some SCS challenges

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thought i would post a couple of the SCS challenges i did this past week!  i don’t do all of them but i DO love CAS (clean and simple), CC (color challenge), and SC (sketch challenge).

For CAS we had to use pinks/corals, kraft (i had to sub creamy caramel) and one other color (i chose a kiwi green)

when i read the combo i thought eeeewwwww….then i browsed the gallery and WOW!  so here is mine:



the tulip is painted with twinkling H2Os so it really has some shimmer.  the background is a quick and easy alcohol ink technique we did with tim holtz at CHA – not sure it has a name so i will call it twist and dismount which is how he referred to it.  Just make a puddle on your craft mat with a metallic mixative and a couple alcohol inks (kinda spread around not all on top of each other), add some blending solution around the dribbles of ink, lay your glossy cardstock face down in it, twist a slide a bit to get good coverage and lift back up from one corner.  one puddle will make lots of backgrounds and by adding more blending solution the colors vary a little.  i have even come back the next morning to a dried puddle, added blending solution and made more pieces 🙂

next up is CC222 – The color challenge this week was NO COLOR – white only and no layers – YIKES! this was a good one for me since i always love the all white cards but the Latin girl in me just can NOT stay away from COLOR and i always cave! i made the card BEFORE picking the stamp and got stuck for a minute and then i came across this CTMH set i got recently in my *stamp staging area* and it was perfect!


talk about quick n easy too!

and now i am off to see what i can come up with next!

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Card 1:

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: SU creamy Caramel, Ranger glossy, Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento – Black, Alcohol inks – Watermelon, Sunchine Orange, Lemonade, Gold
Accessories: pezabling, twinkling H2Os, ribbon

Card 2:

Stamps: CTMH

Paper: Gina K white
Ink: brilliance pearlescent Orchid
Accessories: cuttlebug, scor pal, pezabling square embellie

One Response

  1. Beautiful cards! What a neat technique.

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