Friday, September 10, 2010

CSSDT Alumni Fall Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to another StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Blog Hop.  It's all about the fall colors of brown, orange and red.  Our challenge is to create a project using those colors and it has been so much fun.  Fall is such a colorful time of year here in New England; the colors are vibrant, temps are cool and crisp and the smells of wood smoke and apple pie fill the air.  You can't beat that with a stick!

I hope you enjoy this colorful blog hop.  If you came from the very talented (and our group blog hop organizer), Carolina's blog, then you're on the right track.  If you didn't, you're invited to start at the beginning of the hop at StampTV and get a good eye-full of all of the gorgeous creations of all the talented ladies, and the entire hop in sequence.

I made two cards for this hop using the stamps from "Farm Life" (designed by Theresa Momber) for both. 

For my first card I was going for a CAS (clean and simple) design with this card.  I wanted to make a masculine card without a lot of layers or embellishments (no frills), so here's what I came up with 

CS:  Chocolate Kiss, Pumpkin Spice, Ivory and Red Hot.  
Stamp Sets:  "Farm Life" and (sentiment) "Autumn Beauty" both designed by Theresa Momber
Copics were used to color the image and I used Distress Ink "Rusty Hinge" to lightly sponge around the image.  Button is from GKD Button Jars.  

For the second card, after stamping the wheat image on the distressed background, I decided to leave it without a sentiment as it could really have any one of many sentiments.  So, until I give it away, it will remain silent. 

CS:  Kraft, Chocolate Kiss, Sweet Mango, Cranberry Tart, Pumpkin Spice and Ivory.
The Sweet Mango layer is embossed with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Victoria" and then sponged the surface and the edges with Distress Ink "Spiced Marmalade".  

The background was made with Distress Inks, "Walnut Stain", "Spiced Marmalade" and "Barn Door" on an Ivory panel cut with rectangle Nestabilities then layered on Pumpkin Spice and again on Cranberry Tart CS.  And if you'd like to see Tim Holtz demonstrate this technique here's a link to a video for you
Stamps:  The wheat stamp from "Farm Life" designed by Theresa Momber stamped with Vivid "Coffee Bean".  
All products I used for both cards can be purchased at StampTV.  

Thanks so very much for stopping by and please leave me a comment.  I welcome them.
Now head on over to the extremely talented Deb Felts' blog and feast your eyes on her gorgeous creation.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Trigger Tuesday

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  I can't believe that the summer of 2010 will officially be over after tomorrow.  (Who makes those decisions, anyway?)  It's been a wonderful summer here in Maine.  The weather has been perfect throughout and the growing season has left an abundance of healthy food for us.

This week I wanted to play in a few extra challenges and I keep stalking Moxie Fab World because many of my friends from StampTV play over there - Well, I saw this one for Trigger Tuesday and decided to give it a shot.  My entry is screeching in but I hope it's not too late.  Here's the inspiration:

I was drawn to the vase of flowers sitting on the glass table.

CS:  GKD Pure Luxury: White, Turquoise Sea, Wine with Everything and Sweet Corn.
Stamps:  (Flowers) GKD "Purrr-fectly Delightful" designed by Theresa Momber colored with Copic markers and cut out and (sentiement) GKD "Wild at Heart" designed by Melanie Muenchinger.
CuttleBug embossed background using "Candy Cane" EF which I thought picked up the floor and the light coming through the windows.  Nestabilities Petite Ovals, Glossy Accents by Ranger.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


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