Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February 25, 2009 - botanical blooms

The color challenge yesterday at Splitcoast Stampers was summer sun, kiwi kiss and pumpkin pie. I decided on a simple card with primarily the flowers ( from the Botanical Blooms set from the Sale-a-Bration mini)and the birthday sentiment ( My Sentiments Exactly)
I just loved 
the color challenges last week and this week at Splitcoast. Last week was rose red, kiwi kiss, and more mustard so I created this card for it(CC206).
I used the water spritz technique for the watercolor look, it is a little too splotchy for me though! The polka dots are on more mustard designer paper.

This card is both the color challenge from yesterday (CC207)and the sketch challenge today(SC217)! What a fun sketch.
The stamps are Botanical Blooms ( Sale-a-Bration)again, and french script for the background. I added the sentiment from the set in white embossing powder onto the pumpkin and punched it 
with 1 3/8" circle punch. Then the scallop punch for the urban oasis designer paper piece and the kiwi kiss corduoy buttons.

Staying with the watercoloring theme I am adding this card I made a few weeks ago. It uses the Fifth Avenue Floral 
stamp set. I watercolored the lilies in and cut one out to mount on top.
I also embossed the basic grey piece with the Stampin'Up! backgrounds texturz plate. The kiwi kiss piece is run through the scallop edge punch, pink tafetta ribbon to finish it off! The birthday sentiment is from the fashion district rub-ons.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Some more images from the items I made for the meeting. I thought this set ( Fifth Avenue Floral) would be wonderful for a wedding invitation. I did two different color combinations, this one was basic grey, baja breeze, and kiwi kiss. the other was rose red, pretty in pink and kiwi kiss. the actual invitation was printed on my computer.  The purse is made from the Urban Oasis designer paper, kiwi kiss corduroy buttons, and kiwi kiss striped grosgrain ribbon. I will try to post a pattern for this in the next few days, as I had many requests for them!

I wanted to share some items I made for our Luv to Stamp group meeting yesterday!
I did a presentation on the Manhattan Style line from Stampin'Up! 

Most of the items use the Fifth Avenue Floral set, Urban Oasis designer paper, Park Avenue Patterns stamp set, and coordinating card stock, and ribbons. 

The upper box is an Origami box with lid, made with the Urban Oasis designer paper, basic grey and Baja breeze card stock, embellished with the Fashion District rub-ons, clear rhinestone brads, basic grey tafetta ribbon, and baja breeze striped grosgrain ribbon. 

The card at left can be opened up or slid out to reveal the main card. It uses the same supplies, but is also embossed with white embossing powder for the rose image.