Sunday, August 10, 2014

Challenges X 4

I decided to get a little creative with some challenges today, and here is the result.

First up is Challenge #138 at my place for inspiration, StampNation.  They provided an inspiration photo, and here was where my brain and my supplies took me . . .

Using watercolor paper, I stamped the stems with a combination of green ink and Versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The the dandelions were stamped in Versamark and then embossed with white detail embossing powder.  The background was created using a mix of distress inks.

Second up is a card I created for the Freshly Made Sketches and Heart 2 Heart.  The challenge at H2H was to create a card inspired by a movie.  I decided to go with Wizard of Oz . . . Judy Garland . . . specifically the scene where she sings the inspiring song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  She's a country girl . . . was it before or after she fell into the pig pen that she sang the inspiring song?  Here is the card I created using this week's Freshly Made Sketch . . .

The pattern papers from Jubilee were inked in brown ink.  I then stamped using the Over the Rainbow stamp set to create a scene and stamp my sentiment pieces.  And then I crumpled, crumpled and crumpled.  I flattened it all out and I crumpled some more.  And then more.  And then lots more!  Finally I inked.  It gave it an aged and almost canvas look.  I used a liquid glue to adhere, so I wouldn't lose my wrinkles!  

Third for today is a card created for CASology.  The challenge was "Stripes."  This card was super easy . . . wide striped paper . . . striped ribbon . . . stripes in my "YAY" stamp. 

Those wide stripes, that wide ribbon and the combination of yellow, black and white . . . LOVE! 

Feeling crafty?  Get busy!

Supplies Used - Dare to Dream
Cardstock:  Close To My Heart, Strathmore Watercolor
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Dandelion Wishes and Game Night
Dies:  My Favorite Things Precious Polaroids
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Close To My Heart, Versamark, Ranger White Detail Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up Embossing Powder
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins

Supplies Used - Over the Rainbow
All product is Close To My Heart, including cardstock, Jubilee Paper Pack, Over the Rainbow stamp set and embellishment. 

Supplies Used - Yay!
Cardstock:  Bazzill*
Pattern Paper:  Ashley Goldberg for Studio Calico*
Stamps:  Penny Arcade Stamp Set*
Dies:  Single Banner Craft Die (LifeLovePaper for Studio Calico) *
Ink:  Memento
Ribbon:  Grosgrain Ribbon*, Aqua Yarn*
Other:  Button*

*from Studio Calico Penny Arcade Card Kit


  1. All of the cards are great, I love the over the rainbow and the stripe cards but all 3 are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  2. Debbie, all three cards are fabulous. I agree, I love black/white and yellow -- and all your stripes are perfect together! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology!

  3. I LOVE your crumply, worn country girl look inspired by "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", Debbie. Glad you played along with us over at H2H by getting inspired by a movie!

  4. You've made some beautiful cards! I love the country feel of your FMS card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Debbie, I love what you did with the rainbow card. The country theme with Jubilee and the raindrops falling on the rainbow are perfect - and such a unique technique to crumple and crumple some more!!! Thanks for joining us at H2H

  6. This rainbow set was one of my favorite stamp sets!!! Love your play on the of my favorites! Thanks for linking it up to H2H's Inspired by a Movie Challenge!

  7. Beautiful trio of much creativity!

  8. If you go with the "Wizard of Oz" you are always one of my favorites! Thank you for participating in the H2H challenge! My FAV movie of all times!

  9. All three of your cards are awesome! LOVE the rainbow card :)
    Thanks for playing at H2H