Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Last Two and A Happy Mail Package

Here are my last two cards for the week long Dare to Get Dirty challenges over at Split Coast. What a challenge just to finish them all - I think there were 20 challenges but I combined several of them onto one card when I could (which was perfectly legal to do! - it said so right on the list of 'rules'!!)
This card is for 2 DTGD challenges - Amy's challenge to make a 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 size card and use something acetate/clear on it and Lindsey's challenge to use pink and black and some faux stitching. I don't think I have ever made this size card before and I love it!! I used this pretty DP from Basic Grey and some clear ghost flowers from Heidi Swapp I've had them for a couple of months and finally opened them! It feels so good to use the stuff you've bought! The border 'stitching' is a Hero Arts stitched ribbon stamp and it looks as crooked as it would if I stitched it on my machine!
Stamps: Stitched ribbons: Hero Arts, Sentiment:: so many sayings: SU
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic black: SU, DP - Basic Grey: Perhaps
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine,kPretty in Pink: SU
Accessories: Black dotted grosgrain ribbon: Flourishes, clear ghost flowers: Heidi Swapp, sponge, jazzy pink brads, oval punch, word punch

And this card is for the DTGD challenge by Natasha who gave us a sketch - which I really love! I used some pretty designer paper by Graphic 45 and my cute stork from Gina K (another loved but never inked yet stamp!) The sentiment (Special Delivery) is from a $1 G clear set from Michaels and was perfect for this card!I colored my image with Prismacolor and SU markers and cut it out and embossed it with my rectangle nestabilities. I pierced the bottom, cuttled the panel and added the ribbons.

These challenges have been great - and I really appreciate all the behind the scenes work that went into this by a lot of dedicated people over at Split Coast. My heart felt 'thank you' to them all!

Stamps: Stork: How Sweet it Is - Gina K Designs, Sentiment: G - clear stamps
Paper: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla: Su, DP: Graphic 45: Baby button bingo
Ink: Onyx black Versafine, Sweet Orange Adirondack
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, SU markers, green & orange gingham ribbons, Nestability rectangle, cuttlebug, paper piercer, Fiskars stamp edge scissors

And last but not least on my post today - look at the fun package I got in the mail! This was my blog candy winnings from my good blogging and SCS pal - Linsey! Hi Linsey! I received this wonderful Asian theme clear stamp set by Clear Artistic Stamps called Shadows of Memories and two wonderful AncientPage inks which I'm so excited to try out!! You really MUST check out Linsey's blog - she makes the most fun and creative things over there - so get a 'cuppa' - sit back - and browse through her projects - tell her Julia sent you!!!


~amy~ said...

Super sweet challenge cards...Love the pink and black one with the HS ghost flowers...I have some of those but still need to use them:)

peanutbee said...

Love these, Julia!...especially the pink/black one with the ghost flowers!!

Donna said...

ooh, great cards, Julia! I saw Linsey's post on our shout-outs & wanted to let you know if you're interested in any of the Starving Artistamps visit my blog for a 10& discount code! congrats on your AI design team position!

chelemom said...

Love these beautiful cards!

Carolina said...

Such beautiful cards! The pink and black is my fav, but they're all just lovely really!

Linsey said...

hey sweetie! Thanks for sharing your winnings and my link! I agree, this set is wonderful! :) Glad you finally got it, hehe! Belinda rocks! ;)hugs and smiles!

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