Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Okay Peeps, I have no time this morning to add my photos but I will add them as soon as I can. Also, I don't know how to add the Mr. Linky thing if someone can either add it for me or tell me how to add it that would be awesome.
Since I love FALL or Autumn and I just received my August release order with Leaf Prints and dies I thought our challenge could be inspired by Autumn. The turning of the leaves, the crisp mornings and warm afternoons. It just is such a beautiful time of year to me. So my challenge to you (and to myself) is to make something inspired by FALL. Use the colors, the leaves, etc. I will add my photos later.
Today is substitute teacher conference and tomorrow is the first day of school. In 2 weeks we do our pack-out and a week later leave for Germany. So I am going to be really busy in the next weeks. However, I should have pictures added of my project/s in the next day or two.
Thanks for playing.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Photo from Country Living
Hi all, time for a new Peeps challenge! I found this photo some time ago and flagged it. I think I was first drawn to the background which reminds me of Harvest Gold. I am so loving that color! For me, color is usually a major factor in coming up with a design. I love to select the colors and lay them all out for inspiration. It is so much fun to just play and change things around to get different effects. I was intrigued about ways to use 2 primary colors with both cream and white. I have seen some really awesome cards recently that use white as the accent--very striking!
So here's the challenge: Make something using RED, YELLOW and CREAM with at least a dollop of WHITE!
When thinking about what to make, I first thought of seasons. The red and yellow seemed naturals for summer and also for fall. My first card is a basket of apples for a fall thank you note.
But how about spring and winter! Card 2 is my winter sample. Something bright and cheery for a cold winter day. Hard to remember how that feels with our long stretch of over 100 degree days! I again used plastic film over the globe image. So easy to do since I found the right glue! I even used an eyelet! I have a bunch of these laying unused in a drawer. One of my first 'had to have' purchases when I started stamping. DH bought me a Crop-a-Dile too! I thought I was going to use it for everything (LOL!).
Hope you find time to play. You don't have to pick a season. Anything that inspires you will do--JUST HAVE FUN!
Have a good week!
Monday, August 2, 2010
When we were putting this group together, we were asked what our favorite color was? I said the rainbow! I love colors and this challenge uses lots of them.
For your inspiration and guide, I thought it would be fun to look at what Mary Englbreit does. Now we cannot copy her work. but if you look at her projects she uses
- Lots of Colors,
- Mixes Patterns,
- Layers upon layers and
- Finishes the inside!
Above was my first creation.
And my second project!
Come visit my blog for more details and to see the inside of the card above!
Look for Peeps Challenge #13.
Above all - Have fun with this!