Wednesday, September 2, 2009

a triple challenge

Hi everyone. I love fall, and my cards lately reflect that. Today I made a card for Rubbernecker's Wacky Wednesday, as well as the sketch and inspiration challenges on SCS. The inspiration one kinda happened by accident. After I finished the card, I thought I'd go back over there and check if it fit any of the inspiration and I didn't even have to go to the website. One of the chosen samples was perfect.

I started with a sunflower from Rubbernecker, stamped twice on watercolor paper with black stazon. I colored them with a water brush and ink pads. I cut out the flower and leaves from one and popped them up over the first image. The edges are distressed and sponged with chocolate chip ink and layered on rich razzleberry.

For the middle layer I ran a piece of pumpkin pie through my cuttlebug with distressed stripes embossing folder, did some distressing and sponging and again backed it with rich razzleberry.

The card base is old olive stamped with a background stamp in chocolate chip and sponged along the edge.

I added some twine and buttons. My camera battery was dying, so the picture is sort of washed out.

What's in it?
stamps: rubbernecker
ink: chocolate chip, jet black stazon, summer sun, pumpkin pie, old olive
paper: old olive, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, watercolor
other: twine, cuttlebug, distressed stripes ef, buttons, sponge dauber, foam tape, water brush

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed.


broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh so pretty, Melody!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Wacky Wednesday challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

I love your beautiful sunflower, Melody....the cutting is amazing and what gorgeous coloring!!!! You did a great job on combining all those challenges!!! Thanks for playing along with us in the Wacky Wednesday challenge!!!!

TexasGrammy said...

What a fun fall creation, Melody! And what a super job of combining challenges! Thanks a bunch for playing in our "Cut It Out!" Wacky Wednesday challenge! What a pleasure to see your creation!


Susan (rainy) said...

Love the twine and button treatments. Wonderfully colored, too. Beautiful card, Melody.

Candy said...

Beautiful Melody!! Thanks for playing along in the Wacky Wednesday challenge!!

Dorothy said...

This is so pretty! I especially like the colors and distressing.
Dorothy (etsdas on SCS)