Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just Add Ink 50 & Waltzingmouse 29

I think I'm definitely addicted to challenges.  I feel lost without them.  When I first started my cardmaking journey, I spent hours and hours scouring Splitcoast Stampers for ideas, but I pretty much CASED everything I saw.  (And I saw some beautiful stuff).  But then I decided to try my hand at making my own cards.  Looking back, it was a very scary decision to make because I had no idea if I actually had any ideas of my own!

Turns out I did, and although I don't love everything I create, I keep plugging away at it.  And I'm extremely grateful for all the wonderful card-makers out there that inspire me with their sketch challenges and color challenges.  Not to mention all the card-makers out there that participate in the challenges.  The creativity that I see never ceases to amaze me!

That being said, today I've decided to make a card using the very challenging Just Add Ink color challenge which I paired with the equally challenging Waltzingmouse sketch challenge.


Sometimes a clean and simple layout is not so simple after all!  I almost started out making a wine bottle tag, but then decided to make a card using one of my favorite layouts.  And what about those colors?  Never, in my wildest dreams would I have imagined putting elegant eggplant with the other colors, but it works!


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9 comments:

Tracey said...

Thats Beautiful Jen!!! WOW!! Love how you combination of the scallop and square card. I may have to CASE it!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

jamfiescreations1 said...

Wow, this is a great looking card. You did a wonderful job.

Rachel Moore said...

love how you have you have interprited hat Sketch. your card looks great

Vicky Hayes said...

It really works! And I like the way you have the scallop circle overlapping the top of the card too.

KimB said...

You've done a great job with the colours Jen. I really like how you stamped over the text and added the buttons. Thanks for playing at JAI

cbuswell said...

Great job on the sketch, fabulous card!! Thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC! : )

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors and pretty buttons! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Jodene said...

Gorgeous card Jen!