Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prettie Wednesday

Two weeks ago Joni, our fabulous illustrator for Paper Pretties, challenged us to do a card using paper piecing, which I love and really don't do often enough(although this week I have been on a roll). I decided I would pick some paper first so that is why I settled on this paper from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl stack. I picked my colors to match from the paper. I started out by stamping Sophie from the Paper Pretties stamp set Cuddle Me, both on Whisper White and on the DP. I then cut out just the dress(kinda hard, but I did it) and the hair bow(also hard, but I did it!!). Then I colored the rest in with my SU markers. I am not too sure about the brads at the bottom, but I had already punched the holes, so something had to go there!! This card is on it's way(or hopefully already) to Danielle, so I hope you liked it!! Be sure to check out the other Prettie Girls blogs to see what they have done for this challenge, and if you would like to play along leave me a link to your card, we would love to have you join us!! This week it is Christie's turn to challenge us, and she has challenged us to use acetate, yikes( I guess that means I need to get to work on Danielle's challenge from last week to do a masculine card!!)!! Don't forget to stop by the Paper Pretties website and check out Christies contest, its a good one!!
stamps-Cuddle Me by Paper Pretties
paper-Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and DCWV
ink-Black Stazon
tools-brads, pink organdy, chocolate satin, SU markers

Another Long Card

Today's sketch challenge was guest hosted by Bonnie(raduse) and it is a wonderful sketch. For the sketch the base of the card measures 8x9 1/4, and it is to be scored at 3/4 and 4. Also, for the sketch your oval has to be an oval(so no altering, hehe) and it must hang over the fold line. I colored my tree from Lovely As A Tree with my SU markers and then highlighted some of the branches with my white gel pen. I then used my Cuttlebug and Oval Nestabilities to cut out the image and layers. I wanted to dress up the fold over panel so I put 4 decorative brads from Making Memories. The sentiment is from All Holidays and was punched out with my oval punches. If you can't tell, I sponged every inch of this card practically. It is really late here, and I need to go to bed, so that is all for me tonight. I will have more to post tomorrow!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
stamps-All Holidays and Lovely As A Tree
ink-Chocolate Chip
paper- Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Confetti Cream and Close to Cocoa DSP
tools-decorative brads, olive grosgrain, cream taffeta, oval nestabilities, Cuttlebug, pewter brads, oval punches