Sunday, August 9, 2009

GCA #53 - Sometimes We Need Limits!!

Hello All!! Sorry for the late post, but I got caught up in my craft room cleaning and organizing!!
Finally, here is my sample for this week's GCA!!! I started with a card base of Old Olive and then layered it with Crushed Curry and WW. I really like how Old Olive, Summer Sun and Ruby Red go together so I thought I would try it with Crushed Curry! Perfect!
I used the Birds w/leaves die for my bird and branches, and the "brads" are punched out of Ruby Red with the 1/4" circle punch. I used the Friendly Words jumbo wheel and Teeny Tiny Wishes. My bird is popped up with dimensionals. I am also entering this card in this months So Shelli Creative challenge. Click on the link for more info.

This week we are going to have limits to what you can, and cannot, have on your card. Think back to the early days when you just started stamping. Did you have every single tool, stamp set, color or embellishment? Probably not! I know I didn't, but did I want it all!! (That hasn't changed much!)

For this week you are to create a card, or project, using the following limits:

* No more than 3 layers - not including your base card

* No use of designer specialty paper

* Brads are the only embellishment (dimensionals, glue dots, etc are ok)

* Die cuts and punches are ok - no dry embossing with CB, Big Shot, etc

* No more than 2 stamps/stamp sets used. Background stamps count as a stamp.

So, the challenge this week is to make a card, project or scrapbook within the limits posted above, 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 15, 2009 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner through a random drawing and post the next Sunday.

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, Stampin' Addicts or Paper Craft Planet, please put GCA53(NO SPACE IN BETWEEN GCA AND 53) 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!! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!!!

Happy Stamping!!!



Butterfly Girl said...

Wow! Very nice with the SIP challenge! I love it! Thanks also for stopping by my blog and saying hi! Made my day. :)

StampinCathy said...

I just love your card. I was starting to upload my project and realized I used DP. So back to the drawing board. LOL
I received my fun package today. Wow it was like opeing a Christmas present. Thanks for all the awesome goodies and the beautiful cards.

StampinCathy said...

Ok here is my second attempt at the challenge.

Thanks for a wonderful challenge.