Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sadie in the Yellow Hat

It's Inspiration Challenge day over on Splitcoaststampers.  The Bella Cottage catalog is to provide the inspiration.  My inspiration was this Sadie print. I referenced the color palette (only in softer pastels, the yellow hat with the pink flowers and the roses in the bottom right corner.

Hat was made with a Sizzix die, the flowers with an EK success border punch, the leaves with a C C designs die. I paper pieced the dress from the same paper as the background---cut from the left side of my DP. The butterflies were cut from a piece of satin ribbon.

Have a great weekend...................................Paulette

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Six Squares Silhouette

The Way to Use It challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers is "Squares."  I love this new stamp from Stamp N Plus. It works nicely with the triple stamping technique. Adding the 3 black layers, my card has used a total of 6 squares in the Ways to Use It Challenge.  The Triple Stamping tutorial can be found HERE.  This stamp is not on the website yet but can be ordered by calling LuAnn at 715-271-1873.

Hope you are enjoying our beautiful Fall weather...............................Paulette

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Hollywood

This is a Pick a Theme Artist Trading Card for my swap partner who chose "Vintage Hollywood" as a theme.  The stamp is by Limited Edition.  I stamped with black Stazon ink onto holographic paper.  I added a Hollywood logo from the net.  Some star stickers and some rhinestone trim add to the glitz and glamor of this Hollywood Red Carpet look.

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thinking of You Chalk Challenge #45

There's a Thinking of You challenge over on the Chalk-Ah-Lot blog.  I used one of the new Ardith Trumpy Stamps from Stamp N Plus.  The "thinking of you" sentiment is part of a set of sentiments and can be ordered by calling LuAnn at 1-715-271-1873.  The Powdered chalk is Foggy and can be found HERE.

The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The background brick is embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.  I used a black ink pad (direct-to-paper) to give the bricks definition.  I used a stylus to deboss the areas between the bricks to texture to the bricks in the image.  The "foggy" powdered chalk was used on the bricks in the stamped image and.  I stamped the sentiment with Barn Red Distress ink and cut it out with a Spellbinders large scallop die.  Before removing my die cut from the die I dusted the inside with "foggy" powdered chalk.  The leaves were cut with a die by C. C. Designs and the flowers were punched with a EK Success border punch.

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Card Contest Winner

The theme of this year's card contest at the Rubber Stamp Event in Milwaukee was "Mailbox." My card won 1st place as voted by the vendors. I won $100 in money to spend at the show. The step card was created with a die by The Stamp Doctor. The mailbox was cut from a die I got for $1 at a garage sale. The tiny leaves were cut with a die by C. C. Designs. The envelope on the bottom left is a sticker. The stamps on the right were cut with Cuttlebug dies.  The paper lace is from The Paper Dreams Factory.

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

There's No Place Like Home

The hostess of the current Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamp swap on Splitcoaststampers challenged us to create a project with the theme of "home." This quote from the Wizard of Oz came to mind. I did a bit of re-designing of the shoes and clothes to make my doll appear more Dorothy-like. The yellow brick road was dry embossed with a TH embossing folder. I swiped a Distress ink pad (Old Paper) over the yellow to create some definition on the bricks. The flowers have black stickles centers to give the illusion of the poppy field. 

Happy Hump Day!.......................................Paulette

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Batty for You

This stamp is from Stamp N Plus iris fold collection.  The stamp can be found HERE.  The guidelines are already on the stamp so that placing the strips is very easy to do. Instead of folded paper, I used a sparkly black organdy ribbon for my iris fold wings.  The bat was stamped with Black Stazon on silver metallic paper.  The background is a glittery card from DCWV and the trim is holeless sequins on a plastic mesh.

There's a challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this week to create something inspired by a song.  This is a bit of a stretch by my song is the Theme from Batman.

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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Italian Holiday

I made this tag for a Prima Doll swap. The background is a piece of scrapbook paper depicting scenes of Italy. I paper pieced the dress and added lace to the neckline, sleeves and hemline. I used the paper's title off of the salvage as a title. The flourish was cut with a Spellbinders Venitian die. Had was also cut with a die.

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

Entered in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday------------           Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps------------          Have a Sentiment on the Front
Paper Minutes-------------------------             #286 Cities
Shopping Our Stash------------------            #118 Favorite Stampy Technique
Through the Craft Room Door----             Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Young Love ATC

There's an Artist Trading Card Challenge this week over on the Sweet Stamps Blog:  Challenge #134 .
One of the rules is that the submission must be new art created for the challenge.  I had just completed some calendar ATCs for a swap on Splitcoaststampers and had an extra set of images, some punched flowers and leaves as well as the yellow flowers cut from some silk ribbon and the bakers twine all sitting on my desk.  The red and yellow paper scraps were also left over from some previous project.

As a result I did some redesigning from my original calendar ATC, which was a Valentine for the month of February, and made this more generic ATC.  I'm thinking it could be added to an anniversary or congratulations or thinking of you card.  Or maybe I'll just keep it in case I need a spare for one of my ATC swaps.

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

Created for Sweet Stamps Blog ATC Challenge #134

Monday, September 9, 2013

Framed Christmas Kitty

There's a challenge over on Splitcoaststampers to use a frame.  I found this glittery gold die cut frame in my stash.  The patterned paper is Basic Grey.  The flowers were cut from a faux leather trim I got on clearance at JoAnns.  I added gold Stickles to the flower centers.  The pine branches made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The background cardstock is from a glittered DCWV pack.  The stamp is one of Patti"s Kids  X2808 and can be found in the Patti's Kids section of Stamp N Plus Scrap N.  Here's the website:   The stamp can be found HERE.
Happy Monday.............................................Paulette

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hawaiian Seaside

This weeks Inspiration Challenge is to use one of the pins in the hostess' Pinterest board as the inspiration.  Glittery DCWV cardstock  was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Image is from index page of an Hawaiian calendar. Shells were cut from scrapbook borders by K&Co. Some glittery silver flourishes and pearls were added as embellishments. My inspiration pin:

Have a great weekend------------------Paulette

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meet Iris the Queen Bee

Iris, Queen Bee, is an iris fold stamp from Stamp N Plus. The stamp has numbered guidelines for placing the folded papers. I used ribbon instead of paper for the folds---sparkly black and white organdy and some golden yellow grosgrain with stitching. I colored Iris' crown with a gold Krylon pen.

Have a Bee-you-tiful day-----------------Paulette

Entered in the following challenges:

Runway Inspired---ric#43 Lela Rose

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Phoebe and Kitty At the Fence

Stamp N Plus Scrap N has over 50 pages of Patti's Kids stamps.  The stamps with the cute kitties are my favorite.  I chose this image called "Phoebe and Kitty At the Fence."  I used some DCWV paper that was already decorated with gems.  The colors in the paper dictated my color palette.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  I added a bit of Crystal Effects to the tiny lady bug on Phoebe's hand and Kitty's neck charm and nose.  I added some Fruit Punch Stickles to give her tulips a "POP."  I fussy cut my image and glued it to a piece of blue paper.  The leaves were cut with a die by C. C. Designs.  The flowers were punched with a 2-step set of Nellie Snellen punches that punch out and emboss.  Some orange Stickles were used a flower centers.   A die-cut sparkly frame from my stash was used to frame the image.