Saturday, 15 February 2014

Two in one challenges

Today I decided to combine two challenges into one card.

The Freshly Made Sketches challenge no. 123
And the Create with Connie and Mary no. 290

Island Indigo has to be one of my all time favourite colours (along with Rich Razzleberry) and I was so happy that Stampin' Up! didn't retire it.

I did in fact make two cards but this is the one that I'm going to enter into the challenges.

Here's a view from the side - just realised that I need to add some Whisper White to the inside too. I'll do that later.

I used the Rock and Roll technique to ink the stamp - firstly inking up with the Smoky Slate and then rolling the edges in either the Island Indigo or Daffodil Delight.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:

Stamp set : Lacy and Lovely, and Wetlands (greeting)
Card stock : Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Ink : Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate
Accessories : 1" Circle Punch, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, and Basic Rhinestones

I'll post the other card sometime over the weekend. I'm off to sunny Florida later today (wind permitting) to  visit a college with my son Michael. I have to admit that I won't miss all the rain here in the UK, I only hope that the whole place hasn't floated away by the time I get back next weekend.


  1. I love how you used the rock and roll technique to add definition to some of your flowers. Really cute card! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary. And I hope you have a wonderful time in sunny Florida. I'm envious :)

  2. How bright and cheery! I love these colors together. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. I love the colors on the edges of the flowers! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week in the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. How fun! The rock and roll is fantastic here. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  5. I love how you inked up the edges of those flowers! What a great idea! Fantastic card!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Cute card! I like how you off-set every other flower by popping it up or "rolling" the edges in darker ink. Great job on combining two challenges. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

  7. What a GREAT combination of the challenges. That little flower is absolutely perfect with the sketch! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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