Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July's Creative Crew Challenges

Hello new In Colors! I'm posting July's Creative Crew challenges a little early, since we'll hit the ground running on July 1 with the new catalog and Convention around the corner. For the DSP/color-focus challenge, focusing on the new In Colors, I created an In Color rolled flower tree.

I'm not sure I should have gone with so much rhinestone bling, but what's done is done. I created a kind of patchwork background with First Edition DSP scraps, to keep it subtle and the focus on the colors. No ribbon either. What'cha think?

Stamps: Season of Friendship; Paper: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, First Edition DSP; Ink: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso; Accessories: Sponge, 1" Circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Rhinestone jewels, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

The catalog-focus challenge this month is playing with new stamps! I pulled out the new set My Friend and coordinating paper Pocketful of Posies. Starting with Mojo Monday sketch #196, I came up with this groovy little number.

Stamps: My Friend; Paper: Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pocketful of Posies DSP; Ink: Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Versamark; Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Cupcake Builder punch, Neutrals Collection button, Linen thread, Sponges, White embossing powder, Coluzzle.

If you are a SU demo, make sure you stop by the demo side of Splitcoast and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Carol said...

Both cards are wonderful...hard to over bling your first card... TFS!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Very nice. Are these flowers the same as what is referred to as quilling? Not tried that before.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Jen Timko said...

Ok, ok....I have to try the flowers!!! Really great projects!

Yapha said...

What a pretty In Color tree! The rolled flowers look great on it, especially with the bling!

Tanya Boser said...

LOVE that tree!!! And you most certainly did not put too much bling on it :) Man, how am I supposed to finish my swaps when you give me so many ideas. You know, I do have ADHD...

Cindy said...

Those rolled paper roses are to-die-for! I think the bling is just right. ;)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love those roses!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Both cards are great but OH MY GOSH I just LOVE that first card!!! Those totally awesome flowers are on my to-do list right now!! I want to showcase this card on My Crafty Picks #23 with a link back to your blog on 7-3-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

Take care
Tiffany
www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

Kelly Birrell said...

I love your first card...so pretty!

Cindy Major said...

Wow, that card with the flowers on the tree is absolutely phenomenal! I love the colours and those cute rosettes with the rhinestones! :D

Cindy

Mickey Roberts said...

Love the tree with the quilled flowers. You can NEVER have too much bling!!!