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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Garden Party for August 5

Its Garden Party time - where a magazine clipping plucked from the "Inspiration Shoe Box" is used as inspiration for a card.

Here is the picture from last week. And I'm very excited to say two people played along this week.

Tiffany used the Odd Bird Planet stamp "Short House" to create a lovely card. You can see it HERE. All that paper piecing is amazing.

Tanya created a lovely Christmas card (Christmas?? Ackkk.... its coming....). You can see her wonderful card HERE (scroll down). And stop by and tell her congratulations. She just got a project published!

Well - here is my attempt at a card. Oh my - its bright. The paper is from my stash. The green is Bazzill, not sure where the hot pink came from.

I used the Inkadinkado Little Critters stamp set for my dragonfly. I really like all the patterns on these bugs. Cute set.

The Matte is cut with my Spellbinders Nestibilities. And the scalloped top and bottom is made with the Threading Water Boarder punch.

I created the dotted background paper with two new pencil erasers and my lightbox and grid technique. You can read more about using the grid HERE.

The inks are Memento Pear Tart and Rose bud. I LOVE those new inks.

So here is next week's photo.

I think I tore it out originally because of the umbrella, but here is the whole thing in case the little girl inspires you.

If you would like to play along, just post a comment here with a link to your creation - and I'll link you up next week.


Tiff said...

WOW, I just love the technique using eraser heads!!!! I was just asking myself if I had a dot to use as a background!!!! TFS :)

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding!! Fabulous artwork!

Tiff said...

Here are two of my creations for your challenge!!! The first draws inspiration from the little girls ensemble and the second from the umbrella: http://ftirwinstampin.blogspot.com/2008/08/petit-chou.html and http://ftirwinstampin.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-heart-limes.html

Thanks for the fun challenges!