So are you all signed up at Gina K.'s new website Stamp TV.............it's soooooooooooo cool!!!! Challenges, prizes, chatter, techniques, releases..........starring our own fabulous Gina K. in step by step videos and starting a line of Stamp TV kits to follow along exactly in creating super fun and gorgeous cards!!!
Here are a couple of challenges I did for this week...........
This one uses the Floral Frenzy kit........this kit includes TWO stamp sets, ribbon, brads, designer paper, cardstock, flowers........and of course some M&Ms!!!! LOL This was the Sketch Challenge. All I did was flip the sketch to vertical.....the stitching is faux......I seriously need someone to teach me to sew on this cool Serger we bought from a friend!! Anyone wanna come visit me and teach me??!!! LOL I also used the Thumping Technique that Gina demonstrated in one of her Stamp TV videos!!! I tried using the Thumping Technique with Copics and they didn't work as well........they tended to remove the base color from the stamp instead of adding the color of the marker to it. I used my SU markers and they worked beautifully!!
This was the Color Challenge.........to use the color combo of Red, Black and Pink. Oh yeah...it was sooo hard for me!!!! NOT!!! LOL I used the second set, Bold Flowers, that came with the Floral Frenzy kit. I thought I'd try the Clean and Simple look.......you know my friends keep teasing me that **my** version of clean and simple is not actually clean and simple!!! ;) But I think I got it right this time!! Look!!! NO designer paper and there's lots of white space!!! But layering with the threading water punch and using the Scor Pal on the white were some fun little details to add!! Okay, so I did use a "little" bit of Stickles!!! LOL
Now remember to go check out the new Creative BELLI Blog!!!! You can find the new challenge up each Wednesday and all the designers' samples right there in one place!!! Chrissy has a fun one for all of you Twilight lovers this week!!! The challenge is an inspiration from one of the book covers. I'm not sure which one as I haven't read any of them.........yeah, I know.......prolly the only person on Earth who hasn't!!! LOL Well, I took my inspiration from the colors of the cover...........black, red and white.............yep and it is a favorite combo of mine!!!! LOL I inked up a new Unity Stamp too!!! Love Conquers All..........actually also very appropriate for the story line so I've heard!!! Be sure to get all the details of the Belli Challenge and to play along!!!!
Now don't forget the Unity Hip Hop is tomorrow on SCS and I'll have a special Blog Candy surprise to give away in conjunction with it!!!
Also...........the Gina K. Release Party tomorrow nite on SCS.........yep a busy and very happy stamping day ALL day Thursday!!!! I better get to my stamping room and get creating!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~