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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Weekend Challenges

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I had a bit of stamping time this morning and came up with cards for Taylored Expressions Weekend Sketch Challenge and the SCS Saturday Inspiration Challenge. Both cards use scraps of patterned paper that I pulled from my scrap bucket which include papers from Crate Paper, Jenni Bowlin, a discarded dictionary and Making Memories. As you can see...I love black and cream with a splash of pow-wow.



The paper flower was made by die cutting 3 different size circles, distressing them, splitting the paper and then pulling them all together with a matching button and circle of rhinestones. I also used rhinestones to highlight the sentiment in the upper right hand corner (PTI). The swirl is from Autumn Leaves, stamped in Versafine Onyx and embossed in clear EP for added texture and pop.



The second card also uses PTI stamps, this time the bicycle from Everyday Button Bits. Before stamping and embossing the bicycle, I stamped the die cut label (Spellbinders) with my SU! Sanded background stamp in Creamy Caramel. The buttons are sewn on with PTI button twine with a bit more twine acting as my winding road just beneath.

I haven't had a chance to participate in either of these challenges for quite some time, and doing so this weekend made me realize how much I miss challenges, and how challenges have helped me grow as a stamper. I hope you get a little time to participate in a challenge or two this week.

Thanks for stopping by today...
~Amy

8 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

These are SO great, Amy! Love both of the cards!

Leigh OBrien said...

These are excellent, dearie. I do love the black/white combo so much and then the pop of color on the top one is super-FAB!

Chat Noir said...

Love the black and cream papers... they're my favourite too. I agree with you about taking part in challenges... sometimes its all I might do (in the crafty sense) in a week but they really make me think outside my comfortable box. You've inspired me...

Sony said...

cute cute cute Amy!!! I love how you used the buttons as wheels and that black and white with a splash of color is such an elegant combo!!!
Oh and thank you for the font name!!! :)

Courtney said...

These are beautiful! I love the black and white with pink!

(((HUGS)))

Courtney

Keva said...

Oh, just beautiful! I love the color choices, the patterned paper..everything!

Taylor said...

Hi Amy! Thanks for participating in the TESC110 sketch challenge! I love your pink and black combo and that beautiful bloom! I've selected your card as one of our Top Crops this week. You can check out the announcement here: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/05/tesc111-top-crops-te-sponsors-cps.html

And here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

http://sites.google.com/site/tayloredexpressionsimages/images/TopCropsbadge.png

Janetcraft said...

I love your black and white style...nice flower too!!

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