Monday, May 2, 2016

Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew - May Cards

About a month ago, I received an email from the Creative Crew at Splitcoast Stampers.  I was invited to participate in the Creative Crew for the months of May, June and July.  At first I was a little scared but I really got into the creative process and I was very happy with how my original cards turned out.  I can now share the cards with you along with a post link to all of the Creative Crew cards for May.
Creative Crew - May Cards  (Just click on this link)

 The first card I made for the Catalog Focus Challenge.  Choose any illustration from the 2015-2016 Share the Fun catalog to recreate using different stamps than the ones featured in the catalog.  I choose the design from Page 100 of the 2015-2016 SU Catalog.  The only thing that I used was the layout for my card, changing everything!!

Stamps:  Age Awareness
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze Background, Botanical Blooms DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Washi Tape, Dimensions
Here is the next card, Holiday Focus.  This was a hard one!!  I was given different holidays to come up with a card from.  You would think no problem, until you see the holiday choices.  I choose Hug Your Cat Day; but I could have chosen Scurvy Awareness Day, Star Wars Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Lost Sock Memorial Day, Clean up Your Room Day (a favorite I bet of all Mom's), Frog Jumping Day, Lucky Penny Day and My Bucket's Got a Hole in it Day! 

Stamp Set:  Giggle Greetings
Cardstock:  Pool Party Base, Bohemian DSP, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink:  Black; Soft Suede Cajun Craze Markers
Accessories:  Bohemian Washi Tape, Dimensions

The next card challenge was DSP/Color Focus.  Choose a tutorial from the Tutorials section of SCS to feature your favorite color combo.  I choose the Foxy Oxi tutorial, which I also used for our monthly technique class. I sponge color onto the Whisper White piece, sprinkled some Oxi Clean to this piece of cardstock and then lightly misted it with water.  After I let it dry, I then stamped the flower in Chocolate Chip.

Stamp Set:  Butterfly Basics and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Pacific Point Base, Old Olive Base, Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Old Olive
Accessories:  White Stitched Satin Ribbon

 The last challenge was Scrapbook and More Focus.  We were given a layout and advised we could use this layout for any size mini book, scrapbook page, journal cover or card sketch.  I choose card sketch and came up with this "You're in My Thoughts" card.

Stamp set:  Flower Shop, Watercolor Wash
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss Base, Shimmery White Layer, Soft Sky, Mambo Melon, Smokey Slate 
Ink:  Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Black 
Accessories:  Gold Clip, Dimensions, Pansy Punch 

 I haven't heard yet what the June Challenges will be, but am looking forward to it.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed my cards.


What is happening:
April 26 - Kit Class, Make 15 lovely cards, Class starts at 5:30 at Schmittys Restaurant.
May 3 - New Stampin' Up! catalog goes live on line! Physical copies begin to be sent by SU.
May 9 - Technique Class, Double Background stamping; Class starts at 6:30, Schmittys Restaurant.
May 11 - Repeat Technique Class, Class starts at 6:30, Apple Valley Bar & Grill.
May 24 (Date Change) - Kit Class, Make 15 lovely cards, Class starts at 5:30 at Schmittys Restaurant.
June 1 - We can start ordering from the new Stampin' Up! catalog!!  You are going to love it, I can't wait to share it with you!


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1 comment:

Lydia said...

Couldn't see the May paper pumpkin preview.