Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions

Hi blog friends!!!  I'm happy to tell you, it's warmer here in the northeast.  We enjoyed a high of 25 degrees above zero this afternoon.  Woohooo!  Shedding another layer! 

It's Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions/The House That Stamps Built and this time Joyce is challenging us to create a BOLD and colorful card.  It's a real "pick-me-up" challenge for us who suffer from cabin fever and long for some bright and happy colors covering our craft tables. 

Here's my card for Joyce's challenge

This card was made using RI stamp # 9001-L Butterfly Lg.  I stamped him twice.  First on a piece of card stock and colored in the wings with Copic Markers.  I stamped him again on vellum using VersaMark ink and embossed him in clear ep and again colored the wings with the same colors of the cs butterfly.  I then glued the vellum butterfly to the cs butterfly and the results were amazing!  The camera doesn't pick it up here, but the butterfly looks like fine porcelin.  I have to try this technique again with another image it's quite a dramatic look.  The dp is from the fabulous paper pack by DCWV "Mariposa" and the sketch was one I found in CardMaker's Sektch Book I bought on sale at Annie's Attic.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you'll join me and my Rock Star Teamies and create a card for Joyce's challenge.  If you do, enter it in the linked in area at The House and you'll be entered to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some of RI's fabulous stamps. 
For more inspiration check out the other Rock Stars
Get bold and colorful with Joyce's challenge at The House and have some fun and win some great stamps too!!! 


Sunday, January 27, 2013


Warmest greetings, blog friends!  I hope it's been warm and toastie where you live.  Here in New England and the US Northeast, we've been living through a deep freeze.  Almost a full week of double digit below zero temperatures - today's better's already up to 19 above zero!!!

Over at Outlawz, the CAS challenge this week is "White Out" and here's the challeng

It's a "White Out Challenge"! An ode to snow, if you will.
Let's celebrate its beauty by creating a card/project that has ONLY white!!! Your stamped image(s) and sentiment may be colored, but the remainder of the card (base, papers and embellies) must all be white.
There are some fabulous prizes to win so we hope you'll take the challenge and join us at Outlawz
Here's my card for the challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I welcome your comments.  Have a great week everyone. 

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