Sunday, 4 July 2010

In Love With Stamping Challenge Cards

On the first of every month the In Love With Stamping forum sets 4 different challenges - colour combo, sketch, technique and an inspiration one. These are my cards for this month's challenges, mixed in with a few others.

This is the colour challenge to use Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip with optional Whisper White or Very Vanilla. This is also for Our Creative Corner's Sketch #22 and for Stamping Royalty's #26 - Seeing Doubles - to show 2 of the same thing. Those were my 2 big flowers.


Recipe:

Stamps: Simply Said

Papers: Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac DSP (retired)

Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Circle Nestabilities

This is the technique folding challenge which was to use paper folding. I made my flower from 5 scalloped circles and folded down 2 edges of each. I found this technique from when I was hostessing the VSN a little while back on this card. It's such a simple but pretty way of doing a large-ish flower. This card also uses Mojo #31 and Stacey's Curtain Call #37 to use Tempting Turquoise, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.


Recipe:

Stamps: Well Scripted

Papers: Chocolate Chip cs & DSP, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Melon Mambo DSP

Inks: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon, Boho Blossoms Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Turquoise glittered brad from stash

This is my card for the sketch challenge. I also used Color Throwdown's Color Challenge #99 to use Cream, Chocolate and Turquoise.


Recipe:

Stamps: Framed With Love, Lots of Thoughts (retired SAB set)

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

My last challenge card is the inspiration one. I took inspiration from the flourished wallpaper in the background and the vase of pink and purple flowers on the table. I used Just Add Ink's challenge #24 for the sketch as well.


Recipe:

Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Signature Greetings both from PTI, Bella Toile from SU

Papers: Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Very Vanilla

Inks: Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Garden Green, Close To Cocoa

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Flower brads from stash (Papermania I think)

So that's all these challenges done for this month. I didn't even realise I'd done them all until I was sorting out what cards to put on which blog post. (I just don't get myself sorted to take photos in the light on a Saturday at the minute so have to do 2 posts on Sunday!)

13 comments:

  1. great cards, Vanessa!
    thanks for playing along at the curtain call!

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  2. Four Gorgeous cards! Love your flower on the JAI card. Thanks for playing along with JAI this week

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the background stamping on the Color Throwdown card! Thanks so much for playing in the Throwdown with us!

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  4. What beautiful cards...thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week.

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  5. Wow...lots of pretty cards! You have been busy! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call this week!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  6. All your cards are very pretty! I really love your design with the two flowers. It's great how you put those colors together. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

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  7. Stunning display of your cards again Vanessa! Thanks for sharing with us at Curtain Call this week! :)

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  8. Wow you have really been on a roll, I loved all of your cards! The colour combo on the JAI24 card is striking and I love the flower :)

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  9. Wow - you've been busy! I love them all, and your JAI card is gorgeous! :-)

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  10. Oh my goodness Vanessa...you've been one busy stamper...LOL!!! All of your cards are beautiful and I'm so happy you had a chance to play the Curtain Call with us!!! Hugs ~S~

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  11. Wow - what great cards. Great job with the doubles challenge here at Stampin' Royalty.

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  12. All I can say is.....holy stamping all day, Batman! These are FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for playing at OCC Sketch! It was amazing to see all your lovely work!

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