Sunday, September 26, 2010

VW Christmas

This card is for PPA61 - A Sketchy Challenge

Ppa 61 sketch

I thought I would try something with a Thanksgiving theme, but I have this new VW stamp and just wanted to use it, so, Merry Christmas!  I miss my old VW.

I don't know who makes the stamp, it is not identified, but the bar code reads: 2-2152 Holiday Car. 

I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black on Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and colored with Prismacolor pencils.
I ran the very vanilla and red cardstock through the Sizzix Big Kick using the Scallop Oval Fame.  I then stamped some tiny snowflakes on the red base and very vanilla scallop to match the cardstock (or least give the illusion that the snowflakes matched the paper).  Then I put the pieces back together.  I stamped the VW on the Very Vanilla oval and then punched it out with the SU wide oval punch.  I then cut a 2.25 inch red oval on the Cricut to back the VW image. 

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! set Best Yet.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wicked PPA 60

PPA60 - Halloween Inspiration Challenge - the instruction is : Our two favorite witches from the musical Wicked are spreading the word that PPA’s theme this week is Halloween! We’re sure these two ladies have something wickedly fabulous planned for the big day.   Join in the fun and show us your spooktacular Halloween creations!


I was truly inspired by this Wicked poster this week and I am posting the resulting card.  I loved the combination of black, white and fright green, along with that tiny slice of red lipstick.. 

I used the Cricut Wild Card to cut the argyle / lattice and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
The spirit of Halloween is with us for more than just one night, so I used the "October Nights" to designate the whole hauntingly delightful season.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Follow Your Heart

OK, so I am trying to learn to color. A few weeks ago, courtesy of Maryann at Bella Art in Johnston, RI, I was privileged to take a class with Nathalie Metivier from Magenta Style. I learned a lot. Most importantly, I learned how much there is to learn. Needless to say, I am a beginner but I intend to keep plugging along.

This is one of the many reasons I am so appreciative of businesses like Bella Art, Stampin Up! demonstrators and Pals Paper Arts for helping inexperienced individuals to develop crafting skills. I especially enjoy participating in these PPA challenges. This is my submission for PPA58-Pretty in Pearls.

Because I need to practice coloring, I chose this large Inkadinkado design. I colored the image and then set about to find card stock and and a sentiment. In retrospect, I will choose paper first next time and then color the design.

I used Prismacolor pencils for the coloring, American Craft card stock from the Autumn and Christmas packs and the sentiment is from Stampin Up!'s Whimsical Words set. I used a sponge dauber and some pink chalk on the edges of the white cardstock on the design and on the heart and dimensionals to pop up the heart. I used some self-adhesive pearls on the little flowers, the lace and on the heart.

Thank you PPA for the opportunity and the motivation to be creative.