Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pretty Mambo Blossoms!

This was made for the color challenge today, Pretty Mambo Blossoms! If you haven't guessed the colors were melon mambo, pretty in pink and blush blossom. I also used the fall to layout #75 from Clean and Simple, found here:
http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/ FTL75
My card base is textured Melon Mambo and I stamped the dotted background on it in the same color. I stamped two hearts from the Love You Much set in Melon Mambo ink, one on pretty in pink and the other on pink pirouette ( substitute for blush blossom). The Valentine sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes. I added the melon mambo dotted ribbon to finish the layout, by punching a hole in the white piece and tying it through.

Recipe: ( all supplies Stampin'Up! )

Stamps: love you much, dotted BKG, teeny tiny wishes
Card stock: melon mambo, pink pirouette, whisper white, pretty in pink
Ink - melon mambo
Accessories: melon mamba dotted grosgrain ribbon

Please e-mail me if you would like to order any of the supplies to make this card!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another Saturday challenge

I had to make another! I liked this color combination too much! I had also pulled out this set when I was first looking for the challenge, so thought I could do one of each. This one is made with the set Botanical Blooms, from Sale-a-bration last year.
This was one of my favorite Sale-a-bration sets last year. This was done in the same colors and water colored as well.


Stamps - botanical blooms
Paper - watercolor paper, melon mamba textured card stock, a walk in the garden DP ( kiwi kiss)
Ink - black, kiwi kiss, melon mamba, pumpkin pie, real red
Accessories - kiwi kiss corduroy button, old olive taffeta ribbon, pink ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Inspiration Challenge

This card was made for the Inspiration challenge today at Splitcoast Stampers. The inspiration came from the line of Scarves from Echo, the one I chose is here:

I loved the painterly look of this silk scarf. I chose to use a set I haven't used in a while, Fifth Avenue Floral. I love coloring this set ( or painting in this case). I used the cosmos flower image and painted them in melon mamba, pixie pink, pumpkin pie, and real red. I added chrystal effects to the center and added clear glass beads to that for a texture for the center of the flower.

Card recipe: ( all Stampin'Up!)

Stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your birthday
Card Stock - textured melon mamba, watercolor paper, dusty durango
Ink - black, pumpkin pie, real red, pixie pink, melon mamba, kiwi kiss
Accessories - glass beads, pink satin ribbon, scallop trim border punch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Elephants and Polka Dots!

I made this card for the color challenge today at Splitcoast, CC254. I also used the sketch challenge from a few weeks ago for my sketch layout, SC259. The colors today were bashful blue, soft suede and ruby red. I used close colors but not exactly. ( I went more with what scraps of paper I have on hand!)
I love this elephant paper pieced, and the bashful blue worked great for that. I combined the fun polka dot paper from the Sweet Slumber designer series paper, with the elephant image, and some blue ribbon, and blue scalloped trim. For the back panels I had pulled out some scraps of Bella Rose designer paper ( red patterned paper) and Candy Lane designer paper ( close to cocoa pattern) to frame my main image.

Items used: All Stampin'Up!
Stamps - Happy Heart Day
Paper - Bella Rose, Sweet Slumber, Candy Lane, and bashful blue designer paper, red riding hood, bashful blue, chocolate chip, whisper white card stock
Ink - chocolate chip, ruby red, bashful blue
Accessories - bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A few Valentines Cards

This card was made for the CAS color challenge today on Splitcoast Stampers, CAS50. The challenge was to use Teal with one other color and white. I chose pink as I wanted to do a Valentine card too. I used the stamp set The More the Merrier, with the birds as the main image. I used my blender pens for the coloring in teal and melon mamba. I also stamped the heart from the same set onto the melon mamba and cut it out for an accent on the card. I used designer paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade ( pink) designer series and the Sweet Pea designer series ( teal DP). The strip of hearts is embossed with the Love It classy brass embossing plate, on pretty in pink card stock.

I made this card for a few CAS challenges at Splitcoast a few days ago (CAS48, CAS49). They were for a Valentine card, and Cut it out, something had to be cut out on the card. I mounted the designer paper ( Razzleberry lemonade, Stampin'Up!) onto chipboard and cut it out with one of my heart sizzlits. For the pretty in pink strip I embossed the hearts from the Love it classy brass embossing plate. ( retired, Stampin'Up!) I next added the trim done with the new scallop trim from Stampin'Up! cut from Melon mamba paper. The pink satin ribbon finished the card.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fresh Cuts Botanical

I made this for the inspiration challenge today at Splitcoast. My inspiration was a botanical print.
http://www.nellhills.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=253 at this online store
The main image is stamped with the main image from the Fresh Cuts set in River Rock ink. I then colored it with prismacolors to highlight some of the leaves and flowers. I stamped, colored and cut out the butterfly from the Natural Beauty set. The sentiment is also from Fresh Cuts. The river rock accent was punched with the modern label punch. I added a black grommet and tied some River Rock double stitched ribbon into it.

Thanks for looking!