Sunday, January 24, 2010

GCA #75 - A Colorful Sketch & Blog Candy!!

Hello all!! Are you busy stamping this weekend or just busy with family/life work?? I spent all day yesterday co-hosting a stamp-a-stack and then went to my upline's Snowflake Social!! Talk about a long day and being tired!!

As I thought about what to do for the challenge this week, I was torn between doing a color combo and a sketch. So, to fix that problem, I decided to combine the challenges in one!

So, for this week we are doing the sketch as pictured above, but with a slight twist. In the sketch you see one circle has scallops, but that is not required if you chose to use just a regular circle. Your card must also incorporate the color scheme of white and ONE other color!! This can be any color you like, but only ONE other color that white! You may use various shades of the same color on your card too. Think monochromatic.

Now, if you decide to use an image that you watercolor, that can use the colors the image would need to bring it to life. But as for card stock and dsp, you can only use one color with the white. I know you can do it! And I had to make this just slightly challenging as I am also offering blog candy to whoever the winner is this week.

My choice of color was Melon Mambo. I used Shimmery White card stock as my base and built up from there. I tried to take myself out of my comfort zone with using white on white, but I'm not sure I went very far!!! The background panel was embossed with the new Polka Dots eb folder available in the Occasions mini and then highlighted with Melon Mambo ink.

For my scallop circle I used the scallop circles #2 in Shimmery White and then highlighted that with Melon Mambo. I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the holes in each of the scallops.

The stamp set I used is the delightful Charming set, which is still available!! I used the script stamp in Melon Mambo onto a piece of Melon Mambo and then overstamped the decorative stamps in Versamark and clear embossed. You can see a bit of that in the photo.

The flower branch was stamped first in Versamark, then in Melon Mambo and then clear embossed. Same with the sentiment. I used my Beautiful Wings butterfly embosslit for the butterflies, which I cut out of the Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. A piece of Pretty in Pink tafetta finishes the card!

So, in celebration of this being my 75th challenge, I am offering the following for blog candy:

* New and unmounted Botanical Blooms from SAB 2009
* New PTI clear stamp set, Borders and Corners (circles)
* 3 rolls of new ribbon, perfect for Valentine's cards and projects
* packet of pink buttons
* 3 pots of Twinkling H2O's: Siam White, Cherry Sorbet, Pink Anthurium
* tumbled tile decorated coaster
* 4 sheets of textured chipboard

So play along and have your chance to win this awesome blog candy package!!

Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by January 30, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts or Stamp TV, please put GCA75 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!

Happy Stamping!!!



StampinCathy said...

Your card is so pretty. What a great challenge and Congrats on your 75th challenge. WoW! I can't believe it's been that many. You know the saying....time flies when you're having fun. Thanks for all the wonderful challenges so far and hope you have many more for us. Thanks for a chance at this amaZING candy. You are going to make one stamper very happy when this shows up in their mailbox.
Here's my card:

JanR said...

Your card is lovely. Here's my card:

li-bee-ti said...

Great challenge! I loved the combination of a sketch & a color challenge.
Congrats on your #75 challenge! and your card is so so beautiful!

my purple/lavender card is here.

thank you for your generous candy and I hope to be the lucky girl who wins it.. :)

Hazel said...

Such a lovely card - and wow! the candy is great - anyone would be thrilled to get that, including me - lol! Congrats on all of your challenges. My card for this is here x

Dailly said...

Loved your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Here's my card.