Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Life's little challenges...stamping challenges that is

Oh my goodness! I can't believe it's 3 in the morning and I'm sitting at my computer instead of sleeping. I really need to get back to the gym. It's been 5 days since my last workout and I have no problems sleeping after it, if anything I have problems staying awake. LOL

So glad Emily posted the color challenge already so I could stamp. Actually, I got a couple of projects done today. I got my stamp room cleaned up and that always spurs me to be creative. Here are the cards and the box I did today.

This first one was for the technique challenge on SCS. What a fun challenge. I love these little acetate boxes, don't you? I filled mine with Primas.

This one is for the color challenge on SCS. I love the richness of these colors. I had a happy accident while playing around stamping today. I was making a paper flower and wanted to add some dimension by using my marker to add some shading. I wanted to blend out the lines from my marker so I spritzed the flower and then blotted it and guess what I found out. This is a nice way to make a watercolor flower. Check out the flowers in the grid background. That's how they were made. Pretty cool, huh?

This last card is a card I started working on a while back. I think it was for a challenge on Sharon's blog, but I'm not sure. Anyway, when I cleaned off my desk, can you guess what I found lurking under my papers. Yep, this card, just waiting to be finished. I just had to add the ribbon and flowers and the sentiment and it was done. You can't see in this picture, but the silhouette flowers in the background really shimmer. They were made by stamping the image and then dotting the flowers with elmers glue and then sprinkling Pearl Ex powder over it and letting it dry then wiping it off. Here is a close up.


Isn't that pretty?

As you can see, I've had a very busy day stamping and I love it. I sure wish all my days could go that way.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions about the cards feel free to email me. TTFN

Box Deets- Stamps: Fun Filled. Paper: Pixie, Green Textured, Acetate. Inks: Black Stazon, Markers. Accessories: Ribbon, Primas, Brad, Stickles, Border punch.

Card #1-Stamps: Happy Harmony, Ornate Floral BG. Papers: Blush, Ruby, Cocoa, Vanilla. Inks: Ruby, Cocoa. Accessories: Scallop Punches, Brads, Cording, Piercing tool, Scoring tool, Dimentionals, Fiskars template and cutter (scallop border).

Card #2-Stamps: Tim Holtz flower. Papers: White, Eggplant, DP (CTMH). Inks: Eggplant. Accessories: Ribbon, Pearl Ex, Scallop Punch, Primas, Pearl Brads, Flower Pins, UTEE, Dazzling Diamonds, Elmers Glue, Cricut and George Cartridge.

15 comments:

Savitri said...

Just GORGEOUS!!! I love all the projects you did and the box is just too too pretty!!!

Tina said...

Good grief, each one is better than the one before it. I adore the one for the color challenge!

~Michelle~ said...

These are some rockin' projects! At least you use your awake time in a creative way!! Love the scoring and the stamping in the background....all of them are beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

well for not sleeping you sure put out some wonderful cards and a pretty little box. Becky the cards are fabulous and I like the sparkle on the purple one. Hope you get some rest tongiht. Hugs

Godchick said...

Wow~! You've been busy creating....they all look great!

s00zy66 said...

All your projects are great, Becks! I thought I was the only one who stayed up way too late making stuff. :)

Deborah said...

These were so worth losing sleep over! Fantastic! Deb

Bonnie said...

All so pretty Becky! You were very busy in your insomniac-itis!! Love them all - I have never tackled pearl-ex- of course now I have to!! NOw go to bed!!

CountessLaurie said...

oooh, oooh, I absolutely love the pearle ex technique. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!!

Lastel said...

Beautiful card , love the colors used !

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, what beautiful projects!!! I loved your acetate box from the other day, your watercolored flower idea is fabulous, and WOW the last card that was the *found* card -- AMAZING!!! It is so gorgeous, and I love the sparkles on the silhouette image -- so lovely!!! TFS!!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuuu! Acetate & colour & shimmer! Your gorgeous projects are makin' me wanna stamp! TOO beautiful! :O)

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful projects! Love that box! Hope you are doing well! Big hug! : )

Sandy O said...

These are beautiful! The purple one is just beyond words. And what a happy accident, LOL! Looks fabulous.

Shirley said...

I love both of these. Your colors are sensational. I am a real sucker for stick pins too. You'll see if you ever visit my blog. Lovely color combinations and the square card is always a great presentation.

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