Today I have The Sisterhood Challenge, Penny's Paper-Craft Challenge, Midnight Madness and Crafty Secrets Challenges to share. Let's start with The Sisterhood Challenge since I am your hostess for today.
For the Challenge at The Sisterhood we are focused on techniques today ... specifically the WAX-PAPER RESIST or WAX-PAPER CUTTLEBUG RESIST techniques. If you have not tried these techniques ... you really should ... they are easy, fun and you will love the outcome!! Makes a wonderful background and you choose the color!! There are links to the tutorials over on The Sisterhood Blog. Here are the creations I've come up with today:
This first card uses SU Blue Bayou ink and a retired SU image which was also stamped in Blue Bayou then just gently colored in with a blender pen. This is the WAX-PAPER RESIST background.
Next is the WAX-PAPER CUTTLEBUG RESIST technique. I have used TWO shades of SU yellow ink and the Victoria Cuttlebug folder for this creation. My image is the FREEBIE offered this month over on *Wink *Wink Ink ... be sure to pop over and get yours. While you're there check out all the fun they have going on ... a new challenge will be posted on June 7th!
Today is also the bi-weekly challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog. Our challenge was to use a Fruit and/or Veggie theme ... I chose this lovely Creations by Penny fruity image. Don't they look good enough to eat!! A bit of news from Penny's challenge blog ... Penny will no longer be running the challenge ... she has turned the reins over to Courtney (good luck girlfriend) so she (Penny) can concentrate more on her digi business/blog. I wish them both the best of luck on their new adventures!
I actually used scraps that were laying on my worktable for this creation! Multi-tasking you know! Hurry! Hurry! these days!!! A touch of Crystal Effects helped add a "real" appeal to this fruit.
ARE YOU STILL WITH ME??? PLEASE HANG IN THERE >>> 2 MORE TO GO!
Now this week for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, I used the CAS (Clean & Simple) sketch for my card. So much to do and the brain is beginning to get tired ... but that's okay ... maybe next time I'll get back to the FANCY version.
(And please notice on this same link is the voting for the PRISCILLA AWARD of which I am in the running for! I would truly appreciate your vote and thanks to those of you who have already shown your support ... hugs to you all!)
This card also qualifies for the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Paper Craft Planet to use FLOWERS. My flowers here are from the Crafty Secrets Summertime booklet. You certainly see pansies everywhere right now (at least in N.E. Ohio, lol).
LAST BUT NOT LEAST ... the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. This week Marcy has us remembering SCHOOL SPIRIT! What an appropriate challenge for this time of the year. I know with my grand-daughter graduating this weekend, it has had me reflecting not only on my daughter's graduation ceremony but my own ... OH SO MANY YEARS AGO!!!
I have created this "graduation card" using ALL Crafty Secrets products with the exception of the tassle which is by Darice. The background paper is from their EARTHY paper pack, the images are from the SEASONAL booklet and the stamps are from the PARTY QUEEN and STORY OF ME stamp sets.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hanging in there through this very long post ... I do appreciate your patience! Hope you are having a wonderful, fun-filled day!