Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Today's Challenge

Hi stampers! I realize my posts have been sporadic but I hope to get back on track soon. Working 43 hours last week in a cold room standing all day wore me out more than I thought! We also had a death in the family and that has taken some of my time as well. I hope that you are having a terrific week to make up for mine!!
I did manage to get to scs this morning and make a card for both the color and sketch challenges of the week.
Card recipe: all items from Stampin' Up!
stamps: Balmy Breezes (retired)
cs: very vanilla, old olive, rose red, more mustard designer series paper
ink: old olive, rose red, more mustard
accessories: gold brads
technique: I distressed the edges of the palm tree, the rose red, and the green mat pieces with the SU distressing tool. I also sponged more mustard and rose red on the edges of the palm tree piece. I sponged rose red on the edges of the circular pieces which I cut with the coluzzle.
I hope you like the card. I would truly love to be somewhere with palm trees right now!
Thanks for stopping by! Tasha


Rebecca said...

Anywhere with palm trees sounds divine right now! Your card is great. I saw that sketch, and didn't think I'd be able to make the side circles work, so I skipped it. But I love your take on it. The offset paper behind the main image looks really cool.

Gene said...

Impressed with all the layering, Tasha, and put together with lots of "warm" coloring. Who says it's cold outide. Lol

Heather said...


Way more layers than you normally do, but I really like it!!! It is very creative and the colors are very pretty together!!!!

Love that set!!! I remember when you bought it!!!

Great Card!