Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Color Challenge, DDC, and some Challenge Cards from the Weekend

Hello everyone!!! I have been such a slacker....I have had time to make cards but to lazy to update my blog!!! What's up with that????? Let's see....I have a lot of excuses but it all boils down to being retired. I love not working but I sure do need someone around to keep me in line!!!
It is raining again in Central Texas and boy are we glad!!! My yard actually needs to be mowed...yeaaaaa!!!! Anyway....
Mr. Rubbernecker sent me some new Halloween Stamps last week and I am having sooo much fun...they are such cute images!!! The pumpkin image from the Halloween set #3 was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The sentiment is from the Halloween Set was stamped on a piece of Summer Sun dp and slipped into the punched slot at the top to create a tag.
The Double Dog Dare Challenge this week, hosted by Anne (Itsapassion) was to use punches in a negative way. I punched the spider on the orange dp so the black layer showed through. I also punched the slot in the orange dp for the tag.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Halloween Sets 1 &3
Paper: Whisper White, Black, Pumpkin Pie, SU dp, Heidi Grace dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Silk Ribbon from Sharon Johnson's Ribbon Store, Nestabilities, EK Success Spider Punch, Dimensionals, SU Wird Window Punch, Copic Markers

This is the card I made today for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast. The colors Emily picked today are Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, and Black. Those beautiful colors got me in the mood to do a little watercoloring.
The rose image from Me and Carrie Lou was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and embossed with clear ep. Embossing with Memento gives you a very fine line...good enough to keep the colors seperated but not over powering. The image was watercolored with Razzleberry, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive....I had to add a little green for the leaves. Hope the challenge police don't come knocking on my door!!! The sentiment is from PTI.

Stamps: Me and Carrie Lou, Sentiment from Papertrey Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Razzleberry, Black GCD Studios dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Razzleberry, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Clear ep.

I made this card Sunday for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast. The Featured Stamper was Heather (tankgrl) and her gallery was wonderful!!!! I found lots of cards I wanted to case but settled on her Blue Bird card because of the great layout and the stamping behind the image. I changed the image to Clear Dollar Stamps Charlie Harvest Time, changed the theme to Thanksgiving, changed the colors, and added the frame around the sentiment. The frame was actually plastic but after coloring it with copics, it looked like dark copper metal.
Charlie was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with copics. The wheat from the same set was stamped with Close to Cocoa behind the image.
The Candy Dots and twine finish it off.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Charlie Harvest Time
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Daisy D's dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Candy Dots, Twine, Copics, Frame, Dimensionals

Friday's Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast was to make a card in Halloween colors. It didn't have to be a Halloween themed card, we just needed to use a combo of orange, purples, yellows, blacks, greens and browns (or any other spooky color combo you can think of). No more than a total of 4 embellishments (brads, ribbons and such). Die cuts do not count as an embellishement.
The Really Rust background layer was run through the Cuttlebug with a texture folder. The SU image was stamped the Close to Cocoa onto Kraft top note and a light color wash of fall colored ink pads was used to color the image. The sentiment from the same set was stamped with Close to Cocoa and sponged around the edges. The Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise ribbon and button with twine finish it off.


Stamps: Gifts of the Earth
Paper: Really Rust, Kraft, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby red, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: PTI Ribbon, Punch, Top Note, Button, Twine
Thanks for visiting today.....hope all is well with you and yours!!!


Angella D. Crockett said...

Hi Joan!
Wow, you have been a busy girl!!! Each card is fantastic, as usual!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my gosh, these are all FANNN-TASTIC....can't even pic a fav because I love them all! :)

Betty Wright said...

These are all so different and fabulous, Joan!!! Wonderful colors, coloring, and detailing!!! I really love the flower one..shocking since 95% of my stamps are flowers....hee hee!!! Beautifully done!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Wow.. you are busy girlie. Some fall goodness here too. Your rose is beautiful and I like how you colored it. The charlie is darling. Wonderful set of fall cards.

JulieA said...

Oh my word, you really have been busy!!!! I love all of these cute cards that you made. Looks like you rocked each challenge!

Connie M. said...

Wow! Another wonderful set of card...each one different yet stunning!! You totally rocked the color challenge, and your coloring on all of them is just beautiful!!

Jodi Collins said...

Holy cannoli! Each one of these is more gorgeous than the next! LOVE them all Miss Joan!!

Saskia said...

Great cards!!

Saskia :)

Anonymous said...

Joan, I'm so loving your creations today hun!! The Fall colors and the creative idea on the top card are awesome!! ;) TFS! HUGS

Pat (mspfd) said...

Joan, these are all spectacular creations. It would be hard to pick a favorite as they are all so well done. But I must say I especially loving your first card. You included such wonderful touches... the slot you created for the tag and punching out the orange layer with the spider so the black layer showed through are such fun, fresh looks. Well done!

Cindy Haffner said...

I love all your cards Joan!!

Grace said...

Wow Joan!!! You have been busy card making... THAT is for sure!!! I love them all!!! Great coloring as always... love the cute negative punch of the spider... great effect.. I just am in awe!!! Hugs!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome girl! No need to make ENJOY that retirement AND mowing your! Actually, I enjoy mowing my lawn too!! haha!

Anne Harada said...

Love your "Binge posting!! Like a brand new gallery to check out!! You're so good at this card making thing you do Joan, you should be more enthusiastic about it LOL!!! I think my favorite is the negative punch one...hee hee!! OK, and I love the Me and CL image, and your fun Charlie card. Oh my word and the beautiful Gifts of the Earth one. And all the others...and, oh you get the point!! :) Hugs hon!!

Fern said...

Joan, your cards are fabulous!!!Love the Halloween Card, what a cute image and your coloring is gorgeous... Your Birthday Rose card is beautiful.. I love the colors... And what can I say about the Thanksgiving Charlie Card.. Charlie is adorable..I love the colors and the twine is perfect.. And finally your LSC card is so soft and beautiful..I love the embossed bg the ribbon and the button.. Joan, I love all of 'em.. Just a couple more weeks..... Can't wait.. Hugs :o)

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy smokes, Joan!! You are one fabulous and busy stamper! Love your cards.. ALL of them! Woohoo!

Jennifer Scull said...

all of them are wonderful! I'm doin' the Rubbernecker stroll, so got my coffee and making my way.....

Dawn B. said...

You have been busy. I think this new rubber is great. Nothing like it. Your CDS card is of course my fav. That image makes me smile. Great job.

Rose Ann said...

Oh gosh...all of these are just fabulous, Joan!! You've been busy, and it sure paid off for you!! I love just love them!!

Kevin Renz said...

So many lovely cards Joan... don't even know where to start except to say thanks for sharing all this beautiful eye candy.

Laurie Wilson said...

Those ghoulish kids are adorable, coloring perfection on the rose, so sweet fall cards! Your accents are always so balanced!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, what yummy cards these all are -- from totally fun to totally beautiful!!!! What a great post!!! TFS!!!