Sunday, January 11, 2009

Makeesha Byl's New Year Challenge

I thought I would try Makeesha Byl's New Year Challenge today and I ended up doing a 'Double Challenge' !
What's that, I hear you ask ? Well, you know how we stampers get when we see things around us in the home or at the shops and we suddenly get hit with an idea for a card, today I did just that.

I took a new tube of toothpaste out of the cupboard and loved the colours on the box so much, I decided to make a card using those colours!
Yes, it's sad I know, but I thought well, why not combine the 'Toothpaste Box colour challenge' with Keesh's sketch challenge!

Here is the box from the toothpaste so you can see the colours I wanted to work with,

they were aqua, orange, silver and navy. I started playing around with cardstock, papers & ribbon and voila, another card was born!

I used the DS floral paper to 'lighten' the contrast between all the strong colours and added a glittery silver flower for a bit of 'bling'.

I attached Tempting Turquoise to the Night of Navy base card, then attached a strip of DS floral paper to a piece of Only Orange cardstock and added some Turquoise grosgrain ribbon to this panel before attaching it to the base card.

The greeting is from the Occasional Greetings set and I used the Only Orange and Night of Navy markers to colour in the words then stamped it on Whisper White cardstock.

I then sponged the edges of the white card with Tempting Turquoise ink and distressed the edges before attaching it to Night of Navy card.

The glitter flower was in my stash of assorted flowers so I attached it with foam pads to a circle that I had punched out of Only Orange card.

SU Supplies -

Cardstock - Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange.

Ink - Tempting Turquoise.

Stamps - Occasional Greetings (main catalogue)

Markers - Only Orange, Night of Navy.

Ribbon - Tempting Turquoise grosgrain.

Paper - DS Bali Breeze collection.

Extras - Circle punch, foam glitter flower.

This card is something different from my normal style as it's very bright but it worked out well.

I may do another card in softer colours for Keesh's challenge if I have the time so check back again soon.

Happy stampin' !


  1. Wow....I love this card Ramona and the colours...Did I say wow already, haha. I may have to give these colours a go, bit of a challenge ;)
    Kel xx

  2. LOL !!! Never heard of the "Toothpaste Box Challenge" before ! But hey, the colours look so good together in your card and it turned out beautifully!

  3. Hi Ramona,

    TRUST ME... Your not the first nor the last to get inspired by strange things like toothpaste boxes. Love what you did with the colours!

  4. Ramona, your card is so bright funky and fresh. I totally LOVE how you have been inspired by the toothpaste box......what a fab idea! It is so great to have your play along, your card is GORGEOUS! Love Keesh x

  5. I just love the toothpaste box inspired card. It is co cool.


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