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Monday, October 8, 2012

Hip to be Square...

 HIP TO BE SQUARE - CARD #1

 This week is the Craft Your Passion Challenge #131 called Hip to be Square.  (You just have to make a square card!)  I have made two different cards - this one is CAS and the 2nd is, well, a lot busier!
For this card I used the Spotlight Technique - coloring only the center with Copics. I added a sentiment slider, three black gems to mimic the dots of the circle and three brads for the corners of the panel. 
 This card should be eligible for the following
CHALLENGES:
MarkerPOP #8 - Oldies but Goodies (some of my first colors were YR & YG)
Sassy Cheryl #135 - Think About Fall
PaperTake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday - Anything Goes


SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES
IMAGES:  The focal image is called Pumpkin Watering Can by Pattie's Creations
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; matting layer from stash; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Ribbon, brads & bling from stash.
INKS: the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:



HIP TO BE SQUARE CARD #2
Like I said, this one is a WHOLE lot busier!  I have a lot of favorite old household items in my collection from my "scene" making days and I thought this image definitely called for some backup!  "Chef Pattie" consists of just the chef, stove and the pot on the stove - all were fussy cut.  All the other things are individual stamps that I colored, cut out, sculpted and mounted 3-D to help the dimension.  I papered the wall, made the base-board and flooring, everything else was stamped.
 


This card should be eligible for the following
CHALLENGES:
2 Sisters #111- Favorite Stamps (old collection of "household" items)
Sassy Cheryl #135 - Think About Fall
PaperTake Weekly - Anything Goes
Divas by Design #55 - Use Texture

SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES
IMAGES:  The focal image is "Chef Pattie" by Pattie's Creations; the following images were added to the scene: rug, broom, bag of flour and bag of salt, hanging pan, shelf with bowl, jam, teapot, and recipe box, and finally the framed "Home Sweet Home".  These images have all been with me so many years, I'm not sure they are still made - but if you are interested in the source, leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is by Basic Grey - Indie Bloom collection; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS:  01 Micron pen used to draw in flooring & oven racks.
INKS:  the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly
and always, always, make what amuses you!
~ginny

4 comments:

  1. Ginny, both of these cards are gorgeous. I love the effect that spotlight technique gives. It's so dramatic and your colouring is so vibrant and pretty. The chef card is amazing with all of the extra stamped elements. They add so much to the design. Love the dimension you have achieved.

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  2. Wow Ginny! First of all, thank you for stopping at my blog and leaving some Luv! Not 1 but 2 cards here makes the commenting much more fun. Card #1 - You did an awesome job with the spotlighting technique, that's a technique that I've never tried before and maybe I should make an attempt at it!
    Card #2 - Chef Pattieboop has always been a favorite of mine, and how you created this scene is spectacular! Until I read how you did this, I thought it was made digitally (something I can do easily), but to see that they were stamped and hand cut pieces is brilliant!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  3. I love these cards. I especially like how you only colored a portion of the the watering can.

    afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com

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  4. I love these cards especially the water can card. Thanks for the luv you left me and I will be stopping by more often now that I've found you.
    Hugz
    Lesia
    www.memascrafts.blogspot.com

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Thank you so much for your comments!
~ginny