Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Combination Challenge

I didn't get a chance to do the color challenge last week since I didn't have one of the colors (or a close substitute), so I was happy to see a color challenge this week that I could play with. The colors for this week are Really Rust, River Rock, and Chocolate Chip. I've been using these colors A LOT lately with all of the cards I've made using the Apple Cider DSP and True Friend set, so the challenge for me was to come up with something a little different than I'd already done.

I decided to combine this challenge with the weekend sketch challenge Beate had on her blog Fresh & Fun. I started with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base of Chocolate Chip. I wheeled my base with the Rough Texture Jumbo Wheel and sponged the edges in Chocolate Chip. My focal image is the flower from True Friend, inked in River Rock and Really Rust, and stamped on Very Vanilla. Part of the flower edge was also inked with a Chocolate Chip marker. I stamped a second flower, cut out part of it, added a Vintage brad in the center, and popped it up on a dimensional. This piece was also wheeled with Rough Texture in River Rock and layered on a Chocolate Chip mat.

My focal image was then layered on a Really Rust piece that was also wheeled with Rough Texture. I added the swirl from Baroque Motifs to the corner and added the sentiment from Hugs & Wishes. For the bottom strip, I randomly stamped images from True Friend in Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and River Rock, and again - wheeled it with Rough Texture.

The edges of all the layers were also distressed and sponged. The final piece of the card was the circle medallion. It was stamped first in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla. I then stamped it in Really Rust and cut out part to adhere to the Chocolate Chip piece.

Stamps: True Friend, Baroque Motifs, Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, River Rock
Other: Vintage Brad


beate said...

Carol, this is beautiful!

Ann said...

I love the addition of the swirl in the corner. The texture wheel looks great too!

Stacy said...

This is beautiful! I love the stamped River Rock piece and all of the texture on the card.