Sunday, February 28, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #7 - Sketch Challenge The Stamping Boutique

It's time for another Paper Sundaes Challenge!  Paper Sundaes Challenge #7 this week is a Sketch Challenge sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  I have to say it was so hard to choose an image to use since all of their images are soooooo adorable!  I finally narrowed it down to "Sunflower Girl" which is an amazing digi image & I love sunflowers so it was perfect!  Here is this weeks sketch:
and here is my take on it:

I have to say that I absolutely love my card!  The colours in this amazing paper line are so bright and cheery they just make me happy!  The paper line is by Imaginisce's Lucy Bird line and are called Daisy May & Pretty Maids all in a Row.  The cardstock I used was Bazill, of course!   I coloured her with Copics (E00, E02, E11, E13, E41, E43, E44, E55, E57, E59, BG11, BG13, YG11, YG13, YG17, RV32, RV34, R02, YR21, YR23 and YR24).  Other supplies used: Dew Drops, Kraftin Kimmies Sentiment.

The Stamping Boutique is offering a great prize this week so be sure to check out the Paper Sundaes Blog and play along for your chance to win!  Don't forget to leave some love for the rest of the design team as we really appreciate your comments!  Happy Sundae :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #6 - Distressing

Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #6 which is being sponsored by Paper Jewels.  Paper Jewels is a great new Canadian Store that sells the Bildmalarna stamps and will soon be stocking Sweet Pea stamps.   If you haven't seen these yet but sure to check them out on Jenny's website!  This week the challenge was a technique and in this case it was Distressing which always seems to be a challenge for me.  About a year ago I bought the Making Memories Distressing Kit and sad to say I've only really used it twice.  I'm not sure why I haven't used it more since distressing is really quite fun!

The image I chose for this is "Mimosa with Flower Basket" and I think it's my favourite which you may be able to tell since I made a card with it already :)  I coloured her with copics (E00, E02, E11, E13, E35, E37, E39, E41, E43, E44, T2, T3, T5, Y19, V04, V05, V06, G82, R02, RV10, RV32, RV34).  I used Coredinations cardstock which I have not used before & I have to say I LOVE IT!  I used my edge distress tool along the edges of the background and then used my Martha Stewart punch for the the lace border.  I then embossed the background using my Cuttlebug Victoria Folder and sanded it so that some of the core colour (pink) showed through.  I also sanded some of the background as well.  I inked the edges of the image lightly with MM black ink and then added some flowers which I received from my secret sister Danielle & some dew drops for the centers of the larger flowers which I received from my other secret sister Jenny!  Thanks Girls :)

Be sure to check out the Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog  and play along.  A new challenge is posted every Sunday!  The prize for this weeks challenge is 3 Bildmalarna stamps!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #5 - Glittery Spring Paper Makeup Stamps

Happy Sundae!  It's time for Paper Sundaes Challenge #5 and this week the theme is "A Glittery Spring".
A big THANK YOU to Paper Makeup Stamps for sponsoring us this week and allowing us to choose one of their images to play with!  Be sure to check out their store.  They have a wide variety of stamps, accessories, shimmerz, tools and so much more.  They have really great digi sentiments too!   I chose to use one of the Digi Fairy images named "Rose".  I love this image and it was so much fun to colour.  To me it looks like she is smelling the rose and dreaming of spring.  I know I sure am :)

I found this amazing design paper that I thought was perfect for this card.  Unfortunately I cut off the end and don't know who the manufacturer is.  All the flowers on the paper have glitter all over them but it's hard to tell in this photo.  I took so many and just couldn't get it to show up right.  I coloured Rose with copics (E00, E02, E11, E13, E15, E17, E41, R02, YG23, RV10, RV32, RV34, Y17, Y15, and Y11).  I then used my Pebbles Chalk to chalk the background and used opal Shimmerz on her wings.  The awesome frame I used over top of the image is called Glitter Bling and is by Making Memories.  They are great, inexpensive and come in a variety of other shapes and colours.  I also used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU border punch and miscellaneous Jewels.  I even dotted every single swiss dot with Shimmerz.  (I know I'm crazy right....that's what I thought halfway through).  Be sure to check out the Paper Sundaes Blog this week and play along.  Don't forget to check out the cards made by the rest of the Design Team.  We always love to hear from you :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Paper Jewels First Challenge - Cute & Girly

Paper Jewels is hosting their first ever challenge!  Challenges are posted the first Sunday of every month so be sure to play along!  The winner of this challenge will win the image I also used on my card "Mimosa with Flower Basket".  It is so adorable!  For my card I used K&Co Design Paper and Bazill cardstock as the base.  Mimosa was coloured with copics (G82, G85, E02, E11, R02, E13, E17, E18, E19, E41, E43, #44, RV32, RV34, RV13 and RV14.  Other Supplies used:  Pebbles Chalk, Blossom Spica Glitter Pen, Prima Flowers, Hero Arts Pearls, Stampin Up Border Punch.  Be sure to check out Jenny's website and see the other Bildmalarna stamps that Jenny sells.  They are adorable, the prices are great and the shipping costs are so low!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #4 - Paperworks Co

Yay....Happy Sundae!  The Challenge for this weeks Paper Sundaes Challenge was a sketch challenge.  Below is may take on it.  The image that I used was from Paperworks Co's Little Loud Stamps Freckle Love Collection and is called "Charlotte's Valentine".  I coloured her with copics (C3, C5, C9, E00, E02, E11, E13, E15, R02, RV10, RV13, RV14, and RV17).  Once she was coloured I used pink shimmerz and painted it on the light pink hearts, her hair band and parts of her dress.  I also used some puffy heart stickers by Recollections, one on her hairband and some below the sentiment.  The design paper that I used was from Little Yellow Bicycle and is part of the Sweet Love collection, isn't it so cute?  I inked the edges with Brilliance Starlite Ink and used Martha Stewart border punches.  A big THANK YOU to Peggy at Paperworks Co for sponsoring us again this week!  Be sure to check out the newest line of stamps by Paperworks Co. that was just released on Feb 5th and join us over at Paper Sundaes and play along!  The price for this week's winner will be animal and sentiment stamp set from PWCO and a couple of copic markers!  It's an amazing prize so be sure to head over and play!  Don't forget to check out the other amazing cards made by the rest of the design team!