Before I get to today's challenges, I want to thank a couple challenge blogs for selecting my cards as ones among their favourites. First, my masculine nautical birthday card was picked by Brian King (one of my absolute favourite bloggers) as his top pick for the Paper Players :) And, my lovely retirement card was selected as a "gamete" by the Friday Mashup! How very exciting and I thank everyone who looks at my blog :)
Now onto the challenges! There have been so many great challenges last week & early this week, so making seamless combinations of the challenges has been a snap. Today, I decided to combine the Friday Mashup, the Paper Players, and Mojo Monday:
- Create a project using "Lined paper (Notebook, Graph, Spreadsheet etc.)".
- Create a project that has a "Distressed appearance".
- Or Mash it Up and create a project with "Lined paper that's Distressed looking".
You would have to agree that these challenges are all great and, I think, work well together! :) I chose bottom row of the Paper Player's tic-tac-toe: ribbon, mother's day, and pink & green. I also chose to "mash up" the Friday Mashup and here's what I came up with:
I distressed the, excuse my language, poop out of this card! Every element is either sponged and/or distressed with my paper snips and the ribbon was scrunched into a tiny ball to achieve that nice crinkled effect. Unfortunately, the nice mother's day sentiment from Delightful Dozen does not fit in the large oval punch, so I had to improvise with a hand-cut banner... I think it worked out :)
Thanks for looking and be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2 of combining three challenges! :)
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Elements of Style
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (ret), Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, In Colour Stacks, Just Add Cake DSP (ret), Whisper White
Ink: Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz (ret)
Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, Corner Rounder (CTMH), Scallop Circle & Circle Nestabilities
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon (ret), Dimensionals, Sponge, Paper Snips