Saturday, 1 January, 2011

Just Add Summer

Hi there and Happy New Year!!
I stayed home last night - a bit sad hey?  But at least I'm feeling bright and chipper today!!  I'm pretty sure I would not have felt like doing a challenge card if I had gone out.  The latest challenge over at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Summer.  I could not go past the set from the mini called Tropical Party - they don't come much more summery than this set - coconut, palm tree, tropical flowers - it's really gorgeous and it has co-ordinationg DSP as well.  Once I decided on the set to use I headed over to the Clean and Simple website for some help with the sketch, got that and then drew my colours from the DSP - all happened very smoothly.  I just wanted to jazz it up ever so slightly so added an Itty Bitty Button and punched flower to the greeting.  I'm pretty happy with it and it certainly fits the bill for summer.

Stamps:  Tropical Party, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper:  Rose Red, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, So Saffron, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch,  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Itty Bitty Button, Blender Pen

Thanks for checking out my creation.

Didn't Make the Cut

Here's a card I came up with the other day.  It was going to be included in the male stamp a stack class but I didn't think it was quite right.  I had already made 2 teen cards using the Extreme Guitar and Extreme Surfboard, so I wanted the other 2 cards to be for a, shall we say, more "mature" male.  I do really like this card, I just think the colours I have chosen make it more suitable for a younger guy and I think it could have done without the spots on the background, it makes it a bit too "busy".  Let me know what you think.

Stamps:  Party Hearty, Confetti
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Brights Patterns Stack DSP
Ink:  Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Accessories:  5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain, 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, Distressing Tool from Cutter Kit

Thanks for looking, have a great day,