Saturday, June 25, 2011

My DT Entry for the Bling It On Challenge

Challenges Entered:
Bling it On
The Sweet Stop 

Hello and I hope you're having a great Saturday! Today I have a card for a new challenge that I just found today on Feline Playful. It is called Bling it On, and I wish I had learned about it sooner so I could have been playing all along! They are even having a DT call with this challenge, which I am entering with this card. This time, the challenge is Embossing, and so today I made this card using my Rose embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I followed the sketch from today's The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

I somehow have had the entire day to play and craft, so I've done a bit of experimentation. A few days ago my DD made a light box for one of her photography projects. I tried it out today for the first time. It really worked pretty well! I think I need to use Reveal light bulbs to get a more true color. But for now, I adjusted things in Photoshop. Baby steps, right?!

As a result of this new gizmo, I probably took WAY too many pictures. My apologies for that. . . :-)
Anyway, another experiment I tried was to make more of my own flowers. I've made them before, and I switch between using the ones from Prima or Wild Orchid Crafts and making my own.

For my image, I used the Brother and Sister stamp from Magnolia. One of my favorites! The papers are from Prima Marketing, the Madeline collection. The good news is. . .there are also beautiful but totally different papers on the back, so look for another card made with this paper (and it will be easy if you'll hit the follow button at the top of my blog!) I got it at the scrapbook store in Chantilly, VA recently. I am really wishing we had a store like that here in Northeast Arkansas. 

Here are a few pix of the inside and the back. The papers inside aren't from Prima. I think they are K&Co. from last year. They match fairly well, though. A bit more embossing on the inside. . .

Another thing I've seen folks do on various blogs is to list or show the Copic markers they used to color their image. This is a good idea, but I must say I am a little surprised that I used so many. I'm also a little embarrased that I HAVE so many. I guess they just keep jumping in my shopping cart, is all I can say. That ever happen to you? Anyway, I enjoyed keeping track, so I may do this more often. Do you think it's helpful?

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you got time to craft, too. . .and spend time with family. I worked at work really hard this week--it was a good and productive week--but I was really ready for a little fun time! Well, the kids and the neighbors' kids have the sprinkler out--so I'm thinking I'll be spending the evening outside, not a bad thing! Guess I'd better go make dinner! Have fun and happy stampin'! Lisa :-)


Jennipher Lowery said...

Lisa, I love your take on the sketch. Wow, you really did use a lot of Copics to color but, I must say it came out just beautiful. Wonderful job.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lisa, this is just so sweet! Love the cute image and the papers... thanks for joining us at the SSS.