Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Color Challenge, Featured Stamper, and DDC Challenge

Hello!! How is everyone doing with kids and grandkids home for the summer?? We have my 6 year old DGS Cody with us for a couple of weeks so things are a little wild around here. We went to Hobby Lobby this morning and loaded up on craft stuff...have you ever used Floam?? Yikes...what a sticky mess. It took forever to clean a little six year old and an old grandma!!! Anyway....

I had a chance before Cody got up this morning to make this card for the Color Challenge on Splitcoast. Emily challenged us to make a one layer white card with any color accent. Yikes!!! To tell the truth, I am kinda liking the one layer thing...never thought I would say that!! I used the images from Clear Dollar Stamps Pretty Perches, masked them for a layered look, and added the easy that I almost feel guilty, but not quite!!


Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Pretty Perches
Paper: White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Old Olive
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities

The Featured Stamper Challenge Sunday on Splitcoast honored Kisa (Kisamari)
I love all Kisa's gorgeous designs!!! I cased Kisa's adorable Bubbles card...kept the awesome sketch and use of the 3 embellies at the botton but changes everything else. I used different stamps, colors, and added some background layers, lace, and stick pins. The Rubbernecker Floral Silhouettes image and sentiment were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Vanilla cs, sponged with Pretty in Pink, and layered over the Basic Grey Blush dp. Sewing and distressing were done to add a little shabbiness to the design.


Stamps: Rubbernecker Floral Silhouettes
Paper: Vanilla, Prism Suede Brown Dark, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Blush dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Lace, Nestabilities, Stick Pins, Pearls, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine

This is my second card for the Featured Stamper challenge to honor Kisa!! This is also for Anne's (Itsapassion) DDC challenge to use newspaper on a card. Yikes!!! Have you seen some of the fabulous cards made for this challenge??? Charlene acutally made dog poop on a newspaper!!! I'll admit mine is very tame compared to her's!!! I found a beautiful picture of trees by the lake Saturday's paper so it was used as one of the layers for this card.
I cased Kisa's Holiday Swap Card...kept the same layout and colors but changed the theme, image, added the scallops and flowers, and changed the direction of the ribbon

The Clear Dollar Stamps Song Bird Silhouettes image was stamped on Cosmo Cricket's Fleuriste dp with Archival Jet Black and embossed with clear ep. The scallops were done with a Martha Stewart punch and the May Arts ribbon and flowers finish it off.


Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Song Bird Silhouettes
Paper: Certainly Celery, Black, Cosmo Cricket's Fleuriste dp, Newspaper
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, MS Scallop Punch, May Arts Ribbon, Dimensionals, Clear ep
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!!!


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Charlene who? Bwaaaa-haaaa-haaaa!

Well, grandma, you sure are pumping out some real beauties! Huge kudos to you on the one-layer card, too. Don't feel guilty; feel proud that you can do it! I find those really difficult to do, but may give it a whirl this evening.

I'm sure you're having a blast with your grandson. Be sure to post his make and takes, too! Hugs, my friend!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the card with the pretty perches. It is so perfectly masked

Joanne Travis said...

Joan, all of your cards here are so beautiful!! Each one is so different from the one before and all so gorgeous! I don't know how you do it!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome one layer card and I love the pink/gray and the last green card with the beautiful ribbon, just perfect! Nice textures.

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are amazing!!!! You rock, lady!!!!

Anonymous said...

Joan! You've done another set of really GORGEOUS creations here!! I really love the striped ribbon on the top!! Colorful one layer!! I also like the lace on the second card and your fun flowers and embellies on the third!! :) TFS!

Joanne (jojot) said...

amazing grouping of cards....and yes, I LOVE that one layered wonder......fabulous work on each

Connie M. said...

These are all so wonderful, Joan!! have been busy! Love your masking on the one layer card!! Your other cards are stunning too!!

Dawn B. said...

I love the new Perches set. It is so fun to create with. I used it today too. I really like how you grouped them all together. Super job Joan. have fun with your DGS. Thanks for the heads up on floam. Haven't tried it.

Crystal said...

WOW Joan these are BEAUTIFUL!! They are all different and all have so much beauty to look at!!! Gorgeous!

Saskia said...


You've been very creative!!! Lovely work!!

Enjoy your time with Cody!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Chrissy D said...

These are STUNNING!!! WOW - my favorite out of the three is the green one. BEAUTIFUL!

Jackie said...

Love your cards Joan! That one layer one is fabulous and the color choices are awesome too...tfs!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

FANTASTIC looking cards, gf. Wowie!!!