12 October 2008

My first SBS card challenge

Well we had to make 5 cards, all with the same image and colours but change the background and embellishments! I've only said tentatively I'd do it - 5 cards! Well the weekend is over & I've chatted, lunched & gardened & just a tiny bit of stamping at night time so I've half achieved the challenge which is maybe what a tentative yes means. I've only got 3 of the 5 cards for the challenge & one was already made (a year ago)!

I started with Crab & Co as I had it out on Friday night - it's part of Stampin' Up's 20th birthday promo and therefore 20% off the price, so thought I should create some stuff with it.

This is the card I made a year ago at a class at Jacque's & I love it but it's a very sad shaker card & leaks sand but is seriously cute!

Stampin Up and Crab and Co and Shaker Card
Stamp set/s: Crab and Co, Cheesecloth background (retired)
Card stock: Real Red, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: various - image coloured in with a blender pen
Other: acetate, oval cutting system, foam mounting tape, sand, hodgepodge, cream grosgrain ribbon

My 2nd card:

Stampin Up and Crab and CoStamp set/s: Crab and Co
Card stock: Real Red, Kraft, Basic Black, Watercolour paper, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Watercolour crayons & an aquapainter, 1-1/4" square punch & 1-3/8" square punch

This was my first attempt at using the watercolour paper & my crayons. What I learnt you need to use Stazon, Basic Black ink is not waterproof enough & runs as the image does get really wet, also don't rush putting on a 2nd colour until the first colour you're painting by has dried - my present is a bit sad :-(

My 3rd card:

Stampin Up and Crab and Co

Stamp set/s: Crab and Co
Card stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Creamy caramel, Close to Cocoa
Other: Blender pen, dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Hodgepodge, red gingham ribbon, sponge

Well I have 3 more days till the challenge finishes (though it maybe 4 as my SBS sisters are mainly in America) so may be able to create at least 1 or 2 more (they're in my head) but have 2 card classes to run, plus 1 to attend plus 2 birthday cards to create this week (and my real job) so will have plenty to post if I don't make it.


Anne said...

Oh Karen these are great! What a lovely set of Crabs :).

Sharon said...

Wonderful cards, Karen. I can't wait to see the other 2.

Kristen said...

Great cards. Looks like you had a really busy weekend.TFS

diane said...

They look great Karen you have done a really nice job I often toy with buying this set

Janet said...

Your cards are wonderful:) Thanks for playing:)

Valems said...

Beautiful cards!

Hugs Vanja

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful set of cards! Great choice of colours and papers...they are all beautiful!

Debby said...

Well you did a fabulous job. I have been so behind on other things I don't think I will be able to participate. Lovely work.

Louise, that's me!! said...

These are so cool! You have a shocking habit of making me "NEED" sets I don't have.lol.

Sharon said...

Great cards Karen. I can't wait to see the other 2. Oh, you've been tagged! See my blog for details.

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab Cards karen...like thm a lot!

Cheribella said...

Just love these cards can't wait to see the last two. My name is Cheri and I'm from the SBS #25. I have stopped in to say hello and let you know you have been tagged. please visit my site and check it out. Thanks, Cheri