Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Papertrey Ink WCMD Challenges

Good morning! Happy hump day! It's been a dreary week here so far and it has just started raining again.

Papertrey Ink issued four challenges on Saturday for World Card Making Day. I managed to make cards for two of the four challenges. My first card was for the third challenge, which had a theme of India, including gold, sequins, jewels, etc. This foil background paper from SEI's Moravia collection reminded me of this vine image from PTI's With Sympathy set. I stamped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with American Crafts' Gold Bling embossing powder. The flowers and the butterfly were punched out of copper foil, stamped with Versamark and also heat embossed with the gold Bling embossing powder. Gold beads were added to the centers of each.

The second card was for the fourth challenge, which was to use Dotted Outlines and/or Masking using an Australian theme. Since I am a SCUBA diver, when I think of Australia, I think of the Great Barrier Reef and fish. I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics set to outline my fish from Impression Obsession and to create the polka dot background panel. I masked the fish image to creat the polka dot outline and I used a white gel pen to do the dots at the top and bottom of the main background panel. I added three teardrop shaped dew drops in the upper left corner for water drops and to balance my sentiment.

Thanks for looking!


11 comments:

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous, I love the papers and everything about it.

Karen said...

Aaawww Robin I jut love this Autumnal looking card, it's gotjus.

I love the fis card too. What a fab image.

Love Karen x

Joanne Travis said...

Such beautiful cards, Robin!! I LOVE the first one,so graceful and pretty.

Janine said...

Beautiful job on the PTI challenges Robin!!

Softangelkisses said...

How precious! I love all of the detail in the first card, especially the ribbon! My little girl would like the second card better because of the fish :o)

Betty Wright said...

These are both fantastic, Robin!!! The background foil paper on the top one matches the image beautifully!!! Lovely card!!!

Love the colors, dots, and jewel detaiing on the seond one. Great work!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your cards are FABULOUS, Robin!!!! Such beautiful designs, colors, images, and details!!!! Looks like you had a wonderful stamping weekend!!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Looks very far Eastern...so you hit it. Happy weekend. Pat

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Robin - hope life is treating you well???

Both of your PTI challenge cards are beautiful!!! I planned on playing as well...but got sidetracked - LOL!!! Love how you interpreted both ideas!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love both of these cards Robin!! Grogeous designs and rich colors!! Love the colors, images and details!

Holly said...

*thud* Robin!!!!!!!! Your India card is stunning!!!!!!!!! I love everything - the paper, the ribbon, the embossing, the flowers........ wow.......

Your fishy card is perfect for the Australia challenge. Love those tear shaped dew drops at the top!