Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A small pile

I wanted to play along with this week's Pile It On challenge, but the challenge was NO patterned paper. Hmmm....that left me without many challenges to go along!

I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts second challenge and the colors were inspired by Our Creative Corner. They've got a beautiful harvest picture and though I used more blue than necessary I'm sure there were families harvesting the crop together. Three challenges isn't bad, but I was hoping to really pile it on! Without using patterned paper I tried to rough up the look by attacking my Kiwi Kiss with my Chocolate Chip ink pad. I'm not in love with it, but what do you think?

I've got to get ready for my day now, because I have a lunch date with my nephew. I dont' go on dates with 2 year olds often but his mom's headed to the dentist so I'm taking him to McDonald's for lunch and to play. I think I got the better end of that deal!

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp (SU!): That's Nice
Other: twine, dimensionals


  1. Delightfully fall feel!!! Your card is wonderful, and you nailed the artwork over at OCC! Great job...when do you go back to work? Our teachers went back yesterday, school starts Thursday...ugh. Can you believe summer is over? Sniff, sniff... Love your card, sweetie!!! Have fun with DN...

  2. Hi Caryl, I think you got the better end of the deal too.
    I made a card last night for pile it on and I think I only found two other challenges for it to go with. I love that challenge.
    I really like your card the colors are different but look great together. I love your family stamp.
    Have a great time with your nephew.

  3. This is a great card! Love the focus on the sentiment. Cool BG you've created too. Love the title of your post too, made me giggle! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On! ~Denise :)

  4. Fantastic color combo!!

    On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

  5. Beautiful card Caryl, I LOVE the warm colors and pretty layout!

    Thanks for playing along with the OCC! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  6. Great card! Love the twine!

    Thanks so much for playing with us!

    Dee fr Pile It On DT

  7. Wow, Caryl! I really like your card and am so impressed you combined three challenges! Great interpretation of the sketch! I love what you did with your green paper! Thanks for participating in PPA's first sketch challenge! Join us Thursday for our first inspiration challenge!

  8. I am always in awe of those people who can combine challenges! Great job with the sketch, and I love the colors. Thanks for playing at PPA, and hopefully we will see you back for Thursday's latest challenge!

  9. Great job Caryl I am LOVING this card!

  10. Love the twine and inking! Thank you for playing with us at Pile It On!

  11. Wow I love your distressing!
    SP Color Combos Creator -Come play at SPCC!

  12. Love your hemp detail! What a fun card as always.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  13. I think it turned out great!

  14. I think it turned out great!! Thanks for taking our challenge! Maybe you can REALLY PILE IT ON this coming week!!

    Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!


  15. I really like the color combo on this one.

  16. I love the card! I think it looks great!


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