Sunday, April 13, 2008

Paper Pretties Pajama Party

Friday was my very first Paper Pretties Pajama Party. There were three new stamp sets released during the party....Made With Love, Rainy Day Friends and Simply Special. At the top of each hour a challenge was issued, and we all had to complete the challenge and upload it to the gallery within that hour.
The first challenge was to create a summer pastels and no earth tones....just bright, bold colours. This is what I came up with......

The stamp is Flutter By and it was stamped with StazOn. The colouring was done with watercolour pencils from CTMH and they were then blended with OMS and a blending stump. Ribbons are all from Michaels. The flower brad is from Memory Makers (I think....).

The second challenge was to create a card using glossy cardstock. I didn't have any on I used metallic cardstock instead. During the PJ party, one of the girls said that glossy cardstock is really just photo paper! I have a ton of that...I just didn't know that they were the same thing! LOL. Anywho, this is what I came up with.....

The stamp is from Rubber Romance...I think her name is Jane. I stamped her with....what else....StazOn. She was coloured with watercolour pencils and crayons. I used a blending stump and OMS to blend the colours. The ribbon is from Michaels. The patterned paper is Sanylion Designs and the background paper is a bronze metallic from Micheals. I stamped the swirls onto the background with clear pigment ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.

The third challenge was to create a long card. Anything longer than the traditional 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I decided to go really long and created a card the size of a business sized envelope. It measured 9 1/4 x 3 3/4. Here it is......

This card was made with a whole lotta layers of cardstock. It is a colour palette that I love. It was actually inspired by a pottery barn catalogue! That is where I get some of my best inspiration! Junk mail and catalogues.... I have a couple of binders and notebooks where I store pages torn out of catalogues, sketches that I have jotted down, tutorial printouts, etc. That is where I go when I am seeking inspiration.

So, the stamp set is Look Who's Perky, the brads are from Joann Essentials line, the ribbon is from Joann also, the images were stamped with StazOn and then paper pieced with paper from my scrap bin. Save those scraps, girls! You never know when you will need just the littlest bit of this or that. I used the tiniest scraps for this project!

Overall, the pajama party was a success....once I got over the stress of the timeline, LOL. It was a quick pace and I had fun rising to the challenge and doing something new.

I hope some of you will join in next time!


Joanne B. said...

Great challenge cards Colleen! I love the colors on your Rubber Romance card and that long card is really fun! HOpe you had fun at the partay!

Julie Masse said...

Your cards are all so cute!! Love the long card - great use of those images from the Perky Set!! :)