Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ways to Use It Challenge, Featured Stamper Challenge, Sketch Challenge and Stamp TV's Color Challenge

Hello, everyone.....hope you are having a great Thursday afternoon!! I am really excited because we are going to my DGS's first baseball game tonight!! He is all pumped up and of course, the whole family will be there to cheer him on!! I'll take some pictures to show you tomorrow. Anyway...on with the show!!
The Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast was to use chipboard. I have had some chipboard buttons for over a year and finally got to use them today!! This is also for Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge to honor Gloria (GloriousGreetings). She is such a sweetheart and if you have not been to her gallery, check it's FABULOUS!!! I decided to case Gloria's CC221 OCCC Home is Wherever You Perch card....I used the same Clear Dollar Stamps called Pretty Perches and the same colors but changed the green dp, added the gingham ribbon, and added the chipboard butterfly for the challenge today.
The birdcage image was stamped on a scratch piece of white cs and then cutout and popped up on the cardstock stamped with the sentiment. Clouds were sponged on with Bashful Blue and the branch with leaves from the same set were stamped above the birdcage. The bow was attached with glue dots and raffia was tied in the butterfly chipboard button.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Pretty Perches
Paper: White, Old Olive, CDS's Tangelo Smoothie, SEI dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Gingham Ribbon, Chipboard Butterfly by Prima, Raffia, Dimensionals

I made this card yesterday for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast and for the color challenge on Stamp TV to use the colors on Tina's card...they came from the Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl paper pad. The images from Gina K's Spring Florals set were colored with copics and the flowers were cut out from one of the Material Girl papers. The butterflies with tiny pearls finish it off.
Stamps: Gina K's Spring Florals
Paper: Vanilla, Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Brad, Pearls, Candy Dot, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Fern Punches, SU Flower Punch

Thanks for visiting....have a great day!!!


Cassie said...

Oooo love these, Joan! What a great card to honor Gloria's gallery! Both cards are so lovely ;D

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fabulous, but the patchwork SC card is so outstanding in all the choices made in its creations....quilted perfection

Joanne Travis said...

So very sweet!! I love that birdcage and that gingham bow. The second card is truly exquisite!!

Crystal said...

Joan both of these are GORGEOUS, fabulous colors and look at all those deets girl, BEAUTIFUL!!!

Kimberly S said...

Such wonderful cards Joan! Love the sentiment with the bird/cage, just too cute! The colors in the Birthday card are fabulous, and what a great layout!

Hope you had fun at the game! :)

joy said...

What great colors in your color challenge card. Love the gingham bow on your first card. Both are lovely!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Both of these cards are wonderful, Joan. Love the ribbon treatment with the bird cage and all your pretty flowers and papers on the birthday card.

Broni said...

Love these cards, Joan!!! They are both FABULOUS!!!! The addition of the gingham ribbon on the first one is genius and makes this card stand out from all the rest!! The second card's colors are gorgeous and I LOVE how you used the flowers and tiny butterflies!! Yeah, you'll always be the QUEEN of embellishments!!

Julia Aston said...

I just love the ribbon on your birdcage Joan and the spray of flowers are just beautiful on the 2nd. What lovely colors on both cards today! have a great weekend GF!!!

JulieA said...

These are so pretty! Love the orange gingham ribbon.

tWiNkLestamper said...

I lOvE your blog! There is an award for you @ my blog...
Enjoy the sunshine! ~Lisa

Gloria said... both your cards~ I love how you added the gingham ribbon and your colors for the first one!


maryr917 said...

these are 2 really great cards joan-although my fav is the birdcage card-have fun at your grandsons game tonite-i love going and watching mine play

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Joan!! Both of these cards are just beautiful!! I love how you framed the bird and birdcage with the ribbon!! And the sketch and dps on the second are fabulous!! I would have never thought to put those colors together, but they're so striking!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are BEAUTIFUL Joan! LOVE the ribbon treatment on the 1st card and all the gorgeous flowers on the 2nd!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards Joan.
Sandra x

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!! I love the colors on these. So bright and cheerful. I love that birdcage!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love how you draped the ribbon on the first one, and all those dimensional flowers on the second are so eye catching!