triple the fun! challenges challenges everywhere!

it almost feels like cheating….! my first card incoporates THREE challenges in one.

part 1 – this week on paper play challenges (co-founded by the talented sandie – a pezzy playgroup member, my friend mandy and a couple others i believe) the challenge is to make a background rather than use patterned paper. LOVE this – i started this way and actually had a hard time using patterned paper in the beginning!

part 2 – ashley’s etsy challenge – i am a bit late as the new one went up today but hopefully she will forgive me!!! the shop spotlighted last week was alliebeans and this was the piece that caught my eye and i used it to inspire my background:

 raspberry delight pencil case from alliebeans on etsy

raspberry delight pencil case from alliebeans on etsy









part 3 – for the LO of the card i used mojo monday:

mojo monday sketch

mojo monday sketch







and here is what i came up with:



for my etsy inspired background i used alcohol inks on rangers glossy paper in cranberry, red pepper, wild plum and copper alcohol mixative just blotted on with a felt pad.  next i stamped with some Inkadinkados randomly with brilliance moonlight white ink and clear embossed.  finally i randomly stamped with some archival ink.  next i used a butterfly as my focal image – stamped with versamark and then dusted with perfect pearls in copper, berry twist and blush.

a close up of the shimmering butterfly:

shimmering butterfly

shimmering butterfly












next up is MJ’s sketch:

technostamper sketch

technostamper sketch









And my card:

*cheep* easter fun

*cheep* easter fun

This card was quick and FUN!  i started with the cool patterned paper – i have had it forever – i believe it came from the blossoms and butterflies stack.  i used a cuttlebug embossing border folder along the edge of the blue panel.  the images are colored with copics, cut out with nesties and edged with pearlescent lime brilliance ink using a foam ink blender.  i used baby blue liquid pearls to highlight the embossing and added the dotted border.  i used green liquid pearls to highlight the flower centers and polkadots on the eggs.
close up of the Pink Petticoat tweeties:
cheep cheep

cheep cheep

i sized the images down before printing – something i love about digi images as rubber is almost always larger than i like to work with.  are they just TOO ADORABLE!?!??!?  i LOVE them!!

i hope you didn’t mind the pic heavy post today!!!    ready for the weekend?  i know i am!!!


7 Responses

  1. Wow!! LOVE your paperplay entry!!!! Butterflies are one of my favourite things to embellishwith and/or stamp and I adore this one. Must give it a try.

    How cute are those Tweeties!!!!! That lime Brilliance ink is gorgeous 🙂

  2. These are both awesome, Marti! I especially like the colors and images on the second – soooooo cute!!

  3. Fantastic cards Marti! I adore the colours you used on Paperplay one, butterly is gorgeous too! Thanks so much for taking part!

    Hugs mandyxx

  4. Both cards are beautifully done! I really love the embossing on the side of the one for my sketch. Great idea. Thanks so much for playing along. By the way, your site looks great!

  5. Love the coloring…and all the Liquid Pearls accents….the Easter card is sooo fun!

  6. Love your work, very inspriational. Will be dropping back here regularly!

  7. WOW!!! Awesome cards, I Love the little chick one and glad you could join us in MJ’s sketch challenge!

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