Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Emma's WICKED Challenge's and WOW!!!

Emma is the hostess for the demo WICKED (Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating Demo's) Challenge's this month. I HAD to take the time and do these. Well, 2 are done. I ended up getting sidetracked playing with, of all things, stencils. More about that later.

Hang on!!!!! I have a LOT to show you even though I didn't finish all of the challenges.

The first challenge is the color challenge. We had to use Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla. The layout I used is copied from Pegg Thomas. Her example is below. It was her shoebox swap at the Michigan Mingle. It was my favorite!

Stamp sets: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words

CS: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Pads: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Oval Punch, Chocolate Chip Marker, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

The focal image itself opens...

to this!!! Isn't this so clever!!! Plus the actual card opens as well. Just so very clever!!! I love it.

Here is Pegg's sample.

For the next challenge we had to use one of the many floral embellishments that Stampin' Up! offers. I had just been to the © Stampin' Up! site and had watched a tutorial using the stencils. WOW!!!!

This is the card that got me started. This is the one for Emma's challenge. Isn't that flourish absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I just laid the stencil over my cardstock and used a sponge dauber to add color. I used 2 colors to give dimension. LOVE it!! I sponged color on the flowers from the Pretties kit. Over that is a pink button from the Button Bouquet with a pink rhinestone brad. I thought the brad would fit through the holes in the button, but no such luck. But I wanted this look so I just snipped off the prongs and folded them under the brads and attached the brad to the button with a Mini Glue Dot. All of the flower pieces and buttons are all attached with Mini Glue Dots.
Stamp set: Friends 24-7
Pads: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Shimmery White
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Button Bouquet, Circle Fire Rhinestone brads, Regal Rose Grosgrain, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Oval Punches, Mini Glue Dots, Kind Thoughts Flourish

After finishing Emma's card I HAD to try other colors. So I tried Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red. Isn't this just so gorgeous!!! I am telling you, I love this stencil!!! And now I want more stencils! It is just so much fun!!!

I wanted to do another springy one. So this one is Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery.

You really do need to try this. Really!!!


Shelley ~ Photocropper said...

Very beautiful cards Debra!

Emma F said...

I saw that video on stencils last week and thought I ought to buy one ~ and now I've seen your BEAUTIFUL cards which are just stunning. This is a 'must have' item from now on! Thanks for your inspiration and wonderful work.

Lorien Clark said...

Oooh Fabulous! And I love how you tied the organza and the rose grosgrain together. That is neat!

Kim said...

Great job on the challenges!!!

Love all the different colors and layouts.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous work, Debra!


Crystal said...

Debra! STOP IT with the pretty Friends 24-7 set! You and Vicki (CraftCrazy98) are killing me with this set. So pretty!

BethH said...

Too cute. Love the mini cards on the fronts...just adorable!

Jami said...

Wow Debra - super cool cards! That stenciling is awesome! I hadn't seen the video.