Friday, September 30, 2011

Splitcoast Challenges

I managed to have a few hours to stamp today and was able to participate in both the Free for All and Queen for the Day challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  I used Rubbernecker stamps for both of my designs.

The Free for All challenge is to incorporate color blocking in our design, using patterned paper.  I used papers from my Good Neighbor stack by Stampin' Up.  I watercolored the umbrella with Rose Red and River Rock and then I stamped the French Script background over the umbrella.  The sentiment is a partial one.  The entire sentiment reads "Sing in the Rain, Dance in the Sun, Dream in Your Garden."  I added pieces of this 1/8" black and white ribbon by Stampin' Up to my color blocking to define and accent the lines.

Stamps: Umbrella (#40-22), Garden Phrase Set (#508) by Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Good Neighbor designer paper (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, River Rock
Accessories: black with white piping ribbon, A Cut Above Die by Verve, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Sizzix Scribbles Swirls die, dimensionals, black brads, sponge dauber

Dawnmercedes was chosen as Queen for the Day.  I cased her Broken Lawn Mower card for my next design.  We are required to make changes in our design so that it is not an exact duplicate of the Queen's.  Things I changed are:

1. sketch layout
2. colors
3. placed my Primas across top of image panel
4. added purple rhinestones within the stamped image

For those of you who know me, purple is one of my favorite colors.  My friend, Joanne, knows this and has blessed me over the years with many purple-icious embellishments.  On this card, I used the purple Prima flowers and rhinestones she gave me.  I used Stampin' Up markers to color directly onto my image and then stamped the image onto the white cardstock.

Stamps: Wild Garden Border 04 (#539-03), Laughing (#504-01) by Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Black, Purple stripe dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Stampin' Up markers (Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Summer Sun), purple rhinestones, purple Prima flowers

Yours in laughter,


Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful cards, Charlene! Loving your coloring blocking and how you altered the sentiment. Your purple cards is gorgeous. Both are awesome designs.

Mothermark said...

Hope she doesn't get that broken lawn mower fixed and run over these awesome flowers! Love this!

The umbrella ones rocks too, such a cool layout!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...after I picked my jaw off the floor I had to sit and gaze upon these beauties....that color blocked card just keeps pulling me in.....awesome creation

and your purplishious one....well...how clever the have a row of roses with the emphasis on that fabulous sentiment...one I truly believe in......

gorgeous...gorgeous.....masterpiece work, my friend

Traci M said...

What pretty cards...I especially like the purple flower one, Charlene!!