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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Bloggers' Challenge -- 8/3/07

I'm back! Denver was just fabulous!!! Of the many SU convention cities that I have been to, I think that this city was by far the best! Very cosmopolitian, very clean, very friendly....and fun! And Convention?....well, it goes without saying that it was beyond fantabulous!!! Amazing samples and ideas, and as always, so, so much fun! I'll be sharing lots of the ideas in the near future.
Last week I mentioned that I would NOT be participating in the Bloggers' Challenge for this past week, but I couldn't resist. These are just so much fun! And our list of participants has grown, so be sure to check out everyone's ideas. The group of stampers who participate in the weekly challenge are among the best!

The Challenge last week was to copy (and interpret) the card sample from the Catalog Pg. 165. As soon as I saw the sample, I thought of the leaf set, Autumn Leaf Prints. With the hot, hot weather we are now having, it's difficult to believe that Fall is not far away. This set is now retired, but was a favorite of mine for the past 2 catalog years, and one I won't part with anytime soon. At Convention last week, we learned over 20 ways to use the markers and this card features just one of them! I colored directly onto the stamps with the lightest color marker and then highlighted areas of each leaf in random fashion with the other colored markers, then stamped. The images were then cut out and crumpled slightly. The oak leaf was mounted onto a Dimensional. As you can see, I took some creative liberty with the sample and made it my own.
Stamps: Autumn Leaf Prints*, Weathered, Warmest Regards*
Inks: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
CS: Natural Ivory, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Markers: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Misc: Old Olive Mini Brads, Paper Piercer (for brads and paper piercing), Cutter Kit (for distressing), Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Wide Grosgrain
*Retired from the SU line of products.


SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

ooooh, lovely!! love those leaves!!

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Barb! I love your interpretation of the sketch with the leaves.

Lisa Bohler said...

Ohh..we are gearing up for fall, aren't we? Love your interpretation of the layout, Barb!


Karen said...

great Fall card!! love it!!

Sheryl said...

very creative using leaves instead of flowers or circles--love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a lovely take on the challenge. Greate Fall colors.

Basement Stamper said...

Love it Barb! I love the red paper and it almost looks like velvet in the picture.

Ida said...

What a great idea using leaves for the 2 images of the sketch. Fall is my favorite season so your card really caught my eye. Ida


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