Saturday, November 1, 2008

200th Challenge

No, I haven't completed that many challenges, but I thought I'd participate this week in the Color Challenge (CC190) and the 200th Sketch challenge (SC200)at Splitcoast Stampers. 200, that's a lot of sketches! This was definitely a challenge for me! I'm not a big fan of orange to begin with and the colors for the challenge were Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, and Pixie Pink - not colors I would normally put together at all, but hey, this was a challenge for me - that's what its all about (all of a sudden I'm singing the Hokey Pokey)
I decorated the edge of Kiwi Kiss with the Scallop Edge punch and then randomly stamped the small flourish from the Priceless set in Old Olive. Edged a piece of Pixie Pink with the Scallop Edge Punch and layered it behind Kiwi Kiss and set it on Tangerine Tango. Inked the butterflies from Flight of the Butterflies in Pumpkin Pie (don't own Tangerine Tango, so this blends just fine) and Pixie Pink onto Whisper White and then layered on Pixie Pink. The inner images of the butterfly (ie solid, polka dots, sm flowers) were stamped first and then the line image stamped second. Love 2 step stampin - it allows you to mix and match images and colors for a variety of looks. If you want precision, you will want to invest in a Stamp-a-mi-jig. I on the other hand like when my images are a bit offset from one another and just like to eyeball it. My sentiment, from Warm Words (currently on the Dormant list which is available until January 18th) was inked in Pumpkin Pie and punched out using the Word Window Punch and offset on a Pixie Pink punched Oval. Three Circle Ice (green) Brads were added to the upper left. So honestly, how did I do on this challenge? Still not sure I like the Tangerine Tango, probably shouldn't have used it as my base, maybe just as a highlight color. Stamp and learn...
I'll be back tomorrow with my last 2 Christmas stamp a stack cards. See you then :)

For now, go kreate

Here is the sketch if you'd like to give it a try


Tiffany said...

Great job with the challenge Kim! Those butterflies are so pretty. Too cute!!!

Mary Fish said...

This turned out beautifully. I chickened out on these colors but you came up with an excellent balance. Hugs, M

Lynn said...

This is so pretty! I love your color combo with the butterflies and swirls!