Monday, August 30, 2010

Color Cue {7} Challenge

Stamps: Hero Arts & Paper Trey

The Color Cue {7} Challenge uses aqua, gold, red and white/cream and here's my take on it. I used Distress Inks on white cardstock for the solid colors under each flower. I stamped the flowers in black ink on white cardstock and then used aqua, gold and red colored pencils. Each flower image was then matted on black cardstock and foam mounted to the colored rectangles for more interest. I adhered the flower images to white cardstock that was embossed with a Cuttlebug dot folder. It was then matted with black and then adhered to a white card. I added the sentiment at the bottom to finish it off. TFL!
Detail of flowers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

EDIT * Winner of Embellish Magazine Challenge with Birds

Gift tags (as always, click for larger images)

*Edit* I won this challenge and I'm thrilled. I was blown away when I went to their web site and saw my tags with the little winner badge on them. So fun to make. Since I had a few things leftover from making the birdhouse for this Embellish Magazine challenge, I thought I would make some gift tags, using the same criteria for the challenge, and submit these also. I couldn't get all the detail photos to upload on this post so there is another post below for all the details and close up photos.

Supplies: Background stamp - Stampendous, Bird - Savvy Stamps, Sentiment - Hero Arts

More details of the gift tags

Supplies: SpellBinders die, Hero Arts tree stamp and sentiment, Tiny birds by Memory Box

Supplies: Bird stamp - Savvy Stamps, Sentiment - Hero Arts, SpellBinders die, punches

Supplies: SpellBinders die, Sentiment; Memory Box, Background stamp; Stampendous, Bird; Invoke Arts, punch, Distress Ink

Supplies: Bird stamp - Stampsmith, Background leaves - PaperTrey Ink, Distress Ink, punch

Supplies: SpellBinders die, Sentiment - PaperTrey Ink, punches

Birthday Wishes

Supplies: Stamps; flowers - Hero Arts, sentiment - PaperTrey Ink

My girlfriend's birthday is next week so I thought I would make her card in the challenge colors for Embellish Magazine that I had leftover on my desk but without the bird this time. I colored the magenta cardstock with Distress Ink and then stamped two sizes of flowers and cut them out. The leaves were cut from a green patterned paper. The tiny white flowers in the center are from a punch. The main card is cut from brown cardstock using a SpellBinders die. The sentiment was white embossed. I finished her card off with tiny white dots around the outer edge and a gold gel pen for the flower centers. TFL!

Embellish Birds Color Challenge - Birdhouse

Supplies: All stamps - PaperTrey Ink, Punch; Martha Stewart, Distress Ink

Now that I'm back from vacation, I thought I would try the Embellish Magazine challenge. The challenge is to use brown, green, and magenta along with a bird. For this entry I decided to make the card from a birdhouse shape. I cut piece of white cardstock and started to color it brown with Distress Ink. To make the clapboard on the house, I cut a thin piece of cardstock and used it as a mask and moved it a half inch all the way down the piece of cardstock, each time applying the ink over it. This gave the shading I was looking for to mimic the clapboard. I used a lime chalk ink for the all the leaves which I cut out and applied to the house. The bird was cut from magenta cardstock that I first clear embossed with polka dots and a square design was used on the wing. I cut a very dark brown circle for the birdhouse opening. I used white cardstock and a punch for the roof's gable. To finish it off, I added the bird's eye and the sentiment. TFL!