Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pretties Pajama Party Challenge Cards!

We had our Pretties Pajama Party last night....and wow, it was really hoppin'! We actually crashed the site...more than once! There was lots of chatter and lots of excitement about the newest releases...Soakin' Up The Sun and Off To School Sophia.

The first challenge of the evening was a sketch challenge. I don't seem to be able to get the sketch itself into blogger successfully at the moment...but here is the card that I made for the challenge.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things set Punny Farm for the challenge. Christie has a great selection of MFT stamps in her store here.

The card measures 5 x 5 1/2 and the base is kraft from SU! The other papers are all from my scrap bins...but I do believe some of them are from K&Company. The little chicken eyelets were purchased in Canada at a stamping store in the town where my parents live. They have this great concept there which I love. They call it the 'eyelet buffet'. You pay a flat fee for a small container and then you can mix and match eyelets until you fill it as full as you can. The girls who work in the store even showed me how to tap the container so the eyelets would settle and I would fit more in! LOL! I love it because then I can buy three chickens instead of ending up with 10 or 20!

My little farmer friend was completely paper pieced with the exception of her boots and buckets. The chickens were stamped, coloured with coloured pencils, blended with odourless mineral spirits and then cut out and popped up with dimensionals. Around the farmer's feet is a bit of linen thread from SU!
Our second challenge was to make a card using our high school colours. My colours were blue and gold. Once I heard the challenge I immediately thought of sports and cheerleaders. I used Paper Pretties stamp Flutter By, but I took the butterfly and the flower out of her hands and replaced them with pom poms made from EK Success fibers. The patterned paper and the 'go team' tag are from Creative Imaginations. The ribbon is from Close To My Heart. The blue and gold card stock is from The Paper Company.
Our last challenge was to create a 6 x 6 scrapbook page. For this challenge I used papers from a Provo Craft Super Slab by Karen Le Mieux. The stamps are Cuddle Me, Sealed With A Kiss and Look Out World...all from Paper Pretties.

I punched out the heads of each image....I was thinking of The Brady Bunch when I did this! Then I went on a hunt to find a family photo that was small enough to work! I am used to having the confines of a much bigger page to work with when this really was a challenge for me! I coloured the images with coloured pencils and them blended them with OMS. The vellum title and subtitle are from the Colorbok Life's Blessings line. I used my ticket punch on the corners of the title and that was it!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Jana Weaver said...

All your projects were fabulous Colleen! I really love your little chearleader Sophia...she's just too cute!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You did an amazing job with all the challenges!! You rock girl!!

Carolina said...

You made such adorable projects for the challenges!