Monday, June 27, 2011

June Page Maps Challenge

Some how the month of June escaped us without a Challenge Blog post.  The layouts were however hanging in the store, and the inspirational product of the month was CARDSTOCK.  

Cardstock doesn't have to be boring - you can emboss it, stamp it, layer it all to get different effects and dimension.

Please excuse the lighting on this layout - it doesn't give the photo justice.

On the background of this layout I used an embossing relief technique.  I used clear ink (Versamark) and stamped a background image and used a clear embossing powder to heat emboss it.  I think used watered down Distress ink to colour the paper.  The ink will not set where the clear embossing is, leaving your stamped image to come to life.

I also stamped with a script stamp on the cardstock before I made my flowers to give them some interest.  Add some glimmer mist, stitching, distressing and some punches and there you have it!

For my final layout I used Bo Bunny's double dot - which I consider cardstock but it is technically Patterned Paper.  I had some amazing photos of an orange flower just covered in dew drops.  I mimicked the dew drops with glossy accents.

Mellisa used a lot of texture too on her layout.  She used several different embossing folders on a metallic paper and then rubbed paint to highlight the valleys and peaks to the texture.  She uses some amazing photo editing to bring out only one colour in her photos to make the hair stand out.  Fantastic job with simply cardstock Mellisa!

~ Lorena ~

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Flower Soft Card Challenge

Good Morning! What a great weekend - lots of beautiful sunshine!! love it :)
So if you recall during our anniversary sale we had a technique Tuesday sale which involved Flower Soft. Well here is what they had a choice to start with - they coloured to their liking then went home and turned their image into a card!

The challenge was to go home and make the card and bring it back and we would have a vote - where you the customers choose which one you like!  Well it was no easy decision - many of you did claim!  Here is a pic of all the awesome cards!
Unfortunately, I didn't keep a very good record of who brought in which card - so the sad part is I would like to tell you who the winner is however I don't know who made the card!!!! bad store owner ;(
As you can see all the cards are great!  The lucky winner is number 3!! Congrats - to all of you! Number 3 here is a picture of your prize package. You may all come and pick up your work of art! Thank you so much for participating! 

Check out out facebook page to see all the cards up close! 

What are you doing this Wednesday night, June 8th?  The E & L card class is waiting for you! You will make 4 cards, which are quite cool and full of fun techniques! The class is $25+hst and you must bring along your tool kit. If you are wondering what Flower Soft is all about you must come and check it out - Laura has created a beautiful card using flower soft. Also a suitable card for Father's Day is included - get it suit - able!! Lots of fun awaits you - call the store to reserve your spot! 938-4888

You may choose bling colour and sentiment on the white card. These cards have some flutter power to them!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Card Exchange

Hello all!  Just a reminder that the Card Exchange is tomorrow!  June 4th at 1:30pm - sooo looking forward to seeing all the great cards! Even if you are not taking part of the card exchange drop by at 1:30pm and vote for your favourite card :)  I will try to remember to take pictures and post them here tomorrow or Sunday! Have a great weekend  - stop by the store we are almost all done of unpacking the latest order. Plus more beads have been added :)

Auntie Em's SCT & Pagemaps Calender Challenge

Just a quick reminder that June's layout is due tomorrow, June 4th. For this month's sketch you will need to use MME Fine and Dandy line (there are two colour choices - pink or blue) PLUS you must incorporate ribbon on your layout! You still have lots of time!! ;)

Congratulations to last month's winner  Nancy Paquette. 

P.S.  We have a Flower Soft Card Challenge for you to vote on - so come on down!!
Next Friday is a Crop Night June 11th - please reserve your spot asap. 938-4888 Thanks.