Wednesday, May 26, 2010

GC55 Quotes

I made this ATC for a technique swap where I had to use vellum, but it also fits perfectly for the Gingersnap Creations Challenge which is quotes.  My husband is a big fan of Albert Einstein and I like this quote as well.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cool Color Collage

This week Helga's blog challenge was to use warm or cool colors to make a collage.  I chose blue and purple, two cool colors, to make mine.  The background is ink pads applied direct to paper and the images and German scrap are from Artchix Studios.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Analogous Colors

This week Helga, from Artchix Studios, chose Analogous colors for the challenge on her blog.  These are three colors next to each other on the color wheel.  I chose red, violet and red violet for mine.  Although I love these colors, this challenge proved a little more difficult for me than monochromatic or complimentary.  But this is what I came up with--the background is sponged distress inks and the images and German Scrap are from Artchix Studios.  Last week I was the randomly drawn winner, so I won a gift certificate which I quickly spent on new goodies.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

GC53 Chestnut Theme: Read

Reading is one of my favorite things to do (besides stamping of course).  So I couldn't resist this stamp from Stubby Stampers.  I made this ATC for the Gingersnap Creations challenge and a swap.  I can't hardly believe it, but I think this is my first attempt at paper piecing.  I think it turned out quite well, but perhaps I shouldn't have picked a stamp with such small areas for my first try.  Hope you like the card and don't forget to enjoy a good book.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Complementary Color Twinchie

This week, the challenge on Helga's blog was to make a complementary color twinchie.  These are colors opposite one another on the color wheel.  I chose to do blue and orange.  I made my background with watercolor crayons, softened with water and used artchix collage images, German scrap and some little punchies to make my twinchie.  I'm enjoying these color themed challenges.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Monochromatic Twinchie-Helga's Blog Challenge

This week Helga (of Artchix Studios) challenged us to make a monochromatic twinchie.  At least one Artchix product had to be used.  I used 3 Artchix collage sheet images and a background stamp from Hearts in Touch and some embellishments from their April Bellie pack.  I chose to do green, just as Helga, did, though when I started out I was going to do pink...go figure.