Tuesday, April 13, 2010

November Elite Challenges

When I was editing the photos for these challenges, I found that for each month there was one card I did like, and the other I wasn't so keen on...I'm sure you can tell which one I didn't like from yesterdays effort! Mostly it's the colour challenges I struggle with. I do like stepping out of my comfort zone, but I'm not always happy with the result. I'm still going to show you the duds, though, so you can have a laugh at my expense ;o)
See if you can guess which one I didn't like out of these two!

November Colour Challenge (Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip)
Carol chose some lovely Christmas colours for November's Challenge, but since I am 6 month's late, I decided not to go Christmassy for this card...although if you substituted a Christmas sentiment, I guess this could pass as a Christmas card.

I've turned the Bird on a Branch punch into a little robin. I've done lots of sponging on him, and his little eye has Crystal Effects on it. The background stamps and words are from the new Level 2 Hostess set "Asian Artistry". I only just got this set, and I love it already...you'll be seeing a lot more of it from me! Isn't that Ribbon Originals crinkly ribbon just gorgeous? Any guesses as to how I did the Scalloped Oval?
You can find a list of ingredients HERE

November Sketch Challenge:

Baroque Motifs is an all-time favourite set of mine, and another one I haven't used in a while. That's the thing about Mini Catalogues...there's always such great new stuff to use that I tend to neglect my other stamp sets. I did sneak in one new stamp - I stamped the Medallion in the background in Versamark ink. I used some Felt flowers, Rhinestone brads and did some spritzing on this one. More Ribbon Originals - gorgeous Baja Breeze Satin ribbon this time.
See more details HERE

....So, which one's the dud?


  1. I like them both, but I'm guessing it's card one that you didn't like as well. I can't say why; just an impression, I guess. But both are lovely to me!

  2. Only going from your colour challenge comment that you don't like the 1st one but neither are duds. Wish my duds looked that good!

  3. Hey Marelle.............if I could make duds, I wish they looked like yours! lol

    I'm thinking its card 2 that you don't like.........but I could be wrong........infact probably am! lol

    I reallllllly love card no 1, so I'm hoping its not that one!


  4. oh crikey - my comment came out all wrong and it sounded like I NEVER make duds and believe me - that couldnt be further from the truth! lol

    What I meant to imply was that I wished that my dudds looked as awesome as yours! Good lord, someone bring me a coffee!!


  5. ooohhh Marelle - I love these two cards!?!?!? i love how you use stamps in colours that I would never think to, like the swirly image from baroque motifs in the blue - I LOVE IT!!!! so gorgeous!!! And please please please tell us how you've made your scalloped oval!?!?! xxxx

  6. Hi Marelle
    I like both cards, I cant see that either are duds. I like both for different reasons. I love what youve done with the bird punch - he looks so cute as a Robin - I would have never had thought to do that - :)

  7. I think neither, they are both great!

  8. I reckon it's the first ...although I like that one just as much ....LOL.....tell us then !!OM GIh ate yo urcomm entbox !!!PMSL!!!Getall that ...

  9. Surely you are not talking about the November cards because they are great - how can you not like them both??? Anyway, no idea about the scallop but would love to know. Thanks Jane

  10. Marelle - your November challenge card would be perfect for a Chrissy card - especially in the Northern Hemisphere. As soon as I saw it I though Robin Redbreast and it brought back memories of Christmas in England. Love your Baroque Motifs as well - but as always everthing is good. What are you talking about Duds?



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