March 2, 2015

PPA Challenge

Whew! It's been a full weekend. I was really spoiled being off of work. I now have weekend for cleaning, laundry, errands, visiting, volunteering and, oh, can't forget stamping!

Some of my time this weekend was used stamping for my church dinner auction. A friend of mine is in charge of the raffles and asked if I'd help snazz them up a bit - how could I resist a request like that?

In addition to that project, I did get TWO cards made from this week's PPA challenge,


I know I've said this before, but I have become more comfortable with challenges the more often I do them. If you've not tried them, I would highly recommend it!

TIP: This is one of the cards I came up with. You need to remember that your card doesn't have to exactly match the sketch, but can be inspired by the sketch. 

My card features Pink Pirouette and Pool Party. I stamped my sentiment on the first image and blurred the words - back to the inking board! For round 2 I lightly sponged the background with Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight. Instead of mounting the image on top of the Pool Party card stock, I used the oval framelits to cut both the image and a matching opening in the Pool Party and attached the image inside of the opening. I used my markers to color the image. To give some texture to my card base I used another image from the Bloom With Hope set with Pink Pirouette ink. I stamped the image once, then again without reinking and repeated the process until I had the bacground filled in. It gives a subtle but very pretty background.

I took photos of all of the cards I completed today and found a big fingerprint on the images when I went to edit them - hmmmm, wonder where that came from? So I'm off to retake photos and call it a night.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see another version of the PPA sketch.

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely! The color combination is very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.