Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wacky Wednesday Challenge and The Creative Belli Challenge #57

Good morning everyone!!! I have a wonderful announcement to make!!! The Rubbernecker Design Team will be having a weekly challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog called Wacky Wednesday !! Each Wednesday a different Design Team Member will post a weekly challenge. Now here's the fun part for you! 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) 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.
You might be asking why Wacky Wednesday. Well, for no other reason than the challenges will not be the same and are the choice of the Design Team member posting. BTW, feel free to add the Wacky Wednesday blinky to you blog!!!

Sherry is the hostess for the first challenge to make an ATC. This is a first for me....I have not made an ATC before....I don't know why because they are too much fun to make!!! The little birds, sentiment, and bird house images from Rubbernecker were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. Since I didn't have the right type of branch stamp, I drew on the branch and leaves using Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery markers. The background layers are Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss, the clouds were sponged on with Cool Caribbean using my handy dandy Mothermark cloud template, and the little bee was added to finish it off.

I had so much fun with my first ATC that I had to make another one!!! This one features the beautiful Stamp Oasis butterfly and Rubbernecker Easter sentiment. The butterflies were stamped on the blue bugged background and again on white cardstock. The images were colored with copics, cutout and attached with glue dots. The corner butterflies were trimmed, brads, ribbon, and the sentiment were added to finish the design. The background layers are Certainly Celery and So Saffron.
I can't wait to see the little ATC cards you make!!! Remember to leave a link to your creations on the Rubbernecker blog so you have a chance to win!!

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 #57

Today is the debut of the Creative Belli Challenge Blog!!! For a little over a year now, we have been doing a challenge called Chrissy's Belli Challenge. It was started 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!! Chris, along with Holly Brown and Danita Hollander decided to create a blog AND change the name to Creative Belli Challenge.
This is the first week to host the challenge on the blog. You can also visit all the Design Team's Blogs which are located on the sidebar... We will also be featuring Mr Linky, so you can participate with that as well.

The Creative Belli challenge this week is to create a card using images from Chris and Courtney's new stamps that were released last Friday for Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The beautiful bird image designed by Chris was colores with copics and layered on Prism papers. Sewing was done around the edges of the designer paper by My Minds Eye. The leaf stickers from the same My Minds Eye paper collection, ribbons, clip, buttons, and the scalloped punched border finish it off.

Two of the beautiful lily images designed by Courtney Fowler were colored with copics. Petals from one of the colored images were cut out and attached to the under image for a layered effect.

I used paper from My Minds Eye and the round and oval layers were cut out with Nestabilities. Ribbon and a gold metal butterfly finish it off.

I hope you can see the layering in the close up along with my thumb...yikes, I just noticed that!!!

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 CBC57 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
Jennifer Greco
Debby McGivillary


Norine said...

Joan this card is so beautiful the color of the flower & the ribbon just so pretty

Candy said...

Wow Joan all of them are just Beautiful! The bird ATC looks like my back yard...LOL!

Broni said...

Wow, wow, wow, Joan! You've been one busy stamper! I love the detailed scenes you created on the tiny ATC space! You drew the branch!! Great job!! Love the color combo for your Belli cards. Love the layout especially on the first one and that gorgeous flower on the second! I love them all!!!!

Sherry Cheever said...

I LOVE everything you've created! But I must say you sure packed alot into each ATC. See I told you they were fun!

Shelly said...

Wonderful projects Joan, love the vibrant colors!

Kittie said...

Your little creations are so packed full of goodies. Gorgeous Work, Joan.

Holly said...

Wow, Mom!!!!! You made some gorgeous ATC's and Belli cards!!!!! And you can draw!!!! I knew you could...... now start drawing some images to be made into stamps for us!!! :-)

Stacy Morgan said...

Holy smokes you have been busy girly... Okay first the ATC are wonderful. I have only done 1 other atc and that didn't look this good. Might have to keep looking at these since I am in a new atc. ACK... Iknow why do Ido that to myself. hee hee
Your third card is sp pretty and springy. Great flower on the last and I like the vibrant color you used. One awesome set of cards for the day Joan. :0)

Juliana said...

Those atc's are GREAT!! I love those birds in the clouds!! So pretty!
AND those butterflies!! I'm LOVING those colors!!

That lily is just Over The Top!!! WOW!
AND those birds and flowers--more WOW!
You are so good with orange!

Rose Ann said...

You've done a fabulous job with both of your ATC's, Joan!! Your Creative Belli cards are gorgeous as well, and your lily looks amazing!! You've been a busy stamper, and your projects are wonderful!!

Christi Flores said...

Wow girl! Major eye candy today! I love it all!!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my goodness, Joan, these are ALL absolutely GORGEOUS cards. Love, Love, Love, LOVE them!!

JulieA said...

Wow! You DREW those branches???!!! They look fantastic! And what beautiful birds on them, too! That lily is to-die-for! I love that flower stamp. Beautiful cards.

Joanne Travis said...

Gasp!! Your amazing artistic talent blows me away!! I don't even know how to begin to tell you how lovely both of these cards are. Absolutely gorgeous, Joan. You are an inspiration to me.

Joanne Travis said...

Love the Rubbernecker cards too, I thought they were in a different post. You have some amazing mojo lately, my friend!! Fantabulous :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous!

Debby said...

Boy you have been busy. Your cards are just beautiful! Love your coloring.
Angel hugs

Danita said...

Joan, your cards are GORGEOUS!!!
I love how you can put that Special Joan Ervin touch to them and make them all special!!! Awesome job with both cards!!!

Lisa Foster said...

Holey Smokes Joan!!!! These are all FABULOUS!!! WOW!!!!
I can't even pick a favorite...they ALL ROCK!!!

These new challenges are so cool! That's it, I have to quit my job so I can stamp full-time! Which cardstock do you suppose has the best flavor, for dinner, I mean....LOL!

Anonymous said...

ALL OF THEM ARE GORGEOUS Joan!!!! You do such beautiful work, I like them all, I can't just pick one...... Well done. Can't wait for Texas ;)
Linda D

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Joan, you're a stampin' maniac!! And such beauties too!! I adore all these nature cards..the birds, the bird houses, the flowers...the colors!! All FABULOUS!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've been one busy lady Joan, they are all so beautiful! I love the ATC's, I haven't made one in ages, and the Belli cards are out of this world fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Joan, you have been a stamping queen! Love the ATC's and I think I've only ever created one try this soon!

Your floral cards are GORGEOUS...wowzers girl!

Anonymous said...

WOWZERs girl!! I'm in awe of your inspiration on everything!! Each one is so gorgeous!! Your brightly colored flower really catches my eye!! I love it!!! :) TFS!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowzers, Joan! You have been a busy girl! LOVE the Wacko Wednesday...think that is every day for me! :) All of your cards are gorgeous; but I especially love the Belli Challenge card...INSANELY GORGEOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Hey, Hey, girlfriend!!
You just can't go on creating awesome additions .... and then expect your minions such as moi ... to be able to keep up with your delightful creations!! What on earth are you serving in that kitchen!? I may need to know! I'm just giddy with each of these creations, Joan! Wow .... I wanna grow up to be such a stamper as YOU!


Anne Harada said...

Joan you never cease to amaze me!! Your Belli cards are killer!! How do you do it so well every time!!?? Adopt me??

dawnmercedes said...

great layout on the first card! wow

Shirley said...

So creative and lovely too!