Saturday, September 6, 2008

Multiple Challenge Card - IC144, Beate #56, LSC#6

Wow!! Do you believe that I actually managed to put 3 challenges together when creating this card??!! I did and it was a ton of fun!
It started out this morning when I saw the Inspiration Challenge #144 by SmilynStef on Splitcoaststampers. She gave us a link the the most AMAZING site as well as some specific thumbnails and asked us to use them as inspiration. They were the most amazing pictures of animals!! I loved them all!! In fact, I've made a few other samples with animals that you will be seeing soon!! Just last week I picked up this great package of animal dies from Martha Stewart. They have the coolest animals, like cows, horses, a cat, goats, roosters, chicks, monkeys, dolphins, and a whole bunch more (I looked but couldn't find a pic to show you). Of course, I just can't stand to part with any of them (okay, maybe the orangutan can be used) but the rest I have made copies onto light cardboard and covered them with designer paper!!
Then I saw Beate's weekend sketch challenge #56...and knew I wanted to use it for the card layout. I did make a few changes. Instead of an inside layer as suggested in the sketch, I included that element by having score lines! It was a creative way to keep my card clean and simple while still keeping to the layout!
Finally, the Loonie Stampers had posted the 6th Loonie Stamper's Challenge and that is where I got the colors ... Dark Chocolate, Poppy Red, and Summer Sunrise ... what a great warm color combo choosen by Regan. You have to see Dee's, Jewels, and Char's cards as well!! Mind you, I had to substitute a few!
Supplies: Paper-Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); red (maybe Bazzill), Chocolate chip (SU!); Ink - Chocolate Chip (SU!), Stamps - Father Knows Best (Papertrey Ink); Other-Chipboard animal for tracing (from Martha Stewart purchased at Michaels), hemp, popsicle stick, dimensionals, sponge, my Pampered Chef scrapper to make score lines.
Well, I hope you have a great weekend. Maybe this will inspire you to give one of these 3 challenges a try...or all three??!!
Thanks for visiting!


Deanna said...

Wow three challenges in one? You are a machine! Awesome! Your card is gorgeous and where can I find these Martha dies!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said... crack me up! I love Martha Stewart and don't blame your for not wanting to use them! I will have to check for these dies you talk of! FABULOUS card Donelda! Love it. Thank you so much for playing the LSC.

Beate said...

That is soooo cute! Thanks so much for playing!
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Regan said...

You went all out on this one- this is super cute!!! Where are these dies you speak of...I must know!

catt871 said...

VERY pretty!!!! You have been BUSY!!!! I posted my "crap" card...can't wait to see yours!!! ;)