Saturday, June 6, 2009

Papertrey Princesses Challenges 2 & 3


The idea behind a challenge is just that, to make it challenging! I found these both difficult, but that is the point. :)
The first card is a one layer creation. I hope adding the strip of twill isn't cheating, it is one layer of paper, although I wanted to paper piece the teapot so badly! 
I was smiling the entire time I was creating as I hadn't stamped in over a week, such a great reminder of the pleasure we get from our hobbies. 
I enjoyed mixing stamp sets and I pulled out my Spots & Dots for the first time, and I used the Life stamp set too. I left it out because I want to use it again after I put up this post. 
For the second card, we were supposed to challenge ourselves to pull out a stamp set that was collecting dust. That would be my holiday tag set from 2008. I never have used it, although I like it very much, I just never feel inspired by it. I mixed four colors for it including hibiscus, Spring Moss, Aqua and Spring Rain, oh, White craft too for the polka dots. Thanks for looking.

15 comments:

IamDerby said...

Two gorgeous cards!!! Love that second one, with all those yummy colors.

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...you were a busy, and successful, stamper today.... they are both fabulous....

Traci M said...

What a challenge for sure, Peggysue, first a one layer, then combining backgrounds to make your own, such pretty colors too!
I'm glad to know you stamped today, and I can picture you with that never ending smile, you keep stamping, I always love to visit you here!

Stephanie said...

Great cards - just love that sentiment with the teapot!! I find one layer cards tricky, too - but you did a great job with the challenge!!

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

both cards are adorable, PS! I especially love the color combination in the teapot card.

Belinda said...

Oh ao lovely! Love the fun base for the teapot!

Diane said...

Very nice job! Your colors look so yummy!!!

Elizabeth said...

I love both cards - but especially the teapot. One layer/no layer cards are very hard to do. The creative parts of our brains want us to add one more detail. Nice job.

Grace said...

Oh they both are so cute! I think the ribbon was the perfect touch on the first one! Combining bg's IS a challenge! I'm glad you finally got some stamping time in!!!

Diane said...

Very cute cards. The challenges were....challenging! But you did a fabulous job.

Melissa said...

These are very pretty! I love how you used the tag on the second one!

The Mama Monkey said...

What fun challenges! The second one is my favorite...I love those primas!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!! Great job on both challenges!!

Mary said...

Really like your teapot card! That's a stamp set I've been eyeballing but haven't given in yet. Love the colors you used on the card -

Leah said...

Love both the cards, the colors are just so pretty!