Thursday, September 3, 2009

Oh My! Patterned Papers

This has been a funny few days off, can't seem to get motivated to do anything. Have been checking out all the challenges to get the juices flowing. Once I checked them out it was a matter of using what I have on hand to try and conquer those challenges. CCC is one of my favorite sites. Their challenge this week is to use at least 3 patterned papers on one card, it may sound easy but for me this is really hard, just can't seem to wrap my mind around this concept. I went through all my scraps and came up with a few pieces that I thought might coordinate, this was part of my own challenge to use scraps, as there are so many.

The first card is using western paper, so denim seemed to be the perfect match, but what could be added? Why not a cowboy hat from another western print, the only sentiment that seemed to fit the bill was "Howdy" which once again was computer generated, hence this was the result.

Had quite an assortment of western paper so I did make a few more cards to use the paper, thus having less scraps in my stash. The other cards don't have three patterned papers, but it was fun to try and use what was on hand.

Had some other papers that were pink and this is my second card for the challenge. In my quest for inspiration, happened to land on Rubbernecker Stamps challenge for Wednesday which was "Cut It Out". Found this stamp that I have had for years, it had writing around the edge which I didn't want to use, thus I cut out the image and added it to my card. The lady on the stamp seems to be thinking of someone that is far away. Coloring in the stamp was done with colored pencils.

Well, it is time to get ready for work. Hope everyone has a crafty day.


  1. Beautiful cards! I especially like your western-themed one!

  2. What a great soft, pink card! The western one is great too! Thanks so much for playing in the Wacky Wednesday challenge this week!

  3. Both are fabulous, thanks for playing along in the Wacky Wednesday challenge!!

  4. Howdy indeedy! A great fun card, thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

  5. You've done a wonderful job on both cards, and I think you've conquered your DP fear :D We're so glad you were able to play along in our Crafty Creations challenge this week!
    - Ann

  6. Wonderful cards for sure!
    Thanks so much for playing along in our Wacky Wednesday challenge at Rubbernecker! Winners will be announced on Tuesday! Best of luck~


  7. Thanks for joining us at Craft Creations Challenge with this beautiful card! Great colours!

    Saskia :)



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