Monday, March 10, 2008

Color Challenge

Tonight at the Gina K. release party Emily gave us a sneak peak at the color challenge, so I went straight to work(after the party was over of course). I knew I needed a thank you card, so I decided I would use this challenge for my card. The colors are Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, and Basic Grey. I thought and thought of how I could use them for Easter, but decided since I needed this, it would work so much better!! The image is from Rubbernecker and can be found in the Stamp Oasis section. I stamped it with black Stazon on watercolor paper and used my markers and aquapainter. I used a heck of a lot of black tie pearl brads from Bazil, but I love the elegance they have to them. I really think the rest is pretty self explanatory, so if you have any questions please don't hesistate to ask. I did get a question yesterday about Nestabilities and the cuttlebug, and the answer is yes, you can use the Nesties with your bug(Ellen Hutson has a great tutorial on it). Thanks and have a great day!!
Stamps- All Holiday, Hearty Vase
ink- Black Stazon
paper- Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black and Basic Grey, Very Vanilla
tools- aquapainter, SU markers, stylized silver hardware, black pearl brads, black organdy

More Easter....we're almost done!!

I really, really, want to be able to be done with my Easter cards, so today I stamped out three scenes using Melanie Muenchinger's set Just So Hoppy and got to coloring!! She has created two of my all time favorite sets in the WORLD, which quite frankly is saying a lot, and tonight will release two more that I am sure I will not be able to live without. I know that one of them, thanks to sneak peeks, will be used for decorating altoid tins. As soon as I saw this I thought to myself, that girl is a genius!!! I can't wait to party tonight over on the Gina K. forum and see what other new goodies we have in store!! All of these cards, as I said before, were done using the Gina K. set, Just So Hoppy. I stamped all the images on Whisper White with Black Stazon, then colored them in with my SU markers and aquapainter. The only stamps that aren't Gina K. in these scenes are on the frog one. The grass stamp and the tulip are not from that set. I had stamped and colored that tulip(from My Favorite Things' Eggstra Special) and hadn't used it, so I cut it out for this card. The grass stamp I got from JoAnn's but I have no idea who it is by, but I think it is perfect for a water scene!! The colors I used on the frog card are Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace and Prints Pack DSP. I cut out the frog and tulip and popped them up. The ribbon is from American Crafts(blue gingham) and Embellish Online. I used my matt pack to punch the holes along the bottom, I am loving the way this looks on cards right now. The second card with the bunny, used Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and the prints pack. I did some ribbon tabs with pink gingham and taffeta from SU. The last card is Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, and the Prints Pack. The ribbon is white taffeta and blue gingham, both from SU, and green polka dot from Embellish Online. I was missing my button brads so I had to throw a few on here. Well that is all for me now, got a lot of commenting to do and not a whole lot of time!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-Just So Hoppy, Eggstra Special, and Prarie Grass
paper- Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, and Prints Pack
ink-Black Stazon, Bashful Blue
tools-aquapainter, SU markers, button brads, ribbon, scalloped circle punch, circle punches, key tag punch, matt pack