Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Color Challenge, Limited Supply Challenge, and a Verve Challenge!

Stamping again today! There's something so restful and soothing about laying stamps into ink and then onto paper and getting a pleasing result. I love doing challenges because it makes me think outside the box and get more creative than I might if left to my own devices.

This card is for the Verve October challenge. It was a sketch challenge with the added twist of making the card a bit shabby. I distressed the top two circles of cardstock, plus the edges of the circle of designer paper. I used Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, and Papertrey white cardstock. The stamps are all from Verve's Snow Wonderful set. I made the background paper myself using a stamp from that set, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and then sponging on Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Creamy Caramel. The snowlady is stamped on white and colored with Copic Markers. I painted the brim and pom pom of her hat with white craft ink and then using Heat N' Stick powder added Fun Flock as well. The sentiment is embossed in white and the only embellishments are the satin ribbons in Pale Pink and Chocolate.

This card is for last week's Limited Supply Challenge. The only requirement was to use a tree image, which I did. Yay for me! The designer paper is Basic Grey Wassail with Bravo Burgundy matting. The ribbon tag is a Cuttlebug Die and the sentiment (PTI Take a Bough) is embossed in white. I used Copics to color the image and finished off the card with a 7/8" organdy bow in hunter. I added one last touch on the string of lights. I used a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen on each little light then sprinkled on red glitter. It's so sparkly in real life, and the lights look like they are actually twinkling! Bling is a good thing!!

This card is for today's color challenge on SCS. It actually looks more simple than it is. I stamped the entire background using PTI's Guidelines stamp set. I used Creamy Caramel for the lines, Mellow Moss and White Craft for the medallions. I then heat-set the white ink because I am not patient enough to wait for it to dry! I used Nestabilities Labels 2 dies for the main image panel. I embossed the edges of both layers and then sponged the bottom layer with Mellow Moss ink. The main image is from PTI's Spiral Bouquet and embossed in white. The 7/8" satin ribbon is in the color Ivy, which goes well with Mellow Moss even though it's a little darker. I stamped the sentiment (PTI Mixed Messages) onto a piece of white cardstock and punched it out with SU's Word Window Punch. I added Kaiser Rhinestones in Split Pea to the sentiment panel and 3 of the medallions on the bottom left.

1 comment:

Beth M said...

Love all three cards! Some really great layouts!