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Monday, February 27, 2012

Triple Challenge!





1. Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

This is the latest inspiration photo Kim has posted on the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog. I really like the blue stripes on the clock, so at first, focused particularly on that. After a nasty first attempt involving watercolour paper, distress inks and a stippling brush (ugh), I went with strips of blue cardstock for the background panel. The maritime theme lent itself to the little fish from the set Birthday Buddies. They are coloured with Twinkling H2Os for some shimmer... you can almost see it on the main guy in the photo!










2. CAS-ual Fridays CFC #41: Jest for the Pun of it


I can enjoy a good pun, so I knew the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge might be for me. There are a few layers on the card, but overall, I think the design is still clean and simple. And the sentiment is a fine pun, isn't it? :P 










3. Moxie Fab World: The Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge

The Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge is inspired by the amount of navy blue seen at the recent Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) winter show. And yes, I will admit, navy is not overly prominent on this card, but after looking at some of the inspiration and other entries, I think I can sneak it in.


I'll be back on Wednesday with a so-not-me card for the newest Crafty Creations Challenge!


supplies: white and various blue cardstock, Paper Smooches birthday buddies stamps, Versafine onyx black ink, clear embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, tiara glitz Stickles, Stampin' Up basic rhinestone, pop-dot tape Pin It Now!

14 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun card, love the pun.

Virginia L. said...

YAY, Lindsey! Love your sweet fish card! The use of blue is FAB! That school of fish make me smile! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! (sorry that I have been busy and MIA to comment)!

Linda Beeson said...

CUTE!!! Love the blues and those adorable little fishies, great use of the SPARKS challenge.

Michele Gross said...

Great card, cute pun and I love the color blocking! So glad you came to play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karin said...

Love the card and I'm even more impressed by how you were able to combine challenges...LOL! Love that little fish :)

Lisa Arana said...

great card! love the background stripes and the fish are perfect.

Emily Leiphart said...

What a great card for a great set of challenges! I LOVE those blue stripes and the fish swimming across them. As always, your embossing is gorgeous and I love the hint of sparkle. GREAT card!!

Jen W. said...

Look at you rockin' 3 challenges! Whoop whoop! Love the stripes and the twinkling H20s! I must pull mine out of their drawer so I see them and think to use them!

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute! LOVE the stripes and I LOVE all the fishes! FUN card! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

Angela said...

holy challenges, batman! love the fishies, love the stripes (stripies? That doesn't look right.).

Wendy ten Hove said...

Yep! Luuuuuve this one!! Those fishes are just too cute!!!
Hugs, Wendy

kasia c. said...

This is so super cute! Love those twinkling fishes. :)

Cath said...

Hey Lindsey! Thanks for linking this up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)