Monday, June 22, 2009

My Sunday StampTV challenge card and some exciting news too!

After being out of town last week-end, having to work all week, and then having my husband's Birthday Friday and Father's Day today I have been a little busy trying to catch up on home and more importantly stamping!!! I finally got a change to do the StampTV challenge's I always try to do on Sunday. I combined the Color Challenge hosted by Jennie and the sketch challenge hosted by Jessica. Both were great challenges ladies. Here is my card:

I wanted to play with my new StampTV Kit stamps so this flower bucket was my choice to go with the colors I picked from the Vera Bradley bag and I think I followed the sketch challenge pretty close. It 's a good thing that there are no sketch police on StampTV :)

I used the super Bright Summer Grunge digital paper that I ordered when I ordered my StampTV Kit. I picked three coordinating papers for my challenge. I chose the blue polka dot for my main background dp and then chose the orange and blue for my corner piece. The brown and orange was my choice for the strip at the bottom. I colored my main image with copic markers and sponged with Adirondak Sunset Orange ink and Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink.

I mounted all of my dp on black for contrast and mounted my main image on black just 1/8 in larger than the image, mounted that on white making the bottom an inch longer than the main image and mounted that all on black. I tied a knot in my medium wide turquoise satin ribbon and adhered it to the white panel below my main image.


Now for my exciting news! For those of you who follow my blog, you know that I have been creating projects for a Guest DT call at Hanna Stamps. Hanna Stamps decided to try having people audition for the guest designer positions for the next six months, starting in September. The first round of auditions was to create cards and post them to SCS and your blog linking back to the DT call. This round ended yesterday June 20th. From this round there were supposed to be 8-10 people chosen to continue to the second round. From what I saw and the judges stated there were so many great projects that they ended up choosing 15 ladies to continue to the next round and ......I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES!!!!!!!

I am so excited to get to go to the second round. Now we will be sent a never before released stamp set and we have to create 3 projects, one of which can not be a card. We have a while before the projects have to be completed. The final 6 will be chosen from these projects. The 6 will each get a 2 month assignment as guest designer, isn't that cool?! Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow with a preview of a KLM Digital Design pretty ballerina that is being released June 22.



Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome, Congrats on makiong it to the first round, I can't wait to see what you come up with for the next. You go girl .I know you will go farrrrrr

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Good Luck!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Congrats, Cathy! And good luck! Bella's are such fun stamps. Can't wait to see what you create for the next round.

Love your gorgeous STV card!