Sunday, June 13, 2010

Petite Challenge #1 Goes Haywire

Just a quickie post of my first, less than stellar, attempt at this month's colour challenge and one that I am actually proud to put my name to. I've recently joined a group of uber-talented ladies on the Papertrey Forum who have created a blogging group to encourage and inspire our respective card making skills.

Each month, a different hostess posts a sketch challenge and two petite challenges of her own design. This month's challenges were provided by Jessica. Be sure to check out her blog. After you finish here, of course. LOL

To "save time," I tried to combine both the monthly sketch challenge and colour challenge to save time, but it didn't work. For this first card, I used SU cardstocks and K&Co. paper from my slowly, dwindling stash. (Must make way for PTI paper goodies.) In my mind, this paper just had to be combined with PTI's Vintage Picnic set. What do you think?

My official colour challenge card was done using Enjoy the Ride, Text Style II, and my MM Slice. I don't use that little marvel often enough. It made cutting the circle and scallop a breeze.
To jazz up the background a bit, I used Text Style II, VersaMark, and a little embossing powder and balanced it out with some paper piercing in one corner. Hope you like this one as much as I do.

Now, on to the June sketch challenge. Can't wait to see what you ladies create for Tuesday!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Keva said...

Great cards, Suzanne!

Anonymous said...

I think both cards are great. I just recently added Vintage Picnic to my wishlist. I guess I should just go ahead and add the rest of the stamps I don't own to the list, they all seem to get there once I see them on someones blog anyway! LOL

I love the pattern on the card and the paper piercing in the corner of the second card. I recently picked up 4 slice cartridges at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle - I don't own a slice, but I have been thinking about purchasing one and the price was just too good to pass up. Do you really like yours?