Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 Cards Day 89)

The 365 Cards challenge today is "Imagine This: Watermelon". You must use the colors of or an actual watermelon image in your card. I built a slice of watermelon out of stamps!
White Cardstock (base of card) - Wausau
Green Paper - Sizzix
Red paper - DCWV
Drawn watermelon seeds and handwritten word SWEET ! - Sakura Micron Pigma pen
Slight pinkness in the layer next to the rind was added with a pink Prismacolor pencil.

I left the insides blank for now but I think it would be appropriate for a thank you card. I'm already on my second watermelon this season...but it is the end of the summer when the watermelons in NE Oregon from Hermiston ripen that the really GREAT ones hit the market. I think the ones we are getting now are from Mexico. I have taken to calling watermelon Chinese food as every lunch and dinner we had on our trip to China last fall ended with watermelon for dessert!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 Cards Day 88)

"Quite a Pair" is the title of the Day 88 challenge on 365 Cards blog. You had your choice of making an Anniversary Card or an Engagement Card. I decided on an Anniversary card. The front is on top and the inside on the bottom. It looks a little warped because I set the card down in a puddle of water and I'll have to put it under a book to get it to flatten out again! Don't you hate when that happens!

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Punches: Marvy
Inks: Asstd. Sea Shell by Ranger, Asstd. Ancient Page by Colorbox, Encore! Metallic Purple by Tsukineko
Card: From a pack by Petersen-Arne
White cardstock: Wausau
Printed paper: DCWV
Happy Anniversary hand written with a blue Flair pen.

Flight of Challenge (365 Cards Day 87)

The "Eyes" Have It is the challenge at 365 Cards blog. The challenge was to use the word "eye" somewhere on your card. In case you can't read the fine print it says "From a bird's eye view..."
below the bird on the card.

Stamp: Stamp Camp
Cardstock: Blue from a card pack by Petersen-Arne, white - Wausau
Words hand written with a black Flair pen
Stamped image colored with asstd. Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol

Flight of Challenge (365 Cards Day 86)

The challenge for Day 86 of 365 Cards has the title "This Will Be Grape Fun". The challenge was to use purple as the primary color and incorporate at least five circles on your card. I decided on purple women instead of purple grapes!

Stamps: Women - Stampington, Flowers/Foliage- Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Happy Birthday - Impression Obsession
Cardstock : Purple - From a pack of cards by Petersen-Arne, White - Wausau
Ink: Encore! - Purple Metallic (by Tsukineko), Asstd. Sea Shells by Ranger and Asstd. Ancient Pages by Clearsnap

Flight of Challenge (Moxie Fab World Citrus Color)

This is my entry for the Moxie Fab World Citrus Color Challenge inspired by this picture of Pottery Barn pillows.
Stamps: "Doris Belle" - Art DeClassified, Rose - Basic Grey Aviary Set
Papers: Sizzix
White Cardstock - Wausau
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
(Rose was colored with some cheap markers you buy on sale before school starts.)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rasp. Suite Wk. 7 & CPS 117)

Today's card combines Card Positioning System Sketch 117 (sorry it isn't here but I am having technical dificulties) with Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7. The colors this week were raspberry, artichoke and celery or moss.

Stamps: Small bamboo (on artichoke cardstock) and panda - Inkadinkadoo, Thinking of You-
Impression Obsession, large bamboo - unknown
Ink: Memories - Black and Ranger Sea Shells - Sea Grass
Cardstock - Artichoke - From a card pack from Petersen-Arne, White - Wausau
Paper - Raspberry - DCWV

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365Cards Day 85)

It's Super Sketchy Sunday on the 365 Cards blog. I changed the top circle a bit but it basically follows the sketch.
Stamps: Wave - Impression Obsession, All others - Crafty Secrets
Ink: Ancient Page - Turquoise, Memories - Black
Other - Asstd. Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 Cards Day 81)

Day 81 on 365 cards blog says "It's Hip to be Square". The challenge was to use 5 squares in your card. I sat here arranging and rearranging squares during the American Idol finale until I finally settled on this configuration. I was a Danny Gokey fan so I didn't really care who won and I have to admit I didn't even try to vote in the finals.

