Tuesday, January 31, 2012

But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle made for two...

Hey, y'all! I have a few things to catch up on post-wise, and here are a few of them! During the month of January, I was honored to be one of the guest designers for the Splitcoast Color Challenges. My LSS recently started carrying Wplus9 stamps & dies, so I made a few samples for them to display at the Heirloom Stamp Convention a few weeks ago.

I pulled out A Pocketful: Valentine for CC356: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, & Basic Gray. Of which I had...Gray. Improv time!

To be totally honest, this isn't one of my favorite cards by a long shot. I think if I had left off the glitter and the lollipops weren't olive green, I'd feel better about it. But the stamp set and dies did sell out the first day of the convention. So I guess somebody liked it!

This week's challenge (CC360) was White, Island Indigo, & Pool Party. Of which I have...white. *giggle* I inked up Love You More for this one because the dessert option for the challenge was using a sentiment as your main image.

I used VersaMagic inks...I love how they look on Kraft. A very Clean and Simple layout, but I think it works for such a fantastic main image.

The last card I created was what happens when I get to sit down and just PLAY. Ever since I played with Love You More, I wanted to layer this image with one of the hearts from Heartfelt Mix. I am LOVING how it turned out!

I cut a piece of thin kraft colored chipboard with the Label Layers 2 Die, then stamped the houndstooth pattern heart in red Versamagic ink right in the middle. Then I stamped the cute line/strand image and the love banner in Versamark and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I added the Hugs Kisses sentiment inside the banner and embossed with black detail embossing powder. A teensy pink felt heart cut with the Love Notes Die looked too cute in between the words so I added that as well. I wanted the image to look like it was hanging by the heart, so I tied some Caribbean Twine from The Twinery across the strand image, then tied a bow around with Buttercream Twine.

The background layer was stamped with the houndstooth heart image repeatedly, then sponged on the edges with Daffodil Delight. A strip of Echo Park Yours Truly paper was great along the bottom edge, and to finish it off I added a doily spritzed with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist and three heart cutouts.

Well, that's it for me today...I will be back soon with some Bella fun. Until then...have a fabulous day!


Betty J Schaub said...

Lots of beautiful eye candy here, Shannan. Esp. like the first one!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

EEK! These are all adorable. Hey, call me today if you want to chat. Hugs to you!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane said...

I love the stamp sets from Wplus9. I will definitely have to check them out soon!

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