Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Prettie Sneak Peek!!

This is my second week as a guest designer for Paper Pretties and I am proud to say that we are having a Prettie Pajama Party on Friday night(April 11th) where three new stamp sets will be revealed!! The PJ party will be hosted on the Paper Pretties forum by the fabulous Charmaine Ikach. Starting at 8EST(7CST) she will post one challenge every hour for three hours. You will have 45minutes to complete your card and get it posted to the forum. It is sure to be lots of fun!! And just so you know, if you are a little intimidated by the whole challenge thing, just come hang out and chat with us, but we would love to have you there no matter what!! Visit Christie's blog for some more sneak peeks and more info about the party, challenges, rules, and PRIZES(woohoo!!)!! Be sure to visit the other Prettie Girls this week for some more sneak peeks!!
On to my card!! I used Julee Tilman's mojo Monday sketch for this card as well as, the SCS color challenge for today(now come on, you KNOW I didn't pick those colors myself!!) I stamped the watering can from one of the new sets coming out on Friday with Black Stazon on Whisper White. I colored it in using my SU markers and aquapainter and then covered the whole thing with crystal effects. The paper is from the SU Prints Pack, and I have almost gone through the whole thing-the horror!! I was in a ribbon layering mood due to today's TLC challenge, so I used some wide red grosgrain, navy narrow organdy, and some white taffeta. I thought it needed a little something, so I added the brads to the top corners, the other three were part of the sketch.
stamps- Paper Pretties
paper- Real Red, Night of Navy, Glorious Green, Whisper White and Prints Pack
ink-Black Stazon
tools- SU markers, navy organdy, red grosgrain, white tafetta, crystal effects, white brads, Petalloo flowers
My second card, because let's face it, who needs sleep(LOL), was made using the color challenge and Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I always forget about that one til it is too late to get in her drawing, but I loved the sketch, so I wanted to try it. The main image is from the SU set Pun Fun and was colored in using my SU markers and Aquapainter. I then highlighted certain areas with my glitter pen. To make it shiny, I covered the whole image with crystal effects. I punched out the sentiment with my small oval punch, and layered it with an oval punched out with the large one(Night of Navy). I added the brads, and then thought it looked kind of dull, so I added the dots. I liked the way they looked on the Navy, so I did it on all the navy cardstock for this card. Cute huh!! For embellishments, I added the red gingham with some white taffeta, and some red brads. The image and layers were cut out using my Cuttlebug and Nesties. I got the image from my pal Jodi(kharmagirl) cause she is SOOOO sweet!!! Thanks Jodi!!
BTW: I need someone to send this too, so if you have a little guy having a birthday or one who has been sick and needs a pick me up, let me know, and I will get it right out!! I have sent out 8RAK's this week, and would love to keep going!!
stamps-Pun Fun
paper-Night of Navy, Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White, and Prints Pack
ink-Black Stazon
tools- SU markers, glitter pen, red gingham, crystal effects, white tafetta, red brads, Cuttlebug, Nesties