Sunday, July 22, 2012

Week 50 Sunny Challenges and Creations

Goodness here we are at week 50. It seems hard to believe that it is almost 12 months ago that Sunny Challenges and Creations was 'born'. This week Kris set the challenge and it was to use the Reflection Technique. There is a wonderful tutorial for this at Splitcoast StampersNow I am the first to admit that when I read what the challenge was I groaned and thought I tried this once and it was a disaster! Michelle Zhindorf has always been an inspiration to me and even though I am not by any means a patch on her wonderful talent I thought that I would try doing a night scape and give the appearance of a deer standing by a lake with trees in the background. I think that I am going to have to make the brayer my best friend for a while to really get the hang of using it. To make the foreground I sponged the bottom and the edges around the 'lake' using Soft Suede and the lake was sponged using Tempting Turquoise. What will we ever do if Lovely as a Tree is retired? This stamp set would have to be one of the most versatile sets and it is loved by one and all. Please to be sure to check out Kris and Vicky's blogs and join us this week and play along and who knows you may be our next Ray of Sunshine.

Sunny Challenges Week 49

It was my turn to set the challenge for this week, and I chose anything circles and accordingly called the challenge Around and Around. What I chose to do was stamp circles which were images from the Delicate Doilies set, punch them out, adhere them to Whisper White cardstock and then run the card through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder, therefore using the technique of embedded embossing. This was adhered to a Pretty in Pink and then attached to a Whisper White base. This was such a quick card to make and the colours can be changed to suit either a male or female and depending on the shapes that are embedded, it can be made for any age group or occasion. This truly was a five minute card. Be sure to check out the Sunny Challenges and Creations blog each week for a new and exciting challenge.

Sunny Challenges Week 48

I loved doing this challenge. Vicky set the sketch and the challenge was to use Old Olive and Choc Chip. It was good to reach for the old 'comfort' colours and use them for a bit. I think they are the ideal colours for Christmas cards, so that is what I decided to use. I used an Old Olive base and matted that with a piece of Choc Chip. The Brights Collection DP is fantastic and it is one I tend to reach for often. I decided too to emboss the star in gold and sponged the edge with Old Olive ink and this was matted onto Old Olive and Choc Chip. To add a bit of interest I placed a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon around the centre and it was finished off with the sentiment from Teen Tiny Sentiments which I stamped in Real Red (another fabulous Christmas colour) and matted that onto a Piece of Choc Chip card stock. Please check out Vicky and Kris's blogs for more inspiration and we would love you to play along with us each week at Sunny Challenges and Creations

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunny Challenges and Creations Card Share 047/12

Goodness, another week has passed and here we are with yet another fabulous sketch and challenge from Kris. Along with the sketch this week, Kris set the challenge to use the colours River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist. My card base is of River Rock and I matted it with a piece of Marina Mist and also a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I had punched using the Eyelet Border Punch. The Whisper White mat I randomly stamped the leaves from the Confetti stamp set in all three colours. Using Cherry Cobbler I stamped the main image from Friends never Fade and matted that onto a piece of River Rock and mounted it onto the background using dimensionals. Kris, Vicky and our guest designers would love for you to play along with us this week at Sunny Challenges and Creations. Till next time have lots of fun stamping and creating!
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