Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tags for CHA


 I love doing the monthly Stack-aholic Challenges on the DCWV Facebook page and blog.  Next weekend is CHA in Phoenix.  Megan of DCWV posted a call on Facebook asking for volunteers to send in some tags for a board that will be on display at CHA.  Here are the criteria she posted:

As part of our booth display this year, we are hoping to put together a wall of tags that shows (either with words, pictures, or other art) “Why do I create?” and/or “
What makes me a Maker?” We would LOVE to get a tag from you showing this and how it relates to you! The tag size is 2-3/8”x4-3/4” (6cmx12cm).  If you want to make more than one even, that would be great too!  

I had so many ideas that I ended up making 5 tags.  They will be going in the mail tomorrow...wish I could be going with them....

Thanks for stopping by................................Paulette

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Inspired By Alexander McQueen

Every Saturday on Splitcoaststampers there is an Inspiration Challenge.  This week's challenge uses the gorgeous dresses on this tumblr site called "i don't wear dresses."

I need a sympathy card for the mother of a friend who passed away this week. Ruth was 95 years old and a most gracious and beautiful woman. This dress by Alexander McQueen was my inspiration for the die I used to frame my design. The delicate floral spray reminds me of Ruth...she was a petite and frail woman who weighed only 78 lbs. I used the Tattered Lace floral die and cut several copies and cut them apart to fashion my design.  I added some half pearls as embellishments.

I am entering this card in the Dies R Us #64 Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, December 19, 2016

December DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge---3"x3" Gift Cards

The December DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge is to create a project using the colors in this mood board.
I created five 3"x3" gift cards using DCWV's DIY Project Stack Favor Boxes and Summer Dream Glitter Cardstock Matstack.

Thanks for stopping by....................................................Paulette

The Snow Queen

I used a Penny Black die called Silhouette Lady as my focal point.   I added two metallic snowflake charms to her hair as embellishments.  I used Diamond Dust glitter on her hair.  The embossing folder is Softly Falling from Stampin Up.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge:  Winter or Christmas

Dies R Us:  Challenge #63:  Snow

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge for November 2016

I used this sketch to design a card for DCWV's November Stack-aholic Challenge.

The paper I used is DCWV The Pumpkin Patch stack.  The leaves were cut with  dies by Gina Marie Designs.  The twigs were punched with a punch by EK Success.  The frame was cut with a Couture Creations die.  

Thanks for stopping by.........................Paulette

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mini Photo Album

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge for November is Anything But a Card.  I chose to make a mini photo book using a Penny Black die called silhouette lady.  I first created the book covers by covering cardboard rectangles with some silk tie fabric.  I added pages to the inside an attached the pages with gold cording through holes I punched on the pages.  I added some beads and extra cording as decoration.  I added a gold flower and some leaf sprigs as hair decoration.

My "Anything But a Card" book will make a little stocking stuffer........Paulette

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Remember to Give Thanks

The theme for Dies R Us Challenge #60 is Thankful for Nature.  It's always nice to have a stash of Thank You cards on hand.  I used some paper from DCWV's The Guilded Orchard.  I used a Gina Marie Designs die to cut the leaf.  I cut it from some red DP and also from the light colored DP.  I embedded the red leaf in the negative space created by the leaf that was cut from the light colored DP.  I mounted the light colored panel onto a gold foil card.  The "THANKS" was cut with a Memory Box die out of  a glittered gold foam sheet.  I added this to a red banner that I cut free-hand.  The flourishes behind the banner were cut from the gold foam sheet with dies from Marianne Creatables.  I fussy cut the tiny bird and added it to the leaf stem.  I highlighted the flowers and bird with a clear Wink of Stella pen and added gems to the flower centers.

Thanks for stopping by..........................Paulette