no, unfortunately that's not the recipe for this evening - that's the list of challenges i played with for the next two cards! i made a few others at yesterday's crop, but will post tomorrow! Mom T and i went up to an all-day crop at a store and had a GREAT time - met lots of lovely ladies, made a few new friends (who said they'd be visiting me here at The Chronicles, so if you're reading, HI NICOLE! HI HEATHER!), and enjoyed a day of crafting OUT OF THE HOUSE. it was glorious! you just can't beat 5 bucks for a space all day, breakfast, bevvies (coffee, water, pop), snacks (cookies, doritos, m&ms) and dinner (salad, pasta and garlic knots) ALL PROVIDED. plus the 40% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE they give to their croppers. for 5 bucks. YES, FER REALZ! crazy, innit? it was our second time going, and we've already got our spots reserved for next month. :D
so friday night, i wrote out my challenges and packed up my croppin' stuff, and yesterday morning, i was off bright and early.
here are the first two of my cards...
this one's for the sketch challenge at Limelight , and the extra little challenge to use a fave flower - i've hoarded this ONE SHEET of paper for a long time, cutting out the individual flowers and poppin' 'em up and layering when the occasion would arise. i have now used up the whole sheet - i LURRRRVE this paper/these flowers! and i followed the sketch quite literally - it's a good one!
i fussycut the flower first, then traced it on the back of the paper and used my white gel pen to trace the shape for definition.
OH, and that strip of Basic Grey Euphoria paper is the last tiny piece of one 12x12 sheet that i've managed to stretch out over 6 or 7 different projects over the course of 2 years. :D
the next card, for the colour challenge at The Play Date Cafe (lime green, grass green, very pale blue) - NOT an easy combination for me, as i've realized i don't use much or own much green, but somehow i managed to find this AWESOME scrap of Rouge de Garance, and it was just too yummy to pass up. it's also for the Paper Makeup Stamps challenge, which is to use 3 flowers (they're layered - hope that's not a problem!). i love this stamp, and nabbed the PERFECT sentiment at the StampScrapArtTour a couple of months ago.
so YAY, i was able to play along with some challenges! come back tomorrow for the second installment...
BUT, before you go, check out the new challenge at The TownScrapper - ALSO a sketch! we had the very lovely Nikki and Zoe Fairbairn as our awesome Mother-Daughter spotlight team last week, and Nikki gave us a great sketch, so the Scrapettes worked their magic (as did our guests - see for yourself!). here's the sketch:
and my take on it, using "Sophie's Garden" - a TownScrapper exclusive stamp, designed by the fabby Victoria Case! (she's just so springy and cute, and i LURRRRRRVE those bunnies!)
go here to play along, and you could win THIS stinkin' sweet C.C. Designs stamp, "Bumblebee Hansel":
you have until THURSDAY at midnight EST to link your project up for the sketch challenge... make sure it's NEW for our challenge, and make sure you link back to us in your blog post. when it comes to verifying this stuff, i am very thorough - hee hee. ;)
back tomorrow with a new Dollies colour challenge!