Sunday, September 13, 2009

One Card - Two Challenges

Well, it was football time in TN today, and unfortunately the Vols lost to UCLA. Since I don't get to gloat about our win, I will show the card I made while watching the game - well, after I kind of stopped watching the game. My card is based on this sketch at Card Patterns:



I chose this sketch because I was looking for a challenge to combine with this week's color challenge at Christian Paper Crafts Magazine (The link for this and Card Patterns are both in my sidebar.) The colors we are supposed to use are Teal, Olive Green, and Eggplant. I tend to have more difficulty with color challenges than other types of challenges, so I wanted a sketch that was not too involved. I thought this was a good combination. So here is my card:


The purple (eggplant) and olive green pp's are from Basic Grey's Wisteria line. The next panel of teal pp is Bobunny. I wanted some more eggplant to balance things out, so the next panel is simply a piece of white cs stamped with a flower stamp from October Afternoon using purple ink and heat embossed with clear ep. Teal jewels are placed in the center of 2 of the flowers. The "Sleepy Owl" is by Inkadinkado. I stamped it with purple ink, heat embossed with clear ep, and colored it in with Copics. I cut it out & adhered it to a chalked panel for dimension and so it would show up clearly against the background. I inked the edges of the panel and adhered it with Pop Dots. "Inspire" is a rub-on placed on the olive green paper. The flowers on the side are from Stampin Up. I stamped them with Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, colored them with Copics, cut them out, and folded up the petals for dimension before adhering them with gluedots.
I ended up being pretty happy with my final product. What do you think? I would love your comments! Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

6 comments:

Erin Smetak said...

Aw, how sweet! I love how you cut around the owl! It makes him look real! Great job!!!

dstandard said...

Beautiful card!

Alecia Castro said...

Love this card, way to go on getting two challenges done with it, love when I can combine!!

whoistracy said...

This is so sweet Lynn! Love that owl and the colors you mixed here.

NinaB said...

What a cute owl and such happy colors. I love combining challenges, too. Thanks for joining us at CardPatterns this week.

Bev said...

beautiful... very distinct colouring makes it pop off the card...great job