Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Papertrey Playhouse Challenge

I've whipped up a challenge at the Papertrey Playhouse blog! There's a fab prize in store for a random winner so please hop on by!

If any of you are like me, you have a drawer/box/bag (or two or three!) full of embellishments. I usually pop in once and a while for rhinestones or pearls but the rest go largely ignored.

I remember when I first realized that I preferred to make my own embellishments rather than buy them. I did a massive purge to get rid of soooo many things!

Still, there really are many wonderful embellies that one cannot pass by at the local scrapbooking store. So I definitely kept a few.  ;)

I decided to challenge myself, and anyone else interested, to use up an embellishment that has been sitting around gathering dust.

A cute little bee embellishment survived my purge and was the inspiration for this card. The mantra I used for the project was "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue."   ;)


Something Old: The sentiment is from Vintage Picnic Sentiments, a stamp set I purchased on one of my first PTI orders.  :D

Something New: I defined this as something I hadn't used before. Aside from the bee embellishment, the Picnic Plaid impression plate hadn't seen my Cuttlebug yet.

Something Borrowed: My friend, neighbor and PTI buddy, Stefanie, lent me her Friendship Jar Spring Fillers stamp set.

Something Blue: I used PTI's Blueberry Sky cardstock.

Now it's your turn!

The Challenge: Root through your existing, and perhaps decaying, embellishments to find something that inspires you! Link up the specific blog post or gallery image at the Papertrey Playhouse blog challenge post!

The Deadline: Tuesday, July 26th at 11:59pm MDT

The Prize: A random entrant (selected using random.org) will receive Papertrey Ink's 4th Anniversary stamp set, Botanical Silhouettes!
The winner will be announced at the Papertrey Playhouse blog on Wednesday, July 27th.

Thanks for stopping by!!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Blueberry Sky
  • Stamps: Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Background Basics: Gingham
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Fresh Snow
  • Dies: Lacey Ovals and Deckled Ovals (Spellbinders), Edgers #1, Double-Ended Banners
  • Copics: E55, 57, 59, Y21, YR23, YG11, 13, 17, T1, W1, 0
  • Other Tools: Picnic Plaid impression plate, bee embellishment (Recollections)

3 comments:

Karen B. said...

What an excellent mantra for a card! Great design, cute bee.

Deb said...

Great challenge!!! Love the concept of the card too!!! Can't waitto play along!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love the card, and the concept! Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to play. I'm so behind on everything these days. ;o)