Tuesday, February 1, 2011

365 Cards - Day 339 - Half & Half

Aloha and E Komo Mai to another wonderful Wednesday challenge at 365 Cards!! When I got today's challenge I almost told Pam I don't drink coffee, but fortunately the half and half she wants for today's challenge doesn't have anything to do with coffee (well, except for Pam's "special coffee" she drinks to make up these challenges!). So split your card in half and do sponging in the background on one half and wet or dry embossing on the other half. I sponged crushed curry, peach parfait, and soft sky inks on the top half of my background and then used a stick-y looking (forget the name) embossing folder on the bottom. I then used a tree stamp from SU!'s Lovely as a Tree set, part of a fabulous SRM sticker for the sentiment and some punched leaves to finish off the front. Oh yeah, and that brown gingham ribbon that I've had for-EVA!! I was going for a more masculine type card and I think I got it!

So here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Aly's Sunday Challenge - For the Guys
2. cardabilities - sketch
3. Crafty Ho’s Challenge Blog - No Designer Paper
4. pile it on - Punch it
5. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Get Punchy
6. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Whateva
7. The Crafty Pad - something for the boys
8. The Crazy Challenge - Happy Birthday
9. The Shabby Tea Room - Just stamping (no patterned papers) and handmade embellishments: I made the tag and punched the leaves
10. The Sisterhood of Crafters - anything goes
11. Totally Gorjuss - as you like it

Well, that's it for this week...can't wait to see your half and half creations!


snehal watwe welde said...

clean simple and beautiful...loved it

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Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card!!!love the background.xxx


Coffee or no coffee, Pam's half and half challenge is a great idea! Your card is perfect, a great composition and I love the colors together, especially how you blended the sponging part on the top. Hmmm, looks like if you keep this card handy until July it will be a perfect card for your Daddy Jim! Have a great day working DD, I'll be lounging in my spa robe for another day of cold, ice and snow...

Love, SAM aka MOM

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful CAS design! I love the colors and the sponging turned out beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

uksharon said...

Just love your bright colours in the background - its add to your card.
Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Eileen said...

it's amazing -- this challenge has me totally intimidated.

Debbie said...

Always love when you visit the Tea Room all the way from Hawaii -- my {favorite} vacation spot in the world! Your card is beautiful - love the gradiated background stamping -- looks like a Hawaiian sunset! Mahalo for sharing your creation with us this week :)

Netty said...

Very beautiful card! I love the ink effect you made on the upper part of it and the design!
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Rose said...

lol you don't want to drink any of Pam's coffee!! ;)
beautiful sponging girl and i ♥ that tree stamp!!!

Crystal said...

just gorgeous! that background is stunning! thanks for playing along with us at PIO! hope to see you again soon! hugs!

Kjellaug said...

How beautiful card...lovly color.

WeirdCat said...

Great card,beautiful colours, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card and love the vibrant colours. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Tammy Miller said...

wow this is totally awesome you did an amazing job! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Ho's!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Pattie said...

Beautiful card - love the sunset! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

TannyP said...

This is a perfect card for a man! (Or anyone!) Love the sponging - perfect color choices. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Hope to see you again!