Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wacky Wednesday and The Creative Belli Challenge

Good morning everyone!! It's time for another Wacky Wednesday Rubbernecker challenge!!! Today's challenge is hosted by Broni Holcombe and she has challenged us to make an Easter card for a child. Check out the Rubbernecker blog for all the deets and a bio of Ms. Broni!! We will be giving away 3 certificates each week to 3 different participants who play along. The certificates will be good for 25% off your entire order at Rubbernecker Stamps. All you need to do to participate is upload your card (preferably using Rubbernecker images but not mandatory) to any online gallery and/or blog, and post a link to the challenge blog post. In order to win, you must post a link back by Monday of the following week. Winners will be announced on Tuesdays.

This is an Easter card for a little girly girl who loves flowers and butterflies!! The background paper is from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie...the layers were sewn on and sewing was also done for the butterfly trail. The Stamp Oasis Butterfly
was stamped twice with Memento Tuxedo Black, once on the pink layer and once on a scrap of white cs. The scrap piece was colored with copics, the wings were cutout and attached over the butterfly stamped on the pink paper. The large flower layers were put together with glue dots and the stem is a piece of green velvet ric rac. Lace, buttons, wire, and beads finish it off.
The Rubbernecker Design Team, as always, will delight you with their creations. Be sure to visit their blogs for lots of inspiration!!!
Bev Gerard (Tex)
Candy Williams
Juliana Swanson
Kittie Caracciolo
Linda Duke
Shelly Kuck
Sherry Cheever
Tami Mayberry
Broni Holcombe

Creative Belli Challenge

The Belli challenge on the Creative Belli Blog this week is to make bookmarks!! I had so much fun with this challenge that I ended up making three.
I have lots of *reading* friends so these will make great birthday gifts!!

The Hampton Arts image was stamped with Ranger Distress Black Soot and the edges were sponged with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo. The background paper by Graphic 45 was cut out with a long scalloped Nestie and red and black ribbon and gold cording finish it off.

I used a Snag'em Stamp by Imaginisce for the tree image...stamped it with Archival Black onto the SEI dp and colored the flowers with a pink copic. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp that I found loose in a box of other sentiments....sorry I don't know what set it came from. The round layers were cutout with Nesties, the rectangle layers were punched out using Marvy punches, and the background SEI dp was cutout with a long scalloped Nestie. The ribbon runs around the bookmark and is attached at the top with the large eyelet.

I think this one is my favorite....I love the vintage, grungeie look!!
The background was created using an Ink Blending tool and Ranger Distress Peeled Paint ink on a shipping tag. I developed a tutorial using this technique here.
The Inque Boutique Grunge images were stamped over the inked up background with Archival Black and embossed with clear ep. The script image was stamped over the embossed images and then a mix of Perfect Pearls (Perfect Pearl color) and water was lightly misted over the finished design.

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 or PCP, be sure to add CBC60 in the keywords section.
Thanks so much for visiting today....I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!!!


Juliana said...

I love the GIRLY girl card!! You sure do ROCK with embellishments!! I love how you used them!! FABULOUS!!

I am flipping over those bookmarks! (the butterfly one is my fav, too!)
I love how details YET FLAT they are!!

Can wait to meet you TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candy said...

All of them are gorgeous Joan!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Everything is wonderful, Joan! Great creativity as usual! The card is so bright and cheerful and the bookmarks are fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK! Joan, that card is so pretty! I love all the colour and the different embellishments you used...buttons are a fave of mine lately!
Your book marks are the vintage feel!!

Broni said...

OMG! I LOVE the girly Easter card!!! George's GD Maya is 10 and would ADORE it! Guess I need to get busy and CASE this for her!! Your bookmarks are gorgeous!! Aren't they just so much fun to make! I really, really, love the butterfly one! I can't believe I'll finally get to meet you tomorrow night!!! YAY!!!

Jacquel said...

Gorgeous work as always Joan! love the colors on your card...tfs!!!

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, your bookmarks are works of art!! Love them all!

JulieA said...

I love your Easter card! That flower is just perfect for a child's card and all of your colors and textures are wonderful! As for those bookmarks, they are too fun! What a wonderful take on an everyday item. You really wow'ed them up! Gorgeous!

Sherry Cheever said...


See ya tomorrow!

Dawn B. said...

Wow you have been so busy. I REALLY love all the buttons you put on your first card. The bookmarks are fantastic. You have amazing talent Joan. I love popping over here to see what you have been up to...

Libby Hickson said...

So pretty! Love the first card, all of those buttons you used are wonderful!

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Joan! so many craftees on one post!!! I love all the buttons on your Easter card - and what great bookmarks - love those vintage images!

Holly said...

Wow!!!!!! I love your Easter card, and your belli bookmarks are just stunning! It's so cool to see such different looks on your bookmarks!

Joanne (jojot) said... that flower many detail to catch and dazzle one's eyes.....fab work

Kittie said...

Joan, both of your projects are wonderful. The darling little girl Easter card is precious and the tags are lovely. HAve you looked at the fashion images on Rubbernecker. You could do wonders with those, too! See you tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Joan, I don't know how you do so many and keep up with it all, these are gorgeous!

Danita said...

Joan, wowowowowow, your Easter card is jaw-dropping GORGEOUS!!! I love how you used the pink solid color for the back ground and then just used smaller pieces of the Basic Grey papers for decoration!!! The bookmarks are ALL GORGEOUS!!! I too agree with you and love that butterfly vintage one!!! Way to go with this challenge!!!

Christi Flores said...

Wow!!! Some awesome eye candy today!!!! Everything is fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Joan!! So many fabulous creations. I LOVE all the buttons.. so much fabulous texture.

Rose Ann said...

Your flower is incredible, and I love all of those buttons! Your butterfly is very pretty as well!!

What a fabulous set of bookmarks!! Beautiful, Joan!!

Anne Harada said...

OK you got some major cards going on here GF!! How adorable is that child's card? All the buttons and bows and fun colors? Woweee, just so sweet! And about those amazing bookmarks, what great pieces of art those are, each so different!! You're busting out with talent over there!! Love it!!

Lee said...

Wow!!!! I just love the vintage-y and distressed looks!!! Talk about style and've got that for sure!!! 3 very different, yet all so creative and gorgeous bookmarks!!

Anonymous said...

Holy Stamper pants!!! You've been such a busy gal!! What amazing projects you've been doing!! All of these bookmarks are so stunning!! :) TFS!