Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunny Challenges and Creations....weeks 40 and 41

Hi there stampers, I am so sorry that I have been absent this last couple of weeks but family matters have been calling, and we all know that they simply must come first! My first card is from my sketch in week 40, and there was no additional challenge attached to it. My card base was Pretty in Pink and I then added a layer of Sahara Sand which I stamped in the same colour an image from Artistic Etchings. This was topped with a piece of Cherry Cobbler and a piece of First Edition DSP was attached. The sentiment was stamped using Basic Black as was the Tower on Whisper White, which was matted on Pretty In Pink. This was such a simple card to make and for all its simplicity I really really like the way it finished.

Week 41 saw the sketch coming from our very talented Kris and the second part of the challenge was to use the In Colours from 2010 - 2012, which are retiring this year. I chose to use Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and a touch of Concord Crush and Poppy Parade. First I rolled my Very Vintage wheel across the Whisper White base using Peach Parfait, I embossed a piece of Pear Pizzazz using the Textured Impressions embossing folder with the hearts. A piece of Peach Parfait Stitched ribbon was placed around the centre of that and I stamped the pile of cups from the set Morning Cup onto Whisper White then coloured it using my trusty Aqua Painter. The oval is the middle size oval on the Sizzix die and the edging around the oval is made from using the eyelet border punch and attaching it to the back of the stamped oval. This was then  attached to the card front using dimensionals. The sentiment too is from the Morning Cup set, and this I stamped in Concord Crush.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunny Challenges and Creations Challenge 042/12

Hi there stampers, Here we are again with a sketch from Vicky. Along with the sketch the added challenge was to use the baby wipe technique. Now I am ashamed to say I had not done this technique before so it was a learning curve for me too. I decided to do what I hoped would look like a sunset, it doesnt, but I quite like the result. On my baby wipes I used Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Cajun Craze and More Mustard. It took me a while to get the hang of picking up the colours and transferring therm to my card stock. Once I was happy with the result, I then stamped Lovely as a Tree in Early Espresso. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet, and this I stamped in Early Espresso also. It didnt look right on Whisper White card stock (too stark) and Very Vanilla seemed to be lost in the colours. When I was practicing the technique I used some scrap of Whisper White and found a piece of that, stamped the image on it. The sketch also shows a shape in the bottom left hand corner and everything I put there looked to be too big so I punched out a small flower and added a black brad to the centre. Please make sure you go and check out Kris and Vicky's blogs as well as those from our Guest Designers and play along with us this week at Sunny Challenges and Creations. Till next time...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunny Challenges 039/12

Hi Stampers,
This week the challenge is to use the sketch plus the colours Melon Mambo, Soft Suede and Tempting Turquoise. Wow, this one really made me think and I had decided that I did not want to make a feminine card this week, but how do you make a masculine card with Melon Mambo?  Well, I think I solved that problem, dont you? My card base is Whisper White and that was matted with Soft Suede and Tempting Turquoise. I then passed these through the Big Shot using the Lattice embossing folder. I used the colours Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and More Mustard, and sponged Soft Suede around the edges and also at the bottom of the picture. I used Early Espresso to stamp my image and a small piece of Hemp Twine tied in a knot and distressed to give it the appearance of a sheath of wheat that has been tied. The Tempting Turquoise dots were made by punching the holes with the Crop-a-dile and I attached these using the mini glue dots..This is what I came up with. I hope you like it, its a little different to what I usually do. Dont forget to head on over to Vicky and Kris’s blogs to check out their creations for this week, and we hope you play along with us at Sunny Challenges and Creations. More info on my blog if you would like it.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sunny Challenges and Creations 038/12

Hello again Stampers! This week the very talented Vicky set the challenge and it was to use the sketch and the current "In Colours". I decided to use a base of Poppy Parade, topped this with a piece of Whisper White that I had embossed using the Big Shot and the embossing folder Petals a Plenty. Before putting this piece through the Big Shot I stamped the sentiment from Upsy Daisy in the bottom right hand corner. The Designer Paper I used is from the Attic Boutique selection. A piece of Poppy Parade ribbon was placed across the centre of the card and it was topped then by a piece of Pool Party card stock and the Upsy Daisy image was inked in Pool Party, then I dabbed the Poppy Parade ink pad over the tops of the flowers. The stamped image was then attached to the card  and three large rhinestones were attached to the top right hand corner. This card came together so easily, and it looks such a happy card too.Dont forget to pop on over to Vicky and Kris's blogs and see the beautiful creations that they have made, and join in with us at Sunny Challenges and Creations and play along with this week's challenge. Till next time
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