Saturday, July 31, 2010

Combining Challenges ~ Play Date Cafe and Get Sketchy

So I had some fun yesterday with the Play Date Cafe Challenge #40 ~ Black, White and a Splash of Green. I made a card using a fabulous stamp I just got, Hero Arts Flower Wood Background. It turned out okay, a little too dark and brooding I think. I do like the watercolor with Perfect Pearls I used to color the flowers and I tried scoring some lines in the background cs. So here's this first card.....
So since I wasn't really thrilled with this one I looked for inspiration and somehow (I never remember how I end up where I end up) I found the Get Sketchy blog and the sketch totally inspired me, and with the color scheme from Play Date Cafe and some more new stamps here is the CAS card I came up with......
This one was fun to make and I like that I got to do a lot of stamping and masking. It's all stamping except for the green paper strip.


This is the title of Greg Laurie's weekend devotion for today "Doubt your Doubts and Believe your Beliefs". I was really thought-provoking, totally worthy of a Thought for the Day. If you want to read the whole devotion you will find it HERE.


Blessings to you all,
nancy
(don't forget to enter to win the Blog-Candy details HERE.)

1st card: Hero Arts Stamps-S5142 Flower Wood Background, S4878 Old Letter Writing. Inks- Ranger Distress Inks Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive. Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink green. Ranger Perfect Pearls Powder- Perfect Pearl, Ranger Mini-Mister, Black and White cardstock from JoAnn's, Ribbon from Stamp Fever. Martha Stewart Scoring Board.
2nd card: Stamps- Hero Arts CG192 Floating Garden cling, H2141 Manuscript Background, K5333 Rectangle Doily, K5209 Butterfly Garden, S5341 Lace Background, K5376 Hydrangea, S5317 Starburst Lace, CL371 Essential Messages. Penny Black 2025M Music Background. Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black. K & Company Citronella Designer Mat Pad.

26 comments:

  1. Love them both, Nancy, and love the stamped strips especially!

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  2. What a creative way to use all those lovely stamps, Nancy! I can see some of my favorites. I really love this idea! Your masking is wonderful! :)

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  3. Both are so beautiful! Love this color combo! And especially I love this patchwork piece on the bottom of your card! Great job!

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  4. Hi Nancy, love both of your cards--beautiful work. I read the "doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs devotion. I guess that it is good to have doubts and that a person should believe in their beliefs. Thanks for sharing this devotion.

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  5. I really like your card for the GS challenge. The crispness of the white and dark stamping at the bottom are very eye appealing. Nicely done!!

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  6. I like them both Nancy - but the second one looks so special. This is such a great colour combo to work with.

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  7. Your cards turned out amazing!! I love the layout of the first one! So unique and gorgeous!!

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  8. I think both of the cards are wonderful! I like your choice of elements on both! They look like they were fun to make!

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  9. That would be a wonderful card to receive! I think I'm going to make some and give my friends a card saying I think they're fabulous! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  10. these are so pretty, Nancy! love your take on both challenges!

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  11. Love both your cards, Nancy! The second CAS one is simple and smart!

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  12. I like them both! Great takes on the color challenge! :)

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  13. I loved both of them Nancy! Saw them over on Flickr and they are beautiful! The woodgrain circle is gorgeous and the pattern on the second with the different stamps is cool! Glad you decided to share both of them in the PDCC.

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  14. To lovely card. The last card with all the masking is so beautiful made.

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  15. hey nancy!
    i just saw the card samples for your class. they look amazing! i especially liked the last card, with the shadow background. wish i were in CA to attend your class. thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment - will be checking back soon!

    cheers,
    hannah

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  16. love the second card and the Idea Nancy..the first card is an old HA Stamp but soo lovely too all cards with nice color combo Nancy....wonderful creation..see you on my blog dear...hugs

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  17. Love both your cards, the background on the first card is very effective and I love all the masking and stamping on the second and the hint of green works really well. Tracy x

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  18. That first card is sooooo elegant! Makes me want that stamp! Love the masking on the second card- such a clever idea! Thanks for the link, too!

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  19. Are you kidding??? THESE are beautiful! I LOVE both! So different--but I just love how beautiful they both are! I really like that second one--all that white space:) LOVE IT! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC!

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  20. Both cards are great, but wow, really love the second one! Love the design and love the single green stripe. What a way to pack a punch. This card really stood out in the gallery to me, and i had to stop by and comment, glad I did!

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  21. Beautiful, Nancy! Love them both.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

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