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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Paper and Such Anniversary

A very Happy 1st Anniversary to all the peeps at Paper and Such! It's been a great year and I'm so happy that I've gotten the chance to participate in some of the challenges from the Design team this weekend. Go on over and check out the blog a get yourself a chance to win some new stamps. This is the first time I've stamped in about 5 months... so be gentle ;-) The first challenge was to make a birthday card.

For the birthday card I chose to use my Paper and Such poppies set. I colored the poppies with copics and broke out Spellbinders dies. This card is actually 5*7 so I could highlight as much of the image as possible. I "antiqued" the focal image with Tim Holtz distress ink.

The second challenge was a sketch challenge. Frankly, I hope I'm close on this one. I looked at the sketch Friday night, but didn't stamp until last night.. so I was working from memory.

I know, I know it's too early for Christmas. But I'm trying to be organized this year and am waaaaaaaayyy behind on the Christmas Card Challenge, so I decided to make this my Christmas card for one month. On this card I tried to combine traditional and modern by using the swirly trees image.

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll have more later to help celebrate the Paper and Such Anniversary.


Janice M said...

Great cards Alison!! You are spot on with the sketch and I love the way you antiqued the poppy image. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper and Such this weekend!

Julie said...

Goodness these are beautiful card! Your coloring is wonderful! So glad to see you playing along with our anniversary challenges this week!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Both cards are beautiful! Especially love your coloring on the poppies!! Thanks for playing along with us in our anniversary challenges at Paper and Such this week!!!