One Layer Card? Interesting...

Okay! I will take the challenge, I have yet to make a one layer card! So here it is, my first. Ever. One Layer Card:

So how did I do for my first CAS? The Color Combo is rose, blush, butter and gray for the Flashback Challenge at Color Combos Galore, we are playing with 2012 this week. This Color Combo that was scheduled to post when we were at Blogger, but never did once we went back to Ning. I was going to contribute this card, but my colors are way off. If I get a chance, I will try again tomorrow.

Seize the Birthday has a new sister site called Seize the Sketch. I thought it was a good sketch for CAS, one layer card, which I exactly the kind of sketch I needed for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge. Now does one layer mean nothing, like NO embellishments or overlapped die cuts? Is it just stamping on the base? I hope you readers can clarify this for me.

Onto the deets, Lawnscaping Challenge = Lawn Fawn Stamps....

So here's what I did. First, I created a mask for the speech bubble from the A Birdie Told Me set. I next chose the chevron strip from the Interlocking Backdrops set. I was feeling a little adventurous with it, really, since the card was going to be "only one layer". Some people do plain very nicely. Clean. Me? It would probably be boring, LOL! So here I decided to ink both sides of the chevron with different inks, then stamp over the mask. I ripped open some new waiting-to-be-used Prima Chalk, Old Rose and Pastel Pink. Jenni B's Malted Milk dabber, and stamped again, reversing the colors. This little technique was a little frustrating, least to say. I attempted this feat twice, and had to throw out the cards each time. On the third try I FINALLY, I got a decent impression!

Once I was satisfied done, I removed the mask and stamped the bubble with Attic Dust. Again, the Prima Chalk. I LOVE how it inked up stamps. Total coverage. The sentiment is from the Happy Everything sentiments set, stamped with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink (my faaaa-vorite black). The tiny bird and heart is from the A Birdie Told Me set. I am also playing along at Charisma Cardz again this week, with their Faux Stitching Challenge, as well as the All Sorts Challenge with the same. Faux stitching, right up my alley! I used the Dritz tool and ran it alongside the top edge of the card to create the threadless stitch. Not sure if that's the right term? Yeah, you know I still haven't used my machine, and it's like what, five years since I got it? Never used.

Anywayz, thanks for stopping by again, if you want to try a color combo with your next project, here's the LINK. You should play. It's fun. Have a great rest of the week!

Happy Scrappin'!!!!

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What are your thoughts?

challenge entries:
Lawnscaping Challenge - One Layer Card
Seize the Sketch - Sketch #1
Charisma Cardz - Stitching Faux or Real
All Sorts Challenge - STITCHING(real or Faux)

Product List:
{ Happy Everything }

  • Prima Fluid Chalk: Old Rose, Pastel Pink, Attic Dust
  • Memento: Tuxedo Black
  • Jenni Bowlin: Malted Milk

Lawn Fawn:


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CCG Flashback (Color Combo #241)

"What we are going to do right now is go back, way back. Back into time!". Haha, no, I'm not talking Disco Fever or a Saturday Night Disco Dance Party with Joe Causi. Color Combos Galore is going back in time, revisiting some older color challenges. We are playing Flashback with our favorite combos from this year. This week, we are choosing any of the 2013 Color Combos. You can find them on the site or on Pinterest. My card, using the current My Favorite Things sketch* and Simon Says Stamp! July "Summer Party" Card Kit*:

Now I do love each and every color combo I have made throughout the years, this year especially. The colors were so trendy and the inspiration photos were fabulous. So needless to say, it was not easy choosing a favorite. However, I favored this Inspiration Board with Photo #3 - the Mehndi laced hand of the Indo-Pakistani bride. It brought me back to my own Pakistani ceremony the night before our "real" wedding, my red dress and how pretty those women decorated and painted my hands.

The designers were instructed to choose an element from any of the photos as inspiration, but not allowed to use any of the four original "Focus On" challenge prompts from the original Reveal post. I chose Inspiration Photo #2.

The original challenge for this was "Focus On: Repetition and/or Sequence", but for this week's Flashback Challenge, I couldn't do that. So I focused on the layered tone-on-tone plates. My interpretation from that was to create the same tone-on-tone effect, layering elements cut from the same background paper. I really love the look it gives and I have been wanting to do this technique for like,...ever. I think it looks so cool.

This is the sketch I used. This Moxie Fab birthday* card had to include clouds* for the Charisma Cardz* challenge, so I used Flat-Bottom Clouds for my effect. The paper is ColorMates. I collected these cardstock sheets many years ago - great range of colors, but I don't even know who sells them anymore.

