Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Challenged by Challenges

I love challenges. They are so inspiring and are often a great jump start to getting my mojo going. However, I have to admit, that I am more than a bit challenged by challenges--or at least the time frame given to complete them. I admire the card makers that can complete several challenges in a single card...especially when I can't seem to complete one. That doesn't mean that I don't continue to use challenges for inspiration.

With that said, this is a card that was inspired by Papertrey Ink's release week Create Along With Us challenge, which calls for using one of the design team's amazing projects as inspiration for a card you make using the older stamps you have on hand. This month, Betsy Veldman's card spoke to me. Instead of the new Brushed Strokes stamp set, I used PTI's Watercolor Wonder. The sentiment is from PTI also too. I simplified the design by using only four colors of ink, and added sequins as an embellishment. Here's my card:

In the spirit of full disclosure, I did add Brushed Strokes to my recent PTI order. Now I will have two great options to create a water-color look on my cards.

If you are looking for more challenges, check out Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2015 for inspiration!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Stamps, Ink: Papertrey Ink
Additional Supplies: Simon Says Stamp sequins