Thursday, April 3, 2008

Out of the Box

Well, not technically, but this is wayyyyy out of my box. I wanted to participate in the My Favorite Things guest designer contest, and decided to challenge myself personally too. The MFT challenge was to use a background stamp for something other than a background. I used the Filigree stamp from SU to create the wallpaper for my yoga girl. Cool, but very hard to cut out. My own personal challenge was to use this piece of DP that has been sitting next to my desk forever. I have all my DP in a 12x12 milk crate file holder thingy(very technical aren't I). So I pulled my colors from it. I used More Mustard(I haven't used that in years, literally), Ruby Red and Sage Shadow(gasppp!!). I stamped the yoga girl three times, once on vanilla, once on the DP(by BoBunny) and the final time on the wallpaper I created by stamping my background stamp in RR on MM. I cut out the shirt, and the wallpaper and paper pieced them, and then colored the rest of the image in. The Polka dot DP is from the SU Ginger Blossom pack and the ribbon at the bottom is from the SU Rustic Retreat ribbon original. I colored a white Heidi Swapp flower with my Sage Shadow marker and then added the sentiment panel. Well, I hope you like it, and I hope they do to. I am really pleased for two reasons-1. I used the dp I said I would 2. I used colors I never touch. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Serenity Now and Filigree
paper- More Mustard, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom and Bo Bunny DP
ink-Ruby Red and Black Stazon
tools-SU markers, Rustic Retreat SURO, Earth Element Brads, Heidi Swapp flower, circle punches, scallop punch, word window punch

This second card is from Julie(jkstieber). I hang out with her in the Person Below Me thread over on SCS and the other day she was having a bad day, so I sent her a card to cheer her up. She sent me this one back to tell me thanks and that she was doing better!! Thanks Julie!!


  1. Jessie.........another ASTOUNDING challenge card!!! Wow girl!! The dp is sure fabulous....and I love the colors. Wallpaper for your yoga girl!!! Amazing!!! Such a cool layout sure are goin' places Ms. Designer!!! You ROCK!!! And it sure is a beautiful card you got.....'cuz you sure do make others so happy!!!

  2. Your card is "wayyyy" cute! Good luck on the challenge!

  3. Jessie this is outstanding! They have to love it!

  4. Absolutely stunning! You may not be comfortable with the colors, but I LOVE them! Great job!!

  5. WOW...I'm speechless!!! This card is awesome and the dp is very cute!!!! Good luck on the challenge!!! :D

  6. I love everything about this card. I think your background is wonderful and I am totally in love with the dp you used and the flower behind the circles, brilliant!

  7. Laura (scrapnextras)April 5, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Amazing! If this isn't a winner, then what is? Fabulous colours an papers...bright and cheerful, and the details! Jessie, you my dear are just non stop amazing!!

  8. Sorry hon, just trying to catch up on my fav blogs! Just adorable and no wonder it won. Love all the details you added to it, the color combo and the sentiment element is just gorgeous!!!

    BTW - thanks for my wonderful surprise...I can't even begin to tell you how happy I was to open that up after the exhausting drive home!


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