I'll start off with the winner of my Blog Candy! Thanks so much to everyone who participated! I really appreciate all the support you all have shown me in my effort to grow my blog! It was beyond my expectations! So here is our winner:
Congrats Jude! Please email me with your contact info and I'll get you that gift certificate right away! Thanks so much, everyone! Now, on to the card info!
Last week I created a card based on my favourite (or new to me) challenges. I had so much fun, that I'd like to try to make that a weekly occurance! These cards will not be design team cards, I'll just use images from my stash!
This card looks so bright! I stamped the bird from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Urban Tapestry set with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot and embossed with black embossing powder. I love that Distress Inks stay wet long enough to emboss with! I smeared various inks onto my craft mat and then spritzed over the ink with water and Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist. I pulled the cardstock through the coloured, wet mess and dried it with my heat tool. Then I started sponging ink onto areas that I thought needed a little more colour. I cut the image into three squares and inked the edges of each square. The sentiment was printed out with my label maker.
Here's the challenges I entered (in no particular order):
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - A No Cook Recipe
2 Patterned Papers
3 Different Types of Embellishment
I did only use one image (although I cut it into three pieces), you can see the two patterned papers, and my three embellishments are the rhinestone flourish, white taffeta ribbon, and the tiny pink pearl at the bottom!
Kraftin' Kimmie - Scoopy Scallops
I made sure to put scallops on my card so that I could enter this challenge! I love her stuff! I've been preparing an order to put in, 'cause her stamps are just so darn cute!
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Inspired by a Song
I just love challenges like this! Music can be a fantastic way to inspire you papercrafting creations! I just watched Megamind with my kids and laughed along with everyone else when I heard, "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton. I used to sing that song to my kids when they were babies! As I started thinking about that song, I thought about the birds you hear in the music. Thus, the bird image!
Card Positioning Systems - Sketch
ABC Challenge - P is for Pink
This challenge was the deciding factor for my main colour! It goes perfectly with the other challenges too!
I hope you all have an absolutely fantastic day!
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Urban Tapestry
Paper: We R Memory Keepers, SU Cardstock - Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, SU - Pixie Pink, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist, White Taffeta Ribbon, Prima 1/2 Pearls, SU Basic Rhinestones
Tools: Heat Tool, Craft Mat, SU Corner Rounder, Cutterbee Tweezers, Label Maker