Saturday, January 28, 2012

Be Happy

Oh how I've missed stamping and blogging and blurfing! I have a combo card for you today!

When I stumbled upon Color Throwdown (CTD) and The Friday Mashup (FM),  I knew these were challenges I'd enjoy doing on a regular basis, so rather than creating a card for each, I combined them into one. Obviously, this is nothing new - others do this all the time and why it took me so long to see the light, I'll never know. But it suddenly struck me that this two-for-one deal is a way for me not to burn out on stamping again. Duh!

(sorry for the quality; gray & cloudy when I took this.)

CTD176 was to use Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Rose Red, or similar colors.  I used Soft Sky, LSS kraft, Chocolate Chip, and Rose Red.  The patterned papers in Wild Raspberry from K&Co. (one of my all-time faves!) were perfect pairings for this color combo!

FM43 was to make a project using: a) the featured sketch, or b) something new from your stash, or c) Mash It Up and do both, so I chose to Mash It Up!  The something new was the cute birdbath image from SU's Touch of Kindness set.  I inked up some of the images for my stash when I was at my pal Gwen's for the shoebox swap, but I think I'll have to get this set for myself. I added some Stickles to the water and a few Dewdrops for sparkle, and I made that little tag with Tim Holtz Fragments - I love these things!

I hope you enjoy this "mashed up" creation, and maybe you'll be inspired to try one or both of these challenges! Until next time, happy stamping!

10 comments:

April said...

Susan,
Brilliant card! It always takes me soooo long to combine challenges if I don't know right off the bat what Iwant to do! I am so very happy to see you'd ping it so well!! Those designer papers are to die for!

Kim P said...

This is wonderful!! I love the pattern paper, and the stickles aswater over the fountain! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Susan,

Fab use of paisley, judging by your blog you're a fan of it too! Love your card, lots of bright colours and a lovely image.

Thanks for sharing your card in our challenge.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Lisa said...

You did a fantastic job of combining the 2 different challenges! I love that image and I'm kicking myself, because I could have used that same image for my something new, as I have it but have never inked it up! LOL The little tag is the perfect touch!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous, luv the little tag and the paper patterns..wow...thanks for joining us at the Friday MashUP...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty card and love your cute image. Thanks' for playing at The Friday Mashup this week.

Sherrie Conner said...

Very sweet card! Love that stamp set! tfs!

Rita said...

Fantastic card! I love the designer paper and that tag is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Lorie said...

Another stunning card showing off some beautiful patterned paper. This image is so sweet, and the dew drops are such a wonderful addition. I love that tag, too!

Catherine said...

Hey! How'd I miss this post?!?
This is super duper cute, Susan! I love the layout (which I never would have braved) and the touches of shimmer/sparkle make your image & coloring pop. A fragment! Woohoo!!! YGG! I really need to use mine. Thanks for the inspiration. ((HUGS))