A little while ago Tami was looking for volunteers to host some 90 Minute Scramble Challenges on the Hero Arts Flickr group. Virginia hosted the first one, Karen the second and now I’m having a go today. It started at 3.00pm GMT and will finish at 4.30 GMT (4.00pm-5.30pm here in Ireland) – see here if you’d like to join in. Barb is hosting the next one on the 6th of November – more details are here.
The challenges are great fun and you really have to work quickly to make, photograph and upload a card within the 90 minute deadline. It’s a lot easier to do when you’re setting the challenge though! I thought it might be fun to go for a using something unexpected challenge (adding something that wasn’t bought specifically for card making) and ended up using washing powder on my card! There are flecks of pink, blue and green in the powder so that’s how I came up with the colour combination.
Stamps (Hero Arts) - Starry Night, Snowy House & Holiday Dolls.
To start with I stamped the Starry Night (thanks Sue I love this stamp so much!) image in pale blue for the background. Then I coloured the house with ProMarkers, popped the dormer part for dimension and added diamond stickles to the snow. I stuck washing powder on the ground with glossy accents and added some diamond stickles for more sparkle. Because I was sticking to the 90 minute allocation, my “snow” hadn’t fully dried before I took the photo but sure I suppose it makes it a bit more realistic! The card itself was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. I don’t know how long it will last, but there is a lovely scent off the card because of the washing powder.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the challenge. Hope you are all having a great weekend!
Edited - I'm just adding a link to all the brilliant cards that everyone came up using unexpected items. As usual the ladies in the Hero Arts Flick group amazed me with their creativity! You can find all the fantastic ideas here.