great weekend.

Barbara said...

Love them both, Joanne! Fab use of the colors!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job with the challenge - it was out of my comfort box too! LOL

Maria said...

You always make such pretty cards, Joanne! I love the window image on your first card and the way you made the outside wall. . very creative. Your second card is lovely. . I especially love the colorful butterfly. . such pretty colors!

Maria

Emily Keaton said...

A beautiful pair of cards, Joanne! That round one is so special, and the window card's colors are terrific!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great job on the challenge card, Joanne! The butterfly must have landed there while you were taking the photo-LOL.
Beautiful card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Joanne I ADORE your cards!!~

Traci M said...

Hi Joanne...both of these cards are very creative and lovely!! I am surprised there is any challenge for you, as you make all stamping look so easy! I love that first image, reminds me of a alpine cottage in Sweden, and the second is so pretty! Hope you are well!

Carol L said...

Great job on both, and I love your interpretation of siding on the house! It looks cool!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF..sorry these colors made your mojo disappear :( ! I think it is a very beautiful card...love the embossing and the window image is awesome too! Love your pastel card...awesome take on both challenges...hugs~S~

Summerthyme Studio said...

Again, both of your cards are gorgeous! I love your colour challenge card esp!

Hugs

Vicki

Lynda Benden said...

These are both beautiful Joanne! The window box is a gorgeous image and the flowers and butterfly on the second card are beautiful! Love how you colored the butterfly!

Dawn B. said...

These are both spectacular.. Wish my windows looked this good.. Your round card is perfect Joanne. I love shaped cards.. Great job.

redwasher1 said...

I love the colors, and the image and well, everything!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are beautiful Joanne! I love how you colored that butterfly! Oh and your furry babies are adorable! I am so glad Pepper likes his sister!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Joanne, your fur babies are soooo cute!! ANd your round card for our challenge is so pretty: love that butterfly landing on the flowers. Just perfect! Have a great day.

Silli said...

Fabulous cards Joanne, love your coloring!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Jo! I LOVE the way the embossing behind the window makes it look like wood siding, and all the piercing sets it off nicely, too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty Joanne!!