I love this stuff! Everyone has such great ideas and comes up with such interesting challenges. The parties and blog hops always make me dredge up some old item or technique that's been buried for a long time. Today I started with Challenge #1 - use camouflage. And so I cheated. I already had both of these cards in pieces, waiting for assembly. And I knew I had used the last of my camouflage paper on them, so I glued them together. I needed the head start because the local Cardaholics group was meeting this afternoon and I lost some good cardmaking time, putting things together to take to that.
The second challenge was to make a card with a fishbowl. Well, alas, I have no fishbowl. BUT - there's always a way around it. I have a snow globe stamp! So....... I decided my fish would just have to be swimming in a snow globe. I first thought of using some old transparencies to stamp on, then decided to pull out my Twinkling H2O paints. I bought them years ago, along with some special paper that the same vendor talked me into. I had a blast with them. I embossed a strip of brown to look like a table, cut the edge off a paper doily and used a background paper that reminded me of wallpaper. I also tested out some new type of liquid pearls for the bubbles in the water.....wish I would have made two of them right from the start.....but isn't that always the way it goes? Then it was off to my meeting.
But this just gives me more time for the rest of the challenges. :-)
The third card was a color challenge called Tie A Yellow Ribbon. I used a cute tree stamp by Judith and the first tablet that I grabbed had the peach butterfly paper in it, so I didn't have to look very far to find my materials this time.
Challenge #4 was from my "neighbor," Carol, down Rt. 100, in Gilbertsville. It's called Freedom.