Monday, June 15, 2020

Double Trouble 59 - 3-2-1 Recipe

Hello, everybody!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Karen M Christopherson - thank you for joining me!

We have a new challenge for you at Double Trouble Paper Crafting! You may remember that I am a Crazy Cousin (Guest Designer) this month, and I am enjoying myself!

Our challenge is a fun 3-2-1 Recipe, so I hope you'll be inspired!  I admit I had to read this one a few times before I figured it out so be careful not to get into trouble!  Please head over to Challenge 59 for all the details and inspiration from the Design Team, but in the meantime, here's a brief summary:


My card features all three Things for this challenge (Double Trouble lists the Things out of order, so I've followed the same format):

Thing 1:  3-2-1 Recipe - 3 Colours, 2 embellishments, and 1 Stamped Sentiment More than One Year Old.

Thing 3:  Using the sketch below, create a project using no circles, ovals, or rounded corners.   Note that bling and small embellishments can be any shape.


Thing 2:  Participate in Retro Rubber's Sketch #137 if Things 1 and 3 have been completed.

Here's my card!


I stamped the watermelon kitty (Newton's Nook - Newton's Melon), coloured him with markers, and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I die-cut the stitched triangle and did some Distress Ink blending (Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Picked Raspberry) to simulate a watermelon slice.  I spritzed with water and stamped two seeds (STAMPlorations Layered Watermelon) in black.  

My background was created months ago with Distress Inks or Distress Oxides using the ink-smooshing technique, and I thought it coordinated well with my colour combo (pink, green, yellow).  I die-cut with a stitched rectangle (Gina Marie Designs).  I added a vertical strip of black washi tape according to the sketch.  I stamped the sentiment in black (Unity Stamp Cling Rubber Itty Bitty Collection - One in a Melon).  I've had this stamp for over 6 years so it's definitely older than one year!  To finish the card, I adhered my two embellishments (black sequins and magenta flower sequins).  The angled photo below shows the colour of the flower sequins better.


I hope you'll be inspired to join our challenge! I am looking forward to seeing what you make!

Check out my cute Double Trouble Crazy Cousin badge! She looks just like me!


I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 2/5; Ally's Angels 35 AG 1/3; Arty Divas 23 AG 3/5; Cardz TV 116 AG 2/3; Colour Crazy AG 1/2; Colouring in Scrapland AG 1/3; Crafter's Castle AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Creations 410 AG 2/3; Crafty Friends 137 AG 2/3; Creatalicious 189 AG Optional No Design Paper 1/3; Creative Craft Cottage 130 AG 2/5; Creative Fingers 188 AG 1/3; Creative Moments 192 AG Optional Summer Sports 1/3; Cut It Up The Perfect Pet 1E; Die Cut Divas Summettime Fun 1/4; DL.ART June AG UE 1/d; Incy Wincy Fur Babies/Pets 1/5; Jan's Digi Stamps June AG 3/5;Papercraft Challenges 59 Geometric; Penny Black and More Favourite Stamps (cats, always!) 1/3;  Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 24AG 1/3; Retro Rubber Sketch #137; Show Us Your Pussycats 55 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Sprays and Splashes 1/5; The Creative Crafters 29 AG 1/3; The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode (June 6-19) Pets are People Too  UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Virginia's Show and Share June AG 2/4; Word Art Wednesday 442-443 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk2



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

55 comments:

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with al those elements asked for, Kitty. Your badge is awesome!
xxx Margreet

New Creations said...

I love the graphic of this design with a summer feel. Cute newton image! Cute and perfect badge for you! Congrats!

Chandhini said...

I love this sweet card, the pink melon looks yummy. The Newton seems to enjoy.

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. I love the color of the melon. [Bunny]

cotnob said...

A super card, such a cute image and fun sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

You card is adorable and so much thought put into it and coming up with one of our crazier twist... great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Thank you for such a lovely introduction to future entrants to our Double Trouble Challenge and thank you for being a Crazy Cousin for this month.

jimlynn said...

Precious card and I DO love that sketch! So different and just fantastic. Love the NN kitty and your card!
Lynn

Donna said...

This is so darling, from the background to the distressed watermelon, cute image and the embellishing! Could not be lovelier. Take care my friend!

Diane said...

Wonderful layout and what a fun design.

Hugs Diane

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Kitty, so many gorgeous elements.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, love the sentiment and beautiful colouring too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kellianne said...

Your card is adorable and all the elements of your card came together perfectly to fit the challenge! So glad you'd be the guest designer at Double Trouble! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so cute and a great summertime card design. Yummy! I love watermelon.

Anne Buckingham said...

Darling design. Love the cat munching on watermelon.

Arlene said...

Such a cute card. I like how you created the background melon. Fun card. So glad you could join Die Cut Divas’ challenge of “Summertime Fun”.

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such a fabulous card.. Purrfect! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Alyson Mayo said...

Kitty, I love that smooshed background - I have a challenge coming up where that would be perfect and I haven't done it in ages. The stamp and sentiment are so sweet! Love your choice of colours - your card is purr-fect :)

Melanie said...

