Monday, September 28, 2009

Picture Perfect Inspiration - PPA9

The challenge this time from Pals Paper Arts was to get inspired by a Picture.

Here is my card,

Here is the inspiration photo from PPA,

Stamp - Vases in Vogue from Stampin Up
Paper - Unknown DP, SU Vanilla CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Ripe Avocado Ribbon, SU Circle Punch, Smooch Inks

Saturday, September 26, 2009

TESC 84 and Moxie Fab World Challenge

The Moxie Fab World Challenge this time is called - Gradient is Radiant. It was really neat challenge and I ended up using the latest Taylored Expressions Sketch #84 for this card. This sketch is really very versatile and I can see myself using this in future. This card was also for the OCC Challenge of creating Monochromatic cards :)

Here is my card,

Diwali the festival of Lights is coming in the Month of October and I wanted to make a bunch of cards for that. I used this fan stamp from the Paper Source Company. They have come with this whole line of Indian stamps that are just stunning. I used the Dee Gruenig Gradient Ink for the image. It is the Dee Gruenig's Signature series from Marvy called Blending Box. It has shades of Orange within the ink pad making it easier for this kind of gradient stamping. You might not be able to see the shades in the stamped image, but it is there :)

I also used different shades of Orange from the Coredinations Card stock for the panel on the card further tying in the gradient factor. I kept the card simple without adding further embellishments. I kind of liked the different shades of orange on the card.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp Set - Indian Fan Stamp from Paper Source
Paper - Coredinations Card stock, SU White CS, PTI Vintage Cream CS
Ink - Dee Gruenig Blending Box - Shades of Orange, Chai Distress Ink from PTI
Other - SU Word Window Punch, Marvy Circle Punches

Friday, September 25, 2009

PTI September Blog Hop

It is time for PTI Blog Hop. This time the challenge is to reuse, re purpose or recycle packaging from the Papertrey Package. I did two projects this time for this challenge.

I used the clear boxes that the stamps come in and re purposed it to be a card holder. I used the PTI 6x6 designer Paper and covered this clear box on both sides. I put a ribbon and the used the new holiday sets - Vintage Label, Signature Christmas and Sweet Poinsettia to create the tag for the front of the box.

I also use the Corrugated Chipboard packaging that they use to keep the PTI Papers from getting bent and created a card with it.

I kept the card simple with the bird house as the focal image.

Stamp - PTI Bird Watching, PTI Vintage Label, PTI Signature Christmas, PTI Sweet Poinsettia
Paper - PTI Rustic White CS, PTI Everyday Blessings DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI New Leaf
Other - Nestabilities

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Christmas cards - CASE from Dawn McVey

Papertrey Ink came out with these beautiful Holiday stamps this September Release. I got the Signature Christmas and the Vintage Label set. Signature Christmas is designed by Dawn McVey and I really loved some of the cards she had showcased during the preview. I wanted to CASE a few of them. Towards that effort, here are two of my cards.

Christmas Card 1

You can see her card in this post - The very first one.

Christmas Card 2

You can see Dawn's card here. My card is not exactly same. But it was entirely inspired by this card.

Stamp - PTI Vintage Labels, PTI Signature Greetings, PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Paper - PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Vintage Cream, PTI Kraft, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Spring Moss CS
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, Versamark, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, Corner Rounder

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #50

2nd post for the day. Please scroll down to see the SG5 Sketch Challenge Post.

I have been lurking on this Cinema Saturday Challenge blog for a while now, but had not taken the plunge. This week is their 50th challenge and the Special Guest Designer is Gina K. She chose the movie Pretty Woman for inspiration and this is my all time favourite movie. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen this movie. So, I had to defenitely participate this time. The challenge was also to do paper piercing.

Here is my card,

I chose GKD Stamp set - Heartfelt Hits 1 and created this card. I paper pierced her dress with red polka dot patterned paper. Kept it simple :) Love the sentiment, it says "When a man love a woman..."

Stamp - GKD Heartfelt Hits 1
Paper - PTI DP, PTI White and Kraft CS
Ink - Memento Black, Memento Rich Cocoa
Other - Prima White Flowers, Pearl Embellishment, Red ribbon

SG5 - Funky Circles

The latest sketch from Sketch Girl is really neat with lot of circles and it was really fun to work on. I used the Teacher's Apple set from PTI for this card. I wanted to try this vintage look so I inked the apple and lightly inked on a scrap sheet and then on this sheet so it kind of looks half inked. I love this look.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - PTI Teachers Apple
Paper - SU Blue CS, PTI Kraft and White CS, Making Memories DP
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado and Burnt Umber Ink
Other - SU Scallop Border Punch, Marvy Punches, SU Circle Punch, PTI Pure Poppy Vintage Button.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Keep it Simple - Pals Paper Arts Challenge

This weeks challenge at Pals Paper Arts is to "K.I.S.S." (Keep It Simple, Sweetie). Quoted from PPA Site - The following are suggested guidelines for creating a KISS card:
* Clean with lots of 'white' space
* Simple Designs
* Minimum time to create
* Limited layers and embellishments

I am not sure how closely I met some of these guidelines, but here is my card (Sorry for the blurry picture).

