Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Flattery Will Get You Far...

Isn't THAT the truth!! I know you aren't surprised at this point, but I am LOVING this new set from Paper Pretties. I still have one card from this set you haven't seen, and I decided to use it for today's sketch challenge and Jana's Prettie Wednesday Challenge. Jana gave us some of the strictest rules for today's challenge...and I am STILL not sure I followed them correctly. Here were the rules:

Create a card or scrapbook page using the following items:
1 dry embossed piece (embossing folders and texture plates count!)
2 pieces of patterned paper
3 colors of solid card stock (this includes any neutrals you use)
4 embellishments
5 layers

So, the dry embossed piece must be one of your patterned papers or your 3 colors. And, at no point should there by more than 4 layers under a top piece of card stock. However, if you have your base card with a second layer on may have multiple small pieces each with 2 layers under them...right? Oh...and you may use as many tools as you like. Guess this isn't so much limited as just very specific!

I think my sentiment may have broke the 5layer rule, but I am so close I am not going to worry about it. Oh, and if paper piercing is an embellishment just pretend you don't see it, kay??For this card I used some Hawaiian Papaya DSP to paper piece the take out box and for the panel behind it. I paired it with Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss card stock. I made a slight Shadow around the box and fortune with my Copic W1marker. The Kiwi Kiss layer was ran through my Cuttlebug with the Hounds tooth folder. For my embellishments, I used all SU ribbon, a Heidi Swapp Ghost heart, a Bella Bloom button, and some silver brads. That is it for me now...I will be back in a moment to announce my BLOGAVERSARY candy, yayy me!! Be sure to blurf around and see how the other Pretties did with this weeks challenge!!!
Julie Masse
Charmaine Ikach
Jana Weaver
Jillian Winters
Danielle Lounds
Jodi Collins
Jackie Rakoski
Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne