Wednesday, May 5, 2010

PTI Chicks Color Challenge Take 2

So while I was working on my card for this color combo challenge, I changed things quite a few times. Fortunately I ended up with 2 cards! AND this card also qualifies for the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. If you have some time,  you should play along!

This card will be sent to my best friend. I have known her for 30 years now. I met her when I was a shy 12 year old and moved to a new town. She was an outgoing chatterbox who made me laugh harder than anyone on this planet. And she still does!! She likes to refer to us as "Lucy and Ethel". Two good friends who get into a lot of mischief. Yep, that's us! Only I'm not sure I like being Ethel. ;)

I had fun with my new Cosmo Cricket pad! I was so excited when I saw that the flower and striped paper had almost every color from the color challenge. Debbie Olsen does some amazing works of art with this company's paper. I have another Cosmo pad on it's way to me and can't wait to use it!! This layout was very basic but I wanted to show off the papers. I don't have much experience with mixing all types of patterns so I was  hoping that because I bought a matching set of paper, it would match. What do you think?

Stamps: PTI On My Couch Additions
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, SU Pumpkin Pie, Ranger Tea Stain
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain & Vintage Cream, Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Garden Variety Pad
Misc: PTI  Pure Poppy Twill Ribbon, pop dots, sewing machine

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Papertrey Chicks Color Challenge #1

Yesterday was our very first challenge at the Papertrey Chicks Blog. And a challenge it was!! I am not used to using so many colors on one card.

It's was also Mojo Monday yesterday and I thought I would combine the challenges and see what I could come up with.

This card started out completely different from what you see here. But I was able to take another idea that I had and make another card. I'll post that one tomorrow. Both cards are for good friends of mine. So often I make these cards and then they just sit in a box for months and months. My insecurities hold me back from actually mailing them off. But I'm trying to get over it.

I flipped the sketch on it's side because it wasn't working the other way for what I had in mind. I was really surprised that I was able to incorporate all of the colors. I was able to tie this bow thanks to Betsy Veldman  and Dawn McVey's videos the other day. I hope my recipient likes this card. Tomorrow I'll have the other one posted. And maybe, just maybe if this little puppy at my ankles allows me, I'll have yet another card that I have in the works posted. Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams, Delightful Dahlia, Floral Fusion, Turning a New Leaf
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, SU Pumpkin Pie, Adirondack Lettuce, Versamark
Paper: Bazzill (sub for Soft Stone), SU Pumpkin Pie, PTI Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream
Misc: PTI Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon & Button, Rhinestones, pop dots