Thursday, February 9, 2017

DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge for February 2017

The February Stack-aholic Challenge is posted on the blog.

I chose papers from my new favorite DCWV stack:  Meet Me in Paris.  The white with black floral background layer was cut with a Gina Marie Designs die.  The other floral layers as well as the pink rectangle containing the sentiment were cut from this stack also.  A dusty rose color paper from the same pack was used to punch out the bottom layer of the blossom with a Stampin Up punch.  The thank you stamp was a freebie from a magazine from the U.K.  I used a die from C.C. Designs to cut out the foliage.  I added a flower from Recollections to the base blossom.  I embellished with some pink rhinestone flourishes and three pink half pearls in varying sizes.

The challenge uses this sketch:

                                            Thanks for stopping by.....................Paulette


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet Me in Paris

The January 2017 DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge uses this sketch:

I used papers from the DCWV Meet Me in Paris stack.  I embossed the pink paper  with a Darice embossing folder featuring French images.  I used Ranger Distress Ink Victorian Velvet to emhance the raised images created by the embossing folder.  I used dies from China to cut the flowers and a Memory Box die to cut out the butterflies.  The leaves were cut with a C. C. Designs die.  The center of the flower is a pink half pearl.  For the horizontal strip I used black cardstock with an overlay of glittered pink adhesive lace.  

Thanks for visiting my blog........Paulette

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tags for CHA


 I love doing the monthly Stack-aholic Challenges on the DCWV Facebook page and blog.  Next weekend is CHA in Phoenix.  Megan of DCWV posted a call on Facebook asking for volunteers to send in some tags for a board that will be on display at CHA.  Here are the criteria she posted:

As part of our booth display this year, we are hoping to put together a wall of tags that shows (either with words, pictures, or other art) “Why do I create?” and/or “
What makes me a Maker?” We would LOVE to get a tag from you showing this and how it relates to you! The tag size is 2-3/8”x4-3/4” (6cmx12cm).  If you want to make more than one even, that would be great too!  

I had so many ideas that I ended up making 5 tags.  They will be going in the mail tomorrow...wish I could be going with them....

Thanks for stopping by................................Paulette

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspired By Alexander McQueen

Every Saturday on Splitcoaststampers there is an Inspiration Challenge.  This week's challenge uses the gorgeous dresses on this tumblr site called "i don't wear dresses."

I need a sympathy card for the mother of a friend who passed away this week. Ruth was 95 years old and a most gracious and beautiful woman. This dress by Alexander McQueen was my inspiration for the die I used to frame my design. The delicate floral spray reminds me of Ruth...she was a petite and frail woman who weighed only 78 lbs. I used the Tattered Lace floral die and cut several copies and cut them apart to fashion my design.  I added some half pearls as embellishments.

I am entering this card in the Dies R Us #64 Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, December 19, 2016

December DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge---3"x3" Gift Cards

The December DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge is to create a project using the colors in this mood board.
I created five 3"x3" gift cards using DCWV's DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes and Summer Dream Glitter Cardstock Matstack.

Thanks for stopping by....................................................Paulette

The Snow Queen

I used a Penny Black die called Silhouette Lady as my focal point.   I added two metallic snowflake charms to her hair as embellishments.  I used Diamond Dust glitter on her hair.  The embossing folder is Softly Falling from Stampin Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge:  Winter or Christmas

Dies R Us:  Challenge #63:  Snow

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge for November 2016

I used this sketch to design a card for DCWV's November Stack-aholic Challenge.

The paper I used is DCWV The Pumpkin Patch stack.  The leaves were cut with  dies by Gina Marie Designs.  The twigs were punched with a punch by EK Success.  The frame was cut with a Couture Creations die.  

Thanks for stopping by.........................Paulette