Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Technique and Color Challenges

Yesterdays challenge was the Faux Tile Technique over on SCS.  Todays is the color challenge.  The colors to use are River Rock, Real Red and Old Olive.  I used the Contempo Christmas set for both of these.  I love that set.

This is for the Faux Tile Challenge. 
The background is done by scoring and then stamping and sponging. 
Sets:  Contempo Christmas, French Filigree
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Scallop Oval and Decorative Label punches, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Scoring tool, Champagne Glass Glitter

This is for the Color Challenge.
Set:  Contempo Christmas, Contempo Wheel
Cardstock:  Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive and River Rock
Accessories:  Old Olive Striped Ribbon, Red Satin Ribbon, Scallop Square Duo Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, Holiday Windows Movers and Shapers, Decorative Label Punch, and Basic Pearls

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Shimmery Snowflakes

The weather here has been DREARY!  A little sparkly snow would sure make things beautiful.  I am ready!  Not to shovel mind you.  But to look at.  hehehe
This is for the Sketch Challenge over on SCS.
Stamp set:  Tiny Tags
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze and Shimmery White
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Northern Frost strip, Dazzling Diamonds, Glimmer Brads, Clear Tinsel Trim, Oval Punch
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Perk Up!

That is what I need.  Some perking up!  How about you?  I need a cup of coffee with a bunch of my friends.  Come on over!  
This is for the Color Challenge over on SCS.  I thought it needed more perk and added some smoochie!  Smooch Spritz that is!  It is hard to see in some places, but everything but the bow treatment has Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  I embossed the percolator with clear embossing powder.
Stamp set:  Morning Cup, Take a Sip Wheel
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Confetti Cream and Crumb Cake
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Espressso Satin Ribbon, Crochet Trim, Buttons, Linen Thread, Basic Pearl, Jewelry Tag and Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Clear Embossing Powder and of course the Smooch Spritz.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Here for you, Friend

This is for a friend that I just want to cheer up.  I hope it does.  The Way to Use It challenge today over on SCS is to use brown.  So that is the color I focused on.
Stamp sets:  French Foliage, Friends 24-7
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Neutrals Button, Victoria Crochet Trim, Early Espresso Striped Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Circle, Decorative Label and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I still should be sewing!

Although I am supposed to be sitting at the sewing machine, I looked at the sketch challenge over on SCS and decided to play.  
Stamp set:  Bells and Boughs
Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Crumb cake
Accessories:  Brads, Aquapainter, Vintage Frames Stencil

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I am supposed to be sewing!

This is a thank you card that was supposed to go out yesterday.  I had been sewing the past couple of days and of course lost track of time.  SO, this morning I decided to check out the Color Challenge over on SCS.  Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.  Blech!  I did not like the color choices, but put together they look pretty good!  Don't you think?
The trees are inked in Pear Pizzazz and then rock n rolled with Baja Breeze.  Then I thumped with Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze markers.  All of this is very hard to see since I dazzled it up using Dazzling Diamonds.  HA!  I sponged with Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum.

Sets: Scenic Season and Curly Cute
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Top Note Die, Scallop Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Clear Tinsel Trim, Baja Breeze striped ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage Brad

Okay, back to sewing.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shimmery Snowflakes

This card is for the color challenge over on SCS.  I love the Poppy Parade color and I think this is only the second time I have used it.  Isn't it striking?  I love it!

The colors of the challenge are Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise and White.  You can add another neutral if you wish. 
The stamp set used is All Holidays.  The cardstock is Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade and Shimmery White.  The Shimmery White piece is embossed with the Northern Flurry Folder.  The Peace, Love, Joy is also embossed with the folder.  The snowflakes are from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip.  I sponged and then blinged them up with Basic Rhinestones (I love those).  The ribbon is the Poppy Parade Stitched.  I added the Clear Tinsel Trim to that.  Oh my, I just love all of the sparkle!  LOVE it.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Foliage Mist Resist

This is for the TLC Challenge over on SCS.  I love the French Foliage set.  I waited too long to get it.  The inked and stamped panel is actually a piece of Very Vanilla Cardtock.  It is inked with Cajun Craze and then stamped with leaves from the French Foliage set.  I inked the stamps with Versamark and spritzed with Stampin' Mist.  Then stamped.  The darker images are the same stamps inked with Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and River Rock.  The Rock n Roll technique was used for that part.  And the cut out leaves are using the Rock n Roll technique as well. 
Stamp sets:  French Foliage and Day of Gratitude
Ink:  Versamark, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke and River Rock
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Brad and Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Green, green, green!!!

Right now I am loving the color of Always Artichoke.  It is just such a rich, beautiful color.  AND when you pair it with Cherry Cobbler, YUM!!!   I made this for the Ways to Use It Challenge over on SCS.
The stamp set I used is Bells & Boughs.  Cardstock is Deck the Halls DSP, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Watercolor Paper.  I watercolored using an aquapainter and the stamp pads.  The ribbon is the Always Artichoke Seam Binding.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Erin!

Erin's birthday is next week.  Shhhhh!  We sent this card today.  We will not be able to celebrate with her in person, BUT we get to see her at Thanksgiving.  I cannot wait!  WOOOHOOO!!!
 I love the Deck the Halls fabric, the buttons and pearls.  And the seam binding is so very rich.  LOVE it.
The cardstock is Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.  I rocked and rolled the image from Day of Gratitude.  I inked it in Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.  That is one of my favorite techniques.  After I stamped the images I spritzed the cardstock with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  I made the fabric flower using the Scallop Circle #2 bigz die.  Fold each circle in half and in half again.  Do this to 4 of them.  Handstitch them on a 5th scallop circle.  Attach the button and then adhere the pearls. 

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