Saturday, April 7, 2012

Playdate Cafe Challenge (PDCC 126)

This week's Playdate Cafe challenge was to use these three colors:

Avocado, Blue Mist and Grey Wool

I was able to use Fern (Amuse), Hawaiian Shores (PTI), and Slate (Amuse)

The first card I created, I used the same Hero Arts Brocade stamp simply because I had it stamped already. Hee. Took me all of 5 minutes to make. I added the sentiment and, of course, a butterfly.
My light box has been a bit under the weather so I had my sweet little girlie hold the card for me outside.

The next card I made took quite a while to come together. I envisioned something different but I knew I wanted to use the Chevron stamp. Everything else was me second guessing what to use, where to put it. I'm still not sure I like the bow on the bottom, it almost went on the top.
For the Chevron background I tried PTI's MIM "Generational" stamping. Kinda cool, kinda grungy.

Well there you have it from the blogging world's insecure stamper. ;-p

Gratitude Card :
Stamps: Hero Arts Brocade, PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Amuse Fern, Slate, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI White, Chartreuse
Misc: pop dots

Thank you Card:
Stamps: PTI Chevron, Mat Stack, Floral Fusion, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Amuse Fern, Slate, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Paper: PTI White, Chartreuse
Misc: PTI Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon, Pop dots

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Colour Q Take 2

Back for another try at the Colour Q Challenge.

I haven't really played with my new Beautiful Butterflies set yet so I thought I'd break them in. 

I also took this picture outside since my indoor light box has been horrible lately. I either need to make a new one, buy one or pray for no rain when it's time to shoot.

I also made this with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge this week in mind, which was to base it on a song. 
(Unfortunately I missed the deadline. )
"True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper has been a favorite of mine throughout the years. 
Boy am I dating myself here!!

Stamps: PTI Friendship Jar, Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Amuse and Fresh Inks
Paper: PTI White
Misc: Twinery Twine, pop dots

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Colour Q and the Paper Dolls Challenges

I saw this week's Colour Q challenge and thought I'd give it a try. 
The colors to use are: Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Pear Pizaazz and White.

Now, I don't own anymore SU inks. But I do own almost every other manufacturer's inks out there!
So I substituted with some close matches.

For the flower, I took the heart stamp from PTI's Tag It's #11 set and stamped it 5 times, overlaying the ink a bit.
(I took the inspiration from a cute little kid's cup that I purchased at Target.) 

I also used my $15 grass image stamp. I just LOVE that grass image. Well worth the money. ;)

This card was also made for the Paper Dolls Spring Bling Challenge. Come on over and enter to win some fabulous goodies from the generous Renee!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Hero Arts
Ink: Fresh Impress Papaya, Pink Lemonade, Versamagic Aloe Vera and Thatched Straw
Paper: PTI White
Misc: The Twinery Twine, pop dots, rhinestones

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Play Date Cafe (PDCC125)

I am just squeezing in right before the Playdate Cafe's deadline!
We were to use Black, White and a splash of Brown.

I am not a Kraft cardstock fan. I've tried, really I have. BUT I love, love, love the ink and the ribbon. 
I stamped the image and then used clear embossing powder on it. 
I matted the image and popped it up using pop dots.

Stamps: PTI Sending a Thank You, Hero Arts Brocade
Ink: Versafine Black, PTI Kraft
Paper: PTI White, SU Black
Misc:  PTI Kraft satin ribbon, clear EP, pop dots