Friday, April 24, 2009

Challenge cards

I want to share two challenge cards I made recently. One is for The Greeting Farm blog and the other is for the weekly CAS challenge on SCS.

The TGF challenge was to case this card. I will have to be honest. This challenge was tough for me!! I am still having a hard time getting used to this new style of multi layered mats. I am used to 1 mat and then on with the show! :) Here's what I finally came up with:
The image is Grad Anya and I was lucky enough to win her and Ian during the blog hop a few weeks ago. That was the main reason I chose this image for my case. The patterned papers are from DCWV. The solid cardstock is Only Orange and Tempting Turquoise from SU. I colored Anya with my Bics. The sentiment is from a SU graduation stamp set. I can't think of the name for some reason. I cut the star from the patterned paper and wrote the '09.

The second card was much easier for me! I am pretty happy with how this card turned out.
The cute, little monkey is from "All That Scraps" CC Designs. The paper is SU. I drew the leaves and cut them out.
The challenge here was to use kids bedding from JCPenney for inspiration. Here is the bedding I chose:

I love doing challenges because I really think that it "stretches your creative muscles". The only problem I am having is I feel like I am kind of losing my personal style a little. I used to be a very clean & simple type crafter. Now that I've had to do a lot more "embellished" work I am sort of hovering in the middle. It's good though, I think, because it helps me to try things I would normally never do. Maybe in doing that I can find a new personal style! :)


Michelle said...

wendy!! I am LOVING these cards!!
youre amazing!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love both card. Really like the sketch and mix of colors and DP of your Anya card. And your cute little monkey really put a smile on my face. It's so cute. Love the leaves!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards!! tfs!!

Cheryl Walker said...

They are both soooo cute!! Love your cased card tooo!!!! she is tooo sweet!!!

Jackie said...

Both cards are really cute Wendy...but my fave is the first one! love the layout & the adorable image!!!

Michelle said...

Awe!! That is adorable!! I love monkeys!

*Sally* said...

2 great cards! Like the Grad card in particular, I am sure the recipient will love it!

Scrubbysue said...

cute cards wendy! The images are adorable and I like the colors you picked for them as well. Hope your having a nice sunday!

Mary said...

Wendy, LOVE the graduation card!!! Great colors- very bold! That little monkey is adorable! Great job on these!

Jennifer Talley said...

Love the monkey! So cute!

Cr8ive ME said...

love your cards.

hugs. (your fellow sugar)

Spyder said...

Loving all your makes!This little monkey is sooooooooo cheeky!