What a fun week this is turning out to be! My family and I had a really fun weekend, this whole week is the Dare to Get Dirty '08 Challenges and I'm a sample maker for some of the most talented and sweetest hosts (look for their challenges on Thursday and Friday!), my daughter and I have spent time at the pool and got some sun, ...AND...did you see Taylor's blog yesterday...speaking of the most talented and sweetest people, love her....she picked me to be this Friday's Featured Cupcake Sampler!! Eeek! Thank you, Taylor. I'm so excited!!
Here are two more baby cards I made yesterday for Christine's DTGD08 Watercolor Challenge and Julie's DTGD08 White Card Challenge. These will both go to my mom so she can give the appropriate one to my brother and SIL when their baby is born this fall. ...I'm kinda hoping the blue one gets put to use!! :)
The first one uses Whipper Snapper's Squeaky Clean image....one of my favorite WS images. I think it's the perfect image for the dew drops. I stamped the image on Papertrey Select CS because I like the heavier weight of this CS. I think as a card base, it stands up really well (I know, I've said that before, huh?...well, it's true!).
I watercolored the image with ink pads (smashed the ink in the lid, added some water and colored with a regular watercolor brush), glued down the dew drops with crystal effects, added the sentiment from SU's Short & Sweet, did some paper piercing with my mat pack, and added ribbon. Quick and easy card.
RECIPE ~ Stamps: Whipper Snapper Squeaky Clean, SU Short & Sweet; Paper: Papertrey Select; Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Blue Gingham Ribbon, Blue Dew Drops, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Crystal Effects; Technique: Watercoloring, Paper Piercing
For the girl card, I stamped the bunny from SU's Bundled in Love on Papertrey Select CS. This time I stamped the bunny on the left and put the sentiment on the right...because I thought it looked better if the sentiment was by the bunny's face rather than the bum. :)
I watercolored the image with a Regal Rose inkpad (smashed the ink in the lid again), added some ribbon, and some paper piercing. Again, quick and easy.
The piercing pattern was done with an Ornare Piercing Tool and Template that my sweet friend Lori (LMcAree) gave to me. Thanks so much, Lori, I think it's beautiful and works really well for a girly card! I believe she bought it from Ellen Hutson's site. Is that right, Lori?
RECIPE ~ Stamps: SU Bundled in Love, SU Short & Sweet; Paper: Papertrey Select; Ink: Regal Rose, Versafine Black Onyx; Accessories: Satin Polka Dot Ribbon, Ornare Piercing Tool & Mat Pack; Technique: Watercoloring, Paper Piercing
More challenges for Fan Club Members will be posted today at 12:00 Noon Eastern Time on SCS. If you're playing along, I'll *see* you there!!