Stamp - PTI Always Time for You
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pens
Paper - SU White, Generic Gray CS
Other - Nestabilities Tags Trio, Cuttlebug

Friday, September 18, 2009

Copic Color Challenge #31

Here is a simple card that I made for Copic Color Challenge #31. This is for my sister-in-law's birthday.

I used the Autumn Abundance stamp from PTI and colored it with Copics. The sentiment is from the PTI Handwritten Notes set. I kept the card simple.

Here is the card,

I used YR68 and Y38 for the flower and E17 for the flower Center.
I did not have G94, so instead I used a combination of YG93 and G99 for the Leaves and B99 and BG09 for the Pitcher. It was really fun working on this card.

Here is the Copic chart for this week's color challenge,

Stamp - PTI Autumn Abundance, PTI Handwritten Notes
Paper - PTI White and Spring Moss CS, My Minds Eye Polka dot DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Stardust Glitter Pen

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Diwali Card using Kazan Sketch 35

Diwali is a Indian festival coming in October which is called Festival of Lights. I was working on some Diwali cards and the latest sketch 35 from Kazan was the perfect for one of the cards.

Here is my card,

DP is from Luxury Stack (DCVW). These paper are really very nice. I kept the card simple with just a ribbon. The image stamp is from Flourishes called Strut your stuff. This is a peacock feather that I used for this card. I stamped the image in Ranger Distressed Ink - Faded Jeans and then I used Sakura Gelly Roll stardust pens to add some glitter to the peacock feather. Sentiment was printed from computer. This week's sponsor for 2s4y is also flourishes :)

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Strut your stuff from Flourishes
Paper - Luxury Stack from DCVW, Vintage Cream and White CS from PTI
Ink - Ranger Distressed Ink - Faded Jeans
Other - PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, SU Word Window Punch

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PTI Round 4 Swap Cards

I wanted to share the two cards that I have done for the PTI Round 4 Swap on SCS hosted by Stephanie.

Here is my first card,

I used PTI With Sympathy set. Stamped the vine image on Vintage Cream, stamped again with no ink, to get that shadow effect (love that). I then stamped the flower using Raspberry Fizz. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Basics set and stamped on the Spring Moss CS. Some butterflies and pearls completed the card. I kept it simple, but kind of happy how it turned out. The base CS is Smokey Shadow. It complements the Vintage Cream very nicely.

Stamp - PTI Heartfelt Basics, PTI With Sympathy
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Raspberry Fizz and PTI Smokey Shadow
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Other - Martha Steward Butterfly punch, Oval Label Nestabilities, Generic Pearl Embellishment

Here is my 2nd card,

I used the image from the Autumn Abundance stamp set and colored it with Copics. The background is embossed with the Texture plate from Cuttlebug and then some ribbon and button completed the card. I used the Chai ink cube to distress the edges a bit.

Stamp - PTI Autumn Abundance
Paper - PTI Scarlett Jewel, PTI White and PT Rustice Cream CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Scarlett Jewel
Other - PTI Scarlett Jewel polka dot Ribbon, PTI Scarlett Jewel Vintage Button, Cuttlebug

Monday, September 14, 2009

CAS Cards for PTI Round 4 Swap

I wanted to share the two CAS cards that I have done for the PTI Round 4 Swap over at SCS hosted by Stephanie. I used the sketches from the Clean and Simple Blog for these two cards.

My first card uses the Sketch - FTL47.

Here is my card,

I used three different stamp sets for this card. The wreath was stamped from 2008 Holiday Tag Collection, The words JOY was from Merry and Bright Addition set and the sentiment was from the Everyday Classics Anniversary set :) I really like it when I can combine multiple Stamp sets which shows the versatility of these stamp sets.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI 2008 Holiday Tags, PTI Everyday Classics Anniversary Set, PTI Merry and Bright Addition
Paper - PTI Rustic Cream CS, PTI Pure Poppy CS, PTI Ripe Avocado CS, American Crafts DP,
Ink - PTI New Leaf, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - SU Circle and Scallop Punches, SU Scallop Border Punch

The second card uses the sketch - FTL52.

