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12 October 2011

A Week of Challenges, day three

Me again! Today's challenge card is a real challenge for me -- not so much because of the colors, which I think are lovely, but because I only have two stamps from Market Street Stamps (thanks again for those, Meg!), and they're both backgrounds! Here's the challenge image:


And here's what I came up with:


I had fun coloring in the little squares of the Pretty Perfect Grid background, and I used the Cane background as an accent. The sentiment is one of my earliest stamp acquisitions -- it's from Stampin' Up, and the date on it is 2002. I think it was from a set of mixed sentiments or something. Oy, I've been doing this for awhile! Anyway, I used a nestie for the sentiment, and the canvas impression plate from PTI for the background. I kind of like the contrast of squares and rounded edges...not that I planned it that way! Just a happy accident.

If you'd like to play along, the challenge runs through Monday the 17th, so there's plenty of time to get all colorful :). If you head over to the challenge page, be sure to check out Meg's trippy contribution -- I love it!

Well, look at me -- three down, only two to go! Yee-haw!

Have a lovely day!

8 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Ang, this is SO cool! I love how you used those background stamps. The coloured squares are awesome. I never would've thought to do that!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a super cool card, Angela!! The can stamp and the grid and the impression plate look awesome together--I love it! The colored grid is fun. The sentiment still looks current (I can't believe it's almost 10 years old!).

Lindsey said...

This is such a perfect use of the colours and your new stamps (along with an oldie!), Ang! I like how you coloured random squares on the grid. And come on, on some level, you KNOW you mixed the squares and rounded edges on purpose. :)

Meg said...

Man, that's the problem with giving people stamps..then they just go and out-do you! Love the random colored squares (how did you get it to be so perfectly random?) and the cane background as accent is fabulous!

(ps--make sure you break these out again because there's another awesome challenge going on this week!)

Sue Althouse said...

You go! Love the color combo and your mix of straight and curved lines. Lovely.

Michele Gross said...

How COOL!!! I love the little colored blocks on the grid! What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for Painting the Town at Market Street Stamps :) I hope you'll play along at our Special Edition Block Party for your chance to win $600 of Market Street Stamps! http://marketstreetstamps.blogspot.com/2011/10/market-street-stamps-special-edition.html

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Oh so fun and pretty. I love your colored blocks, fabulous idea.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!