Credits: Stamps - Inkadinkadoo
Cardstock- From a pack of cards from Petersen-Arne, white cardstock is fromWausau
Swirly green paper - Sizzix
Avacado green paper - DCWV
Ink - Memories Black to stamp, Ancient page Turquoise and Leaf Green to use in Direct to Paper fashion to color the white cardstock before stamping.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flight of Challenge (CPS 116)

Here is my attempt of Card Positioning Systems Sketch 116. I'm using the same stamp I used on March 31, but this time I stamped it twice and cut out the eggs to use as an accent. Underneath the eggs if you look closely you can see the preprinted paper says, "babying pamper baby" which is what it appears the birds in the stamp are doing.
Credits: Stamp - Magenta
Cardstock- Wausau
Pninted papers - Swirly green - Sizzix, black and red layers - DCWV, lighter green layer - Hot Off The Press
Colored with asstd. Prismacolor pencils

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rasp. Suite Wk. 6 &365 Day 78)

Good afternoon! Today I combined two challenges again. The sketch is from 365 Cards blog, Day 78, Super Sketchy Sunday and the colors, brown, white, light aqua and coral pink are part of Dawn McVey's current Raspberry Suite Color Challenge.
Card: From a pack by Peterson-Arne
Paper: DCWV
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo (Bird square) and Stampington (part of a tag stamp, a little bird told me)
Ink: Ancient Page Turquoise and Ranger Sea Shells Seashell Pink

Friday, May 15, 2009

Flight of Challenge (CPS 115 &365 Day 74)

This card combines the Card Positioning System Sketch 115 with the 365 Cards Day 74 challenge to use a handwritten sentiment.
Card: In a pack from Peterson-Arne
Paper: Die Cuts With a View and white cardstock from Wausau
Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry and Hero Arts
Inks: Sea shells by Ranger and Ancient Page (asstd. colors)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 72)

It's Musical Monday on the 365 Cards blog.  You were supposed to use a sheet of music in your creation.  I have an old retired hymnal with the pages falling out so I used that.
Stamp:  Unknown, but I've had it about 15 years so the company is probably out of business anyway! It reminds me of the sun on Kellogg's Raisin Bran.
Papers:  Gold: Stardream, Purples: Hot off the Press
Ribbon: Jo-Ann's
Dies: Spellbinders Ovals and Sizzix Sizzlets retired set "Girls are Weird"
Inks:  Ancient Page:Saffron, Colorbox: Gold, Brilliance: Graphite Black
Also used some Versamark and sparkle embossing powder to make the sun shine.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flight of Challenge (SFYTT May 2 and 365 Cards - Day 67)

Today I was able to combine 365 Cards "Think Pink" challenge with the May 2nd Sketch For You To Try from i{heart}2stamp blog.  The Stickles glitter glue and the jewels don't look sparkly at all in the picture.  I tried both the camera and the scanner and sparkles just weren't going to show up.  Drats!

Stamp- All Night Media
Ribbon - Offray
Ink - Memories Black
Polka-dot paper - Making Memories
Solid pink paper - Fraser Paper
Also Stickles - Diamond (Ranger), Jewels by Mark Richards and Prismacolor Pencils

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Card Positioning System 114)

Another rainy day for the NWFlamingo inspired this week's entry in the  Card Positioning System sketch challenge.  Hope that wherever you are in the world your day is filled with JOY!

Stamp:  Inque Boutique (Anybody know who bought them out?)
Ribbon: WFR Ribbon Corporation
Punches: Umbrella - Martha Stewart, Circles - EK Success and Fiskars
Jewels: Mark Richards
Solid Papers: Wausau
Striped Paper: Unknown Scrap!
Inl: Versamark Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Standard Circles Small

Monday, May 4, 2009

Flight of Challenge (365 cards- Day 65)

Driven indoors by more rain as I was outside trying to plant leeks here is my Mother's Day card for the challenge on the 365 Cards blog today. On top is the outside of card and below it is the inside of the card.

Stamp credits:  
Tulip Girl - Cornish Heritage Farms
Sentiment and Tulips on inside - Hero Arts
mom - on the outside - is a Making Memories Rub on Alphabet

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Flight of Challenge (Rubbernecker Wacky Wed. #9)

The challenge over at Rubbernecker this week is to use your heat gun and "Heat It Up, Baby".
Immediately I got out the Rubbernecker Red Hot Chili Peppers and got them all colored up and heated up with clear sparkle embossing powder ... and there they smoldered for two days while I make myself sore putting in most of a vegetable garden. It is pouring down rain today so I picked up the peppers and proceeded to finish "Heating It Up, Baby"! (Outside of card is on top, inside is the bottom picture).

Stamps: Chili Peppers - Rubbernecker, Sun border - Limited Edition
Orange HOT - HOT off the Press Citrus Monograms
Papers:  Cake - Treehouse Designs, Inc., Solids - Wausau
and - Sizzix Sizzlets Script Alphabet dies
Inks: Colorbox - Scarlet (on orange letters for fire and peppers) - Versamark - (for Sun border)
Peppers colored with Prisamacolor Scarlet Lake Pencil and Orange Crayola marker
Sparkle Embossing Powder - Unknown (bought in bulk so long ago I'll be using it forever).