Sunday, August 21, 2011


Each month, I host a Challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness  called the Stalker Challenge. This month's challenge invites the participants to stalk the internet for a card sketch, card artist, or the recesses of their mind for an idea to help them to come up with a card. The card doesn't have to be anything fancy or elaborate, I just want them to try something new or if they already make cards to share what they know.
The Rules:
1. Use at least 50 % Scraps of Darkness product. This can be kit product or store product.
2. Make the card using scraps leftover from another project.
3. Use distressed layers.
4. Include some fussy cutting
5. The most important rule of all-HAVE FUN!!

Here is my example for the challenge using Rule #1-at least 50% Scraps Of Darkness product:

Rule #2  Use your leftovers: I used my leftovers from my Now layout. I love the brown and green color scheme and didn't want to waste not one little bit of those pps. The bottom layer is a leftover piece of the brown cardstock from this month's add on. The 2nd layer is a piece of the green foil pp from the kit. The 3rd layer is one of the Pink Paislee mistables from the kit. The 4th layer is a piece of the leftover cream card stock that I had misted with the Lindy's mist from this month's color add on, and the image is a free one I found online.

Rule # 3-Use distressed layers: I distressed all of my pp layers and inked the edges . I even took one of the Webster's Pages Journaling Cards and cut out the sentiment, then tore and inked it's edges for my card sentiment.

Rule#4-Include some fussy cutting- I took one of the Webster's Pages Journaling Cards and fussy cut out some of the flowers and adhered it to my photo with foam tape for dimension.

For detail, I added some trim from my stash. In the process of cutting the trim some of the little seed beads fell off, so I just took them and glued them to the upper right hand corner for some added detail. I then took one of the glitter brads from the kit and attached it on top of the trim.

For the inside of the card, I used some more of the cream card stock from this month's add on, distressed and inked the edges, then stamped the outside edges with a script stamp and left the inside blank for adding the sender's message.

Rule#5-Have Fun!!! I definitely got this one in! I just love making cards to give to my friends. They don't have to be fancy, just made with love!! ~Renea


CourtneyV said...

Beautiful work as always Renea!! The months go too fast and I never get as many challenges in as I want to....This week I am going to make a binder of all the challenges i want to finish!! You are an amazing artist!!

Carol said...

gorgeous card! Love all the distressing. TFS

Esther said...

Ditto what Carol said!!