Friday, June 17, 2011

My Big Yellow Flower

Today on Splitcoaststampers, the Queen for the Day #65 is Vicki Dutcher. I wanted to case this card of hers.  I am mostly just keeping the sketch. I am using a big flower instead of a butterfly and different papers/ribbon. I want to enter it into the Dirty Dozen Monthly Theme challenge on SCS which is 'Text Me' so I used my text background stamp.

Use it Tuesday #9-Use your unused dies, punches, cut-outs.  Mine is the large flower die cut by Sizzix  called Flower, Beauty Bloom that I've had for about a month and never used. I did my flower with Stampin'Up! Crushed Curry and a soft Martha Stewart yellow paper and sponged the tips on the middle layer with SU Crushed Curry ink.

Southern Girls Challenge #21-Anything Goes

Stamps: Stampendous Dream Text, Stampin'Up! Vintage Labels (sentiment)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Crushed Curry,  Martha Stewart yellow cs,  ColorBok designer paper
Ink: Stampin'Up! Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sizzix Die-Flower, Beauty Bloom, Martha Stewart Double Loop punch (showing one loop only), sponge, Offray ribbon, EK Sucess brad, gemstones Stampin'Up! oval punch

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Butterflies and Vines

This week, the hostess for the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge #115 is Vicki Dutcher and she wants us to use a border punch. I really love this EK Success English Ivy punch and thought it would look pretty with the butterfly wheel I used.

Hope you'll play along with us and use the inlinkz tool  at our blog linked above.

This week Stamp Something wants us to have something punched...well, I love that as I love using my punches so I am happy to play along

Simon Says Stamp Challenge-Bingo  My choice was shape, ribbon, and sentiment. Square was my shape.

Stamps- Mark's Finest Papers sentiment-Our Family Tree
Paper: Stampin'Up! Tempting Turquoise, PTI white cardstock
Ink: Stampin'Up! Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Roller wheel purchased at Hobby - 4 Flowers, EK Success English Ivy border punch, Copics for coloring the butterfly, Celebrate It white ribbon, Bead Landing filigree charm

Birdhouses Hanging on an Ocean Whitewashed Wall/Fence

I had so much fun doing the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge #122. Maki is the hostess and asked that we do at least one circle and one square shape on our creations. My circles are the sentiment and birdhouse entrances and the square is behind my sentiment circle.
I'm using the Flourishes Home Tweet Home stamp set. I hung the birdhouses on my wall/fence and stamped a branch.

I wanted to try this technique of direct to paper and make an ocean whitewashed faux wall.  Lydia aka Understand Blue has  a tutorial for this technique on Splitcoaststampers...see Resources.

This is a quick post as I'm being carried shopping by a friend for my birthday to a wonderful scrapbook store and probably hitting Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and Jo-Ann's today. Lunch, also. What a fun day ahead.

I'm entering my card in this challenge: Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog #3-Summer-what summer means to you. Summer means being at the beach to me, although  this doesn't show the ocean, I want it to be an outside fence or wall at the beach where I hang my birdhouses for the summer.

Anything Goes Challenge Blog #43 is Here Comes Summer

Stamps-Flourishes Home Tweet Home
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento London Fog, Sea Breeze, and Stampabilities Pigment white
Accessories: turquoise crinkled ribbon