Friday, September 7, 2007
Bloggers Challenge Week 11
I am so EXCITED to be a part of this awesome Bloggers Challenge group. Each week, members are required to meet the challenge and post the cards on Friday! If you know me, you will know that I am ALWAYS up for a challenge!!!!! Take a look at my Sidebar to check out the other members fabulous creations!!!! I have already had a look see and I have to tell you, they are all delicious!!!!
So, this weeks challenge, actually week one for me was to create a card based on the layout on Page 12 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue
This card was designed with a colour combination of Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Taken with Teal and Really Rust. The Designer Paper hails from the Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper in our New Idea book and Catalogue. The Flower has been hand dyed with Soft Sky by using a sponge directly on the flower to add the colour. A good tip for inking flowers is to set your sponge down in the middle of the flower, drawing the ink out toward the edges. This will allow for a deeper gradation of colour to the middle of the flower and facilitates natural shading. The sentiment doubles up as an additional accent to build the flower, the middle of the sentiment stamped twice, punched with a 1/2 inch circle and mounted on a dimensional.
I LOVE making leaves with my Oval Punches . They are very simple to make. I used the Small Oval punch for these leaves, but you can also use the large oval for larger leaves. To do this, I essentially punch the ovals from Scrap paper, fold them in half length wise to create the middle vein and then I Scrunch them up a bit before rubbing them directly onto my ink pad (tone on tone works well for this-the sample uses Old Olive). Then you just play with them a bit until you achieve the shape that you desire! Quick and Easy!!!!
The embellishment in the left hand corner is made with the Photo Corner Punch and embellished with a metal from Memory Makers. The Ribbon hails from We R Memory Keepers Boho Chic Collection!!!!
Hope you all enjoy a Wonderful Weekend! If you happen to be in Kingston, pop by and visit me at the Leisure Show on Friday Night or Saturday! Get you copy of my new and exciting Fall class schedule. I have Lots of Fun Projects in store for you!