Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of April 28

This week's challenge was to make a card using mostly products from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalogue.  While looking through samples on the SU Demonstrator site Stampin' Connection I saw a card posted by Monika Davis.  Her card is posted on her blog HERE.  I stayed very close to Monika's sample but used a different stamp from the Perfect Pennants set.  Monika stamped and cut the hearts but I used the heart from the Hearts a Flutter set.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamp Sets - Perfect Pennants
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock - Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
Other - Banners Framelits, Circles Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Gold Bakers's Twine, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of April 21

The challenge for this week is to use products from the newly released retired list.  I saw THIS card posted by Kimberley Van Diepen and came up with my card for the challenge.

I don't have the stamp sets Kimberley used, but I did want to put ink to the Off the Grid stamp that I had bought last fall and never used.

Stamp Sets - Off the Grid (retiring); Simply Stars (retiring); Perfect Pennants (2014 Occasions Catalogue); Gorgeous Grunge
Ink - Daffodil Delight; Jet Black StazOn; Tangerine Tango
Card Stock - Whisper White; Crumb Cake; Basic Black
Other - 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon (retiring); Gingham Garden Washi Tape (retiring); Vintage Trinkets (retiring); Linen Thread; Stampin' Dimensionals; Banners Framelits (2014 Occasions Catalogue); Retired Star punches

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of April 7

It's been a long time since I posted but I am going to try to be better at sharing.  As part of the Inky Divas Stampin' Up! group I am hoping to participate in each week's challenge and post my entry on my blog.  I joined the MDS (My Digital Studio) Adventure Club hosted by Heather Summers and Kimberly VanDiepen and participate in the MDS Weekly Challenges - also hosted by Heather and Kimberly.  My goal is to post my completed pages/projects here as well.

For today I am sharing the card I made for the Inky Divas challenge for the week of April 7.  The challenge was to make a card with a background created by inking up an acrylic block.  I decided that rather than inking the block with an ink pad I would use my markers to scribble the colour onto the block.  The look I achieved is similar to the results from the painter's tape technique.  Check out this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I have the overall look without the inky fingers!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps - Wetlands; Four You
Ink - Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad; Crumb Cake, Pool Party and So Saffron Markers
Card Stock - Whisper White; Pool Party
Other - Gold Baker's Twine; Acrylic Block E; Stampin' Dimensionals