Saturday, July 31, 2010

3 Challenges in 1

I took this week's Stamping 411 Sketch, Stampin' Royalty's KISS challenge, & SPCC color challenge and put it all into one card!  Here's what I came up with.  I love how simple yet elegant it turned out.

PPA 53 Monochromatic - Purple

I feel a little rusty - I haven't participated in a challenge in quite a while and this one was definitely a challenge!  I don't gravitate to purple so that was challenge # 1 and I wanted to step outside by normal style - challenge # 2.  If you look through my blog you'll start to see that I tend to lean towards nice clean crisp images and lines.  With this card I tried something a little different.  I used markers to color the stamp creating a distressed image.  I also tore the edges of the paper to make it look worn as well as adding a little crumb cake ink to the edges of all the layers.  The basic concept for that card was taken from one of the make & takes and the Stampin' Up Convention I attended a little over a week ago - it was great fun, look for more fun things to come from what I learned! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Obsessed with 3x3 cards!

I have fallen in love with 3x3 cards and at my last class we created the cards below.  The new In Colors are fabulous and on this project I used pear pizzazz and poppy parade.  I ran a piece of the Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II through my sizzix with the Fancy Favor die.  Pair that with the flower bouquet from the summer mini catalog's blissful bride set and you end up with a super cute little card bundle.