Sunday, September 26, 2010

This Week's Challenges

Hello friends - I don't know how I did it, but somehow I managed to get a lot of creativity time in the other day.  This was a magnificent feat, especially after putting TONS of hours in at the office, and it being a busier than norm soccer schedule for my son (won both games..woot woot!).  So...without further ado...

The latest Embellish Challenge had to incorporate the colors below, as well as a stamped background.  The first card was for the challenge, and the second one was just because I'm so addicted to PTI's Argyle stamps right now.

For the next card I combined Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #129 and  W+9's Color Cue {8} Challenge.  When I first saw this color combo, I immediately thought "autumn".  The middle image was done using VersaMark to stamp the image, and then rubbing color chalk over it.

And this last one was actually my first attempt trying the VersaMark and chalk technique (the above was my second try).  Look you see it?  The tree actually contains images of animals!

Alright my friends, I hear the footsteps of my 3-year old daughter coming down the stairs - which means its time to get going with my beautiful, sunny southern California Sunday morning (expecting 101F temp today...egads!).

Live well,

Card Recipe:  Embellish Challenge - "Birthday Girl"
Stamps:  Enjoy the Ride, A Little Argyle (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Thatched Straw, London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Black, White (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Ribbon, Rhinestones

Card Recipe:  Argyle Thank You
Stamps:  A Little Argyle, Fillable Frames #5 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Thatched Straw, Spanish Olive (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Kraft, White, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Ribbon

Card Recipe:  TESC129 & Color Cue {9} - "Blessings"
Stamp:  First Fruits (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  VersaMark, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, White (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Chalk (SU!), Rhinestones, Cuttlebug

Card Recipe:  Animal Tree
Stamp:  Inkadinkado
Ink:  VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Kraft, Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Chalk (SU!), Cuttlebug


  1. Beautiful Trina! I am so inspired.

  2. Love the argyle and car overlay! Thanks for joining the Embellish background stamping color challenge.

  3. Your cards are so cute. LOVE that background on the first one and that adorable car.

  4. Such beautiful creations! I love the softness of your leaves on the Color Cue take! So perfect for fall!

  5. Cute Cute Cute!! Thanks for playing along with Embellish!

  6. YOU are one busy and talented crafter!!! These cards are fun*fun*fun!!! I love them ALL! So glad you chose to include this fabby card for the W9 Color Cue - That is some gorgeous stamping! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this round! Yeee Haw!