I must admit to the fact that both challenges were challenging for me this week.....for totally different reasons.
The Speedy's Friends Challenge was to make a ONE-layer card with the colors of lime and gray......well....if you know me, you know that I have several layers on most cards......just with matting, I hit several layers....lol!!!
The stamps used are Happy Pansies from Mark's Finest Papers, one of my go-to floral sets.
Be sure to go to the Speedy's Blog Post to see what the rest of this fab team designed on ONE layer only!!!!
Crazy4Challenge team member, challenged us to make a card with a tree, in honor of International Earth Day which is celebrated on March 20. I LOVE trees, and have many images of trees....however, my intention was to make a winter scene with a PI image and the die cut tree from MFT. Well, that totally bombed.....will have to play with that again another day. So then time was runniing short, so I went through my tree images and found this one that I haven't used in ages. Well, now I know why....It is so large that you can't do much else to 'jazz' it up. I stamped one of my fav friendship sentiments. I added just a touch of color (soft pink/peachy) in the 'branches'. I colored some white pearls with my Copic marker to match the blush blossom paper and used a Prima flower in that same family of pink/peachy hues. In real life it matches better than in this photo.
I have had a peek at the cards by the other Crazies and I just know you will appreciate their TREE-mendous talents when you visit the Crazies Blog.