Saturday, April 19, 2014

Springtime Tulip

My favorite challenge on Splitcoaststampers is the Inspiration Challenge.  A website with many images is chosen and the challenge is to design a card based on one of the images on the site.  This week's challenge a catalog of kids clothing and accessories comes from this pair of ballet slippers:

Have a nice day..............................Paulette

Friday, April 18, 2014

Show Me the Bunny!

I designed this card using 3 challenges on Splitcoaststampers:  a color challenge---pink, vanilla and pistachio, using ovals and having a bunny as part of the design.

The stamp is from WhipperSnapper Designs, the pattern paper is from DCWV, the die cut branches were cut with a die from CC Designs.  I added a few Stickles for embellishment.  The image and leaves were colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Some Bunny Loves You....Happy Easter...Paulette

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tina's Singin' in the Rain

I designed this card for Viva Las Vegas Stamps' Blog April Challenge.  The Mood Board that prompts the inspiration for this ATC is shown below:

I used a Viva Las Vegas Stamp called "Singer Belting It Out."  She looks a lot like Tina Turner.  Elements I used from the Mood Board include the color yellow, the female figure, the umbrella (it's made of wood, colored with a marker and embellished with gems), the polka dots and the flowers. 

They're predicting rain for Easter Sunday...Tina must be rehearsing for a performance of "Singin' in the Rain!"..................Paulette 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dream Catcher

I made this card for the DCWV sketch challenge for April.  It was not my intention to create a dream catcher but once my card was assembled, I thought it resembled a stylized dream catcher.
Here is the sketch:

All the papers are from the DCWV Formal Affair stack including the word "LOVE."  The background was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The scalloped circles were cut with Spellbinders dies.  I added some rhinestone gems and a lacy silver Starforms sticker.

May all your dreams come true...............Paulette

Monday, April 14, 2014

Asian Twinchies

 I used Bird Song paper from Graphic 45 to make this twinchie for the "Anything Goes" swap category.  The fan, Asian coin and butterfly are Starform stickers.  I used some red metallic threads and an Asian text bead to embellish.

This second twinchie that I call "madame Butterfly" also uses the Bird Song G45 papers.  The flowers were punched from a Punch Bunch corner punch, sculpted with a stylus and the centers were embellished with Stickles.  I further embellished this twinchie with some multi-colored metallic thread and a paper butterfly from Recollections.

Have a great day!...............................Paulette

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Have a Nice Day!

I combined 2 Splitcoaststampers challenges this week: Free for All which requires taking a "slice" off the side of the card front and the Inspiration Challenge using AIGA Design Archives. My inspiration was this grumpy face:

Stamps used are American Impressions and Hero Arts (sentiment).  The robe and slippers are paper pieced.  Papers are by DCWV.  Flowers are part of a scrapbook border.

There are severe weather warnings out today...might be why this chick is looking so grumpy.  I'm sure her mood will change once she's had her coffee.

Have a Great Day!.................Paulette

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter to My Peeps

This brings back memories of my childhood in the 40's & 50's when my favorite Easter memory was shopping for an Easter bonnet for church.  I designed this card for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers---The color challenge (blue, yellow & sand) and a sketch challenge using this sketch:

The stamp is from PSX, the pattern paper is DCWV and the plain papers are from Darice.

Hope you have a favorite Easter memory.................Paulette

Entered in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog:  Challenge #5---Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!