PPA106 and Some News!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I found the challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts a bit intriguing.  The title of the challenge is Dress For Success.

And isn't this little kitty adorable all dressed up with his necktie?  Our challenge was to use one piece of designer series paper, one punch, one sentiment.  That sounded like fun and it's not the sort of challenge I usually do, so I wanted to give it a try.

I thought it would be easier if I chose my designer series paper first then let that inspire my card.  I used the new Berry Blossomss paper and chose the page in shades of Wisteria Wonder. 

Once I decided on the Wisteria Wonder I hit a mini road-block.  I wasn't at all sure what I wanted to do next.  I was pretty sure that I wanted to use the Fancy Flower punch with a stamp from the Posy Punch set, but I didn't know what color I wanted it to be or what sentiment I wanted to use. Then I remembered that Calypso Coral looked pretty good with Wisteria Wonder and so that's what I stamped my flower with.  I thought that the center of the flower needed a little something extra so I broke out my long-neglected Sweet Stitches fabric brads and attached the Wild Wasabi polka-dotted one.
And I've got some exciting news to share.  Lesley from Always Playing With Paper has decided to create a new sketch challenge blog, Freshly Made Sketches, and has invited me to be a member of the Design Team!  I have long admired her work and I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw her email inviting me to participate.  The whole idea is to make a project with clean lines...not necessarily clean and simple...just "clean."   Our first challenge will be on September 7th and I hope that you can join us then!

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to stamp today!

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4 Responses to “PPA106 and Some News!”

Erna said...

Your card turns out very cool dear!!
Congrats to you for your design membership to the new challenge blog!! You deserve it!!

Allison said...

Beautiful card - perfect for the challenge.
Congrats on your joining the team, can't wait to see it!

Kim O'Connell said...

YAY! A new sketch challenge! Congrats on your DT position, Jen! I am away in the White Mountains and can't stand being away from all of my crafty things......especially with all this depressing rain ruining our vacation! Total withdrawal!

Vicky Hayes said...

Great card Jen - I love the bold Calypso Coral flower against the muted background. Congratulations on your new DT position - sounds like a great new challenge site.