Sunday, January 31, 2010

2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge


This week's 2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge is an inspiration challenge - use hearts in your project. This is a good one to help up gear up for Valentine's Day, which is right around the corner.
I made a card for this one. The base is a pre-made blank card by Garner, which I stamped all over with a 2RB heart image. The snowman and heart images are from 2RedBananas' set called Snowman Love. The image was cut out using the Nestabilities Label 1 die.

This was fun, since I don't get to see a lot of snowmen in Texas. I hope you'll be inspired to play along too. Go to 2RB's blog to enter your project and see the Design Team samples.

Stamps: Snowman Love - 2RedBananas
Ink: JetBlack - StazOn, Versamark
Paper: Card base - Garner
Other: Pearls - Michael's, Nestablities Label 1 - Spellbinders

Sunday, January 24, 2010

2RB Banana Split Sunday Challenge


This week's 2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge is to make a background for your project.
I made a card and used a stamped sentiment to create my background. The sentiment is from the Birthday Chicken stamp set by 2RedBananas, as is the chicken image. I stamped the sentiment with Moonlight White ink on yellowish orange CS and adhered it to the white CS base. The chicken image is stamped on a scrap of Basic Grey DP with Jet Black StazOn and colored with watercolor pencils.

Of course, after I finished this card I thought that a monochromatic background made from a punched shape would have been cool, too. Unfortunately I didn't have time to make another card, because I had to finish making Matt's birthday cake.

I hope you'll accept this challenge and try to create a background of your own. Go to 2RB's blog and see all of the samples or post your own entry.

Stamps: Birthday Chicken - 2RedBananas
Ink: Moonlight White - Brilliance Ink, Jet Black - StazOn, Stardust - Sakura
Paper: CS - Bazzil, Yellow DP - Basic Grey
Other: Ribbon - May Arts, Rhinestones - Kaiser Crafts

Sunday, January 17, 2010

2RB Banana Split Sunday Challenge


This week's 2RedBananas Banana Split Sunday Challenge is to use blue, silver and white on your project. What a great combination - definitely makes me think of winter! We actually had a week of cold weather here in Texas, and it put me in the winter mood. Had a couple fires in the fireplace, made s'mores and everything.
I made a card for this challenge. It has a white CS base and blue CS mat with a block of Frosted DP from the Fancy Pants fancy-free collection. The bare tree stamp is from 2RB's October/November Journaling Spot stamp set, and it was stamped with silver ink, which looked much more silver on the wipe I used to clean my stamp than the cardstock, so I accented it a little with a silver Stardust pen. I used small silver beads/marbles to make the "snow" at the base of the trees.

I loved the chance to make something wintry with this awesome color palette. I hope you'll let these colors inspire you to make something too! Be sure to upload your project on 2RB's blog.

Stamps: October/November Journaling Spot - 2RedBananas
Ink: silver Ink Dot, silver Stardust pen - Sakura
Paper: assorted cardstock - Bazzil, Frosted - Fancy-Free Collection by Fancy Pants
Other: Silver marbles - ?, snowflake brads - Making Memories