This card is for my DD#1's birthday today. The one thing I knew was that it would have turquoise (my daughter's favorite color), blues, and I ultimately decided some greens and yellow for my colors.
By now, a lot of you know I love to find inspiration from several challenges. You might wonder how I do this. I keep a running computer document with all challenges listed chronologically by weekdays and dates within each challenge, then the monthly, annual, etc. challenges follow. I check each week and add the updates as the week progresses. If I enter a challenge, I place a red check mark in front of the challenge number. It makes it pretty easy to spot what I've entered and what I haven't, plus checking to see what inspiration I can get to decide what I might want to do to my card to fit the challenges I decide to enter. It is often a work in progress as I create, and I may add or subtract a challenge as I work and possibly make changes to my original plan.
Almost everything on this card started first by browisng the Hayneedle site for art work with blues and greens as I knew for sure before starting I wanted to use turquoise. . .my daughter's favorite color. The Inspiration Challenge led to seven other challenges.
#2. Free for All - F4A432: Baby It's Cold Outside - 6/1/18. Since I was going to use rain and it was to be Seattle, I decided to use embossing paste and add color and glitter to my rain and clouds to evoke a cool feel to the card.
#3. Ways to Use It - WT680: World Water Day - 3/22/18. . .with all this talk about rain in Seattle, I remember a WT challenge that talked about rain and umbrellas. I missed this one just a few days before being AWOL with my knee. I re-checked and sure enough it worked perfectly into my plan.
#4. Alphabet Challenge, Round 8 - DD8ABC21U - 1/3/18. Letter U = UMBRELLA. . .one of my final three missing letters for Round 8!!! The BONUS challenge for using a faux finish fit my plan for a marbled background mentioned above. I was stoked!!
#5. Mix-Ability - MIX280: Losing My Marbles - 6/8/18. Marbling led me to think of the mix-ability challenge, which I searched through the challenges and found this one, which gave suggestions on making a marbled background, but it also mentioned that a marbling stamp could be used. I decided to possibly invent my own marbling by using my Marbling BG stamp, and to get three colors, I used my MISTI and shifted my paper about 1/8" with each of three colors: So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, and Tempting Turquoise and blew it dry. To get more turquoise into my marbling, I watercolor brushed more turquoise ink as the final coat, filling in any white areas, and blew it dry. Next, I "painted" the entire marbled surface with glitter glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds all over, lightly brushed off excess, and blew it dry. It looked like a HOT MESS during the process, but I was pretty pleased with the final result.
#6. Colored Texture Paste Technique. I colored my White Embossing Paste and stirred in a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter and just a few sprinkles of Brushos Turquoise to stencil on my raindrops and blew them dry. I also mixed a batch of light grey with a few sprinkles of Brushos Grey and glitter to stencil on my clouds.
#7. Teapot Challenge - MMTPT515: TPT Tic Tac Toe - 6/5/18. I've been watching out for using this one. . I love Tic Tac Toe challenges. My diagonal: Stitching, Die-Cuts, Patterned Paper. I also used Watercoloring and Embossing (if that applies to Embossing Paste rather than dry embossing). My umbrella is a die-cut, and it became covered in patterned paper with hand-stitching. My bg uses watercoloring and Embossing Paste raindrops and clouds.
8. USEIT2018 - ongoing - Use old and dusty stuff from lack of use and/or old and dusty from lack of use but brand new stuff. I needed to have something holding my umbrella, and I had been wanting to use the Crazy Birds stamps and dies every since I bought them at least two years ago and just never had. . .though I LOVE them...out they came with my Small Space Needle die that I have never used. Also both stencils are new and have been languishing in their packages. My used oldie is my CityScape die, which I have not used for 2-1/2 years!
So, there's the explanation of my development of a card utilizing numerous challenges. I find this great fun, and a challenge in and of itself for me! Usually I start with a bit of an idea from a challenge then embellish upon the idea to fit other challenges, but as I mentioned before its a work in progress and challenges can change as the card evolves.
My understanding of the "unwritten" SCS challenge rule is that you do not enter the same card into more than one of the same challenge (like do not enter the same card into two Alphabet Challenges or the same card into two Ways to Use It challanges, etc.), but you can enter one card in different challenges (like enter into one Alphabet challenge, one Mix-ability challenge, one Color Challenge, etc.).
Ingredients: Stampin Up products: Cardstock--Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Gray. Patterned Paper: 2012-2013 DSP Stack--Brights/ Pacific Point (umbrella). Stamp--Marbling (background). Inks--So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, Tempting Turquoise. Stencil--Pattern Party Decorative Masks (clouds). SU White Embossing Paste. Glitter--Dazzling Diamonds. Other products: Cardstock--Recollections Pack/ Punchy Florals. Colourcraft Brushos--Turquoise, Grey. MFT Stencil--Raindrops. Stamps/Dies--Crazy Birds; Crazy Things (bird/hat). Savvy Dies--Cityscape; Small Space Needle. Elizabeth Dies: Rainy Day (umbrella). EK Punch: Med. Victorian Corner. Techniques: Coloring Texture Paste; Copic Coloring; Marbling; Glitter Texture. Chatterbox sentiment/ verse (computer/ Xiomara font). Size: 4-3/4" x 6".
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Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 5:37 AM
Now we know, Carlene, how you get so many challenges into one card. I am so happy you found three places on Hayneedle to help you along. Super card for your DD #1. Your umbrella is so cute and you've used so many wonderful dies and other items. I am impressed!
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You are so clever to combine so many challenges! Sometimes I am good at it and sometimes it hurts my head to think of too many things at once. I love to see how you are inspired. The colors are gorgeous! I love seeing the photos that inspired this terrific card!