Friday, October 22, 2010

Double Take

Well happy Friday to you! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. First date night for Hubby and I...my parents are in town, so we get the night off! What good movies are out right now? I literally have no idea! Then Saturday will bring us Kindergarten soccer, finding the perfect pumpkin, and then my son's gymnastics performance..haven't been able to watch him in awhile, so we are really excited for this! Then a birthday party for my Mother-in-Law on Sunday in which my son designed a cake for her (picture to come later...didn't feel like getting the camera out)...I executed, but I let him tell me how he wanted it done. He cracks me up sometimes! So I hope that all of you enjoy your upcoming weekend as well!

Now onto what we are really here for...the Makeup 4 The Weekend Challenge #47. The challenge is to make a card in any shape but a square or rectangle. I don't make non-rectangle cards much, so this was a fun challenge. I needed some more masculine cards, so I pulled out the newly released Leif Monster from Paper Makeup Stamps. I got my color combo for the first version from the SCS Color Challenge #293...Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Concord, and Old Olive...I only have one of the colors, so I went with Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Elegant Eggplant. Leif was stamped in Black Stazon ink on watercolor paper and colored with an aquabrush and ink pads. In my typical masculine fashion, I distressed some edges and added some hemp twine. The sentiment was stamped with a dollar aisle alphabet stamp set...the inside reads "from your birthday".

Since I liked how the first card turned out and I needed more masculine cards (slew of male birthdays right now!) I found the Color Throwdown Challenge #115 had a good color scheme...So Saffron, Dusty Durango, Perfect Plum...so I made the same card in these colors. Not sure which one I like better...think the first one. What do you think?

So now it is your turn to make a card...make sure that it is not a square or rectangle...and use a stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps to have a chance to win some free rubbah! Make sure to link it up to the Makeup 4 The Weekend Challenge post. Have fun getting inky and thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Leif Monster (Paper Makeup Stamps), Small Alphabet (unknown); Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, Old Olive (SU!), watercolor paper; Ink - Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, Old Olive (SU!); Accessories - Large Scallop and Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), hemp twine, scissors, dimensionals

6 comments:

Carma said...

These are fabulous. I can't decide which colors I like best. I wouldn't have thought of this for a birthday but it's perfect!

Carole said...

I enjoyed looking at both cards.I like the colors you used together. Thanks for sharing..

Anita said...

Enjoy date night! Stunning cards!

Shaela said...

this is fabulous!! I love the colors and the distressed edges - great card!

Randee E said...

They're both perfect! I'm a bold brights girl, so I like the purple one :0) And I'm itching just reading your previous post :0(

Christi said...

Too cute!! I love them both!!

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