Thursday, May 13, 2010

Challenge time :)

Tis challenge time. I have had a big fortnight with having to do two big presentations of my PhD work and needed to de-stress when I got home from work yesterday.

Last week I was in Wagga Wagga (Now there is an Aussie place name for you! Pronounced Wogga Wogga!) and Bathurst for University and then this week I have been doing a three day workshop on how to deal with the ever increasing numbers of violent and aggressive patients. It was an informative workshop but I am feeling a little sore from all the man handling (though the man handling was particularly pleasant!).

My plan was to do the inkspirations sketch challenge and the Just add ink challenge and while I have done a card for both, I was too late getting the Just add ink challenge photographed and blogged. I did do other challenges last night and they are below on my blog.
So, here was the sketch challenge.
And here is my take on it. I am still hooked on rich razzleberry and old olive. They just go so well together.
Anyway...need to cook some dinner. The next door neighbours have a roast cooking and it smells so yummy. Very tempting to do something similar...

Clean and simple challenge 89

Well, I have had a challenging challenge night. I thought that while I had all my stamping stuff out, I might as well polish off a few challenges for some fun.

I really do like the clean & simple challenges as they are just that....clean & simple. I am usually one for lots of layers, bling etc but these challenges force me to think simpler. Here is the sketch
And here is my interpretation. Again, sorry that the picture is not that good. The sun was setting while I was trying to take the pic.
I used the eastern blooms (SU) stampset for the flowers using purely pomegrante ink. The card stock was old olive and river rock. I couldn't resist a bit of bling.

Brown, Blue and white

Brown, blue and white...mmm. Sounds easy right? Sometimes it is those challenges that leave you with so many options that are the hardest. I dont have many shades of blue left in my scrap box or even in my box of card stock.

Brown, blue and white is the colour challenge from the stamping sisters in Christ blog. While most of the cards shown for this challenge have lovely Bible verses...mine does not. I dont seem to have a large supply of Bible verse stamps so went for something that was a bit sacred...a wedding card. I usually have a supply of these but the box is looking a bit empty. it is. The photo is not that good. I left for work before the sun rose and came home just as it was setting