Two Challenge Tuesday

It's another two challenge Tuesday - I'm the hostess for two challenges.  I suppose if I had really thought about it I would have chosen a stamp set for the sketch challenge that would have been good for the color  challenge.  But I had ideas for both separately and I really didn't want to think that hard! :)
This card is for the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.
I needed to use three of the same element in different sizes.  I chose snowflakes and when I went to lay them out on the card I realized quite quickly that overlapping snowflakes didn't look very good. They needed dimension.  Since using foam underneath would have been a bit difficult I cut more snowflakes from coordinating cardstock.  There is one under the large snowflake and four under the medium snowflake.  I think this added enough depth.  The background I watercolored using three colors of ink.
My second card is for the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Terracotta Tile, So Saffron and Bermuda Bay.  Yes, very close to the colors I chose last week for CC&S - I'm lazy, what can I say?  Or maybe they are just such great colors I wanted to use them again!
I used the ink pads to watercolor the image.  Last week I went to a music festival that had a very laid back vibe to it, so I was in the mood to use this van stamp.  It was quite simple to color.  I know for some, cards like this are a bit too simple, but when you have the right image and sentiment I think they are great.

I hope you consider joining in one or both of the challenges this week!  I'd love to see what you create.

Snowflake Card:
Dies: My Favorite Things Snowflakes
Stamp: MFT Deer Friends
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Balmy Blue
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, Pool Party
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter

Van Card:
Stamp: Flora & Fauna Hat-tastic Car Set
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Washi Tape, Blender Pens, Aqua Painter

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  1. That snowflake card is stunning....those dies might just have to jump in my cart, if they're still available! Beautiful!

  2. Jeanne, I love the snowflake card for this week's challenge. It took my eyes!!! :) The colours are really stunning!