Wednesday, January 14, 2009

ROCKIN' the challenges...

Seriously...Rockin' 'em. This is a TRIPLE challenge card, and I whipped it out in 32 minutes. Awesome. (And before the rest of my family was awake, to boot!)Yes, it's Wednesday, and that means it's a Unity Addicts Challenge! (Number 19 to be exact...can you believe it's been 19 already??) I also used yesterday's Color Challenge CC201 (Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Kraft), and Verve's VLVJan01 sketch from last week.
I started with a standard A2 card base of Kraft, and then grabbed some NQN, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla CS from my stash, and found that fab leaf paper from Scenic Route. Using the sketch as a guide, I cut all my pieces to size (the DP is 4" x 2 1/2", the NQN is 1 7/8" x 2 3/8", and the Baja Breeze is 1 7/8" x however long the scrap was *grins*) and adhered them to the base. Then I stamped 'Good Times' from the October KOTM on the NQN panel using NQN ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig. Since the color scheme was blue, I thought it'd be the perfect chance to do a masculine card, so I stamped 'Old Skool Ride' onto the VV scrap using NQN ink. I punched it using my pink Marvy circle punch, and lightly raked my blending tool around the edge with some more NQN ink. Then I punched a NQN circle using my purple Marvy punch, and sponged NQN ink onto it using the blending tool. I adhered both of those circles using 2 layers of foam tape (one under the VV circle, one under the NQN circle) to the card base, and the *front* was complete.

Maria's USC19 challenge to us was to make a card that's decorated on the *inside* and the *outside*. So, I started on the inside:
I cut a 1/2" strip from my dp, and used it at the bottom, and then stamped one of my all-time favorite Unity stamps (from the August KOTM) in NQN ink. Isn't it perfect with the front?? Happiness and travel...good times and a bike...I love it when a plan comes together!

Hope you get a chance to play along with us today! Thanks for stopping by!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Kraft, NQN, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla CS (SU!); leaf DP (Scenic Route)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Stamps: 'Old Skool Ride', 'good times' from October KOTM, 'Way of travel' from August KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Other: Foam blending tool (Ranger Industries); Stamp-a-ma-jig (SU!); Mega and Giga circle punches (Marvy Uchida); foam mounting tape (3M)

4 comments:

Corey said...

you go girl!!! great "boy" card the fact that you were up before the fam. gets kudos in my book! =)

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

What a great card!! Love the combo of stamps that you used on this

Jacqueline said...

This is wonderful!! Love the color scheme and creative way to spotlight the bike!!

Joy said...

love it, I just got some kraft paper!