Sunday, August 24, 2008

GCA#6 - Creative Idea!!!

Hello everyone!! For the GCA this week, we are using bedding to help motivate us to create! I saw this bedding in the Ginny's catalog I received last week. My own bedroom is done in these colors and I love it!

For this challenge you can take any element in the photo to create your card or project. Use the colors, lines on the bedding or the overall feeling the bedding invokes. You can go the bedding section of Ginny's for more photos of this bedding, or choose a different set entirely. If you use another bedding set, make sure you mention the name of the set.

On my card I took the lines of the comforter and built up from there. As I knew I needed to make a sympathy card, I had to use calm patterned paper and stamp set. I went to my standard sympathy stamp set, Close as a Memory, and used one of the "calmer" sides of the Bashful Blue dsp.

For the effect on my flowers I first colored them with different blue SU! markers, lightly spritzed my watercolor paper and stamped. This gives your image a wet watercolored look. I also used my ticket corner punch to mimic the pillow shams.

Again, using straight clean lines I created my sentiment panel. An oval clip from the retired Aged Copper HPH with a piece of chocolate chip gg and my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, I was done. Now I did use the "busier" side of the Bashful Blue dsp for the butterfly, but this piece is smaller and doesn't overwhelm the card.

To be entered in the challenge drawing, make a card/project using the bedding for your motivation , upload it either to your blog, or to an online gallery and post a link to your card to this blog entry as a comment by August 29, 2008 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random number generator and post the next day. Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenge and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it!

If you upload your card on SCS, please put GCA6 (NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 6) in the keyword section. That way everyone can look at all of the creations at once!If you've been waiting to join in the fun, jump on in and have some fun!! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Happy Stamping!!!



StampinCathy said...

Ann here is my take on the challenge.

The life of an ordinary girl said...

Hey Ann,

Ann here is my card for the challenge this week - thanks much

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card.