Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi Blog Friends,

There are two posts on my blog today and I hope you'll find some inspiration in one or both of them. 

The each month a Rock Stars DT at Repeat Impressions/The House That Stamps Built  present a "Designer's Choice Challenge" and this month it's Kendra's turn and she has challenged us to a stairstep card.  These are fun to make and really fun to receive. 

I hope you'll try Kendra's challenge, because you just might win some of the fabulous stamps from Repeat Impressions.  Head on over to The House That Stamps Built and check it out.


Here is my stairstep card for Kendra's challenge.


For my card I started with Gina K Designs card stock "Ocean Mist" and used Basic Grey "Urban Prarie" for layering.  The fantastic stamps are of course Repeat Impression #716-G " "Moon Angel" and  #6103-J Vertical Stamp.

For more inspiration creating a stairstep card, check out these fabulous Repeat Impression Rock Stars:


Kendra - Miriam - Joy - Darsie - Dawn  - Lynette - Makiko - and Karen


Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your comments - I love reading them.

Cheri

GingerSnaps Creations Color Challenge


Hello blog friends,

It's been such a fabulous month at GINGERSNAPS CREATIONS as a guest artist and I can hardly believe that it's come to an end!  March always seems like such a long month, but not this year....it flew by. 

I want to thank all the Gingers, especially Ali Manning and Sharon Briss, for inviting me to be a guest artist and for the wonderful encouraging words left by all the Ginger's that stopped by here. 

The last challenge for GingerSnaps Creations is a color challenge and for me, this truly was a challenge.   I didn't know if I was having one of those "blocks" where I couldn't think of  a single design idea or if I was truly challenged by the colors (I've been more in a "spring" color frame of mind and these colors seemed "fallish" to me). Just at the point when I thouhght my mojo had let me down and left the room, I recalled a fantastic color technique I found in Technique Junkies Newsletter (June/July 2011) called, "Vintage Art" and I thought it might work with this color challenge.  It was at this point my mojo came back on board and we began picking up speed. 
Since the theme of this month's Gingersnaps Creations Challenges is "family" with a focus "heritage pieces (antiqued and distressed) there was no question which stamp set I wanted to use with the vintage art technique, it was "Milliner Misses" a Rogue Redhead Design stamp set.  These ladies remind me of 3 great aunts of mine (sisters) who never went anywhere without their hats on. 
I hope you like how the technique and the stamp set combined for this 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 card.


For even more detail and aged effect, I used the cracked glass technique on the image and added some fabulous cotton lace I bought from Ellen Hutson

I hope you'll go over to Gingersnaps Creations and join in on the challenges and have some fun with them.  Maybe even give this color challenge a try!  There are some great prizes to win.

Thank you for stopping by and for leaving your comments.  They always make my day.

Cheri

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