Monday, July 28, 2008

Woohoo! Another triple challenge card!

I cranked out another one! This one actually didn't take me very long...and that was with two toddlers pulling apart my craft room as I worked! *wink*

I realized that I really need to send a card out to my DFIL...ASAP. They're currently vacationing in Maine, visiting family and attending family church camp, so I needed this a bit earlier than his actual birthday so that it could travel. Hooray for the Dirty DAre Challenges! They gave me the perfect jumping-off point: a sketch and a color scheme.

The sketch is by Jen del Muro (aka genie1314), well-known for her weekly Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) challenges. This one was definitely a fun one to work with, and I'll be trying her sketches much for often!

The color scheme was a bit out of my comfort zone, witnessed by the fact that I only had one of the colors in cardstock! The color challenge (Real Red, Brilliant Blue, and Yoyo Yellow...I had to sub Summer Sun) came from Carole Burrage (aka TruCarMa), one of my favorite Dirty Girls. I check her blog daily for amazing cards, fun images and colors, and her famous wit. The woman makes me LOL!! I hope I did her some justice...her fun is part of the reason I chose these stamps to use.

The third challenge this covers is Sharon Johnson's (aka Notimetostamp). Her challenge was to "Stamp Simply". To be honest, it took me awhile to wrap my head around this one, so I just followed her step-by-step guidelines: start with a simple layout and a great image, use your favorite paper, add the image and a sentiment if desired, and finish it off with beautiful ribbon and other embellishments. My card doesn't quite fit with the lovely, elegant creations she sampled, but it does follow the rules! *wink*

I hope I've convinced you to join the Fan Club at SCS, if it's a site you love...it's really affordable ($24.95/year), and helps out the best stamping site on the internet! And, you get the benefit of the Dirty Dozen's creations each month!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Supplies Used:
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red and Summer Sun cardstock, Brilliant Blue dp (SU!)
Ink: Real Red (SU!); Stazon (Tsukineko)
Stamps: clown and circus dog (Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers)
Other: Real Red grosgrain and dimensionals (SU!); blue brads (Karen Foster)

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Congrats on doing a triple challenge! That is awesome and your cards are too.

Tessa said...

Wow - triple challenge! I am impressed. What a unique image as well.

Cris A said...

Very impressive! I love these cute stamps!

Dragana Skoro said...

Very nice card, Michelle! I just love your work!!!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you did this sketch Michelle! wonderful circus stamp and perfect colors for it!!