Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DD/DDA Challenge and Colour Challenge Cards

Good Morning!
I have a lot to share today and I still have no battery/cord for my laptop...so this will be super duper fast....I'll apologize in advance if I have missed anything or have typos ;)
It's the 20th of the month which means it's time for another Dirty Dozen Challenge.
This month Christine is our hostess and she's given us these rules:
It's all about H2O
Challenge Focus: Create a project that has something to do with water, it can be in your stamps, paper, or embellishments. But lets celebrate the happiness of warm weather and refreshing water. Let us know the story behind it too!

Required Element: Watercoloring! If we're doing a water themed project there needs to be some element of watercoloring on your creation.

Restricted Element: If it's H2O that means the two in the equation restricts you to only two embellishments. For example, ribbon and piercing, primas and brads. Focal image shapes like nesties or sizzix die cuts don't count. Let's see how creative you can be with just 2 embellishments girls!
I've decided to make two cards! My first one is an All That Scraps image called Sugarplum Emma. My embellishments are primas and brads ;)
Stamps: Sugarplum Emma, AmyR's Beach Sentiments; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, WW, Watercolour paper and Washington Apple DP; Inks: Black, SU! markers; Accessories: Copics, Aqua painter, Nesties, Primas, White Brads Dimensionals
My second card uses an old fave of mine Boatloads of Love. My embellishments are ribbon and scallop edge punch.
Stamps: Boatloads of Love; Cardstock: Temp Turq, Watercolour Paper and East Coast Prep; Inks: Black; Accessories: SU inks, Aqua painter, Nesties, Grosgrain, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals
The Colour Challenge FREAKED me out! Only Orange, Brilliant Blue and Purely Pomegranate....yikes eh? I went with something clean and simple. This is also a SU! only card.
Stamps: Live Your Dream; Cardstock: White, Purely Pomegranate; Inks: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Oval punches
Thanks for stopping by today!

18 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

Awesome cards, Dawn!!! Love the way you layered the Nesties on the first card, colors and layout and just EVERYTHING on the second card, and the simple elegance of the last card. Amazing job, gf! :)

Joan Ervin said...

Wow, girl, these are all AWESOME!!!! The image in the first card is sooo precious and so beautifully colord as is the little tug boat!!! Everytime I see this little boat I think of you! Your color challenge card is lovely, too...you did a fabulous job on those flowers!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GREAT cards, girl! Heee, love that you used the sugarplum image with the itsy bitsy teeny weeny sentiment...totally cute for the DD/DDA challenge. Love your popped up clouds on the Boatloads card (and it's totally cute..not what you called it in your email..oye!..what am I going to do with you).

Renée said...

Whoo boy, where do I start?! These are all awesome, Dawn! Love how you highlighted the sentiment in the first card; love the popped up clouds in the second; and the fab use of those colours in the third! They freaked me out too ... see you later!

Connie said...

such fun card, Dawn! Love them all, but really lovw what you did with the color challenge...I did not even try it! LOL!!

Rose Ann said...

Your Emma is just as sweet as can be, Dawn...and I love your coloring, papers, and Nestie shapes!! Your boat is just darling as well!! Beautiful floral card too!!

Alex said...

These are all fabulous Dawn!! I love boatloads of love, need to pull that one out again!! Great waves - very cute and creative! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job Dawn, I never did get around to doing the DD challenge

All Pink girl said...

Hi Dawn xxxx
stunning cards as always
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Maria said...

All 3 cards are gorgeous, Dawn!! I especially love the colors on your 3rd card. The color combo is different. . .very striking! That All that Scraps image is the cutest. Gotta love the cute images!! Love the layout! Your second is adorable too! You can make even a tug boat look cute! Great job!

Maria

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous cards Dawn, I love them all. The CC on the bottom one scared me too when I read the colors ebfore looking at the card, but you've done very well with it, it looks super!!

Hugs, K

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Dawn! I love them all! I just got that Sugarplum Emma but haven't inked her up yet. . .I better get busy. She's TOO cute!

Silke said...

Dawn - your DD card is super cute!!! What a sweet image!!!

Love the Boatload of Love card - so fun and fresh looking!!!

Your Live Your Dream card is GORGEOUS!!! You nailed these colors!!! Hugs ~S~

Vicki said...

Love, all of them!!! You are amazing!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Dawn! You have been busy! These are all beautiful!! Love your Boatload of Love card! The colors are so cheery and gorgeous! You did an awesome job on the SC too! I found that color combo difficult.Great work!

Shel9999 said...

Wow! All awesome!! (I'm really loving those new beach images!)

Christina Fischer said...

Fantastic cards, Dawn!!! You always make me smile with your Boatloads of Love cards! :)

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za girl... you have some FABALICIOUS cards going on!! LOVE IT.. He! Great use of your Nestie's and fun cheery colors!! The last cards has a very SWEET CAS look... TFS Dawn!! :)