Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dolce Stamps & Cards and CCEE Stampers' Challenges!

This will be a rather long post because I have two challenge cards to share with you today.  You definitely don't want to miss out on the first one with Dolce Stamps and Cards because there are goodies attached with this challenge.  Scroll down further to see my CCEE Stampers' challenge.

Yes, it's time, again, for another Dolce Stamps and Cards Thursday challenge!

Every other Thursday Dolce Stamps and Cards will be holding a fun, new challenge that will be chosen by one of the Dolce Stamps Design Team members, so get ready to have some stampin' fun and prizes!

Each month Dolce Stamps and Cards will also be featuring a different stamp company that the design team will be using for their challenge inspiration and this month we are featuring the awesome
IMPRESSION OBSESSION stamp line.  The winner of the challenge will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to the Dolce Stamps And Cards Online Store which is full of all kinds of awesome stamping goodies.

In addition to the $10.00 gift certificate, the winner will receive an "I Won A Dolce Stamps And Cards Challenge" badge for the sidebar of their blog and their card will be featured during the announcement of the following challenge for all to see.

So here we go...
This week your challenge has been brought to you by Ellen and she is challenging you to create a card using fall colors. This week's keywords are DSAC02 for your public galleries and/or blogs.

Here's my design using the Northern Lighthouse image by Impression Obsession.

I used a technique called Emboss Resist for my fall color lighthouse scene. I stamped the image with Versamark and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then applied the various colors of Ranger Adirondack inks (Butterscotch, Cranberry, Pesto, Ginger, Denim) with sponge daubers, wiping off the excess ink to reveal the image of the lighthouse scene.  I used my ScorPal to create the dot-line-dot impression on both sides of the image panel.

Now, this is important, so please read:

To be eligible to win these amazing prizes you must first become a follower of the Dolce Stamps And Cards Blog and if posting to your blog, be sure to mention that your card is for the Dolce Stamps and Cards Thursday Challenge. If posting to a public forum (such as Splitcoast Stampers or Paper Craft Planet) please be sure to use the challenge keywords in your post (listed above) and if posting to a blog, you must place a direct link back to the Dolce Stamps And Cards Blog and must post only the link to your entry, not your entire blog in the linky widget. Your challenge entry must also be a new creation, no back links to an older card, links that do not follow these rules will, unfortunately be deleted and not eligible for any prizes that might be offered.

But wait, we are even going to sweeten the pot and give you an additional chance to win this week's prizes, all you have to do is use an IMPRESSION OBSESSION image on your challenge entry card.

Also, please be sure to check out the rest of Dolce Stamps Design Teams' creations and leave them some comment love (there is a link to each of them on my sidebar).

Here's a list of the supplies I used to make my card:

Stamps:    Northern Lighthouse by Impression Obsession
Ink:  Ranger Adirondack Inks:  Butterscotch, Ginger, Cranberry, Pesto, and
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Festive Variety Pack
Embellishments:  Nailheads, More Mustard Ribbon
Tools:  Versamark, Judikins Clear Detail Embossing Powder, sponge daubers, heat tool

I hope you're still with me because now I'd like to share my challenge card for the CCEE Stampers.  Cindy Haffner challenged the team (and you, if you'd like to play along) to make a card using some kind of postal mark whether it be a postage stamp, postage card, postage edge...pick one or pick them all!!

For my CCEE card, I went with more of a subdued vintage look.  I used Rubbernecker's Paris 1908 set to create this card.  I've had the designer paper in my stash forever, and I really don't remember if this was Stampin' Up designer paper or not (sorry).  I inked up the couple image with Bravo Burgundy and stamped it off a couple times before stamping it onto the Very Vanilla cardstock as I wanted more of a watermark look for that image in order to stamp the postal mark over it.  The Eiffel Tower image is also a part of this set that I stamped, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals.  I also stamped what I call the Splatter image from this set in Bundled Sage over the main image and on the designer paper under the Eiffel Tower image.  I used the sketch design from yesterday's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

Please be sure to visit our CCEE Stampers' blog and see the fabulous creations Shirley, Tosha, Frances, Cindy, and Joanne made, too!

Here's my supply list for this card:

Stamps:  Paris 1908 (SKU #527) by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, unknown designer paper
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo
Accessories:  Marianne Design Creatables (little flowers), Pinking Circles Small and Large Nestabilities, dimensionals, blender tool, pink pearl flourish

Thanks for hanging in there for this entire post!  I'd love to hear your comments!


StampOwl said...

Fabulous cards Charlene

Mothermark said...

very nice!

Traci M said...

Hey Charlene...your cards are wonderful!! Love the deep, rich colors of your lighthouse...I bet that was inspired by your recent travels. And having just seen the Eiffel tower...I love your second card, gorgeous! That's my fave SU! DP, just so you know now it is SU!
Glad you're better every day!

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful, Charlene. I love the colors and the vintage look. We were on the same page with that.

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely creations Charlene! love the sponged bg on the first embossed image!

Cindy said...

I love them my friend! Cindy

Cindy Haffner said...

Charlene your work is BEAUTIFUL!!~

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

WOW!! Charlene these are both over the top GORGEOUS my dear!

Big Hugs

Joanne (jojot) said...

Charlene....it is so fab to see you back and once again sharing your outstanding and inspiring creations with us....of course, the lighthouse card 'spoke' to me.....and I am going to try doing one in resist...cool effect....and your postage vintage card is a beauty.....elegant and collagelike

DSC-Sandra said...

You are such a talented lady. Love both cards one of the employees at Dolce wants to try your technique on the Dolce Card she loves the colors and the whole look. Fabulous

Shannon White said...

Wowzers these are both Just Fabulous! So Pretty Pretty!

Shannon 8-)

Edna Morrisedie said...

WOW to the vibrant fall colours in your first card, really packs a fall punch, well done you!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Now one but two amazing cards, Charlene. The first creation is breathtaking. Love the vibrant colors. I also love the vintage feel of the second card.

Ellen said...

Fantastic cards Charlene! I love both cards, but your emboss resist lighthouse card is absolutely stunning use of color! You have wowed me again girl!!