Monday, February 9, 2015

Challengerama!


Good morning!  I've got three cards to share with you today for a multitude of challenges.  I had planned to post a few of them yesterday but time ran away from me last night.  Luis and I recently started watching "Sons of Anarchy" and decided to watch "just one" episode after dinner.  Unfortunately an episode of SOA is like a potato chip - you can't stop with one.  Next thing we knew it was after 11pm and time for bed!  So I'm playing catch up this morning...

This first card is for the Colour Me…! Monochromatic challenge.  I stamped the Altenew bear in Night of Navy ink and then did a touch of watercolouring using just the ink from the image.  I've seen a lot of people do this to amazing effect but this was my first time trying it.  Definitely need some more practice.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Ranger, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Geometric Menagerie) Altenew
Ink: (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Night of Navy) Stampin' Up
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Die:  (Nesties Standard Circles Large) Spellbinders




This second card is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  This is my first time playing along with them.  I played with some NBUS Paper Smooches stamps with the initial plan of making a masculine birthday card but this could really be used for any sort of celebration.  And maybe it's not so masculine as I got a bit carried away with the bling…








Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Beboppin) Paper Smooches
Ink: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Gems:  Recollections

And speaking of getting carried away with the bling the centre of this card has a lot going on in the gem department although I must say it looks far more understated in the photo that it does in real life!  This card grew out of inspiration from four challenges.  I was initially inspired by Vicki's card over at Muse.  I'm not really into shaped cards but I liked the bullseye look of the circles. It immediately made me think of this Hero Arts stamp that I've had for ages.  I stamped it on 3 different Doodlebug papers and then fussy cut it and put it back together.  I also added some hugs and smooches just in case anyone questioned the theme of the card!  LOL!  The love theme is a big one this week and Curtain Call, Addicted to Stamps and Just Us Girls have all asked us to create with love in mind. 



Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Ink: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Letters) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

24 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I used to have that heart stamp - what a perfect image for this challenge! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Rahmat said...

Wow, what a great set of CAS beauties. Love the last one, it's stunning. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

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Lynn said...

Way to knock the challenges out of the park...love all of your cards...especially the music one!

Cornelia W said...

Great cards! Love that icebear - the colors make him look really cool! (pun intended...) Great Muse card, too!

Bobby said...

I'm behind on commenting so I'm glad I can do it all on one post. I came because I saw the cassette card at FM and thought it was cute. And it is. Still masculine even with the bling. Love that inner heart image on the valentine and the circular sentiments are perfect for the Muse challege. Love your sentiment with the bear image. You've done yourself proud, Jen.

Shelly said...

These are all fabulous cards, Jen! Love them!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cards! I am partial to the Muse & JUGS one though ;) Thanks for joining in a both!

Linda Callahan said...

You've been busy! Great cards! The ice bear is a great image and I love the retro cassette! Glad you shared one at FMS!

Lisa said...

Love them all Jen, that floral heart is so super sweet!!

Chris D. said...

I had to chuckle at Vicki's comment above! All of these cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

lostinpaper said...

Looks like you've been having some fun Jen. Your cards are fab, loving that retro tape, your colour choices are perfect, they really add to the retro feel!

Karen Mead said...

All your cards look amazing Jen and I am sure I have that heart stamp somewhere in my stash! Thank you so much for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Jenny Engelke said...

Oooh, that bear stamp is so cool and the sentiment is so fun! We are so glad you played along with us at Colour Me this week! ♥

zedsquaredcrafts said...

Great cards! I can't wait to try that watercolour technique you used on the bear. Thanks for playing with over at Colour Me...! Julia

Dana said...

Super cute cards!! You were on a roll!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Lisa Kind said...

The same thing happened to me when I was watching Breaking Bad on Netflix! I just couldn't stop watching and would find that it was into the wee hours of the morning when I realized I had to go to sleep!

Enough of the good shows...your cards are beautiful! Love your JUGs card! So pretty! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet set of cards Jennifer. Love that blue bear on the first card. The circle images look wonderful on the last card. the blings look great. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

all of these are so great but I love that bear and am so glad you joined us at Colour Me!

Karren said...

Fabulous cards! I love your take on our sketch - it's perfect for the tape cassette and music notes! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Joyce said...

Three amazing cards. Love them all, but especially the first one--love how you added water to that stamp.

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! Super sweet cards, Jen! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness, you totally nailed all these challenges! Nicely done on all three cards.

Cheryl said...

Love your layers, including all those gems! A great card indeed!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls and Happy Valentine's Day!