Showing posts with label color challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label color challenge. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

MDS Challenges

 This is my card for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  #50 - can you believe it??!!
 I tried to post it last night but my laptop just wouldn't cooperate.  Our lights kept flickering and we could hear thunder in the distance so I just gave up and called it a night.  Someone must have gotten a storm but we never did.  And (I don't want to say this too loud!) but the sun is shining today.  We are supposed to meet a group for dinner on the lake late this afternoon - weather permitting.  So, back to the card .... of course, I used My Digital Studio.  A couple of tricks with this card - the three brads in the center.  They actually had different colored little hearts on them and not in my color combo.  SO, I inserted a circle punch and shrunk it down to fit on top of the brads; color filled them with the DSP and voila! three custom brads to match!  The two little flags are from a bow that I cropped and just used the two ends.  The butterfly is one of my favorites.  It is from the Flores Suaves stamp set - which was offered in the Spanish catalog several years ago but now I can get it digital which makes it great.  It is an open stamp meaning if it were an actual stamp, you would have to use markers, etc. to color in the butterfly wings.  I used the Freeform (add brush) technique; colored in the butterfly in Soft Sky and Pistachio Pudding and when I was finished, brought the stamped image butterfly to the top.  The script behind the butterfly (in white) is also from the same stamp set.

While I'm talking about MDS, I have entered a SU color combo contest.  I would love your comments on my pictures on Stampin' Up's site.  You can check them out and leave your comments HERE.  Just click on my two layouts and comment.  Stampin' Up says "it doesn't hurt your chances of winning by having a lot of comments!"  Thanks!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Paper Craft Color/Sketch Challenge #26

The Sketch Challenge for this week also included a color challenge.  The colors remind me of spring so I decided to do a pinwheel card with MDS2.

Here is the sketch for this week:

And here is my card which is loose translation of the sketch:

I used all elements and stamps from the Pinwheel Parade Kit.  Love this kit - especially for spring!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #25

The challenge for the Paper Craft Crew this week also includes a color challenge.  We are challenged to use Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.  So, I turned to my trusty MDS2 and created this card.

Supplies used:
Card Stock\Old Olive
Embellishments: Taffeta Trimmings\Taffeta Trimmings - ripple melon mambo (re-colored)
A to Z Woodpress - embellishments\A to Z Woodpress - uppercase l (re-colored)
A to Z Woodpress - embellishments\A to Z Woodpress - uppercase o (re-colored)
A to Z Woodpress - embellishments\A to Z Woodpress - uppercase v (re-colored)
A to Z Woodpress - embellishments\A to Z Woodpress - uppercase e (re-colored)
Taffeta Trimmings\Taffeta Trimmings - short bow melon mambo (re-colored)

Stamps:  Presto Patterns Overlays\Presto Patterns Overlays - script, Color = WHISPER WHITE 
Punches:  Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Filled with: Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Basic Gray Small Polka Dot

Photo Box filled w/Card Stock\Old Olive, Card Stock\Melon Mambo, Card Stock\Basic Gray

 I got carried away and decided to create another card using the same criteria.  What do you think?

Designer Series Paper\Designer Kits\Days to Remember - designer series paper\Days to Remember - 2
Embellishments:  Taffeta Trimmings\Taffeta Trimmings - ripple melon mambo
Designer Kits\Love Birds - elements\Love Birds - patterned heart 1 (re-colored)
Designer Kits\Love Birds - elements\Love Birds - patterned heart 1 (re-colored)
Designer Kits\Love Birds - elements\Love Birds - patterned heart 1 (re-colored)
Designer Kits\Love Birds - elements\Love Birds - patterned heart 1 (re-colored)
Taffeta Trimmings\Taffeta Trimmings - short bow melon mambo
Stamps: Designer Kits\Days to Remember\Days to Remember - heart group, Color = MELON MAMBO / Valentine Defined - love

Card Stock\Textured Card Stock - Basic Gray
Designer Series Paper\Small Polka Dot\Melon Mambo Small Polka Dot
Card Stock\Old Olive
Card Stock\Whisper White

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monday Mailer - October

I have a couple more birthday cards to share with you.
from Joyce

Isn't this the cutest image?  I just love it!  This is from my good friend, Judy N.

This card is from my NC Demo group, made by Nancy Lewis
Now to my Monday Mailer.  This is the card I made this week and mailed to Pam and Jamie.  I used one of my favorite stamp sets, French Foilage.  Our color challenge this week was Raspberry Ripple, Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray.

I sponged a rectangle in the center of the card with Sahara Sand and stamped the leaves around the rectangle.  I cut one of the leaves out and popped it up. 

Before I mailed the card (but after I took the pictures!), I added a sentiment that was die cut with the Itty Bitty Banner die.

Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Naturals Ivory
Ink:  Daffodil, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple
Stamp:  French Foilage
Accessories:  Raspberry Ripple ribbon, Antique Brad

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Paper Crew Sketch Challenge

Please say a little prayer for my computer!  I'm worried it is on it's last legs.  I spent yesterday working on trying to speed it up and think it helped a bit.  But it's getting old in computer years I guess - about 5 years old (I think) so looks like I'll be shopping for a new one in the near future.  Hoping it can hold on until Christmas when there will be some sales.  I also worked diligently yesterday on my MDS2 Alaska album.  The deadline for the 31% off sale has been extended to mid September so I'm hoping to get it finished and off to the printer by then.  We leave tomorrow for Texas for a couple of weeks so I'll be working on the album on the airplane as well as at Ashley's (while Sonny does his handy man jobs!!)  That is another thing I like about MDS - I don't have to be hooked up to the internet and can work on it in the car, plane, etc.

(Well, my computer must have know I was talking about her .... the power went out as I was typing this for about 30 minutes!  Luckily, this was saved!)

So, I didn't get to post my Paper Crew Sketch Challenge last night as my computer was "defragging" whatever that means.  It was actually still in the process this morning so I don't know if it really did anything or not but I turned it off.  I had things to do, people to see ......!!!!

I once again did my sketch using MDS2 and I love it.  This card also was for a color challenge from Heather where I am taking her MDS2 classes.  The colors are:  Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.  Go ahead .... create something with those colors.  They are probably colors you wouldn't usually use, isn't that right?  And I know my good friend, Margaret has lots of Crushed Curry cards stock!!!   That is my challenge to you today.

Again this would be a very easy card to duplicate using good old card stock and ink! 

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