no, unfortunately that's not the recipe for this evening - that's the list of challenges i played with for the next two cards! i made a few others at yesterday's crop, but will post tomorrow! Mom T and i went up to an all-day crop at a store and had a GREAT time - met lots of lovely ladies, made a few new friends (who said they'd be visiting me here at The Chronicles, so if you're reading, HI NICOLE! HI HEATHER!), and enjoyed a day of crafting OUT OF THE HOUSE. it was glorious! you just can't beat 5 bucks for a space all day, breakfast, bevvies (coffee, water, pop), snacks (cookies, doritos, m&ms) and dinner (salad, pasta and garlic knots) ALL PROVIDED. plus the 40% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE they give to their croppers. for 5 bucks. YES, FER REALZ! crazy, innit? it was our second time going, and we've already got our spots reserved for next month. :D
so friday night, i wrote out my challenges and packed up my croppin' stuff, and yesterday morning, i was off bright and early.
here are the first two of my cards...
this one's for the sketch challenge at Limelight , and the extra little challenge to use a fave flower - i've hoarded this ONE SHEET of paper for a long time, cutting out the individual flowers and poppin' 'em up and layering when the occasion would arise. i have now used up the whole sheet - i LURRRRVE this paper/these flowers! and i followed the sketch quite literally - it's a good one!
i fussycut the flower first, then traced it on the back of the paper and used my white gel pen to trace the shape for definition.
OH, and that strip of Basic Grey Euphoria paper is the last tiny piece of one 12x12 sheet that i've managed to stretch out over 6 or 7 different projects over the course of 2 years. :D
the next card, for the colour challenge at The Play Date Cafe (lime green, grass green, very pale blue) - NOT an easy combination for me, as i've realized i don't use much or own much green, but somehow i managed to find this AWESOME scrap of Rouge de Garance, and it was just too yummy to pass up. it's also for the Paper Makeup Stamps challenge, which is to use 3 flowers (they're layered - hope that's not a problem!). i love this stamp, and nabbed the PERFECT sentiment at the StampScrapArtTour a couple of months ago.
so YAY, i was able to play along with some challenges! come back tomorrow for the second installment...
BUT, before you go, check out the new challenge at The TownScrapper - ALSO a sketch! we had the very lovely Nikki and Zoe Fairbairn as our awesome Mother-Daughter spotlight team last week, and Nikki gave us a great sketch, so the Scrapettes worked their magic (as did our guests - see for yourself!). here's the sketch:
and my take on it, using "Sophie's Garden" - a TownScrapper exclusive stamp, designed by the fabby Victoria Case! (she's just so springy and cute, and i LURRRRRRVE those bunnies!)
go here to play along, and you could win THIS stinkin' sweet C.C. Designs stamp, "Bumblebee Hansel":
you have until THURSDAY at midnight EST to link your project up for the sketch challenge... make sure it's NEW for our challenge, and make sure you link back to us in your blog post. when it comes to verifying this stuff, i am very thorough - hee hee. ;)
back tomorrow with a new Dollies colour challenge!
U ROCK!!!! And I wanna go croppin' with U!!!! $5.00 for reals???? dangggggggggg...U can't beat that!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these cards!!! That flower on the first one is AWESOME! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
Your crop event sounds fabulous - all that for $5?? Bargain. I'm in serious need of some crop time away from home but I don't think we've got anything like that where I live. I do enjoy meeting up with my scrap buddies though, and a change of scenery is always great, not to mention the company!!ReplyDelete
Loving your creations as always, especially those sweet butterflies on your VC card.
gorgeous leah i love what you have done with the flower on the euphoria card. sounds like you had a ball at your crop :) lucky duck!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards, Leah! Lovin' the flowers on your sketch card! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
These are wonderful cards!ReplyDelete
Lovin the work you did, sweets! Hopefully that will be the recipe for an evening soon!ReplyDelete
PS: Can't believe you are gonna be only miles from me in a few days and I'm not gonna see you!! Grrrrr.... darn kiddos birthday! :)
Gorgeous work Leah! Truly inspiring as usual! I have selected you for a Sunshine Award. You can visit my blog for more details! Thanks for being so fabulous!ReplyDelete
first time at your blog -- but i think it's awesome! :)ReplyDelete
Such wonderful cards!! Love them all! Thanks for playing along with Makeup 4 The Weekend!ReplyDelete
Oh you used the PMS FAiry Emma! She was my very first PMS fairy and has a special place in my heart! Love all you creations! So glad you joined us this week for Makeup 4 the Weekend!ReplyDelete
Wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!ReplyDelete
HALOO, fellow Canuck! I did indeed come to see the Land of Orange and see for myself the wonder of your artwork - and it IS phenomenal!ReplyDelete
Hope to see you again at Scrap That, but until then, we're sure to bump into each other in the blogosphere.
YAY! for new friends!!
Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing in the Makeup for the Weekend challenge.ReplyDelete
Cute cards, love the sentiment on the one you used for the PDCC, thanks for joining us this week.ReplyDelete
Adorable designs on all the beautiful cards! Love your sentiment and coloring on the PDCC entry! Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC!ReplyDelete
Lovely creations! I especially like the one you've done for our challenge at the PDCC! Your colouring is great, I love her hair! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!ReplyDelete
These are all so pretty! Love your PMS challenge card! Thanks so much for playing!ReplyDelete
Great PDCC card - love the way you've used those colours :)ReplyDelete
what sweet cards! I love the sentiment you used with Emma! And OMG, your blog title had be CRACKING up! Thanks for playing along in the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!ReplyDelete
Look at all these gorgeous cards!! Wow!! Thank you so much for playing along in this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!!ReplyDelete