Sunday, October 4, 2009

PTI WCMD - Challenge #4 Australia

Here is the fourth and final challenge for Nicole Heady's Papertrey Ink. These were all really challenging for me and brought me waaay out of my comfort zone~But, I did it thanks to Nicole AND those fabulous prizes she is offering :O)

The history of the Australian Aborigines to create special cultural highlights in their artwork is quite unique and beautiful.
Challenge 4 - Create a card using one of their signature traits~
#1. Dotted Outlines This is where the images are accented with outlines of small white dots.
or #2. Masking So the second option for this challenge is to do some sort of creative masking.
You can pick one to work with, or both.

As you can see I chose the #1. Dotted Outlines option, just because I have not used that technique and thought it would (again) push me outside of my "coloring box" ;-P

My Card -
The aqua card stock is from Recollections Paper Collection and this card, again, is different for me to not have a bunch of layers.
Stamps are Fancy Flourishes from PTI and the three snowflakes are from Martha By Mail, PSX and Studio G.
Inks are Sapphire from Creative Living and white dots are Martha Stewart Crafts opaque marker pen.
Embellishments are mini jewel brads from American Crafts. Sparkle embossing powder is Hologram from Stamp Cabana.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

PTI WCMD - Challenge #3 India

The next PTI Challenge stop is India. This is a country I've never visited but understand (from others who have) it is a land of amazing beauty and tradition. From the food to the dress to the art to the architecture.

Challenge # 3: One thing that is prominent everywhere is jewels, rhinestones & gold. We are to embrace this culture and incorporate rhinestones, sequins & jewels in a fun & artistic way.

OK, well this is probably a tad more bling (no make that BLING!) than I normally use on a card ~~but, I was trying for the bejewled and bedazzled look.
My Card:
Cardstock all from Recollections Paper Collection.
Stamped image is from Inkadinkadoo and inked in Caribbean Sea from Kaleidacolor.
Tools ~ Martha Stewart lace border punch and Cuttlebug's Floral Fantasy is embossed on the purple.
Embellishments ~ Jewels are from K&Company, glitter is Sickles Gold and the silk flower is from my vast collection sitting in a vase on my Craft desk.

PTI WCMD - Challenge #2 Mexico

Here is Papertrey Ink's Challenge #2: Your challenge is to create a project that is inspired by either the colors, designs or even themes that are prominent in the Mexican culture.

Now I wasn't quite sure I would ever use these bright colored tea/coffee cups and pot, stickers and ribbon~but I really loved them when I bought them. Thought they looked like beautiful Mexican pottery and decided they would be one more Christmas card and an entry in Nicole's challenge. Whadda ya think?

My Card: Which you can see in more detail by clicking on the picture in any of my posts :O)

Cups and Pot are stickers from Miss Elizabeth.
Ribbon is printed grosgrain from Holiday Wrappings.
Orange card stock is from DCWV Textured Mat Stack. Pale yellow card base is from Creative Living.
Corner rounder punch is EK Success.

PTI WCMD - Challenge # 1 Japan

WOW! Nicole Heady at Papertrey Ink has a fabulous set of challenges for today. Head on over and check out her beautiful newly designed blog AND the fantastic prizes she is giving away. She always gives out beautiful prizes and this is NO exception!

Challenge #1: Your challenge is to create a project that is inspired by either the colors, the design or the themes that are prominent in the Japanese culture.

My Card ~ I always thing red, black and white for Japanese, this is what I came up with.
The Stamped image is a Peony flower from Stampendous and outline inked in "Dark Peony" and the leaves are inked in "Olive" from Color Box Chalk Ink. The Red oval (cut out from a stencil) and the solid black papers are from DDCWV Textured Mat Stack. The Pasley/Flowery/Damasky base card is from AC Moore (I think:?)

Raspberry Suite #17

Close up of the bling on each butterfly, pretty lace and the shimmery chipboard ~

HAPPY CARD MAKING DAY to ya! Hope everyone is getting in a lot of crafting today ~ along with the "other" regular Saturday chores :O)

Needed to make a get well card for my friend's daughter who just had surgery and thought this would cheer her up a little bit. I made this an entry to Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. Aren't these fabric colors gorgeous?

My Card details ~
Cardstock: The KRAFT, AQUA & RED are from DCWV's Mat Stacks.
Stamp: Fancy Flourishes from Papertrey
Punch: Butterfly from Martha Stewart
Embellishments: Bling from K&COMPANY; bone lace from Michael's; shimmer flourish chipboard from Making Memories.

Thanks for taking time to visit and hope you have a great weekend!