When I first saw the sketch, I really wished I had their washi stamp and die set. It would of been perfect.

Instead, I substituted that element with one of the file tabs from LLD Accent It - Labels and Tabs. For the center block, I layered Postage Stamp STAX over the Insert It - InstaFrame. And don't you just love these balloons? These adorable balloons are the Party Balloons stamps and dies from their July release. The tie ribbon is too cute. LOVE!! So happy I got them.

I was really happy with the colors in this month's card kit. Bright, bold, fun colors. The background, chevron block and center balloon are 6x6 papers from the Lily Bee Designs Sweet Shop collection, and so is the "party time" word label. I had no idea what to do with the straws at first, until I was making the balloons. But even when I pop dot, and double pop dot the balloons, the straws were still bulky. Scratched my head a bit, then I cut them in half and angled the tips. KAAA-UTE!!!! Oh, that chevron arrow stamp on the bottom is Jumbo Mod Borders, also from their July release. It was stamped with Kraft ink.

I had a total blast playing with some of my MFT dies, and I totally LOVED this kit. Simon Says Stamps! kits are so fun to get. My August kit already came in past a week, so must dive into that one real quick and not get backed up.

Hope you are enjoying your creative time too! Have a FABULOUS week, and do check out the Color Combo Challenges, I would love for you to try a combo!

Happy Scrappin'!!!!

(See below for all challenge and product links to this post)

What are your thoughts?

challenge entries:
Color Combos Galore - Color Combo #241
Simon says Stamp! - Anything Goes
My Favorite Things - Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge
Moxie Fab World - Birthday Card
Charisma Cardz - Clouds

Project List:
{ Party Time } Card:

Kit: Simon Says Stamp! - Summer Party (July 2013 Card Kit) -- SOLD OUT

  • Lily Bee Design: Sweet Shop - Pink Mint, Licorice Whip, Lollipop 6x6 papers
  • Lily Bee Design: Sweet Shop Chit Chat Stickers
  • Jillibean Soup: Cool Beans - Etched Butterfly
  • Simon Says Stamp!: Paper Straws - Red & White, Green & White
  • Bazzill Cardstock: Walnut Cream (Smooth) [8-816], Cream Puff [8-804]
  • ColorMates Cardstock: Dark Coffee Brown, Dark Heritage Black
  • Misc: jewelry hemp cord

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Studio Calico Valley High

Hello! It sure has been quiet in this little spot of blogland. It's been some time since I updated. Incredible with all the mounds of supplies and kits I have, I hardly get the time to use it. Well, I did sit down tonight and created a card with Valley High, the Studio Calico July Card Kit.

I used this Studio Calico Sunday Sketch. I varied the sketch a little, offsetting the middle column to the left, and the speech bubble and washi tape strip was the sentiment strip area.

I am playing with this lovely Pinspired Challenge. I absolutely love this image, I had been wanting to use it for the Color Combo challenges - loved the pink, orange and aqua color scheme. So I pulled those papers out of the kit, then flowers from the Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life stamps and die set, and the washi tape from the Jennifer add-on.

I am also playing with Seize the Birthday and A Passion for Papertrey, which was to create a birthday themed card.

I first stamped the speech bubble image in Terracotta Tile ink, bummed because it bled a little, wrong cardstock. Bazzill White. Oh well, I learn as I go. Anyway, this was a birthday card, so I covered the original "hello" sentiment from the stamp with one of the Valley High 6x6 papers and set the wood chip birthday sentiment on top. Was undecided between "friend" or "sunshine" sentiment, "sunshine" won because it was cuter. Then I added the washi tape strip to ground the elements, and a few rhinestones for happiness.

The rose was stamped in Sweet Blush ink, then used Berry Sorbet - stamping once on scrap paper, then onto the image for a softer look. You can tell I was experimenting cuz I messed up on the edge. The Berry Sorbet didn't come off on the first press. Well, I did the same technique for the base of the leaf using Harvest Gold ink, then stamped Fine Linen directly on top. A much better impression.

This was a fun card to make, and it was great to be back in my scraproom playing along with some fun challenge sites. Thanks for stopping by and seeing me come back out of the woodwork! ;)

Hope you have a wonderful week!
Happy Scrappin'!!!!

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What are your thoughts?

challenge entries:
Studio Calico Sunday Sketch
Pinspired Challenge - Challenge 14
A Passion for Papertrey - Birthday Celebrations
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday Celebration

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