Monday, February 8, 2010

Catching up on Challenges...


Well, I spent the afternoon catching up on challenges that I missed last week because of being at teacher's convention. I haven't even looked at my Monday challenges for this week. I was lucky because, although I wasn't able to stamp in the hotel room, I was able to check challenges and blog hop. So I had an idea of what I was wanting to do when I got home.

Saturday's Inspiration challenge came from Erté. The art was so fabulous and as I was looking at the dresses that were featured - I immediately thought of Haute Couture. I love this dress!!!!! My inspiration is in the little thumbnail - I coloured the dress with Bashful Blue, covered it with Crystal Effects and then doused it with microbeads. The flash on the camera added the bit of pizzazz.

Tuesday's Colour Challenge on SCS was Burgundy, Basic Grey and Crushed Curry. I'm not altogether happy with the way that I coloured these flowers...the shading isn't the best. I used a white gel pen to accent the centres before adding the rhinestones.

The next three cards are done with images from Sugar Creek Hollow. The images are available at the website under "New Releases". We're also having a Preliminary Preview this week and each day a couple of the Design Team are being introduced. Hop on over there to meet them, they're a fantastic group of women.

My first card uses this beautiful cross. It makes me think of a wrought iron fence and yet it's so soft and gentle also. I sponged gold ink around the outside of the white block and used gold cardstock to print the scripture verse. I broke down and purchased a set of Nestibilities on the weekend and tried it out for this piece. The pearls come for Stampin'Up!'s pretties kit.














Over at Our Creative Corner, they are challenging people to create a masculine Valentines card this week. When I created this card I had my husband in mind - I know the image is a bit "soft" and the sentiment is mushy - but it's heartfelt and I hope he likes it.

Finally, CCEE Stampers is having a heart challenge in preparation for Valentine's Day. The heart filligree and the "Forever" are separate images available at Sugar Creek Hollow. Somehow I also think this was a sketch challenge from a while ago - but I can't remember.

My husband is making supper right now - gotta love him!!!! - so once this is posted and supper is done I will be going around visiting my blog list.

I hope your Monday was wonderful and thanks for taking the time to stop by.

9 comments:

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, you've been busy! And these are all just fabulous!! Way to rock these challenges, Kiddo!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh man! am i ever glad i found you. these are all gorgeous. my mouth is hanging open - gorgeous!

hugs ♥

cardcrazy said...

I LOVE the dress with the beads, just amazing!
Peggy

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, you've been busy! They're all great cards, I especially like the forever card with the heart :-)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Joan, I think you came home and hit the craft room and never looked back!! You've produced a beautiful trio of cards! I really love the one you did for your DH. Great job on the masculine Valentine challenge. So happy you could join in the fun with us at the OCC this week and use SCH stamps for the challenge!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Pretty! I'll say you've been busy. :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

My oh my have you been productive!! What a beautiful array of cards in a variety of styles. They're all fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us in our CCEE Challenge this week!! :o) Your heart is gorgeous!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!!! You are really on the ball!!! And some wonderful creations too!! That inspiration card with the dress is a KNOCK OUT!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

you have been one BUSY stamper...thanks for taking time to play with the CCEE