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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Belli Challenge #55 Inchies!!





Good morning everyone and happy hump day!!! Can you believe it's Wednesday already!!??!! I had some time to stamp yesterday and boy did it feel good to make a mess!!! The Belli challenge this week is to use inchies. A few weeks ago my DD Holly and I went to our LSS and found some inchies by Inchie Art, LLC. Their web site is full of products and ideas on how to use inchies.....check it out!!! Anyway, the inchies are museum quality preservation matboard and so easy to color on!!
The Rubbernecker image called Everything Coming Up Carrots, was divided into sections with tape and each image was stamped on an inchie with Memento Tuxedo Black. The images were colored with copics and attached to the black cardstock. The background papers are from Stampin Up! as is the ribbon and the pearls are from Stamper's Dream.





The Belli Challenge was created by Chris (Chrissyd723)Dickinson to inspire us to use the *stuff* lying around our stamping spaces...those long forgotten goodies that we once had to have!! Anyone can play, so get out your scraps, stamps, and embellies!! Check out Chris' blog for details on how to win the challenge!!
Be sure to visit the Belli Design Team Member's blogs to see the beautiful inchie cards they designed!! You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC55 in the keywords section.
Anne Harada
Joanne Travis
Holly Brown
Chris Dickinson
Courtney Fowler

Ceal Pritchett
Christi Thorsen
Danita Hollander
Shelly Koskinen
Karen Gibson
Lee Murphy
Shannon Bracken - Guest Designer


Tuesday's Color Challenge on Splitcoast



I made another card for the color challenge using the same Rubbernecker stamp I used for the inchies card...I wanted you to see what it looked like in one piece. I am not very good at watercoloring but for some reason I wanted to give it a shot today. The edges were distressed, SU dp was used for the Top Note, the More Mustard background was stamped with the Print Pattern bg stamp, and the Candy Dots were from Taylored Expressions. The Rubbernecker sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and cutout with Nestabilities. The punched flourish, punched scallops, and ribbon finish it off.


Thanks so much for coming to see me today...have a wonderful day!!!

31 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Your inchie card is adorable, Joan...and I love the layout! Those images are so cute!! I love your color challenge card as well, and the way you've used your Top Note die, swirl, and gingham!! Adorable cards!!

Norine said...

love your inchie very nice design and colors
Hugs
Norine

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Joan! I love both of these cards! I could not figure out ANYTHING for yesterday's color challenge, and here look at you!!! Just DARLING!

Christi said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh so so sweet Joan!! WOWZER!! The top card is too adorable with the images and inchies!! :) Love your color combo creation too!! Love seeing what you've been up to!! TFS!

JulieA said...

Love those inchies and your combo of squares/diamonds layout. Fabulous look!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

So cute rommie!! Love the colors and darling layout for the inchies! Hugs,

inchiearts said...

A very special thank you for mentioning Inchie Arts on your blog posting! We are just a year old and are tickled at the interest and support from paper crafters and stampers!Thank you again!! Lisa

Shelly Koskinen said...

These cards are so cute! I love the colors that you chose.

Shannon said...

I love both cards! Especially the little pink bunny! Too cute.

Holly said...

Ahhhhhhh how CUTE is this?!?!?!?!?!! And you used orange!?!?! Great job, Mom!!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This little bunny and carrot are darling! Great cards, love the layout on the second one!

Ceal said...

Sweet cards! love them both, great job with the inchies!

Debby said...

Love them both, that bunny and carrots is so cute.
Angel hugs
Debby

Courtney said...

Oh both of these are adorable!!! I love the way you used the inchies and then the same set to make a scene!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards! The first one is so bright and gorgeous..love the layout! The second one...you rocked that color challenge!! I haven't even tried it yet! TFS!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, I love both of your cards!! I bought some of those Inchies at Impress recently so this is the perfect motivation to get using them! I LOVE the carrot and bunny set. How cute is that! Sweet coloring and I love the colors you chose.
I'm sorry I got my Inchie challenge in a bit late today, I didn't want to post above the new release until folks got a chance to see it.
Hope you have been doing well! I have so many blog and gallery comments to catch up on, it sure has been a busy week!
Hugs,
Joanne

broni (waterchild12) said...

Good gosh! These are both wonderful!! That stamp was just perfect to use as inchies!! And your watercoloring is fantastic!!!

Danita said...

Cute Cute Cute Joan!!! Absolutely adorable!!! I love your color combos you come up with!!! Those stamps are the bomb!!! Great job with this challenge!!!

Chrissy D said...

Joan- this is FABULOUS! Love the stamps and these colors - Great job with the INCHIES! Thanks for playing along!!

Anne said...

Joan I love your Inchie card using that Rubbernecker stamp!! How very clever you are young lady!! Both cards are adorable, just love the carrots!! I will go check out that Inchie website, but since I'm already addicted to those suckers, that may not be a good thing for me to do right now!! LOL!! I know what a bad enabler you are!! ;)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Caaaauuuuute!!!! I totally love the bunny and carrot inchies!!! What a pretty color challenge card too!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both of your cards are amazing, the first I love a little bit more. The inchies, the color combination is exciting, all is perfect for my eyes :-)

Best wishes and thanks for your lovely comment visiting my blog.
Anja

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You are AWESOME, girl...my orange buddy...workin' that orange like you do!

The images are super cute, love the bright colors on the first one, the gorgeous plaid ribbon on the second, and your coloring ROCKS on both. :)

chelemom said...

I love both of these!!! Love those colors together!!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are awesome Joan!! Love the colours of your first one...blues and oranges look fab together!

Your CC card rocks! I struggled with it...lol
Love that swirl~! It's a punch? Or a die? I need it...haha!

Shawne said...

Cute cards for easter, I love the orange and turquoise combo, it really stands out!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you broke the stamp up into inchie pieces Joan! Love those little carrots - and the stamp looks super on the color challenge card too - and nice job watercoloring! I envy you all your grandchildren - how very fun for you to have them around!

Sue said...

Two beautiful card, gorgeous colours, sue.x

Jerri Kay said...

These cards are way too cute Joan! Super fabulous designs, loving your Spring colors!

Stamp and Smile said...

Nice new blog look!! I noticed this right away... :) I like the wide layout and works well on my computer screen.. LOL! Fun cards Joan... I love how you used the Top Note die!! You are very inspiring.. :)