Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Inspiring Cake, Watercoloring, a Sketch and Masculine Motorcross

Yes folks - you can get anything you could possibly want right here on this post today!!! My two cards cover 5 challenges!

I made this card for two Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Split Coast - Jenn's challenge to be inspired by a cake seen here. And Christine's challenge to use watercoloring on a card.I immediately thought of using this designer paper that I had. I watercolored this cute little dragonfly from Artful INKables Pond Friends set - using Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and my aquabrush - layered it on black and red panels as well as some magic mesh and stamped the sentiment on the layered circles.I don't think you can see it too well - but I outlined my dragonfly with Spica gold pen - IRL it looks all shimmery. I also stamped another head and layered it over the image. The sentiment circles are up on foam dimensionals also.

Stamps: Artful Inkables Pond Friends and Basic Salutations
Paper: Spring Moss: PTI, Ruby Red & Basic Black: SU, DP Holiday Ivy
Ink: Onyx black versafine
Accessories: Prismacolor Watercolor pencils, aquabrush, paper piercer, circle punches, spica gold pen, red magic mesh, foam dimensionals, Ribbon: Spring Moss Saddle stitched: PTI

My second card is for three more challenges over on Split Coast. This weeks sketch challenge, Lauren's DTGD challenge to use monochromatic color and Michelle's DTGD challenge to make a masculine card!

Here is the sketch - I turned it on it's side to accomodate my stamped image.

I used the biker stamp from Artful INKables Motorcross set along with Charbon designer paper from Stampin Up, Basic Gray and Going Gray for my card. I added magic mesh under the image and some star snap brads.

I stamped the sentiment on Vintage Cream by PapertreyInk - punched it with the small oval punch and mounted it to a larger oval piece of Basic Grey.

So I got a lot of challenges covered today - and once again I'm getting to bed at 11:30 instead of 10! I'll try again tomorrow night!

Don't forget the 10% off sale going on over at Artful Inkables through the end of July!

Thank you SO MUCH for coming by! I really truly appreciate each of you taking the time to look at my stuff! I'll be checking out yours too!

Stamps: Motorcross & Basic Salutations: Artful Inkables
Paper: going grey, basic gray, DP - Charbon: SU, vintage cream: PTI
Ink: going gray - SU
Accessories: magic mesh, star button brads, cropadile, foam dimensionals, oval punches, nestability rectangle


Kim Gasper said...

Great way to combine these two challenges! Bummer about your punch and the onesie card debacle. When I did mine, I punched the front first, then lined it up with the back and punched again. It survived!

Lisa Foster said...

WOW! I LOVE both of these! Great job combining all of the challenges! I don't ever use my magic mesh and that was perfect of your DF card...guess I need to dust mine off and use it!
The motorcycle card is totally cool! I LOVE bikes:)!

peanutbee said...

Love the silhouette motorcross card, especially with the sketch turned sideways!

LeAnne said...

Love your take on the challenges! The masculine one is especially great, with the layout & embellishments. I saw Kim had a comment about your punch & the onesie--we had the same issue!! We had to do what she said also, but not until we "lost" a punch!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWza!! LOVE these!!

You continually blow me away with your eye for color!

Terrific challenge entries, Julia!!

dpkennedy said...

Adorable bug card! Love the colors! Great job getting in two challenges with one card-it's terrific!

MEL said...

The bug card is so cute! I like the motorcycle one too...perfect boyish card. I may have to case that one for my 7 year old son. TFS!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh!!! That Dirty Dare challenge for the inspiration is sooooo fantastically cute!!!! And what an awesome sketch card....I didn't get to that challenge yet!!! LOL

Jennifer Muraoka said...

This is a great manly card. Masculine cards are so hard to make. You did a wonderful job. Hugs, Jenn