Great background, Kitty, and I love the image of the cat! Thank you for joining us as a guest designer at Double Trouble!

Donna said...

Such an adorable card! Love the sweet kitty with the melon. Great summer card! And my favorite: a punny sentiment!Perfect fit. Hope your week is off to an amazing start!

aussie aNNie said...

Cuteness on a card plus the fabulous image, colours and design....one result is a fabulous card.xx

Karenladd said...

I spotted your adorable card right away on the Double Trouble blog..oh my goodness!! Always love Newton, and the watermelon is so creative. I'll have to remember this clever trick with a triangle.
Watermelon is my favorite summer fruit and I'm actually eating some right now.

Melanie Hungerford said...

So glad you are working with us at Double Trouble, your card is perfect for our challenge. I love the background and how that watermelon stands out from it. Of course the kitty is super cute to!
Melanie

ike said...

That is excellent - I love how he's on a huge melon slice :-) Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges :-)
Hugz
IKE =^..^=

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Ellibelle said...

How very cute!! Loving the sketch and sweet image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge where it's all about favorite stamps!
Ellibelle's Corner

Rachelle Oltean said...

So happy to see an image from our wonderful sponsor, Jen from Newton's Nook! This is such sweet summer card and I love Newton munching on the watermelon! Thanks so much for joining in with us at the Cut It Up! Challenge!
Rachelle - DT : )

Donna Scholz said...

What a GREAT idea to create a slice of watermelon for the triangular part of the sketch challenge, Crazy Cousin!!! All I could see in my mind's eye was a Christmas tree! Thank you for being part of our challenges this month as our Crazy Cousin. Such a great card!!! -Donna

Karen Page said...

Love your interpretation of this sketch, and of course Newton is adorable! Congrats on being the Crazy Cousin this month! Thank you so much for playing along at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!!! 😊

creationsnz said...

Super card, great background and delicious watermelon slice. Thanks for sharing, we hope you join us again at Incy Wincy, CarolG

brenda said...

Beautiful colours and design, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Favourite Stamps' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Mari said...

Such a sweet card, lovely colors! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Fingers Challenge.

Fikreta said...

Very beautiful card!
love that kitty!
hugs

Linby said...

So cute and a lovely colourful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More Challenge.

papercraftingprincess said...

LOVE the watermelon. Such a bright, happy card. Thanks for being a part of the family tree.

Elizabeth Hart said...

I always love anything with a watermelon on it and this card is so delightful. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I really love what you did with our sketch over at RETRO RUBBER and with the DOUBLE TROUBLE challenge.
Love your kitty and the background is fabulous, the colors of your watermelon slices are yummy and fresh.
Thank you for playing.
XO
Maria/DT at Retro Rubber.

Lena said...

Such a cheerful card, Kitty. Your watermelon looks good enough to eat :-) That kitty is too cute. Love the card design.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Diana Soling said...

I love your take on the sketch! That watermelon is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge!

Lisa Lynn said...

This is awesome with the melon and your kitty. Great sequence.

Jan Mahew said...

Karen, WOW, what a refreshing creation! What could be better than a BIG slice of Mellon in the summer time? Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Very creative! HAPPY CRAFTING!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Lisa said...

I love how you turned the triangle into a watermelon, what a fun idea! thank you for playing along with our 'geometric' challenge on the Papercraft Challenges blog. Lisa xx

creatingandsharingit.blogspot.com said...

Sucha a cute card. Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles craft challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

creative lady said...

Yummy, watermelon, Love your card, love the coloring and all the elements of your card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Caring Heart Cards said...

Newton is such a cute kitty no matter what he's doing! Awesome card and fab coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's Digistamps Challenges! Hope you are a winner!

Brigitte said...
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Brigitte said...

What a cute card!!! Love the sentiment that goes perfectly with the image and the watermelon slice in the back. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again next time. Hugs, Brigitte

Kelly Parker said...

Love this card! thank you for joining us at http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/

Barbara Godden said...

what a cute card, love the watermelon kitty, great take on the sketch.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Just came back again to let you know your inspiration as Guest Designer at DTC earned you recognition at Retro Stamp. Congratulations.

The Hopeful Crafter said...

Great design - a slice of summer! Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Castle Challenge Blog. ~Tracy, DT Member

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage!

Maikreations said...

Such a fun card! I love the background and the wonderful triangle with the watermelon kitty - just perfect ;o) Thank you for joining us with your "Geometric" project at Papercraft Challenges. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting ;o) Maike

Marisol Colón said...

So fun and cute!thank you for joining us in the Colouring in Scrapland challenge and good luck
Hugs, Marisol DT

Suze said...

Adorable card. Thank you for joining in the Pets Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs and apologies for the late comment.

LittleCraftsbyLia said...

Hey there!
Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft-Challenge, make sure to come back soon and play along with our new challenge aswell =)
I’d be super excited if you come say hi on my blog aswell!
little-crafts.com
Hugs, Lia

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)



PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…