I've been pushing myself to enter more challenges lately, as it gets the old creative juices flowing and gives my time playing at my desk more of a focus. Don't misunderstand me though - I still spend a lot of time at my desk "out of focus", just playing for playing's sake. Lately my playing has involved a lot of cards for the Hospice where my daughter works, which I really enjoy as there are no rules other than my own.
Getting back to challenges though ...
the CAS-ualfridays blog challenge #3 right now is to make a CAS card using bling. This is what I made today for a friend who asked me to make her a wedding card. The colours are slightly distorted, but the card itself is a pale green and the pearlised paper of the dress really stands out IRL. The heads are oval shaped half-pearls, and there are rhinestone "bling" on the bouquet, head-dress and on the groom's shirt (buttons).
This is a card for the Splitcoast CAS challenge for the week. Take a look at all the lovely summery/beach cards in the gallery for this challenge. I really enjoy using solid background stamps like this one for setting a scene. (Here is a set of cards I had published last year using the same technique.)
Have a great weekend everyone.