Monday, October 4, 2010

Release Party Challenges at Gina K Designs

 The first challenge was to make a note card using a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of CS. I stamped a cup of coffee image, colored with Copics and cut with Nesties oval die. I placed this on a mat of stripes and onto the base. Added a sentiment on a smaller oval.
Stamps: GKD "Signs of Autumn" and sentiment from "Life is Good"
Papers all from scraps
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Rich Cocoa.
Copics: B26, 29, E 55

The second challenge was a recipe. No DP allowed. Use one layer but that means a base card and one other layer. 2 Rounded corners. 3 or more bling.
I partially embossed my card base, added some score lines, and inked the raised areas. Stamped 3 leaf images and colored with Copics. Stamped sentiment and tied around some ribbon.
Stamps: GKD "A Year of Leaves"
CS: GKD Creme de Menthe
Ink: Memento Potter's Clay
Cuttlebug EF Victoria
Kaisercraft Copper Pearls
Joann's Ribbon
Other Challenge to enter:
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Use fall theme with ribbon


The third challenge was to use at least 2 different images from 1 stamp set.  Use one (or more) to make some sort of background and one (or more) to make a focal image.
I used stamps from GKD "Life is Good" using the tree stamp to make a background and the 2 deer stamps to make my focus.
Stamps: GKD "Life is Good" by Theresa and
             sentiment from Melanie's "Gifts from the Sea"
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Rich Cocoa
Card stock: GKD Ivory, Brown and Kraft  

6 comments:

Patti P. said...

Wow, loving all three of these, but especially the one for Cat. Such a great variety, really shows your creativity. TFS

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - these are so pretty! love the elegant yet simplistic deer card - love how you did that..but then again that leaf card is gorgeous and love the coffee...you are so creative - cant pin down a "style" for you (-:

Patti said...

OMGosh I love all 3! The coffee card is just plain fun! The leaf card is wonderful... love the partial embossing and scoring. The deer card is amazing, love the trees and your focal image is perfection!

Olga said...

WOW, I love all of them, you do such amazing work, the middle on is my favorite!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful cards! The leaves on the Fall themed card are awesome and that ribbon is just great for that card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html