Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday Morning Frustration..and a Posse challenge!

Happy Saturday to you! I have been sick all week and I am still not better. I think it's just a summer cold, but it's kicking my tail! I hate to be sick, but even moreso on the weekends. It just stinks!

Well, as some of you know, I joined a new blog group called the Papertrey Posse. I am so excited to be a part of a group. It should be so much fun. We have split the hostess duties amongst ourselves and Jessica  has June. We have to post one big challenge and then two (optional) smaller ones. Jessica chose to do a color challenge with Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, and Terracotta Tile for the first small one and let me just tell you - these colors were almost the death of me. I guess that's what makes them *challenges*. Ha! I just could not wrap my head around them..they're not colors I would normally put together and I did not have ANY of the colors in PTI ink. I ended up using SU inks as replacements, but the paper and stamps are all papertrey. I also decided to use a set that I rarely use even though I love it - Chairished. It's a cute little set, but I don't ever seem to reach for it. It's kinda like Scattered Showers in that way. It was the first set I wanted, but I don't think I have used it even once on a card. At least with Chairished, I have used it..lol. Oh well! Anyway, so here is the card:



It was a super fun card once I got started. I love the *retro* look I achieved by offsetting the circles. It makes me think of the 70's. Ok, well..I hope you'll take a look at our master blog and play along with some of our challenges!

Oh, and you're probably wondering why I titled this post the way I did. Let me tell you about that. A couple of weeks ago I was reading a post from Jessica about this photo light tent thing that she had bought on Amazon. I've always wanted one, and she got hers at a great price, so I decided to buy it. It showed up a couple of days ago and this morning after I finished my card I decided to set it up. One thing, though - there were no instructions. Ugh! There is a little card inside that says to go to the website and/or YouTube to see directions, but I never found any for this particular product. Now, maybe it's because i'm sick but I got so ultra mad trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing. I just about threw the whole thing across the room..lol...um, ok actually there was no "lol" when I was setting the dang thing up! So eventually, I decided to go back to my normal "formal dining room table" set up that I usually do. Maybe i'll try again later. Better yet, maybe i'll wait till hubby gets home from drill and make HIM set it up! :o)

Stamps: Chairished (papertrey)
Cardstock: Vanilla, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile (papertrey)
Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip (stampin up)
Extras: Ribbon, twine, and button (papertrey)




18 brownkowments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Great card, Keva!! These colors are scaring me, too! I hope you're feeling better soon!

resmith said...

Wonderful card!! You did a great job with the color combo!
Hope you are feeling better really soon!!

Nadine said...

Love how you offset the circles - definite retro feel to this card! And yeah, make hubby set that darn light tent up!

Dana said...

I think you did an amazing job with the color challenge Keva. This is really good girl! I mean it!
And I hear ya on the photo tent thingie. I bought one years ago, and it didn't come with instructions either, but I've never used it because I like the one I built much better and it cost me about $1 to make!

Debbie Gaydos said...

awww, sorry you had a frustrating morning with the light tent! But the card looks great! I still need to come up with something for this one. :)

Diane Jaquay said...

The card is FABULOUS, the colors look great and I love the bold, graphic design!

Noora said...

Beautiful card Kave!! love the colors..never thought of using summer sunrise with enchanted evening!!

Danisha said...

Love how you left the dog looking for it's owner. So cute!!! Hope you feel better!!!! I am gonna work on this challenge today!!! At least I already have the sketch challenge done!! Can't wait to post it!!

Barbara said...

You did an awesome job with some hard colors, Keva! Fabulous design!

Jill said...

Keva--I love '70s retro all the time, anytime, so fun card! :-D

I recently bought the EXACT same photo studio thingee! I'm still figuring it out, so no breakthrough advice from me, unfortunately. Next I'm going to try setting it up outside. Probably crazy, but you don't know if you don't try! I'll let you know if I make any discoveries, and please do the same!

Laurie said...

Adorable card! Hope you are feeling better by now! Did you get the light box figured out? How frustrating!

Becky Carafa said...

Lol, these colors are still ruminating in my head! This is such a cute card, love the different ribbons. Hope your hubby can figure out your light tent!

Kim Dellow said...

Ahh that is gorgeous, just love the way you have done this card so sweet. Kim

Jessica said...

You did an awesome job on this challenge. Makes me want to add Charished to my wish list. The way you used the ribbon is one of my favorite aspects of this card, that and the offset circles. Nice work!

Michelle said...

Your card turned out great! I haven't inked up my Chairished set either. I like the the ribbon technique you used. Hope you've had better luck with your photo tent.

 

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