Thursday, January 16, 2014

SC CHA Challenges

There are some CHA challenges going on over at Studio Calico, although they close today, so you need to hurry if you want to play along.

My first project is for the card sketch.

I used the BG Clippings 6x6 pad.  The main panel is a piece of very thin striped paper that I laid a Dreamweavers stencil over and lightly sponged.  Since I really love that stencil image, I wanted the panels in the card to be very subtle.  I cut three pieces of vellum, ran them through my Xyron and adhere them over top of the stenciled paper.

I used a bold color for the pennant pice in the back and kept it square because I think that fits this CAS card a bit better.  Another sheet of patterned paper as a mat and some sequins/patterned and vellum circles finished this off.  Sitting those pearl sequins inside the larger ones adds a bit of interest and adds just a touch of color as opposed to if the entire larger colored sequin was showing.

I'm going to link this card up over at Dreamweaver's also, they have a CAS challenge this month.

Next a layout.  This challenge was more for Project Lifer's, to use a photo taken with their phone, but since I don't do PL, I just went with a traditional layout, hopefully that counts.  

These photos were taken with my iPhone back in March when we were visiting Andrew's family.  Andrew ran track in college, so we stopped by to check out the new facility.  The girls of course had a great time trying it out and Ellie had to lay down in Lane 5 (as she was five at the time for a photo op).  Ellie says she wants to run when she gets to high school (Andrew is a coach), she also says she wants him to be her Social Studies teacher and that they will ride to school together everyday.  I need to record these things....

Anyway, this is a mishmash of BG papers (there's some Carte Postale, RSVP, and Persimmon), a little vellum, and some Elle's Studio.  For the tabbed paper I just traced an Elle's tab tag and cut it out.  really easy.  I kept this one really CAS.  I thought about stitching, but my bobbin is almost out of thread, and for some reason I hate to be bothered winding bobbins, so when that happens I tend to avoid my sewing machine.

OK, that's all for today.  Have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used

Paper/Cardstock:  BG - Clippings 6x6 Pad; Avery Elle - Silver Fox Cardstock; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Filigree
Ink:  Versafine - Smokey Gray; CTMH - Juniper
Other:  Dreamweaver's - Tree Line Stencil; Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods Sequins; CTMH - Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; EKSuccess - Dimensional Adhesive

Paper/Cardstock:  BG - Persimmon, Carte Postale, and RSVP collections; Recollections - Vellum
Other:  Elle's Studio - Penelope Frames; BC - Carte Postale 12x12 Collection Pack Alpha sheet; AC - Amy Tangerine Hello Thickers, 08 Black Journaling Pen


  1. wow this is incredible.. awesome designing Miriam.. thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Love how you used the stencil on the card!! And the layout is awesome!!

  3. Awesome projects, Miriam! I love the look of the stencil with the vellum overlay on the card.

  4. Lovely work Miriam! Thanks for joining our CAS challenge this month.

  5. I love what you did with the forest stencil. This makes a striking card!

  6. Lovely take on the sketch Miriam!
    and you know how much I love these colors!
    Fantastic page as well, thanks for a double dose of inspiration today ;)

  7. I'm kinda loving that you're posting every day recently! Always fun to see your creations! :)

  8. These are so beautiful!! LOVING those trees on your card!!!!!!!

  9. Great projects, Miriam! I love the card. Gorgeous design. And the layout made my heart sing. You see, when my daughter was about that age, she also went to a track meet and was captivated by the pole vaulters. That's all she talked about for years! When she was old enough she became a vaulter. She set school records, won tournaments and was even scouted by colleges. And all because she loved that track meet. Watch out....they grow up fast

  10. Very cool card, good luck w/the link up. And I'm loving the blog make over too Miriam, the arrows are super fun.

  11. Love how different this design is, Miriam! Thanks for showing us another usage for this very popular stencil, and for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge.

  12. This is stunning.... I absolutely adore that Background :)

  13. LOVE your journaling all over the page, it's so engaging. Cool technique on your card too. Those vellum panels give just enough interest!

  14. Love the stencil card Miriam! It looks great on that striped paper with the vellum over it!

  15. Thanks for joining our challenge this month Miriam...your creation is wonderful!!!