Friday, April 9, 2010

Hemidemisemi . . . you know! Challenge 8!


No, those aren't my cuties, but they belong to Becky Oehlers (and one day I'm going to ask her how she pronounces her name! :)) She is using her darling daughters' Easter dresses as the inspiration this week for her challenge. I chose the top dress, black and white polka dots with New Leaf! Had fun with that color combination and the great thing about pushing yourself to try new challenges is it gets you out of your stamping 'box.' I normally wouldn't reach for those colors, I trend much more to pinks and cream and such. So this was fun! Thanks Becky!

Here is my card, I chose one of my favorite and early PTI sets, Green Thumb for those cute boots, cannot get enough of those garden boots, along with a new set, the Dahlias. I think I just like those boots so much because I really enjoyed puddle stomping when I was a little girl. My daughter has the cutest little set of pastel striped rain boots herself . . . ahem! Have to pass these traditions along you know!
My struggle was incorporating the button in a good place and I'm still not completely happy with it, but there you go. I stamped the toe and top portion of the boot in versamark and embossed it with irridescent ice EP for some shimmer, did the same thing on the New Leaf scalloped circle behind it, stamped it with the tiniest set of dots from the Polka Dot I set and embossed it just for a little added interest. Thanks for looking and hope you can play this week too!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Dahlias, Polka Dots, Green Thumb
Paper: Black, White, New Leaf, PTI DP
Ink: white craft (someone please make me order a new reinker, I'm out!), versamark
Other: Irridescent Ice EP, white detail EP, white ribbon, PTI new leaf buttons, petite scalloped circle nestabilities

19 comments:

Cammie said...

Peggysue, I love your take on the challenge! I like those embossed dots on the scalloped circle, and you chose the perfect place for the button. Have a great weekend!

resmith said...

Wonderful take on Becky's challenge. Great job!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Peggysue, this is absolutely FABULOUS!! Wonderful, creative take on the challenge!

Mariana said...

Such a wonderful and fresh combination of colors, a beautiful card!

SnappyStamper said...

Peggysue, you're so sweet to visit my blog & comment! I've just been perusing your blog & I love it! And I think your button is right where it should be - perfect!Great job on the challenge & I'm putting you in my google reader so I won't miss any of your posts!

Lee Anne said...

This is a really nice project! I love how you used the rain boots!

Jennifer Carter said...

Oh, how fun! Love the addition of those boots to the card!

Anika said...

Isn't this a great challenge!?!? Your card looks great!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Excellent take on this challenge! I love your card. The boots are one of my favorites also from Green Thumb. I noticed you added polka dots to the green circle too. I also think your buttons are in a perfect spot!

Terri said...

Nice job! I love those boots too!

Ros said...

This is just brilliant! really unique...

Sharron said...

What fun that you chose Green Thumb. Sadly I haven't used that set in ages--and it has such wonderful images. Love how you added all the extra polka dots and embossing. Great creative take on this challenge!

megspaulding said...

So cute, love the colors and those booties are to cute! Great job with the challenge!

JazzyH said...

How cute!

Dana said...

Ahhh those boots are perfect PeggySue. Whay can't I think of clever things like that?!

Laurie said...

What a great take on the challenge!! I love those boots!

The Mama Monkey said...

What a fun color palette to play with! Love your boots...and the button totally works!

Kristine said...

OH, this has got to be one of my FAVORITE cards! LOVE black/white polka-dots and the green is so striking against it too! VERY CUTE!! :)

Stephanie said...

I've been enjoying Becky's challenges & can't wait for summer vacation where I'll have the time to play along! The green, black, and white combo is one of my favorites - both on cards & in my wardrobe :)