Friday, March 20, 2009

Monthly Dirty Challenge

This month's Dirty Challenge for the DD/DDA is a REEEEALLY fun one! We were asked to go back to our very first SCS upload (or one of our oldest) and remake the card! How fun is that!! Have you ever gone back and looked at your very first uploads? It's pretty fun....and funny...and a little embarassing, LOL!

Details of the Challenge: A CASE of one of our oldest cards. Just like the regular featured stamper challenge, we have to change some things on the card...but we need to be able to see the subtle changes. No restricted elements.

Here's my new card. The main image was cut out and popped up on Dimensionals. The chocolate nesties panel and the punched sentiment are also up on Dimensionals.



Here's the original card from May of 2007....that's some loose ribbon, huh? Yikes!



What's the same: I kept the same layout, pink/brown combo, used an image with flowers, plaid ribbon, and brads in the same place. What's different: The image is watercolored, I used a Spellbinders panel behind the main image, I moved the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals, DP was used in place of a stamped background, I added a bow, and made it a square card. Oh, and I also finished the inside...something I pretty much always do now but I didn't back then.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps:
Penny Black Tulip Jungle, SU Short & Sweet
Paper:
MME Tiny Dancer DP, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Wild Wasabi, Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities, May Arts Pink/Brown Ribbon, Antique Brass Brads, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals
Card Size: 5.5" Square
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers


Here's a link to all the dirty girls with their CASE'd cards: DCFSC0309

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

27 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

rofl @ loose ribbon! Girl, I never used to tie my own ribbon, I had to get Brian to do it ;) That's why my first cards hardly have any on them...hahaha

Your cards are always so clean, crisp and well put together!!

This new one is totally adorable! I love your image!

Jetstudio Designs said...

I like both of your cards, especially the new ones image. It's fun to see how much we've changed in our stamping styles and creating over the years. I cringe everytime I look back in my gallery.

Happy Spring :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

I love what you've done with your card --- it is absolutely gorgeous!! This has made me think about my first cards....how embarressing!! LOL!!!!

Terri said...

Darling card, Denise...super cute image too!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

It looks like you not only met the challenge but you passedit with flying colors. This is marvelous!

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are beautiful, Denise. I can see you already shown your amazing talent back then!
For the new card, the coloring is absolutely fantastic!!

Christi said...

What a fun challenge! I looked at my first upload on SCS last week and yikes! LOL Your first upload card isn't bad at all but I LOVE the remake!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is adorable, Denise!! Love your first card with it's loose ribbon and all!! LOL!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! How sweet is this!! Just love the image and the way you've popped out some of the flowers!! So adorable Denise!! TFS!

Renée said...

So so pretty, Denise!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

WOW! I LOVE this card!!! And of course I love that Penny Black image as well as your awesome design! Actually, I like your original card too! A little loose ribbon is nothing to worry about! :-)

mudmaven said...

I think they are both wonderfuL! Love this color combo! ~chris

zcdl said...

Beautiful card :)

Silke said...

Totally cute - Denise - what a great case!!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

The first card is fantastic, Denise!! :) LOVE the new one though, the kitten and flowers is just darling!!!
Have a super weekend! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Denise!! I saw it on SCS this morning. What a fun challenge to use one of your first posts. Cute image! Beautiful coloring!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Awwww I love this...the kityy is adorable!

Doris said...

I like both your cards, too; but it's fun to go back and see how much we've grown in terms of style and creativity! My older cards seem so primitive now!

Amy Sheffer said...

What an awesome job with the DD/DDA challenge, Denise. I like the original one just fine, but the re-make is really, really cute!!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Well, I like the old one loose ribbon and all! But LOVE that new one!! I love the tilted label and that adorable image!!

LeAnne said...

LOL! I just came across a card today in my sample basket where the ribbon was coming apart---ack! Actually, these are both wonderful cards--your style and creativity are still goin' strong!

Joanne said...

ribbons.....love them

tying ribbons.....HELP

so a loose ribbon is not too bad to me.....but I surely can see growth from first to new cards......and a change in style, skills, and efforts....as we all would if we looked back....

tfs

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Too, too sweet Denise! Fabulous coloring!

Rose Ann said...

Both of your cards are wonderful, but your updated version is so cute, and I love the dimension & all of your fab cutting!!

Lori said...

How fun!!! I should do a challenge like this myself!! Though I cringe when I look back at my work!!! Love your card bud!!!

Lynda Benden said...

LMBO Denise!!! Your explanation of your loose ribbon ~ too funny!!! What a great challenge and your new card is just darling and you know what, your old one was pretty too!!!

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous updated card! I hate looking back at my old stuff...so embarrassing! LOL!