Sunday, July 6, 2008

Its My Turn...

to host the Great Swaps Girls weekly challenge and yep, it is another sketch!! Anyone who knows me knows that I love sketch challenges the most, so here is my challenge for this week. Anyone can play along with, just be sure to include the keywords GSGC11 in your keywords on Splitcoast and leave a link here so we can all go check out your work!! My sample was made with the Pick a Petal stampset and for the flower center I covered a clear button with some DCWV glitter paper. I added some glitter to the polka dots on the flower petals with my Sakura Stardust glitter pen. I added some polka dotted ribbon from Offray to the bottom and then some black gingham and white grosgrain to a spiral clip at the top. The brads are the circle rhinestone brads sold by SU.
That is it for me now!! I sure hope you decide to play along!! Thanks and have a great day!

Playing Catch Up

Here are two more cards that I did to get caught up on my Great Swaps Girls challenges. The first one was last weeks Featured SwapperBecky Carrafa(beccabatgirl). Becky has a fabulous gallery and blog. I chose this card of hers to CASE. I changed the colors, added some ribbon and a layer, and added some ribbon. The color combo is also the Prettie Weekly Challenge over in the Paper Pretties forum. The color combo was Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White. Normally I would use Prettie stamps for the Prettie challenges, but I wanted to keep Becky’s card as close to the original as possible.
This second card was this weeks Featured Swapper, Dawn McVey(dawnsing). She also has a fabulous gallery and blog. I chose this cardof hers to case and I changed the colors, flowers, paper and I added some brads. The flowers are from Michaels, and they are technically bride confetti. I kept seeing all these fabulous cards made with them, so I just had to have them!! Both of these cards are pretty self explanatory, so I am not gonna bore you with the details, but if you have any questions, just let me know!!
Stamps-Always and Short&Sweet
Paper-Creamy Carmel, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Whisper White
Ink-Creamy Carmel and Regal Rose
Tools-kraft taffeta, pink gingham, build a brads.

Paper-Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Cutie Pie DSP
Ink-Black Stazon
Tools-confetti flowers, brads, blue satin ribbon

Featured Stamper-{Teneale}

Don’t you just love Sundays? It is one of my favorite days because I almost always get to spend the whole day stamping or atleast doing whatever it is that I want to do. I also love it because it is Featured Stamper day. I love logging on to SCS and seeing who is in the spotlight and getting permission to CASE one of their cards. This weeks FS is {Teneale}. Her gallery is a new one for me, so it was super fun getting to go through it and pick a card. I chose this card to CASE. I changed the colors, images, and I added layers and embellishments. I am terribly behind on Great Swaps Girls challenges, so I decided to combine one of those with this weeks FS challenge. The challenge was issued a week or more ago, and it was a beautiful inspiration photo. I took the colors and fruit images from the photo to make my card. I stamped the orange stamp(which I have now decided is not only an orange but a lemon and lime too-don’t know why I didn’t think of that before) in Summer Sun, Only Orange, and Green Galore and punched them out with my 1 ¼”circle punches. I layered them with their CS color and Basic Black. I added some grosgrain and gingham ribbon to the top corner, silver brads to the centers of the fruit and the bottom corner and pierced a line extending from the top and bottom. The sentiment is from the SU Sweet Serendipity set and to highlight it I pierced a row extending from both sides of the sentiment. That is it for me now, I am off to do a bunch more stamping!! Hopefully, I will have more to share soon!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
Stamps-Tart and Tangy and Sweet Serendipity
Paper-Only Orange, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink-Black Stazon, Only Orange, Summer Sun, and Green Galore
Tools-circle punches, silver brads, grosgrain ribbon, black gingham ribbon