Sunday, December 28, 2014

Not Something You See Every Day

Normally, when one combines challenges, it's a sketch challenge plus a color challenge, or a sketch and a theme, but you generally cannot combine sketch challenges. Not only is it forbidden in most challenge blogs' rules, but it simply doesn't make sense.

Enter: the current Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge: Anything Goes, and their challenge (because Anything Goes isn't really a challenge, now, is it?) is to challenge yourself.

I combined that with two other challenges to make this:

My challenge to myself was to disappear another piece of paper with (gah) pink in it. I had a small piece of Japanese paper that I cut into two strips to make two cards. I followed the current Sketch Saturday sketch:

and my colors came from the current Just Us Girls challenge:

There's really not a lot to tell about this card, except that I got bold and combined gold and grey. The Gold & Silver combination seems to be all over Blogland lately, so I decided to give it a try. I used grey card stock for the layer and the small circle behind the sentiment, and the sentiment was stamped with Delicata Gold and clear-embossed:

You can also see the gold in the Japanese paper. When I buy this pretty paper, I generally get patterns with gold in them. It's what I do.

The sentiment is from the MFT set You've Got Mail set that I had to open to use.

That's one more piece of (gah) pink paper that has left my craft room. Some day I hope to be a (gah) pink-free zone. A girl can dream.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: miscellaneous piece of Japanese paper from The Heaplet, vat of clear embossing powder, and the following:


  1. I love everything about this card! It is beautiful!

  2. Super CAS card! Perfectly inspired card for our photo at Just Us Girls....thanks for playing along!

  3. I know you are so sad that I got sick this month and couldn't make you an uber pink Christmas card. There's always VD....! That's Valentine's Day, you!

  4. Your talk of (gah) pink cracks me up! Beautiful card, though, even with pink! :)
    Thanks for along with us at TMS!!

  5. So pretty, I love the CAS design. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  6. Way to vanish that last bit of (gah) pink paper! (I'm kind of digging it though!) Awesome take on the sketch and also our photo challenge at Just Us Girls!

  7. Gorgeous paper (what I can see of it). Come on...embrace the pink...Valentines, Easter....its that time.

  8. So you don't like pink, huh? LOL! Your card is very pretty and I love that Japanese paper! Very cool card! We hope to see you playing with Just Us Girls in 2015 and Happy New Year!

  9. The gold and pink are gorgeous on the clean, white background! Great card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  10. Great card! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs Deb

  11. What a wonderful CAS card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Hope you come back and play again soon!


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