Here is my card,

I also CASE'd one of the cards for this sketch which is one the blog as well. I just loved that card. I used different colors and kept the layering a little bit more simple. Here is that card.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Life
Paper - PTI Kraft CS, PTI White CS, PTI Pure Poppy CS
Ink - PTI Ripe Avocado, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - Generic Green Ribbon, PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Rustic Twine

Sunday, September 13, 2009

TESC #82 and Copic Color Challenge #30

I combined the Copic Color Challenge #30 with TESC #82 Sketch.

I used the Happy Chef Stamp set from The Greeting Farm. The copic Color Challenge was to use the Colors R29 (Lipstick Red), Y15 (Cadmium Yellow) and BG05 (Holiday Blue). I did not have the BG05, So Instead I used a combination of BG10 and B05. I used the Yellow to give the chef blond hair...:) It was so much working on this challenge and playing around with these colors. I kept the card itself simple and did not use too much of patterned papers.

Here is my card.

Here is the TESC Sketch,

Here is the Copic Color Challenge Chart,

Stamp - Happy Chef stamp set from The Greeting Farm
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
Paper - SU DP, PTI Vintage Cream CS, Gina K Pure Luxury White and Onyx CS, Generic Blue CS
Other - SU Scallop and Cirle Punches

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sketch Girl SG4

Here is my entry for the Skech Girl Sketch - SG4. I used the Everyday button bits set from PTI. I used the cherry stamp set and used the PTI Buttons. I kept it very simple and actually liked it a lot and might use this sketch for other cards too.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Everyday Button Bits
Paper - GKD Pure Luxury White CS, PTI DP
Ink - PTI New Leaf, PTI Scarlett Jewel
Other - PTI Scarlett Jewel Ribbon, PTI Vintage Button, SU Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder

Friday, September 11, 2009

PPA7 Sketch

Here is my entry for the PPA7 Sketch. I found their website from my Stampin Up Demonstrator Mary Fish. I really loved this sketch and will be using it for more cards.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - SU Big Pieces, SU Three Little Words
Paper - Bo Bunny DP, PTI Soft Stone and Dark Chocolate CS, SU Vanilla CS
Ink - SU Purely Pomegranate
Other - Generic Brown Ribbon, SU Circle and Scallop Punches, SU Word Window Punch

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rounding up some fun with 2s4y sketch

I used the "cool" Cowboy Penguin stamp from Memory box for this Sketch #34 from Laura from 2 Sketches 4 You.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Memory Box Penguin Stamp, Memory Box Sentiment Stamp
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, Burnt Umber Palette Ink
Paper - SU DP, PTI Bitty Boxes DP, Generic white and blue CS
Other - Generic Blue Ribbon, Paper Studio Blue Gem Stones, SU Oval Punch, Nestabilities

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mojo Monday 103

Here is my entry for Mojo Monday Sketch 103. I used the Everyday button bits set from PTI. I had not inked this set up yet, so it was fun to use it on this challenge.

Here is my card,

I am glad to say that I have found my camera download cable. Yay...there was some sunlight streaming from the window when I took this photo, I kind of left it like that :)

This set is definitely fun to use and easy as well...:) Totally worth the money and plus has so many sentiments in it as well.

I also put a strip of the same My Minds Eye DP inside and added a sentiment.

Stamp - PTI Everyday Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics II
Paper - PTI Plum Pudding, My Minds Eye Polka Dot DP
Ink - PTI Plum Pudding, PTI Ripe Avocado
Other - PTI Plum Pudding Ribbon, Lavender Moon Vintage Buttons, PTI Chai Inking Cube

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 34 and Raspberry Suite color challenge #16

2nd post for the day. To see the Moxie Fab Holiday Card, please click here.

I used the Kazan's Sketch #34 along with the Raspbery Suite Color Challenge #16 for this card.

Here is the card. Sorry for the bad picture. Since I have misplaced my digital camera cable, I have to resort to scanning the card which does not do any justice to the cards.

I used the Damask Designs border to create the main background. I stamped the border image in Dark chocolate ink on summer Sunrise CS. The circular image has the text background stamped on Kraft. The Flower from In bloom cut out completed the card.

Here is Kazan's Sketch #34,

Here is the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #16,

Stamp - PTI Damask Designs, PTI Background Basics Text, PTI In Bloom
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, Memento Black
Paper - PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Kraft, PTI Vintage Cream, PTI New Leaf CS
Other - PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Circle Punch, Nestabilities

Moxie Fab Stretch Your Holiday Style challenges

I wanted to play along with the Moxie Fab Stretch Your Holiday Style Challenges. I am very happy on how my cards turned out. But sadly I have misplaced my camera download cable and hence had to resort to scanning of my cards which sucks and which does not capture the colors and the 3d feeling very well.

Anyways here are my cards. Sorry for the long post :)

1) First one is the Clear and Graphic Style challenge.

I used the PTI Merry and Bright stamp set and directly stamped on the base card stock and then added the sentiment with some gems on it for added color. The sentiment was cut out using Nestabilities Oval label set.

