Challenge Chewsday revisited, French Foliage style...


Once upon a time, I had a regular Tuesday post a-happenin' around here - one I liked to call Challenge Chewsday - where I would choose one of the myriad card challenges from around the interwebs and make a card in keeping with the particular challenge guidelines.

With the intention of revisiting this regular post on a more permanent basis, I thought I'd dip my toe back in the waters of Challenge Chewsday, starting with a card that I made some time ago, so alas, not a current challenge, but a goody all the same...


The layout is the same as this one that I blogged a few months back based on Sweet Sunday Sketch #161, but a very different feel with a change in stamp sets and colours.  That's the beauty of a sketch challenge - one idea can yield such a variety of results :-)


  • To achieve the two tone effect like the one on the spiky leaves, employ the Rock and Roll technique, which involves first inking your stamp in the lighter colour, then rolling the edges of the stamp around in the darker colour.  Voila - instant autumn leaves :-)
  • First Edition DSP goes with everything.  I suggest you acquire some at your earliest convenience ;-)

To revisit past Challenge Chewsday posts, click HERE...

Do you have any favourite challenge blogs?  Please regale me with the details/links in the comments so that I can check them out for future Challenge Chewsday installments :-) Thanks!

Stamps: French Foliage, Broadsheet Alphabet Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, First Edition Specialty DSP, Neutrals DSP Stack Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, More Mustard Accessories: Antique Brads, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Owl Builder Punch (small heart), Crystal Effects, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals