Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #102

Hello everyone and welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!! The challenge this 2 weeks is to use pumpkins/fall and a sketch which is optional!! Be sure to use something old and forgotten from your stash, too...the Belli Challenge is all about using your old stuff and forgotten treasures!!!

The Unity Simple Blessings pumpkins and leaves were stamped with Dusty Durango onto Basic Grey's Ambrosia dp, cutout, matted with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and attached with dimensionals. The background Baja Breeze layer was run through the Cuttlebug with a pumpkin embossing folder, the ribbon was adhered along with the sentiment layers, button, and twine. Distressing was done around all the layers and pumpkins and sewing was completed around the background dp layer.
Stamps: Unity Simple Blessings
Paper: Baja breeze, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, Basic Grey Ambrosia dp, We are Memories Maplegrove dp
Ink: Dusty Druango, Memento Rich Cocoa, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Twine, Button, Corner Punch, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Pumpkin Vine Embossing Folder

This is also for a few other challenges:

1. A Crafty Little Place - color challenge; blue, brown, gold, rust
2. Paper Playtime - orange is the main color
3. Wild Orchid Challenge - stitching
4. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - distressing
5. My Sheri Crafts - stitching

Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC102 in the keywords section.

Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Robin Kirkpatrick
Dani Marcus
Jessica Stockmeyer
Shelly Schmidt
Maria Matter
Darsie Bruno
Melisa Waldorf
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker

I made this card yesterday for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast to use Pink Pirouette, Real Red, and Pear Pizzazz. I just love this color's beautiful and I thought about Christmas right away!! I used this weeks sketch on the Our Craft Lounge blog and images from Our Craft Lounge's Jolly Ornaments set. The ornaments were stamped, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The background layer and sentiment layer were cutout with a nesties and sponged with Pear Pizzazz while they were still in the die. The silver cording was added and the ribbon, button with silver cording, and the scalloped border finish it off.
Stamps: Our Craft Lounge Jolly Ornaments
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, White, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
Accessories: Silk Ribbon, Button, Silver Cording, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch

This is also for a few other challenges:

1. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - ribbons
2. Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 of Something (three ornaments)
3. Ooh La La Challenge - nothing floral
4. Pile it On - things in threes
5. Totally Papercrafts Challenge - buttons and bows

Thanks so much for visiting today....hope your day is super special!!!


Tammy said...

Both cards are fabulous, I especially love the pumpkins and the twine on their necks.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What lovely card, oh my, that paper piecing, just makes those pumpkin's pop, love it and your Xmas card, with the ornaments and the paper and the bow, wow. Love them!

~*Joni said...

Joan these are beautiful! What a pretty lineup today - I love the paper pieced pumpkins and twine, the distressed edges are just perfect with the image and sweet DP. Wonderful job on the Chirstmas card too - I love those colors together! Thank you so much for joining in on our color challenge at ACLP this week.
~*Joni ACLP DT

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS card, Joan! I just love these colors and your designs!!! THe distressing on your pumpkin card and papers are PERFECT!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you incorporated the twine and vines. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing over at ACLP:D

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you incorporated the twine and vines. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing over at ACLP:D

jdmommy said...

I love that pumpkin card...great dp and popped pumpkins, and the twine and button are FAB!!

Linda Palmer said...

Joan both cards are beautiful. I love the Merry instead of Bingo and love the ornament card too.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, Joan, not one but two gorgeous card. Your really know how to work the colors -- beautiful combination of colors on both cards; and your designs are to die for!

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the paper pieced pumpkins...and that fall background paper is beautiful.Thanks for palying along with us at ACLP!

Wendi said...

Beautiful xmas card IO love the colours great bow
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Janis said...

I love the pumpkins! Great job with the orange papers. Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

Both cards are wonderful! I really love the distressed look of the pumpkin card! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Two great cards- I never thought to stamp right on DSP- love the pumpkins- the great DSp you used with them too! The ornament card os great too- I love your combination of the colors. TFS

Liz Williams said...

Those fall colors on your pumpkin card are so rich and luscious. I love that shade of blue that is thrown into the mix. The pink Christmas card is a delight. I love the non-traditional look on this and is a real attention getter.

Dotty Jo said...

Two truly beautiful cards! Jo x

Paula said...

Oh, Joan you cards are Fabulous! Rich in color and love the layouts. Thanks for Sharing, have a Great day!

Broni said...

I just love your Unity pumpkins, Joan, and love, love the color combo and big ole bow on your beautiful Christmas card!

Scrapping Cat said...

Love the rustic feel to this card

elsi67 said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for playing with us at Wild Orchid Crafts ♥

Thebug415 said...

Love the pumpkin card. Great job with the sketch too!

BethieJ said...

Both your cards are WONDERFUL! I ADORE that big pink bow!
Thanks for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT Day!

Bev Gerard said...

You have totally rocked the OCL sketch! I love the way you've used the ornaments! Both of these cards are so full of creative inspiration, Ms. Joan!


Maria Matter said...

beautiful cards Joan!
I love the colors of your pumpkin card, the papers are so perfect!!

Your Christmas is so pretty, love that lush bow!!!
hugs & blessings!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab pieced pumpkins in the first.....wonderful use of the ornaments in the second....fab work

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Joan this is really wonderful. I love the papers and the pumpkins. Fantastic job on our color challenge.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan these are wonderful. Your pumpkins look fabulous and I like the twine you added. Those ornaments and the colors are AWESOME! Beautiful sneaks.

Kimberly S said...

Such gorgeous cards Joan! Looks like you're well on your way to being all ready for the holidays! :)

Becky said...

I just love these pumpkins dressed with different design paper, so awesome. What a wonderful bow on that second.

Tammy said...

Oh my both your cards are awesome, but oh how I love those unit pumpkins!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my goodness these are lovely. You went from one season to the next with these creations.. I really like the color combo in the first. Such pretty cards Joan.

Melisa Waldorf said...

I love your paper pieced pumpkins!! I love how you used blue, a non-traditional color as well!! You girls rocked this challenge! Wow!, gorgeous christmas card to. I LOVE you style Joan!

Robin Parker said...

I really like to different DP for the pumpkins. Great job!!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Both cards are stunning!
Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful cards, Joan!! Love the pumpkins!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

angelwhispers said...

Two gorgous cards loving them both!! Love your entry for this weeks challenge over at Anything Goes Perfect Love Chanelle xxx

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Your pumpkin card is terrific - love the colors and papers. Great job with the sketch, too!

And that Christmas card is fabulous - love that big fluffy bow!

Darsie Bruno said...

I love love love your card, Joan! Your paper piecing is divine and your designer papers are fabulous!
Hugs, Darsie

joy said...

Joan, you are such a good artist! Love the pumpkins and the texture feel you have created.

Ceal said...

beautiful cards Joan! I love the dp on your fall one

Nicole said...

WOW, Joan, your cards are beautiful! Just love them both, but those pumpkins are awesome! Thanks for playing with us at ACLP! Be sure to check in tomorrow to see the next challenge! Nicole-ACLP DT

Sandy Ang said...

Such lovely cards !
Hope to see you at my challenge -