Today Papertrey Ink are hosting a Stamp-A-Faire in Cincinatti, but due to work I physically couldn't get there in time, so I'm playing along with the challenges on Nichole's blog instead. There will be 10 challenges in all, but I doubt I will get to do them all because of the time difference. They all need to be uploaded by 11:59 EST and that's 5am over here and I'll be fast asleep by then!
Challenge #1 was to create a project featuring patterned strips that are created with some of your favorite decorative elements. I used the gorgeous Guide Lines II to make the two strips on this card. I also used Mojo Sketch Challenge #200, CC330 to use Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango and PTI Princess Leah's challenge to make a card/project to give to someone within the next week. I need some thank you cards for my birthday gifts from last week, so this one will be going to my MIL for hers.
Stamps: Guide Lines II, Think Big Favorites #1, Polka Dot Basics
Papers: Rich Razzleberry cs & DSP from Brights Stack, Tangerine Tango both from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI
Inks: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango all from SU
Accessories: Medium Scallop Border Die from PTI, Button from Elzybells, Circle Nestabilities
Challenge #2 was to show your take on pairing up a hot pink, like Raspberry Fizz, with a charcoal grey. I used the sketch from Viva La Verve's July Sketch #4 as well. I LOVE pink and grey together (or pink and black!).
Stamps: background Basics: Sheet Music, Think Big Favorites #3, Around & About Sentiments all from PTI
Papers: Raspberry Fizz from PTI, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray both from SU
Inks: Raspberry Fizz (which is desperately running out!) from PTI, Basic Gray from SU
Accessories: Basic Gray Tafetta Ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge Punch both from SU, Go Kreate Frilly Squares #1, Chipboard Heart from stash
Challenge #3 was to punch a window from your card cover and tie ribbon or twine from the window to the side of your card. As soon as I read this challenge I knew I wanted to have my little plane flying through the clouds - what do you think?! I used old CC71 to use Cranberry Crisp (which I subbed with Purely Pomegranate) and Bashful Blue (which I swapped for Spring Rain) for my colours as well.
Stamps: Fly Away from PTI
Papers: Purely Pomegranate (retired) from SU, Spring Rain, Stampers Select White both from PTI
Inks: Whisper White, PUrely Pomegranate (retired) both from SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Mat Stack #4 Die, Spring Rain Buttons, Clouds Die (used as mask), Fly Away Die all from PTI, Purely Pomegranate Ribbon (retired) from SU
Challenge #4 was to use Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores & Enchanted Evening. I initially went to do a masculine card as they are more masculine colours, but then changed my mind and came up with this one! I used SC342 for the sketch as well.
Stamps: Flower Fusion #5 from PTI
Papers: Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, 2009 Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Papers, Stampers Select White all from PTI
Inks: Hawaiian Shores from PTI, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Not Quite Navy both from PTI
Accessories: Flower Fusion #5 Die, Picket Fence Die both from PTI, Brown Dew Drops, Woodgrain Embossing Folder from Crafts Too
And Challenge #5 was to take a solid shape, just like Michelle Wooderson did on her make 'n' take, and create your own custom "faux" border! I used my new fave stamp of the day - Flower Fusion #5 to make a little scalloped border all the way round my background panel. This is the only Flower Fusion set I have and I'm loving using it! I also used TESC143 for the sketch and old CC103 to use Cool Caribbean (which I subbed with Soft Sky), Certainly Celery and Elegant Eggplant - what a gorgeous combo this one turned out to be.
Stamps: Flower Fusion #5 from PTI
Papers: Elegant Eggplant cs & DSP from Regals Stack, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI
Inks: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky (retired) all from SU
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Soft Sky Ribbon (retired) from SU
And that's all from this post folks! Thanks for stopping by! I've done another post for the other 5 challenges so be sure to check that one out too!