August 1, 2010

Curtain Call Act 41, Mojo Monday sketch 149, & Wee Memories challenge


Wow, that's a mouthful of a title! Today's card is for 3 challenges: the Curtain Call Color Challenge, the sketch at Mojo Monday, and the challenge at wee memories to use chipboard.





How about that inspiration photo for this week's color combo? Be still my heart, those are little crochet covered sea stones! These little beauties were inspired by sea urchins, and you can find out more about them at purl bee.

Besides the cute factor of the photo, the colors this week are just up my alley. My favorite colors are cool blues, and I love anything with kraft! The sketch was a bit trickier, but I decided to give it a try.

Finally, if you haven't checked out the Saturday challenge at Jenny's blog, wee memories, now is a great time! She's also having a giveaway to celebrate reaching 300 followers, which you can read about here.

Okay, on to the card! I think I may have tried to incorporate too much onto this one, because I can't make up my mind as to whether I like it or not. I think the chipboard circles are a bit too large for the card, so it looks a little crowded. But it would make a perfectly nice masculine birthday card, don't you think?

I used Chamomile Tea Dye ink to match the white cardstock to the chipboard circles, which are from Me & My Big Ideas. I don't buy a lot of chipboard, but these came in a cute beach-themed set that caught my eye.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, white)
Stamp: Fiskars (Make a Wish Quotes)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, Chamomile Tea Dye)
Tools: Spellbinders (square die), Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories: Me & My Big Ideas (chipboard)

Things have been a bit quiet in blog-land lately with so many people away at CHA, so I'm looking forward to hearing all about it this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

17 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Love the beachy feel of your card :) Lots of great details too! Glad you could join us at Wee Memories!

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing!! :) :) :)

Stacey Schafer said...

Wowzers! It is a FANTASTIC interpretation of the inspiration piece! LOVE IT, C! Thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Serendipity Blog said...

Love your card, very cute!

Marisa said...

Absolutely love this card, Christina. Fabulous theme and the tea stain softens it up wonderfully! Way to go with that mojo sketch too - that one had me stumped LOL!

Julie said...

Wow, this is just great. Fantastic combination of challenges!

Karen B. said...

This is just gorgeous. Those images blow me away and your sketch is fabulout.

Courtney Baker said...

Oh very nice! I love beachy cards! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Wendy Space said...

This is a beautiful card! I love paper piercing but always forget to try it!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is beautiful!

designbygutschi said...

Wow - Perfekt
This card is very good.
Jutta

Sue Kohler said...

What a great take on the colours Christina! I wish I could use my tea die ink and it would look at beautiful as yours! Thanks for sharing at Curtain call again this week! :)

Lindsay said...

Great card Christina! I love the colors and stamps you used.

AnitaRex said...

OOooo gotta love this card! Love this soft beach feel! So happy you joined us at Wee Memories!

Ann said...

Love the colors and sentiment...Thanks for playing the wee memories challenge!

Nance said...

Ooooh, you nailed this sketch Christina. Another one that had me running, LOL! Love the soft beachy feel of this one. Great use of the colors and inspiration piece.

Nerina said...

This is gorgeous! These colours really do evoke a sea scene - this all fits together perfectly! Your paper strips are fabulous - they add so much, but aren't distracting! Just wonderful!

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