Monday, May 25, 2009

Challenge Play

I have been busy playing at a few different challenges across the Internet. Here are a few of the cards I made.
Hero Arts sponsored a great "go green" challenge. I made several cards.

I save lots of the wonderful stamps that come my way on swaps. The sentiment is a RAK from lakeslady/Joan.

I used scraps for this card including the marble paper I created with shaving cream. This card is for my sister who loves cooking and flowers.

I stamped on old calendar pictures for this card and envie.

This card used the newly released Quickutz embossing folder...what fun to sand the images. The sun and flower image are stamped on more of the homemade marble paper. Thanks Tami for the RAK.

I created this fern card using Tami B/teabear's wonderful video tutorial on her blog. Perhaps you may have done the bleach technique in the past but this one has an added twist that is lots of fun.

My most recent challenge is on GinaK's Stamp TV site.
She had 2 tutorials on wax paper backgrounds. I used plain wax paper for the frame and ran some through the cuttlebug for the background behind the flower.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ink-a-palooza challenges

For 10 days I played during the challenge week at the Stamp Shack. Lots and lots of ink...and here are a few of my favorites. Many thanks to all who played--it was a fun-tastic time!

Alcohol ink background.
Color challenge.

Aluminum foil on cardstock, embossed and colored with sharpies.

Distress ink backgrounds

Distress ink on fabric. Emboss resist.

Background stamp glazed with Perfect Pearls.