Saturday, July 25, 2009

A challenge!

I have joined a group of fabulous blogging paper-crafters. Our goal is to motivate and inspire each other to keep creating and blogging! I rarely have problems with the creating side of things but I seem to struggle with some sort of pre-posting anxiety which makes posting often fall to the very bottom of my to do list, even though I really do love to share my projects. (especially when I get all of you lovely and encouraging comments!!) Hopefully my new crafty friends will encourage me to push past my posting dread and you will hear from me a little more regularly. (You can see their great blogs on my side bar under My SU! Blog List)

One thing our (soon to be named) group has started are weekly challenges. This week our challenge was to create a simple card; sticking to the basics of ink and cardstock and it had to be made in under 15 min. For me this is the very definition of challenge! I always overcomplicate my projects and they generally take me a lot longer than 15 min to make!

I have been wanting to play around with my new movers and shapers die ( the one that looks kind of weird and useless in the catalogue but is really fabulous!) So this is the card I came up with: (Sorry the first pic is over exposed, I edited it on a very dim monitor and did not realize how bright I made it)


Circle Circus, Thoughts and Wishes (hostess level 2)

Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Mellon Mambo, Whisper White

Same as paper + Dusty Durango & Old olive markers

Tools & Acc:
Movers & shapers curly lable & modern label dies, modern label punch.

I coloured the flower in with markers directly to the rubber. I started with the lightest colour (crushed curry>dusty durango>mellon mambo) then moving darker and finally just before I stamped it I sprayed my stamp with a very fine mist of water so that the inks would blend.

Oh and for an example of my posting procrastination, I made the card Monday, edited the images Wednesday and I am finally posting today literally just hours before our challenge cut off!! {sigh} I'll do better next week!

While I am posting I have one more card to share with you. This is one of the cards I created for my next techniques class. I was going to hold it in August but with so many people on holidays I think I will hold off until september. I used the ever popular water colour roses or re-inker spread technique on this card with our new in colours Mellon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. This technique is so much fun and deceptively easy to do. If you haven't tried it out yet and are in the Edmonton area, plan to come to my class, you'll love this technique, I promiss!


5th Avenue Floral

Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Mellon Mambo, Whisper White, Shimmery White

Same as paper + crushed curry marker & Versamark

Tools & Acc:
Top Note die, ticket corner punch, soft sued polkadot gg ribon, white EP, aquapainter, Texturz plates.

I hope you enjoyed my creations this week, thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin'!


Sandi said...

Wow Nadia, I love them all -- you have been really holding out on us. I particularly love your re-inker watercolor roses. The colors came out fabulous. And we all know from using this technique that it can never be duplicated (darn!!). But I'm going to give it my best shot.

Michelle said...

WOW! The Fifth Avenue Floral card is GORGEOUS!

kat said...

Wow, I don't know why you feel nervous your cards are beautiful. The fifth Ave card is stunning.

conductorchik said...

Holy cow ! I love this set and card!