Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Off The Wall Craftiness #34

The Off The Wall Craftiness challenge for this week is to use the color combination of blue/white/peach. Peach is SO not a favorite color of mine, so it took me a VERY long time to put this combo together. But I really ended up liking these colors together, with a small dose of peach. I just have to mention that the "ribbon" is a strip of paper that I colored with the same marker that I used to stamp the snowflakes. It came out so much better than I thought.

JUGS 60-color challenge

The JUGS challenge for this week was to use the color combination of dark red/white/black/yellow. The stamps are all from SU!

Verve Triple Play, Sweet Stop 83 & Our Daily Bread Designs 38

There are a lot of pictures in this post since I combined 3 challenges into this project, so hang in there. The three challenges are Verve's Triple Play--create three coordinating items or three cards/tags; Sweet Stop's sketch with a spin--decorate the inside of the card; and Our Daily Bread Designs--create a holiday card. I actually made 4 items for this project. The card, tag, box and the snowflake ornament that hangs inside the box.
The papers are all from DCWV Christmas pack, stamps are from Inkadinkadoo, ribbon and jeweled brads are from SU, snowflakes are Martha Stewart punched twice and layered together.

The inside of the card uses the same ingredients.

So does the tag, but I glittered the snowflake instead of using a brad.

The quilled snowflake was made following a pattern from JoAnn's, then I sprayed adhesive on it and covered it with glitter.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sweet Stop Challenge

My twins are turning 2 next week! I decided to create their birthday party invitation using this week's sketch challenge from the Sweet Stop and Our Daily Bread Designs challenge to use texture, die cuts/punches, or sparkle. I used both die-cuts (labels one and large circles from spellbinders) and glitter on the frosting and cupcake liners. You can see the sparkle better in the second picture.

Waltzingmouse tag challenge

Waltzingmouse Stamps has issued a tag challenge: make a beautiful tag. Here's mine:
After I was part way into this project, I realized I had meant to do it in blue, and wondered why I was using red! But it still came out pretty much the way I envisioned it (minus the color difference, ha!) I created my own tag by cutting out rectangles from both red and white cardstock and then rounding the top two corners of both. I punched out the snowflake (Martha Stewart) from the white, showing the red through the negative image, then adhered a clear gem to the red cs. You can see how this works in the last picture. I stamped the snowflakes (SU!) in red and then used my glitter pen to create sparkle. I made the stripes with a red marker and ruler and added a line of glitter pen in the white areas. It's a little hard to see in the pictures, but if you look close, maybe . . . I added a silver eyelet, red ribbon and silver embroidery thread to top it all off.

The top layer swivles to reveal the recipient's name. I might have found a new Christmas project!