Monday, October 31, 2011

Flourishes Challenge # 141

The Hostess for this weeks Flourishes challenge is Maki, and she is asking us to make a project using Trees / Leaves. Not to use flowers for our focal image. I like this challenge, I always seem to use a floral image, so this was fun for me. I used cardstock from Gina K and Paper Trey Ink. Design paper from Memory Box Co. from last years Tinsel stack.The image I used is from the Forest of Trees stamp set, I stamped it with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink and then applied MS glitter to it. I cut it out with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur using Labels 18, and then traced the die and hand cut it to make a layer for the image. I also used the new Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Bracket, and an flourish die from the Fleur de Lis Accents set and added some pearls from Queen & Co. PTI ribbon, a button from my stash that I tied some bakers twine to and attached to the bow. The sentiment is from the Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. Oh, and the branches are cut with a MS punch.Thank you for stopping to see my card, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

JustRite Challenge # 61

For this weeks challenge at JustRite Stampers they are challenging us to get scrappy, and use all those loose scraps and diecuts and anything left on our desks lurking about from other craft projects to make this weeks card or project. This is great for me because I have lots of " stuff " lurking on my desk from ideas I didn't use from other cards and projects. For my card I had already colored in an image of the corn from Autumn Blessings, that I colored with Copic Markers. I also had a leaf die cut from Spellbinders already cut and embossed with the Cuttlebug folder, Pumpkin Harvest. I used assorted cardstock from Gina K for the cardbase and layers. Design paper from My Minds Eye paper pack All Spice. I just recieved the new Edgeabilities from Spellbinders, and I used the Classic Petals on the left side of the card, and I also used the scrap from the edge of the cut for the bottom of the card. I added some distress ink on the leaf, some ribbon and lace, Spellbinders labels # 6 and 18, some bling and a decorative butterfly from my stash. I also used the sentiment from JustRite"s Fancy Tags. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flourishes Challenge # 140

The new challenge at Flourishes this week is hosted by Silke, and she has challenged us to make a Halloween card or project or both. I decided to make a card. Unfortunetly, I don't own any Halloween stamp sets from Flourishes, so I used a pumpkin stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps and a sentiment from Flourishes Life Lines stamp set that I thought would work. To make my card I used cardstock from Gina K, design paper from K and Co., the cuttlebug folder Pumpkin Harvest, Tim Holtz new distress ink Gathered Twigs, Memento inks, Stickles xmas red, Offray ribbon, a Martha Stewart branch punch and Spellbinders dies. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!