Thursday, April 24, 2014

Out of the Box Challenge

The challenge at Impression Obsession is called Out of the Box.  You were to use a stamp or die in a way different then what was intended or to do something new for you,  This is out of the box for me because I made an aquarium instead of a snow globe and it is the first time I used this die and their shake it pouches. If you like shaker cards, this is the way to create some great designs.   The fish in the aquarium is part of a piece of stationery that I have had for ages.  I filled the corner with some IO shells and tucked some moss behind the shells.  See some great ideas here   c

IO  Snow globe DIE122-R   Shell Set DIE077-W

Yellow Gingham

Lee Murphy is hosting a Going Gingham challenge at Mod Squad this week. For this card, I used an IO die to cut the center of some white card stock and edged it with two strips of yellow gingham dp.  I adhered  the white card stock to a yellow card base.  The wheelbarrow and tiny flowers are also IO dies, and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs

Wild Flowers

This card was made for a challenge at Poppy Sketches.   Every two weeks a different sketch and color pallet challenge is posted. This week's challenge can be seen below.  Anyone can play and there are some generous sponsors for the cite.  I stamped white card stock with a stamp from Penny Black  in London Fog ink and colored the flower part with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used an IO die to cut out the squares on the side.  I cut a red strip and a blue strip with the same die so I could fill the middle strip with alternating colors.I mounted this to grey card stock and then on white card stock. I added a sentiment and some red ribbon for embellishment.