At As You See It, they are wondering what helps us get our mojo back for creating when we've lost it. Well, I have always liked challenges, specifically combining as many challenges as I can. And I don't mean those "anything goes" challenges. No. I mean I like to find a sketch, find a color scheme, find an inspiration photo, find a theme, and maybe a couple others to inspire me! I feel like if I can successfully meet all the challenges, I have created something wonderful.
For this week I have found 7 challenges to try to follow. It was tricky.
For the sketch, I chose Atlantic Hearts:
For the colors, I chose Color My Heart. They asked us to use 3 or more colors from the prickly pear. Three of the colors were primary, so I chose those to also participate in the primary colors challenge at Pile It On: I chose Lemon, Poppy, and Sapphire. I also threw in a little Pink.
I added some flamingos to participate in the summery challenge at Cupcake Inspirations:
The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays was to use only die cuts. So I cut out a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Artiste Cricut cartridge, and I used my Mickey Mouse head die and embossing folder.
I also wanted to do this tic-tac-toe from The Paper Players. I did the die cut and birthday theme (across the top) but I think I forgot the banner. Oops. I did use blue and pink, so maybe it counts for something!
I also wanted to enter this into the friends challenge at Heart2Heart, so I made my own background paper by stamping the word friends in Poppy ink on the flamingo paper. Hopefully using stamps to create background paper doesn't count against me in the die cut challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.
So, after seeing all that, here's my card. Do you think it meets all the challenges? Did it turn out well? I think it would be nice for a kid's birthday! Unfortunately, my dad was visiting last week, and I didn't get a chance to upload my card in time. So I am late for some of these challenges. But that's ok. I still got a great card out of it!
Cardstock: Sunny Yellow, Sapphire, Poppy, White Daisy
Stamps: Live Out Loud
Other: yellow ribbon (not CTMH), Mickey Mouse die and embossing folder (not CTMH), Artiste Cricut cartridge, Dots Embossing Folder