Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cool Colours Free-For-All?

I had intended to get back to post these yesterday, but best-laid plans and all that jazz...but hey, the DYSU linky is  still open for another 9 hours, LOTS OF TIME. I feel like I preface a lot of challenge cards by saying eek, I'm not good at these ones...but colour challenges are my latest for that. I use so much patterned paper which, of course, by nature has lots of colours, and makes it hard to limit a card to the particular ones for a given challenge. Then I realized - hey, silly, you won't get any better at it if you don't practice, and to back that up, there are 3 challenges I follow that have colour challenges this week. It's a sign!
So, here's the first:

As I was pulling out the dark green cardstock, a scrap piece of patterned paper fell on the floor, and wah-lah! My card was born:
Supplies: stamp from Inkadinkado;
Versamark, Broken China & Tumbled Glass distress ink, clear EP;
Cuttlebug embossing folder; green cardstock from stash;
patterned paper from Basic Grey "Lemonade;"
'love' flatback button from Dress it Up!
Summer weddings are everywhere at the moment, and I can barely keep up with the need for wedding & anniversary cards. Like I said, the DYSU challenge #80 is open until this afternoon, so link up quick!

The other challenge I'm linking up to is Crafty Creations Challenge #178, which has a Free-for-All this week - and it's open until tonight. There are nearly 300 entries already! 

Supplies: patterned paper from Bo Bunny;
Palette Noir ink;
stamps from Paper Smooches - from dear sweet BARBLES!
The scooter is paper-pieced & the seat & wheel-cover (hubs? whatever!) thingies are popped up on foam tape. The sentiment stamp originally said 'hi' but I selectively inked & then added the "..." to leave the card open for any occasion. 

xoxo,
Jessi


19 comments:

~amy~ said...

spot on with the color challenge...excellent work:)

LOVE your scooter card!

Angela said...

Cute cards, Jessi! I am not a fan of color challenges either (nor inspiration challenges!) Adorable scooter!

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Wendy ten Hove said...

Such pretty cards! Love how the first one was created by coincidence! Fun! And the funky background behind the cool scooter is fun!!! Love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous and fun! Love the colors of the first card and really loving that blue mosaic behind that hot rod scooter.

Marie said...

Great cards, Jessi. So glad you gave birth to these lovlies! Have to case this for my 'men's basket.

Barb said...

These are awesome! I LOVE the scooter card (I believe those are fenders?)!!! And, the love card is so pretty...that image is beautiful! I'm givin' ya the standard "Thank you for joining us at DYSU this week!" ;)

Lindsey said...

If there are hours left in the challenges, what's your hurry? :D Glad you joined us at Crafty Creations Challenges with the fun scooter card, and love the first one, too! (Now you can be all ready for our new challenge tomorrow!)

Theresa said...

I just love it when the papers fall together. Your first card is awesome. I love the image. The scooter is fabulous - love the white strips. You've been busy. I have so many cards to make this week and I just don't know how I'll do it and sleep too!!

yyam said...

Love how a fallen piece of patterned paper became instant inspiration...what a lovely card!

And love the bright colours on that second card! :)

lostinpaper said...

Super fab take on the colour challenge, love that couple image! And who can resist a scooter... and with flames too!

Leslie Hanna said...

I like color challenges, but only if they are 2-3 colors. once it hits 4, i'm toast. too much for my pea brain to handle.

and i LOVE that your card came together when a paper scrap fell out of the pile. that's how my world works,too. :)

Pauline said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Jingle said...

These are great! Love that scooter card!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your first card is so BEAUTIFUL and the secon soooo cool! Love them. Have a great day! Hugs, Karin

Jocelyn Olson said...

Don't you love it when paper literally jumps out at you? It looks perfect with the green. Love the little pearl accents, too. The PS card is SO cute! Really cool background, too.

Allison said...

Love your scooter card in every way! Great use of that Lemonade DP (I think I finally used mine all up!).

Anyway, I am going to be late posting my challenge card tonight (which is never news) so don't wait on me!

Dawn said...

I think you did a swell job on the colour challenge - the DP is perfect. Awesome paper piecing too - and I love a punny sentiment.

Hugs, Dawn

Ren-Yi said...

Two stunning card! Love the fire... Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.