Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Prettie Wednesday

Two weeks ago, Jackie issued the toughest challenge I think I've faced in our Prettie Wednesday Challenges! LOL She challenged us to make our own patterned paper and then use that as both a background AND paper piece with it. I was having such a problem finding an image that was small enough so the pattern would actually show on the paper pieced part! I finally decided to use the butterfly from the Rainy Day Friends set. When stamped in all different directions, I thought it looked a little like a paisley print. I pulled out my Stampin' Pastels to rub color over the butterflies. I paper pieced Bunny Slipper Sophia's robe with my "patterned paper". Interesting robe, huh? LOL Well, I can't wait to see what the other Prettie Girls came up with for this challenge and to see if they had as hard a time as I did! You can find the links to their blogs in my sidebar. (don't forget Carolina!) Today is my turn to issue the next challenge, so my challenge is to make an Artist Trading Card (ATC). These are little 2.5"x3.5" works of art. . .can't wait to see what you come up with!

In case you haven't heard, there is a HUGE sale going on at Paper Pretties! Like 45% off EVERYTHING HUGE! Yep, you read it right. . .everything in the store is 45% off, even the sale items! It's a week-long Labor Day sale and with the already marked down sale items, you can get as much as 80% off some of the items! Just make sure when you check out, you enter the coupon code Labor Day (case sensitive). Have fun shopping! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Bunny Slippers Sophia, Rainy Day Friends (Paper Pretties); Paper- Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU), pink, white (Georgia-Pacific); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Accessories- Copic markers, Stampin' Pastels, brads (Making Memories), paper piercer; Finished card measures 4.25"square

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

Super Sweet! Great job with a tough challenge!

Donna said...

I think this came out great - a lot of work with the chalking though! the colors are great

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, I love your homemade DP. Pretty!

chelemom said...

I LOVE how her robe matches your background!!! So cute!

Julie Masse said...

Great job Charmaine!! It was a super tough challenge -the paper piecing piece got me! :) I love how you colored the paper though!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Charmaine!! This was hard for me too!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I think you did a fabulous job with your patterned paper you created. Love the colors and it looks fabulous on her housecoat too! Great job.

beate said...

Oh my goodness! You totally nailed this challenge! Awesome card!
That was a hard challenge and you made it look super easy!
Have a great day! Hugs and smiles

Lorie said...

Oh, that is just so super! I love the background paper you made!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Yummy! Love the colors and the stitching! TFS!

Jackie Pedro said...

It doesn't look like you had a hard time...your card is darling!

jonisart said...

This is adorable Charmaine! I would never think that you had a hard time with it. I love how that butterfly looks as a dp pattern. An Artist Trading Card, that sounds like fun:-)

Alexandra said...

This is fabulous - I just love the colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

You did fantastic!! This is awesome Charmaine!!

Deborah said...

Your talent is just so much fun! Great card! Hugs to you and the bugs! Deb

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Charmaine! LOE the background you created!! Woo Hoo!!!

Danielle Lounds said...

Too fun - love the background you made! And oh yeah this was a tough challenge, it took me days before I came up with an idea (at the last minute of course!) :)

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