Stamp - PTI Merry and Bright,
Paper - PTI Soft Stone, PTI Rustic Cream
Ink - PTI New Leaf, PTI Avocado, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - Nestabilities, Red colored Gems

2) Second in the list was A Vintage and Shabby Chic challenge.

I used the small ornamental tree from the Home for Holidays set and then stamped it in New Leaf on a kraft cardstock. I sponged the edges with some Ranger distress Ink. I stamped a patterned paper with PTI Text Background. Some Lace and brown ribbon and the sentiment attached with a pin completed the card. This card is totally influenced by my friend Chris who in my opinion is the Guru of Shabby Chic. You can see her blog here.

Stamp - PTI Home for Holidays, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI Rustic Cream, PTI Kraft, PTI White CS and My Minds Eye DP
Ink - PTI New LEaft, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Lace Ribbon, PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Generic Pin, Nestabilties Tags

3) Third is the A Fun and Cute Challenge.
I used this hedgehog stamp that I had gotten from Wally's a while ago. I used the PTI Lavendar Moon CS. I do not use this CS much :) I stamped the big cirlces from PTI Polka Dot Basics II directly on the CS using Lavendar Moon Ink. Then I used some polka dot DP from My Minds eye. The image was colored with Copics and then cut out with Oval Label Nestabilities. The sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages and two Lavender Moon buttons completed the card.

Stamp - PTI Mega Mixed Messages, PTI Polka Dot Basics II, Clear HedgeHog Stamp
Paper - PTI Lavendar Moon, My Minds eye DP, PTI White CS
Ink - PTI Lavendar Moon, PTI Pure Poppy, Copics
Other - Nestabilities Oval Label, PTI Vintage Lavendar Moon Button, Copic SPICA Glitter Pen

4) Fourth was the A Classy and Elegant Challenge.

I want to apologize for the bad photo. The scanner squished the ribbons. I used the DP from the DCVW - I cannto remember the name. I kept it simple with some ribbon, pearls and the image from PTI Holiday Tags set. I really liked how it came out. The photo does not do proper justice to the card.

Stamp - PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection
Paper - PTI Scarlett Jewel, Ripe Avacado CS, DCVW DP
Ink - PTI Ripe Avocado Ink
Other - PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Pearl Embellishment

5) The Last one was Stamped Element Challenge.

I was inspired by the card that was featured in this post by Dawn McVey. So I used the Guidlines II CS from PTI and the Guidelines II Stamp and created my background. I used the sentiment from PTI Holiday Wishes. Kept it simple. I really liked how this turned out. Again the scanned image does not do any justice.

Stamp - PTI Guidelines II, PTI Holiday Wishes
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, PTI New Leaf, PTI Dark Chocolate CS
Paper - PTI Shimmer White CS, PTI GuideLines II CS, PTI White and Generic Gold/Kraft colored CS
Other - Red Gross Grain Ribbon, Marvy Square Scalloped Punches

Thanks for reading through my long post.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #29 meets TECC Sketch #80

I used TECC Sketch #80 for the Copic Color Challenge #29. The colors this time also matched with the Pottery Barn Catalog that had baskets and oranges/greens in it.

Here is my card. I used the PTI Vintage Picnic set as the basket in the Pottery Barn catalog reminded me of this set. I did not have the exact colors mentioned in the copic color challenge and I used the nearest ones for the brown and orange. I did use the Spanish Olive color,

I used the PTI Polka Dot Basics II set and stamped directly on the Kraft CS. Then I adhered the PTI Bitty Boxes DP (This is my fav DP). A bow with button completed the card.

NOTE - Sorry for the blurry picture. Will try to get a better picture tomorrow in daylight.

Here is the TECC Sketch #80,

Here is a snapshot of the Pottery Barn catalog that inspired me. The photo is not that good, but you will get an idea.

Here is the copic color challenge chart,

Stamp - PTI Vintage Picnic, PTI Polka Dot Basics II
Paper - PTI Bitty Boxes DP, PTI Craft CS, Gina K Pure Luxury 120 lb White CS
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, Memento Black, Copics
Other - Generic Brown Ribbon, PTI Vintage New Leaf Button

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #28

Copic Colour Challenge #28. was to use Brown, Blue and Pink - specifically the Copic Markers given below. But I did not have these exact markers. So, I substituted and used the Jessica Lynn Original Clear stamp - Brentwood owl for this challenge. This is not my best coloring effort....but loved the card so wanted to go ahead and share it.

Here is my card,

Supplies: JLO Brentwood Owl stamp, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI Bitty Boxes DP, GKD Pure Luxury White and Black CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - SU Oval Punch, PTI Vintage Aqua Mist Buttons