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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Create a Challenge... Card #1

Pup is a "Freebie" from All Dressed Up

A combination of a Stamp convention a couple of weeks back and a new challenge from 613 Ave C  got me motivated to play with RUBBER again. Entering challenges as often as I do has really moved me more toward digis and away from rubber.  I found some background rubber stamps at the convention that inspired me to play!  Impression Obsession was doing a demo layering two or even three backgrounds over one another with different intensities or inks.  I decided to use the IO's "Grunge" and "Knit" together and I wanted a monochrome result - so the Distress Inks I used were 'Milled Lavender' and 'Dusty Concord'.  You can pick up on the layers of the two stamps best I think on the sentiment panel top right corner.  The 'Grunge' is apparent, but the 'Knit' is softer and in real life makes the background look like cloth or an old sweater.  The 'Knit' is obvious in the Marvy Uchida punch scalloped circle - it is stamped on a white background as opposed to the lavender CS of the first layer.  From this stamped paper I was also able to punch out the buckle slider by EK Success used on the ribbon.

The dog IS a digital, a FREEBIE as a matter of fact, from All Dressed Up.  I colored him with Copics: V01, 06 & 09.  Then to continue the theme of materials, I stamped all over him with a rubber stamp from a Hero Arts collection - 'Tiny Backgrounds'.   I used black half pearls for his eyes and Glossy Accents on his huge nose.  The head is actually two layers with the top layer sculpted and then mounted on an Action Wobble Spring so that when tweaked, it wobbles back and forth.  The sentiment is a very old and well loved rubber by Anita[?] Watkins.
The inside utilizes left overs from the front papers and a 2nd punched buckle slider.
I made this card for the new challenge starting today at 613 Ave C called "Create Your Own Challenge".  How perfect is that to do something new!  The concept is to choose options from the following chart:  
My choices were:
#1 image #2 embossing - heat & dry #3 Glossy Accents #4 pearls #5 ribbon
It was fun!  I challenge you to try something new and just play with some things out of your past or that are brand new to you - s*t*r*e*t*c*h yourself a titch!
You can enter your new creations at 613 and win a prize from All Dressed Up!  Definitely check out the creative projects of the 613 Designers HERE and spark your Mojo!

I made two cards for this challenge - Card #2 can be found HERE.

This card should be eligible for the following
Sweet Pea Stampers – Birthdays
The East Wind – Die Cuts or Punches [scalloped circle and ribbon slider punches]
Crafting from the Heart #17 – ATG
Papertake Weekly – ATG [optional twist no DP]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Clear it Out – Your Style [Paper Sculpting] /stash: Favorite Product [Copics]
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Paper Crafting Journey – Spots 7/or Stripes
ABC Challenge –K is for Keep it Simple [Kissable, Keeper & Kute!]

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. My favourite crafting colour. Sorry I'm late with my visit and comment. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'birthday' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  2. Awesome purple doggie Ginny! Love it!

  3. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "Crafty Sentiments Challenges Blog". Good luck.

  4. He looks supercute and love the design with the layers and diecuts too. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

  5. fab card Ginny..thanks for spotting my typo over at Sweet Stampin.


  6. Wow I love your gorgeous design! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Challenge! Hugs Julie DT xox

  7. I came across this image the other day, I just love him. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog. Check in tomorrow for our new challenge and to see if you are a winner :)

  8. Such beautiful card. Love the knitted background. And the doggie, such a cuttie. Cheers,

  9. Ginny, thank you for all your kind words! Your puppy is so cute! Love the purple!

  10. I love this cute little puppy! What a great card! Thank you for joining us at ABC challenge. Good luck and be sure and join our next challenge. I love seeing your work!

  11. What a great project. Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Paper Crafting Journey. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

  12. I have a friend that would go bonkers for this card she loves purple, super card and cute image too :0)x

  13. Love the purple puppy! This could be the title for a song!
    If it is ok with you, I would love to pin this to the All Dressed Up Pinterest brag board... gorgeousness needs to be shared!


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