Thursday, June 2, 2011

June's Creative Crew Challenges

It's time to share some of this month's Splitcoaststampers' Creative Crew Challenge samples with you.

The catalog-focus challenge is to use any flowers except stamped flowers. Button flowers, felt flowers, die-cut flowers, punched flowers, crocheted flowers... you get the drift. Well, I have an illness. Stampin' Up makes it so easy with all the flower options, especially the Vintage Adornment flowers and Ribbon Rosettes from the previous Occasions mini. And although I had a ton of ideas for this challenge, I just couldn't use these pre-made babies. Well, I could, but I didn't. While they sit within reach of me, I have to make the flowers. Hopefully no one will beat me with a wet noodle.

I created some rolled Concord Crush flowers to create a clean and simple (CAS) card, using the Clean & Simple fall to layout #132. It was really fun to use stitching to create the stem and vein in the leaves!

ETA: These flowers are made like this tutorial. I use circle punches to make mine.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP, In Color DSP; Ink: Concord Crush; Accessories: Various Circle punches, Scallop Trim edge punch, Birds & Blooms die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

The color-focus challenge is based on the Sunny Garden DSP color scheme, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, and Peach Parfait. I also used the flower punch from the Itty Bitty punch pack, so this card can also apply for the flower challenge.

This card uses Mojo Monday sketch #178.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Greenhouse Gala DSP, In Colors DSP; Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz marker; Accessories: Sponge, Itty Bitty punch pack, Pearl jewels, Poppy Parade ribbon, Coluzzle, Scallop Circle #2 die, 3" Circle die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

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hollybeary creations said...

The stitching with the rolled flowers came out great.. I love the look of the Concord Crush with the Orange..

JulieK said...

Beautiful card! Love those flowers, how do you make them?

Yapha said...

Love those rolled flowers!! Great cards!

Tanya Boser said...

Yummy rolled flowers! Love those Itty Bitty Shapes punches for the quick easy flowers with a punch :)

Anonymous said...

Great cards - love the colors and flowers on each. Great layouts, too! TFS!

Anonymous said...

what a clean, classy card. Now I'll have to try rolling a flower shape - they have so much dimension to add to a card

Jen Timko said...

Awesome cards! You overachiever with the sewing! :-) Going to try those rolled flowers, too.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Awesome cards!!!!!!!!!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my! Love both of these cards! So many special details in each one. Lots of touchable textures.