Monday, May 18, 2009

Two Great Challenges ~ One Fun Fathers Day Card.

My husband Brian is very much into honey. One of his best buds at work actually makes his own honey and has my husband fascinated to the point that he's thinking of getting a hive for us. I'm not so crazy about getting a bee hive, unless it's somewhere where I won't have to see it. :) Nice supporting him, ey??

Anyway, when I saw the color challenge from Kristina Werner and the Mojo Monday sketch challenge, I instantly saw a way for me to use my just buzzing by set to make him a Father's Day Card and have fun with both challenges. The inside of the card reads "have a wicked cool Dad's Day" ~ totally stolen from Adam Sandler, but what can you do?

So more about the card... Did you know that if you mix a sage shadow watercolor crayon with a bashful blue (using a blender pen), you get baja? Totally fun! I had a really good time using inspiration from two of my favorite challenge sites. I started the challenge by pulling out all the colors in Kristina's challenge. I thought that they reminded me of something I could use with a beehive. It just so happens that it coordinated perfectly to match it up to the mojo sketch.

Challenges are a wonderful way to get the creative juices flowing. Besides, it gave me a chance to take a break from cleaning. I'm redecorating my stamp room (again), and it's a bit of a mess right now.

If you have a chance, try one or both of these challenges.

I hope you have time to stamp something fun today!
Selene~

16 comments:

Janice RR said...

How cute is this!!!?? I love it! This is a fun set, huh . . .my friend and I used it for a Stamp Camp project. And . . . I just KNEW "the fates" would find a way for me to keep using Baja!! I'm already in withdrawal from it, Kiwi and Riding Hood Red . .. thanks for sharing! (did you get up at 4:00 a.m. to stamp????)
Your "Sistah"

PATRICIA CHALAS said...

very nice!!
Did a great job with both challenges!!!

Priscilla said...

Such a cute sketch card you made..love the colors and the bee is too cute too..don't you just love Mondays? Hey, I would love for you to stop by on Tuesdays for the "Midnight Madness" Sketch Challenge

Check it out here http://priscillastyle.blogspot.com

Hope to see you there.
Priscilla

Krista Driessen said...

Awesome card Selene !!! Great job !

Stampin'GHmom said...

Fantastic card! I always look at this set and never can make up my mind if I want to get it. So, thanks for some great inspiration!

Family Fun said...

Great card...I've got to get started on Father's Day cards and this gives me some motivation for the design. Thanks for sharing!

MJ said...

How cute, great job combining challenges.

Mimi said...

Cute!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with both challenges!!! LOVE your card!!!

I gave you an award on my blog today, go check it out!!

Laura said...

Very pretty card! You put these two challenges together nicely. I can't wait til life calms down a bit so I can participate in some challenges.

sari hänninen said...

man, u r creative!
beautiful work...
i've been rummaging your blog - and i'm always nicely surprised... :-)

debhorst said...

so very cute!! awesome job at combining these two challenges!!

Lori Stilger said...

REALLY cute card! :) I'm sure your hubby will LOVE it.
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog during the tour! I appreciate it so much. I do have blog candy up until Friday, if you would like to drop by and enter to win. :)
Have a wonderful day! BE BLESSED!

C@ro said...

So Sweet! Lovely.

Terri E. said...

Love that you thought to use this set. I never would have pulled it out. Fabulous job on the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carollee said...

I love the distressed look of this card. It has such a rich honey feel to it, it makes me want to get some cornbread and honey to go with my little bees.