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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge 45

Here we are - it's time for another Curtain Call Colour Challange from Stacey's Stamping Stage. This week's colour combo is Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I decided to case my own card and change out the colours. I used the "direct to paper" technique on this card - you simply swipe your ink pad directly across the paper to create a background. TFL!


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Short and Sweet
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, and Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Same as paper
Accessories: basic pearls, Old Olive ribbon, small, large and scallop oval punches

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Curtain Call Act 44

Hi All,
I am once again taken with the colour challenge from Stacey's Stamping Stage: Curtain Call Act 44. The colour combo this week is tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, poppy parade, and whisper white. I saw this pyramid card over on Darlene McCallum's blog and that was my inspiration. I decided to use my Fresh Cuts stamp set - I love this set, but don't ink it up enough. I stamped the main image four times: twice in daffodil delight, once in turquoise, and once in poppy parade. I cut them all the same size (3.25x3); for each layer on top of the base I took off quarter inch increments; so, the turquoise layer was 2.75x2.5. I love the layered look of this effect. Neat little trick and it makes a cool-looking note card. TFL.

Friday, August 20, 2010

PPA 56: Day to Evening

Hi All,
You have to check out the newly redesigned Pals Paper Arts challenge blog. This week's challenge is a day to evening card. The "Day" version is simple and straightforward, while the "Evening" version can have layers and bling to jazz things up a bit. I chose a Christmas Card I made with the new "Bells and Boughs" set in the forthcoming Holiday Mini Catalogue. This was really fun. On the right we have my day card. Pretty simple and straight forward. On the left, is my evening card - jazzed up with satin ribbon, rhinestones, and chunky glitter! I loved this challenge.


Friday, August 13, 2010

PPA 55 Colour Challenge: Pop Art Pocket Silhouettes

This week over at Pals Paper Arts it is a colour challenge - melon mambo, tempting turquoise, and daffodil delight. I saw a similar card on Splitcoast eons ago and it reminded of Andy Warhol's work - I thought this would be perfect for this colour challenge. Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Versamark, Black EP
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF

Vintage Christmas Collage

I am just loving this stamp from the new Holiday Mini Catalogue - this is a sneak peek - you will be able to order as of September first. I used two-tone embossing and sponged around the edges to give it a bit of a vintage feel. I like the way it turned out. I am thinking of using this card in an upcoming class. TFL!


Stamp: Christmas Collage, Bells and Boughs
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Silver EP, Gold EP

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Christmas Card Sneak Peek and PPA Surprise

Hello All,
I will start with the PPA surprise. When I got up this morning, I checked my email - as is my routine - and to my delight I had an email from the team at Pals Paper Arts! I was chosen as one of the picks of the week! Yahoo! I so admire their work, it is a real honour to be chosen by them. That is why I get the cool badge in my sidebar! Now on to my card.

I cased this card by the very talented SleepyinSeattle. I had a lot of fun with it. The stamp is larger than an A2 card front, so I trimmed it down a bit. It was very simple, but I think really effective. The sponging around the edge is done with So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie classic inks. TFL.


Stamps: Christmas Collage
Inks: Soft Suede, Real Red Stampin' Write marker, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker, Old Olive Stampin' Write marker, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker and Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White

Friday, August 6, 2010

PPA54 - A Masculine KISS

At first this PPA Challenge had me a little stumped and then I thought of this card. I had purchased some roof flashing to make tea light holders and still had some leftover - I can't think of a more masculine material than roof flashing! Since the challenge is to keep it simple I tried not to embellish too much. One little tip - I put scor-tape on the back of the flashing before running it through the Big Shot so that the lattice would be self-adhesive. TFL.


Stamps: Sincere Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Silver Bling, Roof Flashing

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Act 41

I love the Curtain Call Colour Challenges because the colour schemes are so great! I was not disappointed when I tuned in to see what the challenge would be this week. I bought the "Friends Never Fade" stamp set during the new cattie pre-order, but haven't really used it much even though I love the images. I cased this card, changed the colours and added some bling with the new rhinestones SU! is selling - I love the extra sparkle. Thanks for stopping by!