Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunny Challenges and Creations Week 13 Sketch Challenge

This week it was my turn to supply the sketch and the challenge for this round. I have been under the weather for a few weeks now with a bad back and now sinus infection :( Please check out Kris and Vicky's blogs for inspiration and also to see what they have done for this challenge. Please play along with us at Sunny Challenges and Creations and who knows you may just be our next Ray of Sunshine!
The challenge this week is really very simple, all you had to do was to follow the sketch there were no added stipulations this week, so go for your life and have a bit of fun with the challenge and dont forget to share it with us! My card base was Very Vanilla which I matted using a piece of Cherry Cobbler and run through the Big Shot using  the Houndstooth embossing folder. I topped that with a piece of Vanilla satin ribbon across the card and then layerd a piece of Pear Pizazz which had been embossed using the Square Lattice embossing folder. The image was also stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, I coloured the images with my blender pens, the sentiment I stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink and then punched it out using the scallop oval punch, then running the scallop oval from the movers and shapers Punch Windows. I think it made a very pretty Christmas card and on the inside I added a Scallop Trim Border in Cherry Cobbler along with the verse from the set Beautiful Season.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Season of Joy at Sunny Challenges and Creations

This week the challenge  at Sunny Challenges and Creationswas set by our wonderfully talented Kris. Along with the sketch the stamp set we had to use was Season of Joy. We would love it if you would play along with us this week and enter our challenge. While you are checking out Kris and Vicky's  blogs you can see all the other wonderful creations they have there. I am so lucky to have both these ladies as my mentor! Back to the challenge card started with a base of Very Vanilla, and I used a piece of the Letters to Santa DSP on the bottom section of the card. The top section I placed a piece of Cherry Cobbler. Using the Season of Joy set I stamped the flourish onto Old Olive cardstock using ink of the same colour. I then ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. That was matted onto Very Vanilla card stock. The lower panel was again mounted onto the Very Vanilla but this time I used Cherry Cobbler as the top mat. I stamped the Christmas tree in Old Olive and cut it out, then used my Cherry Cobbler Stamp and Write Marker to outline the decorations on the tree. I adhered this directly to the mat, but used dimensionals to place it on the card front.  The greeting on the front of the card is also from Season of Joy and it was stamped in Old Olive once again. It was then punched out using the Modern Label Punch and adhered to another shape the same that I had cut using the Big Shot and the Movers and Shapers die  from the set Punch Windows.I also used a piece of the crochet lace across the top of the card which was also a part of the challenge. The inside of the card I used Very Vanilla cardstock and placed a strip of the Letters to Santa DSP along the bottom that I had punched using the Scallop Border Trim Punch. The poinsettia's were stamped in Cherry Cobbler, cut out and just placed on the angle. The sentiment is from the set Heard from the Heart and that was punched in Old Olive.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week 10 Sunny Challenges and Creations Sketch and Card Share

I cant believe that Kris, Vicky and I have been hosting Sunny Challenges for 10 weeks now! We have had so much fun bring you the different sketches each week, and at the same time challenging ourselves as well!
 This week was no different and it was my turn to supply the challenge. I thought that this time I would leave a broad scope for creation by adding to the sketch anything to do with animals, birds, fish, bugs or insects. Now you have to admit that gives you so many things to work with! First of all let me share with you the sketch, which is in itself is pretty basic. I chose to use several different stamps to complet this challenge Firstly I used the flourish from Elements of Style and covered the Whisper White mat using Melon Mambo ink, this was then embossed in the Big Shot using Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder. The next mat I again used Melon Mambo and the Jumbo Very Vintage Wheel and made sure that the butterfly on the wheel would still be visible when I added the other mats and the main image. The main image was was the bird in the bullrushes from the Every Moment set. I used Stazon Ink to stamp the image and then pulled out my trusty Aquapainter and proceeded to colout the bird and the rushes. I used Sahara Sand, River Rock, Rose Red and Basic Grey. The edges were sponged in Melon Mambo. Before attaching this to the mat I wrapped a small piece of Melon Mambo ribbon around it. I placed a glue dot in the centre to keep it in place. to finish it off I placed a pearl from the basic pearls in the centre, and if you look really closely I placed one of the really tiny pearls on the bird for his eye! The inside of the card I matted with Whisper White card stock, added a punched border using Melon Mambo card stock and the Lace edge border punch. I then stamped a daisy in the bottom left hand corner, masked it and then stamped another. I think it looks really pretty and I would love to know what you think. Bye for now
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