Well this week is a busy one - I have a lot to tell you about. First is the The Sweet Shop. The sketch this week is -
Second - I am sending this card to is CCEE. I just found this site from one of the lovely ladies I've had the pleasure of conversing with she is just awesome. You can see some of her wonderful cards at CCEE under Shirley (My Pinkie is Inkie). I really like their motto as they encourage and cheer on one another in their creative designs.
My card - Recipe: Stamp set - Sweer N Sassy-YOU and SU stamp Tags and More (Leaf, I cut out and used pop dots); SU paper- Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, design paper (dp) is from BoBunny; Ink- SU chocolate chip, old olive, really rust; Corner punch is fiskers Lace and Martha Stewart glitter - orangish color, it is at JoAnn's in a package of various glitters. Spellbinders oval scallops, I hand cut the lil'flag; yellow brad from making memories.
Have you ever been to Splitcoast Stampers site?You need to go... they have a challenge for everyday of the week even weekends! Tuesday's Challenge is Color challenge - pumpkin spice, chocolate chip, very vanilla. You can go to SCS to check out all of the beautiful cards that were designed using these colors.
Monday's Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers is "Try a New Technique" this was a total challenge. You can tune into the site to check out the main post by StampingQueenJar.
Here is the instuctions (copied from the SCS site)
1. Using markers or stamp pads, ink up an acrylic block (your choice in size - we used straight edged blocks as well as wavy edged) with 2-4 colors, beginning with the lightest color and moving to the darkest.
2. Spritz the block with water and immediately stamp onto cardstock (we used white most of the time - or kraft occasionally). Let dry (a few minutes at most).
3. Mask the rest of the cardstock so only the stamped block area is showing (we used 2 post it notes thick around the whole block area so the ink didn't bleed through to the rest of the card).
4. Stamp several other images using light and/or darker colors (your choice), filling as much or as little of your block area as you wish.
5. Remove the masks and stamp another image and/or sentiment in the darkest color (most of the time we used black ink for a good contrast).
FYI - It took a few tries to get what I wanted but it was fun to play. Here is the card - Recipe: Inks - SU Creamy Caramel used on swirly stamp for the bg, Cameo Coral used ontop, Close to Cocoa on the bottom. Stamp Set, SU - All I have seen and bird in tree stamp from Michaels $ bin by G studios.
I am gearing up to post some new crafty stuff (U Can Create It) Wall Decor that you won't believe what its made out of and some other stuff stay tuned for the end of the week. Take Care....