Monday, April 15, 2013

Stampin' Celebration Sketch Challenge

Hi all!  There's a new sketch challenge over at Stampin' Celebration . . in case you need a break from thinking about taxes.  :-)  You'll notice I did kind of rotate the middle of the sketch a little, but I loved this sketch.  I also used this same card for one of our club meeting projects, and the ladies were pleasantly surprised at how easy this card was to put together. 
A few hints. . . . I used my brayer to easily add the Pretty in Pink ink to the Paper Doilie.  To color the flower, (one flower cut from the 5/8" Flower Trim) I dipped it into a mixture of about 5 drops of Rich Razzleberry reinker mixed with a little water.  Then pull it out and let it dry on some paper towels.  The splatter on the large Whisper White layer was made using the Color Spritzer Tool

The Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits, flower, doilie, large Rhinestone Jewels are all found in the Spring Catalog

You still have time to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration. Be sure to link your project over at Stampin' Celebration by April 25 to be in the running for the "Pick of the Party"!  Remember you can use the sketch challenge, the inspiration piece, or a combination of both.   

Stamps:  Secret Garden, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (ink, marker and reinker), and Pretty in Pink
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Accessories:  Secret Garden framelits, Labels Collection framelits, Big Shot, brayer, large Rhinestone Jewels, 5/8" Flower Trim, Color Spritzer Tool, dimensionals

Monday, April 1, 2013

Stampin' Celebration #65

Hi all!  Happy Spring and Happy April 1st.  :-)  It's time for another Stampin' Celebration challenge!  This month  I had fun creating a 3D project.  I starting by using the picnic basket as my inspiration and then incorporated the flowers/basket as I went along. 

This basket started as just a plain white one that was meant to be embellished--it had been sitting on the desk in my craft room for quite a while and was just begging to be used.  I used some typing paper to trace one side of the basket and then used that as a guide to cut out pieces from Gumball Green card stock.  I did each side separately, so I cut out 4 pieces. 

Before I adhered the green pieces to the basket, I created the Early Espresso lattice-looking lines.  I created the lattice by first scoring (at 3/4" increments) in both directions, then folding along each score line.  While one line was folded, I ran the line through a Versamark ink pad. After unfolding, I heat embossed with Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder.

The flowers were created using the Floral Frames framelits and Boho Blossom punch.  I wrapped the plastic handle with Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon and then added the Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon over the top. 

To get the grass and flowers to 'stand up' instead of just flopping around, I cut a piece of card stock and then took an exacto knife and cut little, random slits.  Then I just poked the grass through the slits.  The 'platform' that is holding the grass is just set into the basket--it isn't actually attached to anything. 

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this project!  And, I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration.  And also remember to take a look at what the other design team members created!
To follow along on this month's Blog Hop, simply click the links below:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping (taking a break in Grand Cayman this week!)

You have until April 25th to play along. And don't forget to check back on the 15th for some more inspiration.  :-) 

Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Score Tool, Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon, Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon, Pearl Jewels, Neutral Designer Buttons, Boho Blossom punch, Floral Frames framelits, Big Shot