Tuesday, July 29, 2008

One Type Of Embellishment.....

This is a Pretty Girl challenge from a few weeks ago. It was issued by Charmaine, and her challenge to us was to make a card using only one type of embellishment. I was very surprised at how difficult I found this challenge! I am not someone who goes for busy, busy designs and lots of bling and embellishments....I tend to be a bit more on the simple side (now, now...be nice girls!). :) I did however, have a lot of problems with this card!

I decided that my one type of embellishment was going to have to be ribbon. I used a couple of SU! ribbon scraps at the side of my image. The rest is really just paper and stamps. I used my new Cuttlebug to emboss the background of my card as well as little Sophia's dress (Swiss Dots folder). This little lady is from the Paper Pretties set called Rainy Day Friends. The yellow card stock is SU! Barely Banana and the green is just something I had kickin' around my stamp room. I used my ticket corner punch to jazz up the looks of the card base and then watercolor crayons to color the image. I would have loved to add some brads to the corners...but unfortunately, that would have broken the 'one embellishment' rule!

In other news.....there are a bunch of 'goings on' over at Paper Pretties right about now! Here's the dish:

- there is a contest for the next Cutie Pie taking place right now. The contest is open until July 31st at midnight. All you have to do to enter is use your Paper Pretties stamps on a card and submit it to christie@paperpretties.net before the deadline. The winner will receive all of the August releases for FREE!!

- August 1st is our Stampin' In Your Jammies release party for four new stamps sets and two new sentiments. You can join us at 8:00 pm EST over in the Paper Pretties Forum for some challenges, chatting and prizes

- You still have time to join the Stamp Of The Month Club in order to get Howdy Girlfriend one month before she is released to the public. All you have to do is register for the club before July 31st and you will receive your stamp during the month of August.

Thanks for stopping by today....and tune in over the next few days to all the Prettie Girls' blogs to see some sneak peeks!


Julie Masse said...

I love her little dotted dress - so cute Colleen!! :)

Christie said...

OMGosh Colleen, I love her cuttlebuged dress!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute Colleen!!!

Christi said...

I think this is too cute!!!