Friday, June 18, 2010

Three, Three, Three Challenges in One!





Yep, you read it right, tonight I have a card that I made for 3 challenges--Ted's (Happily Ever Challenged #7), Papertrey Posse Challenge #1 (sketch challenge), and There She Goes Clear Stamps (TSG59: Worn, Torn, and Distressed). Whew! I don't know if I'll ever do three all together again, but it was fun!

HEC 37) Ted's challenge this month was to use one, two, or all three of the colors red, orange, or yellow. I knew I wanted to do orange, one of my favorite colors to craft with, but when I started pulling out papers and saw how well they went with yellow, I decided on orange and yellow.

Posse #1) See the sketch above. I was pretty literal with it (as I usually am), except for spreading out the little flowers along the bottom instead of grouping them.

TSG59) This is my first time participating in a TSG challenge! And yes, those are TSG stamps on the card. :-) I actually bought them last year and (shh . . . ) hadn't inked them up yet. (Aren't they cute?) Their challenge was to wear, tear and distress the heck out of our creation. And boy did I. I ink edges a lot, but I don't often wear & tear and let me tell you, I got a lot of aggression out with my sandpaper and Heidi Swapp distressing tool! I really like how it looks, and I think I will be "super distressing" again soon! (That sounds funny, lol.)

So, after all that, what am I left with? A birthday card for a friend in August. Yes, way ahead of time, but the card just looks like her, you know? I hope when August rolls around, I remember where I stashed the card!

Supplies
Stamps: TSG--Special Delivery
Paper: PTI--Lemon Tart & Vintage Cream; PP--My Mind's Eye; stash
Ink: Versafine--Vintage Sepia; PTI--Tea Dye Duo
Eyelets: Doodlebug Design
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear Fine Detail
Dies: Spellbinders
Stickles: Ranger--Yellow
Misc: Heidi Swap distress tool; Twine--stash; sandpaper

15 comments:

Lorraine said...

WOW, you did it - you rocked three challenges with one card! Congrats! I like the yellow/orange combo and YES, I can tell you distressed...LOL. Your friend will be very happy with her card.

Karen H. said...

Awesome card. I love the colors. I hope you don't forget to send it as I'm sure she'll love it!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Jill this is aDORable!! I love it! And woohoo to you for killing 3 birds with one card! ;) THANKS for playing along with the Posse challenge!

Jessica said...

Awesome card. You rocked these 3 challlenges! Thanks for playing along with the Posse!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Jill, this is just BEAUTIFUL!! Wish I had muffins poppin out of my mailbox ;)

Lori said...

Great job on all 3 challenges!! The colors are so fun for the mailbox and those cupcakes inside, FUN!! :)

Lee Anne said...

Look at that! It's perfect for all 3 challenges - and just beautiful!

Ted said...

Jill, this turned out awesome! :) Love the mailbox and muffin combo. Thanks for playing along with my HEC. :)

Baseret said...

WOW,this card is just beautiful! I love the soft vintage feel of it.

Amy said...

Wow....you did a great job incorporating all 3 challenges here! (I like TSG too! shhhh)

Noora said...

Such a soft card! love the sketch too.

Laurie said...

Love that you got all three challenges onto one card! Awesome! And its a great card too! :) Ted's challenge was a hard one too, but lots of fun!

Keva said...

That's so great, Jill! I love how you did three challenges in one. I never could have pulled that off so nicely. Love the colors,too! Thanks for playing with us!!

Brenda Weaver said...

oh my, this is co cute!!! I LOVE those little cupcakes tucked into the mailbox. now that's my kind of mail!

Danisha said...

What a a great card!!! Love the colors and all the distressing. Thanks for participating in the Posse's 1st Challenge!!