Friday, March 04, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge #23 - A Color Challenge!

Ooooh! I SO love the challenges, don't you? They just spark my creativity and help me think of things in different ways.

This month, the Clearly Inspired Challenges are going through a few changes. In addition to our regular, first-Friday challenge, there will be another challenge on the 3rd Friday of each month! How FUN is that?!

Other changes include -

- Participants can use any stamps they wish from any company, BUT only 1 entry per person for each challenge.

-The challenges will close after their two weeks.

-The prizes are as follows: For every 20 participants there will be 1 $10 gift certificate for Digital images or stamps only, and the digital set that we can chose to use or not for the challenges.

i.e. If there are 20 participants in the first 2 weeks and 40 in the next 2 weeks, then there will be 3 $10 gift certificates and 3 of the digital sets. . .essentially 6 prizes.

As always, for more information, to enter the challenge, or to see more great samples, head over to Lori's blog!

SO ... let's get on with the challenge!!! :)

The challenge for today is a color challenge:

Or you can use similar colors, you can even use vanilla instead of white or in addition to the white. This challenge will end on March 17th and a new challenge will be posted for the 18th.

I love pastels and had a blast with this challenge.

Don't you just LOVE this piggy!? Oh my goodness. I have just been waiting for a chance to use him. I think he's SO cute. He's from the set Farm Critters at Clear Dollar Stamps.

Here he is up close - and personal. :)

The mud was colored with Copics. Then, I applied Crackle Accents. Being the impatient one that I am, I couldn't wait for it to dry. So, I took my heat gun (not the sweet little SU kind ... the BIG, HONKIN' Black and Decker kind ....) to it. Did it crackle? Well, yeah, sort of ... AFTER it bubbled. LOL! Oh well. I really like the effect it gave it. I think it added some dimension.

Card Recipe -

Stamps - Farm Critters
Paper - Pretty Porcelain, Soft Mint, Cottonball white
Ink - black
Copics - B32, E37, E33, E31, R20, R81, R83
Accessories - Cuttlebug, folder, Blooming Bouquet dies, pearls, ribbon (soft mint, pretty porcelain), Crackle Accents, corner rounder, pop dots

Ok. So, head on over to Lori's blog, get the deets on the challenge, and get your mojo movin'! I can't wait to see what you create for this great challenge .... and I can't wait to see you back on the 18th for another great challenge!

Have an absolutely beautiful day ... I have 7 - 10 teen girls coming to my house tonight ..... OH MY. I don't even HAVE a teen girl!! LOL!

Have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!



  1. That little pig is one of my favorites from CDS, Shell, and i love how you used him with the colors. Great card :D

  2. Super cute card Shell!! Love your "mud!!" This pig looks great in the pastel pinks and greens! And good luck with the teenage girl invasion tonight!!! I'm getting my teenage son ready for a school trip to NYC, they leave tomorrow.


  3. This is such a fun card Shell....I just love your creativity. That set is the first set I bought from CDS and look at me now... Ah the beginning. I just love your circles. What a great layout.

  4. I love this set, especially the little pig! Beautiful card, Shell!


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