Monday, March 2, 2009

Challenges

Wow, today was a great day despite being interupted to do important things, I got 2 challenge cards finished!!! I haven't been doing many challenge cards for the past week or so, so I was itching to get back into it! We are going to start hosting our own challenges on the 2RedBananas blog so be sure to look for more information there :)



This cards was made for the Technique Challenge on SCS. I used an envelope for part of it, very cool. I also got to use 2 of the newly released stamp sets. Both from Jami Bova, Wrapped in His Love and Caring Critters. I thought they worked really well together. I also used prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, celery Shimmerz, pop-dots, a glaze pen, ribbon, a crimper, and a Quickutz diamond die.



It was really fun to make, and I can see myself making more in the future. I think this one will get sent out in the mail tomorrow :)



This second card was made for House Mouse Challenge 27. The challenge is to incorporate chipboard onto your card, so this is what I came up with. I have a tendency to forget about chipboard so this was a fun challenge for me. I used 2 House Mouse stamps, Sweet Dreams and Smell the Flowers. The papers I used are from Bazzill Basics and Webster's Pages - purple majesty. I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits (surprise, surprise :) and then painted the lilac with lilac Shimmerz. I used grosgrain ribbon, and hero arts flowers, and then because I didn't put any dew drops on the last card, I used 6 of them on this one :) Some from the Grapes and Leaves collection and some from the Fresh Mowed Grass collection.







This is a fun challenge that they post every Monday and you have until the following Sunday I think to get your card posted. Sometimes they have a prize sometimes they don't. But you should check it out if you love House Mouse and Friends stamps.

Our quote for the day: "Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it." - Swedish Proverb

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!

10 comments:

jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are both fantastic!!! I love how you used the dogwood branch with the bird from critters!! LOVE that ribbon! I've got to make one of those envies too!

Super HM card - love those shimmery flowers!

Great quote today too!!

Sassy Crafts said...

Great cards Jeanette. Love the sentiment on the HM card. Thanks for joining in. x

Teresa said...

Wow two challenge cards, you go girl. I really like the mouse card. The dew drops are perfect.

Danni said...

Love both the cards but really like the first one! So cute!! Great job!

Maraya said...

Jeanette, these are absolutely beautiful. I love how you used the stamps on the first one and the colors are striking. I really like the coloring on the stamped image on the second one. They both are awesome!

Leigh said...

Cute. I do like that image.

America said...

Oh, what a terrific and precious first card Jeanette!! And an awesome HM card with those dew drops, colors, sentiment and image! TFS

Side note: I received my 2RB pkg yesterday afternoon and I jsut cant wait to start using MY NEW GOODIES! Thank you for the super fast shipping and the fabulous products!!! :)

Lynette Neus said...

Wow Jeanette - they are both fabulous! Love your coloring as always. Great job on the challenges.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both are great, but WOW WOW WOW...I really love the envelope card for the technique challenge. Beautifully done, and those butterflies and bird are just the cutest!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy moley, these are both fantastic creations. I just love what you did with the Crimped Envelope card...so creative and original!