Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Now THAT'S a Challenge..

Seriously, have you SEEN the color challenge for today on Splitcoast....crazy!!! I think it is the Handsome Hunter that does it in for me, but since I am a trooper(not really, but let's pretend), I went for it!! Usually I refuse to look at the challenge gallery before I start working...I would hate it if I was ever influenced unknowingly(kwim), but I had to take a peek to see if anyone had even braved this one. Gotta tell ya, the gallery was pretty awesome, so I decided to give it a go!! When I saw the combo this morning, this rose was the first stamp that I thought of and the paper from Parisian Summer(SU) was the second. My flower comes from the Gina K. Designs stamp set, A Year of Flowers. It was designed by my friend Melanie and it is GORGEOUS. I stamped the flower on Gina K. Pure Luxury 120lb card stock with my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. I then used my aqua painter and Blah-vo Burgundy re-inker to color it. The leaves were done with my marker....and look weird in this photo...but trust me, they look well blended in person(don't you hate that). I used my Oval Nesties to cut out the oval layers and emboss them. I then stamped the stem directly on the white...all the other pieces were colored and cut out then added on. I did some piercing, added some grosgrain ribbon on a spiral clip and added it to the base. For the base, both DP's are from the Parisian Summer DSP, and I connected them with some Saffron Poly Twill and some retired Hunter Organdy from SU. A few brads, some piercing, and a sentiment punched out with my SU oval punches and it was done!! That is it for me now..gotta get back to the stamp table!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

It Doesn't Get Easier Than This!!

So, have you seen this months Stamp of the Month from Paper Pretties. I have only shown her on my blog one time..which is almost shameful..but my best project(or most creative at the very least) with her is here now for your viewing pleasure!!! This months SOTM was called Sending You Love. It will be released to the public on the first but we WILL NOT be having a party or Cutie Pie contest this month...my Pretties need a little break, kwim!!! Anywho...She will be released on the 1st and I couldn't be more excited because I haven't been able to show this project til now!! Awesome right!!! To heck with those store bought Valentine's, who needs em right!! A few sheets of cardstock, some ink, coloring tools, and a stamp and you have the ability to make your own Valentines...genius right?? I first made this project for the Stampin In Your Jammies party last month, to make a project for kids. What could be better than letting your little girl help you color her own Valentines?? Nothing in my book!!!

I am super tired and trying to post this, so I will come back later with details!! Be sure to check out the Stamp of the Month Club at Paper Pretties...this month's stamp is Gliding By and she is GORGEOUS!!