The title of the this post describes the 4 challenges I am finally getting around to posting! The first is one of the most recent challenges this week, Day 193 - Card Recipe . Here is the recipe: 5x5 Card, 4 different patterned papers, 3 blossoms, 1 stamped (ink or digital) image, 5 rhinestones and the sentiment is up to you. I find any card with more than 2 DP intimidating, but I kept telling myself to keep it simple and I think I accomplished my goal! Of course what made it is is The Green Stack Paper that I bought last week at Archivers. The cute little skunk is part of the mat stack and he is just so cute I decided to build the card around it. The heart is a sticker, it had one printed on it but I decided to 'enlarge' it. My rhinestones are black to match the card base and the flowers are actually rhinestones too! Wonder if I get extra credit for that?
Finally I figured out what to do with Day 191 - Musical Monday challenge based on the song Chantilly Lace, by The Big Bopper. Found this sketch at Midnight Madness and thought it fit perfectly! The lace background is a picture of a swatch of Chantilly lace found at an on-line fabric store. The card base is blush blossom, then I used black brads/rhinestones, white organza ribbon, a cuttlebugged butterfly and a black flower.
Then after my daughter said it looked like a donut on a triangle, well I just couldn't get that image out of my head! (Things get stuck there a lot!) I finally got it out of my head and turned the triangle into an origami Christmas tree. I stamped and embossed a Magenta ornament stamp behind for the donut, uh, I mean circle part of the sketch.
Turned out to be pretty simple, it seemed with the tree as a focal point anything else just cluttered the card. But then, I am a CAS kind-of gal!