Sunday, December 28, 2008

GCA #22 - It's not always about the layers!

Hello everyone!!! Sorry for the late posting, but had some Internet issues today! We had some strong winds come through last night and actually lost power during the night! But, I'm back up and running now, so here is the GCA for this week!!

My first sample uses Pretty in Pink cardstock which I used my new CB embossing borders on. On the scalloped edge I cut away the "extra" to leave the final look. I also used Opal liquid pearls in the flower centers, but they don't show up to well. The sentiment was stamped in brown staz on and the tulips were colored with Rose Red and Always Artichoke markers. Both of these stamps are now available at Treehouse Stamps.
The second sample is a sneak peek of a January release from Treehouse Stamps!! Isn't this angel just gorgeous?? And she was so fun to paper piece with Bella Rose dsp. The base card is shimmery white and I used black staz on ink for the angel and Riding Hood Red for the sentiment. This card is going out to a very dear friend who did an awesome thing for me this Christmas. I used red liquid pearls on the dots next to the heart.

This week's challenge is to make a ONE layer card! I can hear the moaning and groaning already, but isn't the idea of my challenges to take you outside the box? Some crafters make awesome one layer cards, and I struggle with them!! Frankly I struggle at making simple cards! I think I have to pile on the layers and embellies until the card looks "just right!!" But over on SCS, they are having an Holiday Extravaganza Challenge and one of the challenges is to make a one layer card. As I was working on mine I thought this would be an awesome challenge for the GCA! I still need to take a picture of my card, but I wanted to get this posted!

The "rules" are:

* One layer only!! This means the card base is your one layer!!
* You can use any kind of embellies or decorations you want, but just do not add any cardstock layers!!
* Your card can be any theme, EXCEPT Christmas related!! Think Spring/Valentines Day!!
* If your have the CB or Big Shot, or any embossing type of machine, these help to add depth and dimension to your one layered card.

To be entered in the challenge drawing, make a ONE LAYER card, 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 January 2, 2009 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, or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA22(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 22) 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!!

Happy Stamping!!


And to my ladies who are patiently waiting for stampin' goodies, they are on the way!!! Enjoy!!!


Elaine said...

What a fun new look on your site! I think I will give the challenge a shot, Ann! :)

Happy Holidays!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats Kara!
Well Ann,
I'm trying to get back on track after the holidays.
Here is my take on the challenge for this week.
Thanks for another fun challenge.

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are just beautiful. I love the embossing you did on the first card and the colors are so pretty. I just love the angel in the second card.
Happy New Year!!

StampinCathy said...

Hey Ann,
Here is another one of my takes for this weeks challenge. I guess I'm making up for last week. (teehee)
Here's the link:
Thanks again for making me think out side the box.

The life of an ordinary girl said...

Hello Ann - here is my entry,
I accidently put it as GCA21 instead of 22.