Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Challenges again!


Thus week's Impression Obsession challenge is to create things for men and/or boys. I used this Labrador Retriever stamp, stamped simply with Memento Black Ink, and paired with a birthday sentiment from this set. I LOVE the wonderful detail on this Lab stamp. Mitra has some supremely talented stamp designers on her team, that's for sure!

For your chance to win $25.00 in stamps from Impression Obsession, check out the challenge guidelines right here. I hope you'll have a little time to see what the other designers have done for the "guy"challenge. Links to their blogs are on my sidebar on the right.


This week's Dreamweaver challenge, set by our Ms Pam, is to use lavender and grey together. I sprayed this Butterfly Duo stencil with Memories Mist Pansy Ink, then positioned it ink side down on glossy cardstock. I actually did several of these at one time. Once you have all the materials out, why not, right? I LOVE these "Memories Mist"inks, and once I used ONE, I was compelled to shop for many MANY more...lol...can you relate?


I wanted a little more definition to the butterflies, so I repositioned the stencil and paste embossed with glossy white paste. After sprinkling a little clear glitter over the wet paste, I was just tickled pink with the final result!


I hope you'll have a little time to see what the other Dreamweaver designers have done for the grey and lavender challenge. Links to their blogs are on my sidebar.

Linking to these challenges today:

Fab and Funky (free theme)
Simon Says (things for a male)
Gingersnap Creations (shopping)
Charisma Cardz (something that flies)
Alphabet Challenge (D is for Dogs)

Thank you so much for visiting today. I wish you a day of peace and pleasure, doing whatever you love.

25 comments:

Julie Koerber said...

I just love that dog image Deborah -- it makes such a fabulous card without a ton of effort. Your clean and simple design is just perfect for it!

Shirley said...

The male card is so absolutely male and the butterfly is gorgeous. I love the technique you used for it too! I am so truly sorry about your friend, Deborah. One of life's hardest experiences for me.

Liz Martin said...

Your cards are beautiful, as always, Deborah, and the Memories Mist butterflies especially so. Sorry to hear the sad news about your pooch.

Rica said...

So sorry about the loss of your beloved dog, it's heart rending when you lose a pet.
Your butterfly card is beautiful, a wonderful technique and your results are amazing!!!

So glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Shannon White said...

Wonderful image for your Masculine card.. So sorry to hear about the loss of your Pup. It' so hard to say goodbye to our four legged family members.

Big Hugs to you!
Shannon

Louise said...

Beautiful cards Deborah, the butterflies turned out great. So sorry about your dog.

Niinu said...

Hi from Finland! I love your card(but even more I love picture of your sweet dog:),it´s so simple but beautiful!

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card, Deborah. Love that technique. So very sorry to hear about you losing your dog. Hugs.

Laura Drahozal said...

Very beautiful cards, Deborah. I love those Memory Mists. They are even more beautiful when contrasted with the glitter. I really like that IO dog stamp, too. So sorry to hear about your loss. Losing any loved one is tough.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Deborah, so sorry about your pet. They become such a part of our family, don't they? Your doggie picture is beautiful and so is the butterfly card with the ink transfer technique. You are in my thoughts.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous cards thanks for joining us at Alphabet chalenge this week xx

Sonia said...

Wow! great image. You did a fabulous card.
Thanks for joining at ALPHABET Challenge.
Sonia DT

Wendy said...

This is a stunning, stunning card Deborah!!!! Great job!!!!! I hope you are well!!!

Katie said...

Great Impression Obsession stamp, perfect for a male card! I love what you did with the butterfly card. It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Katie

Barbi MacDonald said...

Hi Deb, sorry to read about your loss, my deepest sympathy, our furries are such a big part of our lives.
Your cards as always are beautiful, love the butterflies.
hugs from me and kitties

Vee said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Merry said...

Oh wow Deborah, these cards are beautiful. i so love the dog image, amazing detail. Those butterflies are so pretty.

Jennifer said...

Really gorgeous creations you have here....thanks for playing at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

Emma H said...

These are both great cards, I can't decide which I like more! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Deborah what a gorgeous card and technique. love it and it is amazing.
greet Marja

~Stacy said...

hee hee I have that stamp... and I almost used it. just got the too dark to read inside a dog sentiment yesterday so planning on pairing them soon :)

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Deborah! Stunning cards! I especially love the watercolory look you created for the butterfly card! Super! :-)

Leah the Orange said...

these are beautiful! the dog looks fantastic, and i LOVE the techniques you used for the butterfly card! thanks for sharing it with the Charisma Galz!

Mahmood Ali said...

Amazing so gorgeous!!! its looking fabulous... i like blue color...
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happyglitzygirl said...

Great Dog image and wonderful card, thanks so much for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde