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Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge #128 - Earth Tones

And I'm back with my Corrosive Challenge card for this week. It's the first challenge of a new month so we have a fabulous new sponsor and prize! August is all about Simply Betty Stamps! I am so excited to work with these fun images! They are just my style!

This week our challenge is Earth Tones. Think green, brown, mustard, rust... It's easy to make Fall themed cards with this color scheme, and though it is my favorite season, I decided I wanted to work with one of our sponsor's images instead. This is Mina from Simply Betty Stamps' Victorian Beauties collection. She is a digi, and I have given her the "big head" treatment so that she sort of looks like a vintage portrait. Colored with Copics and cut out with a Classic Ovals Nestie, she is matted with a Scalloped Oval Nestie in Old Olive. I used a few Tim Holtz embellishments - Mr. H is fabulous for achieving the Victorian/Steampunk/Vintage look! I found some Earth toned designer paper in my stash and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder.

My layout is the sketch from Challenge #70 over at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. I think I followed it well, except for the addition the doily for texture and to fill the empty space at the top of my card.

You'll want to head over to The Corrosive Challenge blog here to see what the rest of the design team has been up to. And I sure hope the inspiration is enough to make you want to join the fun! Me, I do have crafting to do today, but there is also some celebrating to be had for this birthday girl! I'll enjoy dinner with my small man, parents and brothers this evening. :)

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back this week as I'll have previews of the new Halloween Pinkettes from Tickled Pink Stamps! And you KNOW Halloween is my absolute favorite so you won't want to miss them! Enjoy your Sunday!

Card Supplies
Images: Mina (Simply Betty Stamps); Extra Postage (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (Ranger); Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E25, E27, E31, YG95, YG97); Prismacolor Art Markers (86)
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla card stock (Stampin' Up); Tim Coffey Fall Stripe (K&Company)
Accessories: Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Game Spinners, Sprocket Gears, Time Pieces, and Long Fasteners (Tim Holtz); Jumbo Scallops Die-namic (My Favorite Things); Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder (Provocraft); doily (Wiltons); Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses (Recollections); lace (unknown); glue dots; 3D dots


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Love, love, love the colors! TFS

Linda Palmer said...

Love your card. Beautiful green and coloring. I love the layout on the top card. As always, great job.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous coloring of this super fun image. Awesome inspiration and take on the sketch.

Imke said...

Regan, i like the vintage style and you did a great job with this image !

Betty Boo! said...

Great card Regan! Mina looks beautiful! Thank you for representing SBS so beautifully!