The Catered Crop is one of my favorite challenges to play. The last challenge was brads and I was lucky enough to have my "Young Jack Sparrow" card chosen as one of the top picks. Those picks get to be Guest Chefs and post a inspiration card for the midpoint of the next challenge. This marks my third Guest Chef spot (YAY!!!) and since Linda's challenges are always fun how could I not want to play along. :-) Thanks Linda!!!!! The new challenge is kraft. Hmmmm??? Don't see much of that around here do ya? LOL
I'm still on the fence about whether I like this card or not. I'm afraid I got a little carried away with the flowers and they've overpowered the image. I've used a beautiful vintage image from A Day For Daisies and colored it with Prismas. My kraft coloring hero and friend, Dorcas, who by the way is a member of the Catered Crop DT, recently did another wonderful coloring tutorial on skin and I'm afraid I have failed the lesson miserably. Sorry teach. :-( I do believe this lady might be a member of the Cullen family. LOL Bit on the pale side isn't she. :-) I think I need a few more skin tone pencils in my collection.
I also tried casing an idea from my wonderful friend Geri. You can take a look at her card here. I was trying to match her die cut and matching tabs but as you can see I got things a bit backwards. I needed the negative image for the side panels instead of matching ones. I didn't want to waste the paper so I left it alone. Lesson learned for next time. :-)
So break out your kraft paper and pop over to the Catered Crop to get in on Linda's fun challenge.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for hubby and I and sent well wishes. We are both much better. We even canceled his orthopedic appointment because his foot got so much better. Keep those prayers coming that he will recover 100%. The man spends 99% of his day on his feet and he is not one to sit still.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away--metal (brads)
Card Makin Mamas--make it girly
Fairy Fun Fridays--anything with flowers
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude--anything goes/faces
Fussy and Fancy--punches/dies
Scrapbookaholic by Abby (Dilo En Espanol)--use black
Sweet 'n Sassy--make it old
Craft Us Crazy--Mother's Day and/or flowers
Sassy Studio Designs--flowers and flourishes
Crafts and Me--vintage
Whimsy Inspirations--punches or die cuts
Creative Card Crew--kraft
elke Kaart een Freestje--make your own flowers in a special way or with special materials
Craft Your Passion--die cuts and punches
Lexi's Creations--use your punches and dies
Truly, Madly, Crafty--handmade flowers
Have a fabulous blessed weekend!
- Papers: My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Two--Sunshine", Recollections
- Stamp: A Day For Daisies "Scent of a Vintage Rose"
- Ink: Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Vintage Photo Distress ink
- Tools: MFT Die-namics Fancy Flourish die, Memory Box Tender Leaves die, Martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch, EK Success Retro Flower punch and Diamond Scallop edge punch, Nestabilities Labels Sixteen
- Miscellaneous: Recollections pearls, Spare Parts brads