Crafty Betty

Project 4 0f 365: Combining Challenges “Mojo Monday 139” and “Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30”: Gettin’ Dirty May 19, 2010

Hi All,

First of all excuse the long title.  My true title for this project is “Gettin’ Dirty” cus its not a clean one….hehehe.

So, my first non-coerced reader, Rebecca, introduced me to an online paper crafting challenge called “Mojo Monday,” this is where the layout from this design is from.  When I saw the sketch I knew it had potential….and not wanting to copy anyone else this time I ended up just sitting and staring at the layout sketch trying to figure out just where to start.

After awhile I sat it down to get some other work done….In the meantime I ran accross another weekly challenge called “Curtain Call Color Challenge” and from the combination of these two challenges comes my card “Gettin’ Dirty”.  Combining the two challenges really did make it easier to get started….I already knew my basic layout, and I knew what colors I would be using, so now all I had to do was fill in the blanks.

The Color Challenge Colors were: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Kraft, and Pink Pirouette.  Of course I immediately thought how the heck am I going to get this BOLD pumpkin pie to mesh with my more subtle pink, white, and kraft????  Then ding, ding, ding…..this is where the “Gettin’ Dirty” party comes in……DISTRESS the heck out of everything!!!

While I’m not totally in love with the outcome I do appreciate it….This challenge pushed me to use colors together that I normally wouldn’t.  While it’s not likely I will be pairing Pumpkin Pie and Pink Pirouette again in the near future, it does open my eyes to experimenting more with non-traditional color pairing.

Without further ado…….

Project 4 0f 365:  Gettin’ Dirty  🙂

Mojo Monday #139 and Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Mojo Monday #139 and Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Remember you can always click my shopping links (like HERE) to open my Stampin’ UP! shop in a separate window and get all the Stampin’ UP! Supplies needed to complete this project.  I try my best to list the item numbers below to help speed up your shopping.  All you need to do is enter the item # into the “Search” box on the left side of the Stampin’ UP! Screen.  Your purchases help fund this crazy adventure I have taken to complete 365 Stampin’ UP! Projects in 365 days.

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

– 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Basic Black (102851 or multipack 108588 which will include the whisper white also needed)

– 4 x 5 1/4 Pink Pirouette (will be returning as a Core Color 7/1/2010!!!)

– 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 Pumpkin Pie DSP- polka dot sheet- (112159)

– 2 x 3 Pink Pirouette

– 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 Whisper White (100730 or multipack 108588)

– Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Kraft scraps

Stamp Sets:

– Friends 24-7 (113218)

– Sense of Time (113804)

– Fifth Avenue Floral (113734)

– Vintage Vogue (wood 117690 or clear 118598)

Ink:

– Basic Black Classic (101179)

– Sahara Sand Classic (105208)

– Pink Pirouette Classic (will be available 7/1/2010)

– Whisper White CRAFT (101731)

Accessories:
– Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip Felt Flowers (retired)

– Pumpkin Pie Brad (106955)

– Hemp Twine (100982)

-Distress Tool (106958- Cutter Kit)

– Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)

– Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (119921)

– White Emboss Powder (109132, Heat Tool 100005)

– Stampin Sponges (101610)

– Stampin Dimensionals (104430

– Snail Adhesive (104332 or Refill 104331)

– Tombow Multi Glue (110755)

– Top Note Die (113463)

Non- Stampin’ UP!:

– Crackle Glaze

– Pearls

If you haven’t already figured out why this is called “Gettin’ Dirty” it is because I distressed the edges of absolutely everything, except the black card base.  I also sprayed the Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz’s over everything except the layer stamped “You only Live Once…” Plus all edges of all layers are sponged with the Sahara Sand ink (used this because it was the closest thing I had to a Kraft-colored Ink.)

If you are interested in the Mojo Monday Challenge it can be found by clicking on the below picture of the Layout for this challenge.

Mojo Monday Week 139

Mojo Monday Week 139 Challenge

More info on the Curtain Call Color Challenge Can be found by clicking on the below picture of this week’s color challenge.

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30

Hope this helps spark your own creativity.

Please leave comments whether good, or about how to improve my work……as I am still a “newby” so I can use all the help I can get!!

Take Care,

StampinBetty

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5 Responses to “Project 4 0f 365: Combining Challenges “Mojo Monday 139” and “Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 30”: Gettin’ Dirty”

  1. Rebecca W Says:

    Love love love that background you created!!! Its fabulous and you must tell me how you made it! 🙂
    Its definitely a color combination I wouldn’t have come up with! Keep the inspiration flowing my e-friend!

    • stampinbetty Says:

      I really should have gone into more detail on the background….That was my FAVORITE Part of the project. It’s easy, but time consuming and messy. I took a whole sheet of pink pirouette cardstock (so I would have left overs for other projects). Then I used the damask stamp from Friends 24-7 and stamped in white craft ink (I usually use versamark, but wanted to see if it would be bolder using a white ink.) I did the background one row at a time (So i wouldn’t smudge the ink, and so ink wouldn’t dry before adding the white emboss powder.) To get them lined up I used a ruler lengthwise (since I had done a good job centering the stamp it came out pretty straight.) To judge how far apart to put them….just leave maybe a centimeter between the widest part. Remember to emboss before doing next row. Line your ruler up again….this time around about where the wide part of the previous stamps were, flip the stamp upside down, kind of eye things up before you stamp…and complete the 2nd row….From here on out the rows get easier to line up vertically because you can just match them up with where the lower one was (I worked from bottom of page up.) Then I cut out the piece I was actually going to use, distressed the edge with a distress tool, inked up edges with sahara sand. Then I spritzed with Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch….for this one hold spray at a distance, because you don’t want it super dark….then with soft paper towel I wiped the spritz mostly off the embossed images. That BACKGROUND really is awesome 🙂

  2. Lea Lawson Says:

    This is very elegant and pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!

    ♥♥♥Lea

  3. sue Says:

    A stunning card! what a great job combining the two challenges! thanks for joining in the fun at Curtain Call this week! 🙂

  4. pretty, pretty! great combo of challenges:) thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!


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