Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Colour Q Mercy Fairy

The Tuesday challenges are complete. My brain hurts. The colour challenges from Colour Q are usually nice and easy and I wouldn't of had a problem till the Pumpkin Pie is thrown in there.  And then to make it work with Mercy Tuesday's sketch challenge, which I considered nice and easy. Took me over an hour to figure it all out. Tried this layer in this colour, ugh! So tried a different layer with different colour and on and on and on. I made alot of scrap pieces just to get it right. I happy with the way it turned out but I still wish the Pumpkin Pie wasn't added to the mix.

She's a cute little fairy from Inkadinkado stamp set I bought a very long time ago.
Stamp set:Beautiful Fairies
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Marker: Blush Blossom
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cassies Brocade folder, oval nestie, scallop oval nestie, beautiful butterfly die,aquapainter, ribbon, glue dots, sponge daubers

Diva Coffee Throwdown

Since I had the day off today instead of yesterday, which is actually annoying since I had big plans for last night, but I'll get over it by stamping to my hearts content all day and all night. Well, maybe not all day, I had to eat and watch Law and Order SVU! I made two cards this afternoon anyway, and  that is my point. There were alot of challenges to choose from for Wednesday, but I, of course want a sketch and a colour challenge. So I picked Diva Coffee Break sketch and Colour Throwdown.

I was thinking great fall colours, even though we woke up to snow and cold this morning, which was 4:16 am for me today ( I went back to bed at 6:00 am after I checked out the challenges). I haven't used this stamp set in a long, long while. I think this card turned out manly and for any occasion really. "From the heart" can mean anything right, like I love you from the heart, my sympathies from the heart, thinking of you from the heart, thank you.
Hope you likey!
Stamp set: Autumn Days, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Ealry Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze
Markers: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Punches (1 1/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle, 1 3/4 circle), dimensional, Stickles (crystal Ice)

Tre-Day Splitcoast Challenges

As the title implies, it's a three-in-one challenge card all made using Splitcoaststampers challenges. Monday's challenge was to use the technique W.I.S.H (water, ink, spray, hold). Tuesday's challenge was a colour combo challenge using Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz. And finally, Wednesday's challenge is a sketch. I wasn't too crazy about the layout but I managed to pull something together. The more I stare at the card, the more I am liking it. I also included the Simon Says challenge...Sparkle! That part was easy once I figure out which stamped image I was going to use.
I had stamped these little guys last year (at least I'm hoping it wasn't the year before, but quite possible) using one of my stampin' gals stamp. I have 4 more to use up.
Stamp set: Not sure
Card Stock: Naturals white, Whisper white, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz.
Ink: Perfect Plum
Markers: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Real Red, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sledding folder, Snowflake folder, Stickles (Silver Ice and Crystal Ice), Crystal effect, page protector, sponge dauber

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh Beautiful Luminary

I was planning projects for my Christmas party for my Stampin Gals. I knew I wanted to do this, and to do that, and I came up with four easy to complete projects. And then I remembered one of the gals (thanks Lorna) sending me a link on luminaries and thought, "that is a good project". So I get started on figuring out my dimensions, which DSP papers I was going to use. Then I make a dummy out of scrap paper, but I complicated things because I was putting a twist on it. I was adding a "drawer" to store 4 tea lights.
I am keeping notes because if I want to reproduce it and let my gals reproduce it, I need kind of a tutorial, a step by step guide. I don't know exactly how long it took me to do all this but by the time I finished my actual luminary, it was time to get ready for work. I had long ago given up on the tutorial since things were not going my way as easily as I wanted. And I knew that no one at the Christmas party, who might be consuming a bit of alcohol, would want to be doing this, now, complicated project.
So here it is:

I do love it. It came out gorgeous. And I would probably make it again as a gift for someone but not anytime soon.  Maybe after a couple of weeks have gone by and I have forgotten all my frustrations with it. Maybe.

ScrapMaster Mojo W.I.S.H

I was thinking that the challenges that I was going to participate in were going to be a colour combo and a sketch challenge.  But then I visited the Monday Splitcoaststampers Technique challenge, and I thought I'd go for a three-in-one challenge today. I could do this! My only real issue was the Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo Challenge.
 I always sit at my desk and put colour swatches of the colours that I am going to use. These are not pretty colours to put together on big swatches. I could do two of them but these three...
 The technique today was W.I.S.H. which stands for Water, Ink, Spray, Hold. I used a page protector cut open instead of the ziploc bag they suggested. The outcome was stupendous!  These colours and that technique definitely GO together.
Now for the layout.... using these colours...  I used the Mojo Monday sketch.

So here is my card:

Stamp Set: Birthday Bakery
Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Real red and Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy,
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Regal Rose, Wild wasabi, and Basic Gray
Accessories: Small tag punch, large tag punch, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, ribbon, scissors, page protector,aquapainter, dimesionals, glue dots.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simple Sweet Sunday Call

Please don't look at the date of my last post. You looked didn't you! I can't believe how fast time goes by. And I apologize for not keeping you updated on all the fun I was having stamping. Because I didn't stop that, I couldn't. I have too much fun.

Anyhoo, I decided on trying my hand at challenges again and this time I am also trying to rope in some of my good stamping gals. I need to rev things up again for everyone. I do hope that they particpate and that they allow me to post their creations here as well.

The challenges will always be a sketch and a colour combo. This Sunday's challenges are from: Curtain Call and Sweet Sunday Sketches

Here is my creation:

Stamp Set: Simple Friendship
Cards stock: Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch, sponge dauber, scissors, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my update and my craftiness. And I hope to add a few more challenges during the week.