Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time for Perfect Sentiment's 3rd Challenge Reveal!
Well ladies, last night was the deadline to enter last week's challenge at The Perfect Sentiment. We had so many lovely entries of Friendship Cards that were based on the amazing inspiration picture. Don't forget to check back Friday to see who was chosen as The Perfect 3 and who won the random drawing. It will be soooo hard to choose The Perfect 3 - that's for sure!
Now on to this week's challenge! You are to make a Get Well Card (or a card that expresses this in some form or fashion). The twist (Remember, there's always a twist on our challenges!) is to use some type of embossing on your card. You may do dry embossing or heat embossing or even both!
If you like embossing, this is the challenge for you!
Plus, this week, besides having the chance to be chosen as one of The Perfect 3 and posting that badge on your blog, we also have a sponsor who is giving a prize to our random drawing winner!
This week Sarah from My Little Somethings is giving away a grab bag of various crafting items with a minimum value of $15. Whooohoooo! Now that's a nice prize. If you get a chance, stop by Sarah's blog and thank her for her generosity!. Sorry - USA participants only for this prize, due to the high cost of shipping internationally.
Here is what I came up with for the challenge:
My image is a digi that was created by my friend, Sam Erozan, who is a very talented artist. We considered going into business together selling his digital stamps, but things didn't work out that way. I do have several of his digis, and I love them all. I decided to use his "Fairy Dog" as a "The Get Well Fairy"! lol I generated that part of the sentiment on my computer, and printed it and the image. I colored the image in bright, cheerful colors, using pencils, Copics, and Stickles. I printed the sentiment on pink cardstock that I had dry embossed with the Sizzix Impressabilities "Flourish" embossing plate. The rest of the sentiment, at the bottom of the page, was created with a rubber stamp from a My Sentiments Exactly set onto the same embossed paper. Each of the 2 parts of the sentiment were then punched out, and I inked the edges.
My base card is yellow (obviously!), with a layer of pink dp from my stash. On top of that is a blue cs from my stash, and I dry embossed this also. This time I used the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in "Starry Night". I used a Martha Stewart punch on the top of this, distressed the edges of the pink and blue paper, and inked the edges of the blue embossed cs using Distress Ink. I added some pearls and pillow butterfly stickers from K & Co.
I do like to use Bible verses on my cards whenever possible, so I used a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs on the inside of the card that says "A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine; Proverbs 17:22" and underneath that is a simple "Get Well Soon" stamp from My Sentiments Exactly. I thought that the Get Well Fairy was so cute and funny that it would be good medicine for anyone who needed to get well! If you would like to see lots of inspiration for this challenge, here are the links to the blogs of everyone on the DT. You can see their cards at The Perfect Sentiment Blog, but if you go to their blogs, you can get some ideas about how they made their cards. If you are like me, I am always interested in seeing how someone made their creation.
Paper Expressions owner
Samantha (DT Coordinator)
Shelly’s blog http://www.geminivisionsart.blogspot.com
Stacey's Creative Corner
With All My Heart
I hope you have been inspired to join in our challenge this week. Remember, you have until Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. to get your entry in. We will be choosing winners and posting them the following Friday. Also, please remember to link your blog post with your entry directly to our blog, and use keywords PSC03 this week. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please leave comments and let me know what you think about my Get Well Fairy!