Sunday, June 5, 2011

CCCB- back to basics!

ths week over at the city crafter challenge blog, my lovely friend ros is asking us to go "back to basics" by incorporating some paint (acrylic or watercolor) AND some recycled cardboard into our projects. meanwhile, at skipping stones design, where the fabulous miss amy is ROCKIN' the cards, they've given us a rather divine sketch #78:
with all that inspiration, how could i possibly go wrong??!

(blue cardstock: core'dinations; black glossy cardstock: ranger; plain white cardstock: staples; foam alphas: american crafts; stamp: hero arts; inks: ranger & colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, sewing machine; other: cardboard from a bit of packaging, staples, watercolor paints)

it's not often i start out with a sheet of nekkid white cardstock, but i was in the mood to play, so i got out my watercolors, made a couple of quick die-cut heart masks, a text stamp (from a cool set that june gave me & i don't use enough!) and some distress inks and just fiddled around for a bit and this whole card just sort of materialized surprisingly quickly!

and now that i'm in "paint mode" i wouldn't mind taking those watercolors for another spin, but this time... i think i'll go PINK... :)


  1. Gorgeous card Lauren - what a brilliant take on the sketch!!!! Jo x

  2. Oh wow, this is GORGEOUS, so love that background created with paint! love those cardboard hearts too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Good to see you here! : )

  3. What a wonderful mix of challenges....awesome and fun card! love what you've done!

  4. Blue...min" gorgeous!! I love your creations ... always fun, quirky and amazing ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  5. This is so darn CUTE! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. What a fabulous way to use the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!! I would hope that you have time to play along with us this week!! Take care and thank you!!


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