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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

'Less Is More' Challenge Card

STAMPS:  flowers - PSX, words - Paper Artsy (Petals Plate), tag - Inkadinkadoo
TECHNIQUES:  Clean and Simple, One Layer Only, Spotlight, colored pencils
INKS:  StazOn Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Going Gray
CHALLENGE:  Less Is More One Layer Only featuring Frames 

Not sure if this is 'less' enough - I tried to follow the guidelines at the Less Is More blog as I understood them ie. lots of white, one layer only, clean and simple, including a frame of some sort, little to no embellishments

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Stampotique 'Clean And Simple' Challenge

STAMPS:  cat - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, words - Smartworks, butterflies - (partial) DeNami Designs
TECHNIQUE:  Technique Junkies Paper Piecing
INKS:  Staz-On Jet Black, Stampin' Up! Mellow Moss

NOTES:  butterfly trails were hand-drawn using a Pigma Micron 3 pen, butterflies were put on in two layers with the second being glued just down the center of the bodies (with a Quickie Glue pen) and the wings bent upwards 

Thanks to Gerrie, Queen of Grunge, who brought this Stampotique challenge to my attention with her fabulous bee card posted to the TJ group, and on her blog!

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Technique Junkies 'Try That Technique' Challenge - Giraffe

STAMPS:  cow - Delafield Stamp Co, words - unknown, row of cows - Picture Show, grass - Uptown
TECHNIQUES:  Technique Junkies - Giraffe, Sandwiched Color
INKS:  Stampin' Up! River Rock & Baja Breeze 

What a fun challenge - I finally got to use a cow stamp and this goofy word stamp!  Might be hard to see but the cow is pop-dotted.

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 STAMPS:  girl - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, solid circle - Hero Arts, flower - Savvy, the rest - unknown
TECHNIQUES:  Technique Junkies Paper Piecing, Embellished Circles

STAMPS:  child - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, scenery - Sarasota Stamps, words - (partial) Embossing Arts, seagulls - Just for Fun
TECHNIQUES:  Spotlight, colored pencils

These are just two of the little cuties featured on my newest 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of rubber called CHILDHOOD - featuring 16 adorable vintage child images in a pen-and-ink sketched style.  You can access the RARE IMAGE RUBBER STAMPS ordering and info page by clicking on the logo in the sidebar to the right.

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