Thursday, January 27, 2011

Swirls and Purples

The Play Date Cafe PDCC66 has a  color splash of  Lilac this week for their  challenge.  We are to use black and white a splash of lilac/purple. I love these colors...not something I use much but it is so pretty.
I want to thank the girls at The Play Date Cafe for choosing me as one of their runner up winners last week. I was very excited to get the 'Cream in our Coffee' badge.

I stamped this rather large image and cut around parts of it. It is layered on top of black cardstock and gray designer paper. Colored my flower with Copics of two colors of purple. My ribbon is black and white houndstooth. Glitter glue is added to the center of the flower and then a sentiment and that is all it needed.

My card is also entered into the following challenges:
Cutie Sunday #128-Everything is Permitted
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Swirls
Sundays with Chrissy  #13-ribbons

Stamps: Stampendous - Floral Brocade, Mark's Finest Papers-Ladybugs and Carnations
Paper: black cardstock from Hobby Lobby, PTI whtie cardstock, Best Occasions Mixed Media Pack (dp)
Accessories: Houndstooth ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Gary M. Burlin & Co. purple glitter glue

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stampin B's Design Team Meets 'The Rose'

Want to hear some good music? It ties in with my card for the Stampin B's Design Team this week. I was inspired by this song, THE ROSE by Bette Midler.  In my opinion, this is
a beautiful love song.
This week, the Stampin B's have another fun challenge (#95) from NancyRuth to be inspired by a song title. I wanted to do Book of Love in the movie Shall we Dance (2004). Does everyone love that movie as much as I do?  Oh, that escalator/dept. store scene was so dreamy. But,  I didn't have what I needed to do that card so I moved on to Bette Midler's awesome song, THE ROSE. Love it just as much.

My card was cut with the Cricut. The image I used is Vintage Rose from Stampabilities. I did the ink marker to rubber, huffed and stamped. Filled in a bit of the image with copics. Then, I cut out another rose and popped it up after adding Stickles to the edges.
I used some unknown designer paper with musical notes behind the nestie and on the sentiment. The butterfly is vellum and edged with a gold leaf pen, then added a gemstone. The ribbon finished it off.

We hope you'll join this fun challenge here and be sure to include the song title in your description.
Use the Inklinz tool to upload your card on the Stampin B's blog or upload to the SCS gallery.

I am entering this card into a few more challenges:
Wee Memories challenge #40-Free Your Creativity-any creation goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar #136-Valentine Creations (yes, this is a valentine)
Craft Your Days Away CYDA Challenge #12-Represent love

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers (sentiment) Hearts, Hearts, Hearts--Stampabilities-Vintage Rose
Paper: cardstock to cut card unknown, PTI white cardstock, designer paper unknown, vellum
Ink: StazOn Dove Gray
Accessories: Martha Stewart classic butterfly, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Rectangle nestabilitie, Star Dust Stickles, Krylon gold leafing pen, pop dots, Copics, Celebrate It ribbon, Cricut for cutting card, Stampin'Up! spiral punch

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vintage Sympathy

I really need some good excitement in my life so I could come here with good news and not have to talk about the dark, dreary, dank, and dismal weather we are having. Besides, I have a let's just move on. LOL Truly, life is good.
My supply of sympathy cards is always short so when I saw Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #39, I was happy to see it was to make such a card. Thanks, Joanne.

Stampin'Sisters in Christ challenge #73 was given by Linda Lucas to do a vintage style card/project

Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Bingo-- What a fun challenge using the Bingo board shown below:
You are to choose three items in a straight line. It can be horizontal, diagonal, or vertical. I chose the lace, flowers, and embossing.

My card is using a flower from Mark's Finest Papers Apples and Camellia stamp set. I stamped twice, cut out, and glued the two together for some depth. I used a gold leafing pen to go around the edges.
The piece I embossed my sentiment on is a Spellbinders Pierceabilities die and I love it. I cut out the die, pierced, and sponged the heart while still in the die.
I added my lace, crinkled ribbon, a pearl and it is all finished.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper-Apples and Camellia, Stampendous-Encouraging Words
Paper: K&CO paper pad, PTI cream cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Desert Sand
Accessories: Spellbinders Pierceabilities ric rac scalloped border, lace from Jo-Ann's, crinkled ribbon, Queen & Co. pearls, sponge, Krylon gold leafing pen