Thursday, October 21, 2010
Hi there! Thanks for joining us tonight for our special blog hop to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members:
Carla Suto Melissa Shultz Brenda Turner Linda Payne Giovana Smith
These 5 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week during the months of June, July and August and they all did a wonderful job!
My first card is for the sweet Giovanna Smith and her challenge was for Dry/heat embossing + pink! Of course my favorite color is pink so this was not hard for me! I used Buds and Vases by Melanie for my card and kept it clean & simple with some pretty score lines for background. Cardstock colors are Bubblegum pink, Passionate Pink & White layering Pure Luxury. The roses were colored with copic markers.
My 2nd card is for the lovely Carla Suto who came up with a beautiful color combination of purple, green and one neutral and I chose kraft cardstock. I used Lovely Labels 2 for my focal image that coordinates with Labels Fourteen Spellbinder dies. I used the Victoria cuttlebug folder on my card in addition to Autumn ribbon and buttons.
For my 3rd card, I used Buds and Vases again for the wonderfully talented Linda Payne and her spotlighting challenge! I just love this technique which I knew would be perfect for this set! I kept my design clean & simple again, using Wine with Everything, Black Onyx and white pure luxury cardstock. My simple embellishment is gold lined black organdy ribbon.
On my next card I used the super cute Funny Farm set, which I thought would be perfect for Melissa Shultz who is such a thoughtful & caring friend who came up with some fabulous sketch challenges during her time as challenge hostess! I picked this fun sketch and pretty much kept to it to the T-because of all the fun shapes! what a great use for your scraps! I used White, Chocolate, Little Boy Blue, Green Apple and Sweet Corn pure luxury cardstock as well as GKD buttons and jute ribbon!
and last but certainly not least because this is my FAVORITE card, is an inspiration challenge by the rockin’ stamper Brenda! I just had to use Buds and Vases (the set is SO versatile) again because it was perfect for my interpretation of the lovely purse in the photo!
I wanted to create the black background just like on the purse for my card so I cut out a frame for the sentiment with a Labels Fourteen die. I stamped and colored all the blooms on pure luxury cardstock (Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango and Green Apple), just highlighting it with copics, cut them out & layered them around my frame. I placed small pearls for the flower centers.
Next up on the hop is the wildly talented Jennie Harper – I’m sure she will dazzle us with her beautiful creations!
We have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 3* located on the Freebie Tab, where all of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!
Please join in our Thank You Discussion on Stamp TV and feel free to play along and say thank you with your own take on one of their challenges!!! Thanks for stopping by!!