Sunday, 11 April 2010

Stamping 411 Challenge 146

Have you had a chance to look at the Saturday challenge over at Stamping 411?

I loved the sketch this week and had no hesitation in heading straight for my new Sweet Pea paper stack. I picked out this gorgeous striped paper and teamed it with a couple of images from the versatile Punches Three hostess set - look:


I love working with stripes. It's so easy (but also fun!) to pick out colours and use them in the design. My trusty paper piercer came out too for a bit of faux stitching. If anyone were to ask me which tools I couldn't do without, my paper piercer would be high on the list. It has many uses - not least of which is a quick hole maker for brads!

Supplies:
Stamps: Punches Three, Vintage Labels
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Card stock: Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White
Other: Sweet Pea designer paper stack, square scallop and scallop edge punches, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, paper piercer, Pretty in Pink marker, So Saffron brads

I had an amusing moment today when I bought the week's eggs from my neighbour. I had just put my change away in my purse and carefully placed the egg boxes in my basket when my neighbour's little boy decided to share a confidence with me. "We keep chickens you know," he said. Well, thank goodness those weren't dinosaur eggs!

Hope you had a good weekend.
See you tomorrow!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki! Thank you for your sweet comment about my card, thought I would check out your blog! I love your card btw. Have a goodie!

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  2. Terrific card! Love those stripes and the sentiment with the punch! What a cute story about the eggs!!!!!!!
    Have a great week :)

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  3. Wowzer! This is so darn cute! I love the DSP you chose and the way you layered your images is just so pretty and neatly put together.. Delicate and Beautiful, thanks so much for playing along!

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  4. I love this!!!! Truly I do. You've taken simple to new heights with this and made it "Fabulous"!!!

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  5. I love stripes too. The layered image is beautiful!!! The brads are the perfect finishing touch!!

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  6. I like striped paper and this is a particularly pretty one. Great sketch.

    For how-to's for the cloudy sky on my "turquoise garden" card check out this tutorial on my blog. The only difference is that I used a piece of cardstock punched with a scallop border punch in place of the ruler used in the tutorial and a sponge dauber and blue ink instead of chalk. I also worked from the top down instead of bottom up. Either method works. Hope that helps.

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  7. Hmmm, where to start? I love it all! But, especially that dsp (I think that's my favorite of the whole pack!), and the layered stamped images in the middle with the brads. Nice job!

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  8. This is truly a lovely card - just beautiful with your simple touches and that dsp combo. Great job! Thanks for playing along this week!

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  9. Love that Sweet Pea DSP...and layered focal image! Thanks for playing along with the sketch this week!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x