Friday, April 9, 2010

Challenge with a Challenge

Happy TGIF!! I spent my week FINALLY finishing up the organization (aka CLEANING) of my creating area!  I'm soooo excited to have everything put into its own space and the fact that I can see the floor (I won't even mention how long it's been since that has happened!).  I will post some pictures later!

  Today~ it's time for another Just for Fun® Color challenge and BOY! Was it a challenge for me!

 Do you see that PINK color?!! Have I ever mentioned that I am SOOOO not a PINK person? Well, it would seem that I was, uhhhh, maybe whining a bit to a friend that I was not finding inspiration in the "girly girl" pastel colors.  So, SHE challenges me to make a masculine card with these colors!!  SERIOUSLY?! 

Guess what?!  I DID it!! hehe!! Here is my "Pulling Weeds"

I pulled out my favorite technique of wrinkled free distress and  swiped Distress inks in Tattered Rose, Bundled Sage and Scattered Straw onto my craft mat and misted with water.  The 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" shipping tag was smooshed into the ink a couple of times  until I got the look that I wanted.  I then stamped the dandalion (E3370) from Just for Fun Stamps® multiple times along the bottom portion of the panel using Distress Bundled Sage (I did not always reink between the stamping....very random type of thing going on here!).  The sentiment, also from Just for Fun® was stamped with Distress Walnut Stain.  I then got the belated idea to spritz a light dusting of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl over the image.  Lucky for me it did not cause the Distress inks to run!! I would strongly suggest that if you want to add the glimmer mist, do it BEFORE you do your over stamping!! It worked out fine this time, but I will not be responsible for "softened" lines if you chose to follow in my "what if I add this" footsteps!!

The edges of the tag were then distressed with my SU distressing tool and sponged along the edges lightly with Walnut Stain.  I then matted the tag onto a slightly larger piece of SU's Sage Shadow cardstock.  Now~~IRL, this matches soooo much better with the Bundled Sage color tone, but the camera insisted on pulling out the "blue" tones!! The final mat was a very slightly larger piece of SU's Chocolate Chip.  Then I pulled out some wonderful fibers that my friend Melody sent to me a while ago and added it to the tag.  Supplies:  Paper:  SU's Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, vanilla shipping tag.  Inks:  Ranger Distress inks in Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain.  Accessories:  Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and unknown fibers.

Using more muted tones of the challenge colors, plus keeping this pretty CAS, I think I pulled off a masculine card pretty well, if I do say so myself!!

I hope you'll join us on the Just For Fun Blog and share your creations using these colors!!  While we would love to see what you do with Just for Fun Stamps®, they are NOT a requirement to play!! Just grab your stamps and have some FUN with us!!  For some more wonderful inspiration, check out what the other gals came up with!!
(Broni is on vacation this week)

 Just for Fun Rubber stamps is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL!!

Just For Fun® Rubber Stamps is looking for new Designers to work with their images and products. If you are interested in applying, please email the following to Sherry Cheever, Design Team Coordinator:

•Your name and contact information

•4 pictures of your best work (cards, layouts or altered projects) It is not necessary that these projects use Just For Fun images.

•Link to your blog and online gallery

•A list of Design Teams you are currently on

This call will remain open until 12:00 Noon EST, Thursday, April 22, 2010. New Designers will be chosen by April 26, 2010.


Design Team Members will commit to a term of six months. At the end of the six months, a review will be made by the Design Team Coordinator with the Designer.

A minimum of six projects are to be posted on your blog and/or online gallery by the end of each month. Four/five of these projects will be for the weekly challenges hosted on the Just For Fun® Blog. All projects must include a products list, simple directions and use 100% Just For Fun® images. Periodically, there will be a call for your projects to be used as samples in stores, the booth and/or at shows. All projects will be mailed to Just For Fun® within one week of the call (unless otherwise noted.

Design Team Members will receive:

•A Starter Package of Images

•Monthly and/or Quarterly Images, depending upon Designer’s need and team requirements

•New Releases when produced

•Discount on Product Available on the Site

Designers will be given access to the Design Team Group and are asked to upload all projects to an album in the Group. This is where Just For Fun® reviews the images to prepare for shows.

All requests for stamps will be made through the Design Team Coordinator via email.

Just For Fun® Rubber Stamps is a family business and our goal is to make the Design Team feel like a family as well. Communication is highly encouraged between the team and all concerns and/or questions should be addressed immediately with the Design Team Coordinator.

WHEW!! This turned out to be quite the long post! I hope that you all have a great weekend!! I have some much needed projects that need working on, but oldest DS has been scheduled to play in a middle school varsity basketball tournament all day on Sunday.  That, I'm afraid, might mean not much stamping time, but you never know!! I just might have to pull out the "I NEED to get this done before Sunday" whine and fit it in later today! hehe!!  Thanks for dropping by again today!!



Sherry Cheever said...

Well for someone who whined and whined and whined, this is GORGEOUS!!!!! Next time I guess I need to challenge you to make a "manly" card!

Amber (bambi64) said...

I told you you could do it!! Looks great. Any time you need me to kick in the butt to get you going, you know how to get ahold of me!! hehehe

Terre said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful card, I wouldn't mind pulling weeds if they could all be like your card..he it nice job!!! Hugs terre

Glenda said...

I'm loving your tag! This should definitely be a "No Whine Zone"! The colors really work!

Joan B said...

what a great way to use that sentiment! the distressed look came out fabulous

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, I love the distressed look with the image! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

kaiandkristi said...

I LOVE this one!! It definitely looks "manly" and that's really hard to do with those colors! Way to go!!