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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two Double Dare Challenge Cards




Hello everyone!! I finally got caught up with my Double Dare challenges!!! This week I am the hostess and my challenge is to make a card with a basket and to add some plaid to the design anywhere on the card. I combined this with the color challenge on Splitcoast to use Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, and Summer Sun. At first I thought the colors sounded too bright but after working with them this morning, I fell in love with the bright, happy colors!!!

I used the basket of flowers stamp from Heartspeak...stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. I stamped the plaid leaf from the Central Park set on the background white layer but when I put the card together you couldn't see the leaves so I stamped another one, cut it out and attached it under the ribbon. Summer Sun was sponged around the edges of both layers and the card base was run through the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss folder. The SU ribbon, button, twine, and prima finish it off.





The close up shows the button and flower treatent and the plaid leaf. The colors on the image look a little washed out in the picture but they are much brighter in real life!!














Last weeks Double Dog Dare challenge was hosted by Julia (artystamper) and she provided us with a file of digital images of the cutest little girls of the world. Thanks Julia for a wonderful challenge!!! I chose to use the Indian girl...colored her with copics, cut her out with Nesties, and attached her over the background layer that was stamped with the tepee image from Dream Catchers. Piercing was done across the top of the bottom SU dp layer and brads were added. The twill that matched the Soft Sky cardstock was added and a little distressing was done to the main image and the tepee layer.





If you would like to play along, just pm Julia or me and we will send you the digital images. Everyone is welcome to play....just be sure to add DDC to you upload so we can find you card. You can see all the DDc cards here.


11 comments:

Christi said...

Both of your cards are fantastic!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love BOTH of these, Joan!! Holy gorgeous-ness on the color challenge card today, and that Indian card is THE cutest..so adorable!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your flowers are so fresh and beautiful, and your little Indian girl is way too cute!! Love your cards, Joan!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that little Native girl is SO cute Joan! If they are digital images...how do you get them to print out so they are colorable and the ink won't bleed?

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and great job with the colors. I like that basket of flowers image! The little native girl is darling!

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

Oh these are both so pretty! Love that little girl image! sooo adorable!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey, Roomie! Great job on these cards. I really didn't like the color combo today -but you really nailed it with basket of flowers.

I also haven't done my Girls of the World card -just not inspired by them, but AGAIN, you have nailed it!!

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, both of your challenge cards are truly amazing. Love the colors and all of the deatils on your basket card and the little Indian maiden is as sweet as can be. Love the tepee stamp, very cool!

Anne said...

Joan, I almost choked! Seriously these are the most adorable cards. I LOVE your basket card, just amazing and lovely to look at. All the details!! Holy moly!! And the little Indian girl, you kill me GF!! WHO has "tent" stamps???!! I just love coming here to see what's going on in Joan's world!! Great job on these!! (Did I say WOW yet??)

JulieA said...

Joan, these are both wonderful! I really love how you put the color challenge together with that basket of flowers, and with all the details...amazing! The little native girl is so cute! You colored her beautifully and love the tent stamp.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Deb, that top flower card is amazing!! That little girl on the bottom one is too cute!! :) So fabulously inspiring!! TFS!!