Thursday, July 24, 2008
This first card was for Jody's Challenge. Can you believe I did a completely Stampin Up card? and there's no coloring involved on this one! This one was fun to do and brought me back to my original falling in love with stamping days. I combined some of the new In Colors with retiring River Rock. The card base is Kiwi Kiss and I also used Baja Breeze as well as the River Rock and Very Vanilla. I used inks in the same colors as well as Riding Hood Red (which I want to call Red Riding Hood Red). The stamps used are from Enjoy Every Moment as well as the coordinating Daisy Dash Jumbo wheel. Everything is up on dimensionals and the rest if pretty self explanatory. I do like these colors together and love how the red really makes it pop!
Card #2 is a combined challenge card and really was a challenge for me. This one combines JulieHRR and Michelle's challenges. One layer and masculine cards are difficult for me. I used Verve Stamps Seeing Stars for this card. The card and envelope are PTI's Stampers Select White. Inks used are Memento Tangelo, Danube Blue, and Bahama Blue (for lightly sponging the rectangle) as well as Versafine Onyx Black. I drew the square around the sentiment after stamping everything with the help of my Tim Holtz Design Ruler and then drew the little dots and dashes inside with the ruler as well--I'm not even really going to try my hand at doodling since I'm not artistic! I shaded around the left side and bottom of the square with a Cool Grey Copic marker and then lightly sponged the Bahama Blue ink around the square as well. I was trying to give it a little dimension since it was kind of flat. I had a really hard time not sponging and inking this up some more. So, I like it but don't *love* it since it's so different for me.
Card #3 was also a challenge for me and was Christine's challenge. I have not watercolored in forever!!!!!! I think that since I've discovered Copics, I don't look at any other coloring medium. I'm definitely out of practice with my watercoloring and actually tossed the first one I did. The card base is Baja Breeze which is the one In Color I didn't think I was going to be thrilled with but absolutely love! The patterned paper is from an SEI pack that I got that I can't remember the name of right now. I stamped Bettina Buttercream from Stampin Bella on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black and colored her in with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Pearlescent Watercolors. I also added a little more shimmer with some Copic Spica Glitter pens and went over the little cherries with Ranger's Glossy Accents. This is cut and embossed with Rectangle Nesties and mounted on a Chocolate Chip scrap that was also cut and embossed with Nesties. This piece is is mounted with dimensionals on top of the dp which has a scalloped piece of Barely Banana under it. The ribbon is from SU's retired Flirty Ribbon Originals. The sentiment is from SU's So Many Sayings and is stamped in Versamark and embossed with Detail White EP. I finished it off with dew drops in the top right and bottom left and tah-dah! All done.
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