Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Go-to-Sketch Challenge #5

Whoo-hoo! Another few spare moments to play another challenge. This challenge involved using this sketch:By Betsy Veldman in the G0-to-Sketches magazine from PaperCrafts. I really didn't feel like doing another card, so I made a magnetic notepad for my fridge that hosts some colorful post it notes :) Here is what it looks like...


The flowers are Prima flowers with extra large rhinestone stickers in the center and the J is a chipboard letter covered in Turquoise paper that was inked and sanded. It's kind of hard to see in the photo but the patterned paper is zigzagged stitched with white thread...and I still don't have that sewing machine so it was done by hand :)

Here is a close up of the floral side...


Now if I can just locate my magnetic tape I'll be able to finish this little project:)

Magnetic Floral Notepad

Cardstock: (Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: (Good Morning Sunshine) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Hero Arts (I'm not 100% sure on this)
Rhinestones: Bo Bunny & Me & My Big Ideas
Chipboard: Stampin' Up!
Ink: (Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise) Stampin' Up!
Other: Post it Notes, white thread, pop up dots

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

PDCC39 Challenge - Dublin Style

After a looonngg hiatus I've finally had a few spare moments to play in some challenges. This week's challenge at the Play Date Cafe uses the following inspirational photo with a beautiful neutral palette.


Here is what I came up with:

I used a sketch from the PaperCrafts Go-to-Sketches magazine (you can find the sketch on pg.24).

Here is a close-up of the some of the flowers on the card:


Fleurette Card (All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise mentioned)

Cardstock: Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Basic Black
Stamps: French Script
Ink: Close to Cocoa & Creamy Caramel
Flowers: Fleurettes II
Brads: (Antique Brass) Making Memories
Punches: (Boho Blossoms, Scallop) Stampin' Up!, (Butterflies) Martha Stewart Crafts
Other: Rub-Ons, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Distresser

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Robotic

It seems with the new work schedule spare time is getting harder and harder to find. Hopefully once things calm down I'll be back to regular blogging. Here is the latest card I made for one of my friend's birthdays. It was a belated birthday card.


The robot image is a stamp image from Stampin' Up!, but I didn't have that stamp, plus the image would have been too small. I dug out my trusty sketch pen and copied it from the catalogue in a bigger size. I colored him in using markers and a blender pen and added some silver brads to the chest piece to give him some dimension. The word bubble is a stamp form Stampin' Up! too and I hand wrote the sentiment in a semi computer font:) The inside of the card says "I screwed up again! Happy Belated Birthday" and there are a couple of screw top eyelets placed strategically inside.

Happy Stamping and thanks for stopping by!

Robot Card
Cardstock: (Bordering Blue, Naturals White, Basic Gray) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: (L'il Robots) My Mind's Eye
Stamps: (Crazy Cool, It's About Time) Stampin' Up!
Ink: (Basic Gray, Bordering Blue, Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Eyelets: (Screw tops) Making Memories
Brads: (Silver) Stampin' Up!
Other: Black Sharpie Pen
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