Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Crazies and the Friends Challenges

Silke Kittman is our hostess this week for the Crazy4Challenges.  She asked us to use a color combo this week:  brown, green, and vanilla.  I haven't done a scenic card for a while, so I went with this woodsy scene which was perfect for the color combo.  I believe the image is by Stampscape, but if you absolutely must know, just ask and I'll check the next time I head down to the stamp cave.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts.  I really should try to get more masculine birthday cards made.....I always seem to need one in a hurry!!!

This sketch was one I missed on SCS from a last week or the week before.  I know I will be using that again.  Thanks to Rox and Dawn for this sketch challenge.

Can't wait to see what the rest of the Crazies do with this color combo......so, like you, I will be going to the Crazies' Blog to check out this week's creations.

As many of you know, I am not naturally a technique junkie........and that is the great thing about challenges....they make us work out of our comfort zone (often)!!!  Harriet was our hostess for the Speedy's Friends Challenge this week, and she asked us to use resist emboss.  Well, I attempted it........somehow I wish I had gotten a stronger contrast, but that is the fault of the creator, not the technique.  In real life there is a bit more contrast in the main panel.  The image and sentiment are from a set soon to be released by Mark's Finest Papers called In My Mother's Garden.  I dry embossed the bkgd. added some piercing and gems, and some sweet Prima flowers.

Be sure to visit the Speedy's Friends post to see the fab emboss resist creations of the rest of this fabbo team.



On Thursday, I made this card which was entered into three challenges.  I used the sketch from the SCS Sketch Challenge, the colors of the Stampin B's Challenge along with gingham (a small plaid IMHO), and Ii got out my decorative scissors for the Way To Use It Challenge on SCS.

For my image and sentiment, I used the set called Exercise Stella from Totally Stampalicious.

.......on a personal note......

(Pepper in the front, our almost 8 year old Cairn terrier.  Angel in the back, our 4.5 month old rescue pup.)


Angel is fully recovered from her surgeries.  Her stitches have been removed, her incision healed, and the  cone is GONE!!!!  She is 'running like the wind' outside and aggravating her 'brother'.  Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers.  All is well with the 'babes'!!!!

15 comments:

Silli said...

wonderful card Joanne, love the colors ...what a pretty pic...Hugs

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Jojot, all of these cards are just awesome!! I'm glad to here Angel is doing better.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lovely cards, Joanne! I love the faux stitching on your emboss resist card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lots of FAB Eye Candy!!!~

Joycelyn Turner said...

I love how versatile you are, all three cards are spectacular, yet each so different!!! Fabulous, Joanne!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

All are fab - you did great on the ER technique!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Lovely cards! LOVE the scene on your C4C card, and the layout with all the rounded edges!

StampOwl said...

wow all fab cards Joanne, glad Angel is feeling better now :)

Pam said...

Joanne,
Good for you doing these challenges. I love them! Your cards are delightful! Love the watering can done with the emboss resist...the SC was fab this week and so is your card. Lastly, LUV your pups:)

Barbara said...

Love the scene on that card, Joanne! Great take on the challenge!

Carol L said...

You always nail the challenges with amazing cards, and this is a trio serenity, beauty and fun! I'm so glad the pup is back to her ornery self again :)

Benzi said...

Joanne, I know you're so happy for Angel to be rid of the cone. Pepper looks as if he is getting a nap and resting before Angel pounces again. I assume that is how it is. LOL

Your cards are so gorgeous. Love the beautiful scene and that does look like a Stampscape. I have been seeing that lovely watering can here and there on the gallery...so pretty. I love the checks on your last card. It's a super trio of card creations.

Lynda Benden said...

All of your cards are wonderful Joanne! I'm thinking the Stella card is my favorite!! Love the colors and WHO doesn't love Stella for goodness sake!!!! LOL!!! The picture of your babies is darling! What sweet little puppies and I'm so glad your little Angel is doing so well!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Joanne, I'm glad your baby is feeling better!

As for our challenging techniques lately, they sure have been challenging, huh? But I've definitely learned a lot in a short period of time. I liked this one a lot, and I like the pinky hues you chose to surround your watering can. :)

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards! I especially love that first one....it's definitely a WOW card!!...totally eye catching!

....yayyyyy that the cone is gone!! :)