Monday 9 August 2010

Challenge: Long & Tall


Time for a new challenge methinks! So after totally conquering our last challenge, are you ready for something a little different? I hope so!

For this fortnight's challenge we want to see your own takes on Long and Tall cards. I know myself I tend to get stuck in a pattern of making 4.25"x5.5" cards so like to break out every now and again and challenge myself to a different shape.

Here's my example:

OK I know this looks like a pretty uneventful card - I mean that chair is hardly inviting enough to make anyone feel better....hmmm.....I wonder if I could change that chair somehow....Oh c'mon you know me, I like a lil' bit of magic every now and again.....just pull up that terracotta ribbon....
....a bit more....


Card Recipe
Stamps: On My Couch/On My Couch Additions/Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Terracotta Tile/Versamark/Stazon Black
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow/Terracotta Tile/Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Acetate/Ripe Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon/ Fiskars Border Punch/Corner Rounder/Nesties/Fresh Snow Twill/Brads

Oh this card made my guy really smile so know it's gotta be suitable for giving to my Dad to cheer up his recovery after his stressful weeks in hospital.

Over to Kate:
"When I was looking through my PTI stamps for a good set to make a tall card with, I came across my little-used 'Take Three Spring' set and thought the three leaf images would be perfect for a bright and summery birthday card."

Stamps: Take Three - Spring
Card: Stamper's Select White/Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Colorbox chalk/Versamagic/Versafine Black
Other: Corner Chomper/Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder

And as our featured stamper for this month, here's Caryn's fabulous take on the challenge:
"I'm normally very square so this was a real challenge for me!! I used rustic cream for the base (half sheet of card folded in half lengthways), then with a mount of Pure Poppy layered with the spotty paper from the Rustic Snowflakes paper collection. I stamped the outline image of the large flower from Peaceful Poinsettias twice onto cream card and coloured them with ProMarkers (Berry Red and Ruby). The centres have been glittered with black fine glitter. The sentiment has been stamped and mounted on Rustic Cream and Pure Poppy and then the card has been finished with True Black twill ribbon."

Have we convinced you to join in our challenge yet? I hope so, but just in case you need some more persuading, if you live within Europe you could be the lucky winner of this:

A sheet of each design of PTI's Dotty Biscotti (6 sheets in total) plus a whole reel of Plum Pudding grosgrain ribbon!

OK so here are the deets:
* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. If you're having problems then just leave a comment with a link to your post featuring the project on your blog or online gallery.

* Worldwide entries are more than welcome to share the inspiration and can be in with a chance of being a Top 3 PTI Passionista, but unfortunately prizes can only be shipped within Europe!

* Challenge closes on Monday, August 23rd 2010 at 9.00am GMT

* A winner will be chosen at random to receive some PTI goodies! In addition to this, we'll select the top three creations we like the most and feature them on the Blog. The top three PTI Passionistas will have chance to display a Top 3 Passionista Blinkie on their own blog.

Have fun with this challenge - we can't wait to see what long and tall creations you come up with!

Aimes, Kate and Caryn


Emma said...

WOW ladies - you are getting TOO GOOD at the old card making thing lol!.

Aimes my little genius - totally blown away (again) by your ingenuity and breathtaking creativity.

Kate - absolutely sublime again, love the clean and sophisticated look and colours on this - wonderful stuff.

Last but no way least Caryn - your card is stuffed to the gills with class and sophistication - how stunning is the extra touch of black ribbon - gorgeous work

Amy Kolling said...

I LOVE the poinsettia's my FAVORITE!!

Margaret C said...

I LOVE the magic card!!! Hey, Aimes, I know you're on your hols but - from one teacher to another - you gotta keep those teaching gears in action ! A wee tut would fit the bill nicely - honest !!! Pretty please ???!!

Ginger Claire said...

Totally gorgeous inspiration girls - you're too good. I loved this challenge, as always. Thank you xxx

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Ooh adorable cards, I'm loving that chair Aimes, would love to snuggle up in that with a hot choccie! Kate I love your pastel colours and Caryn gorgeous flowers!
I can't wait to have a go as I always used to make DL cards but have had the "Square bug" a long time now!
Katie xx

Imke said...

Hi there, the Magig Card is really cool. But i like them all !!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Wow ladies... such an incredible eye candy!! :D
I must admit that I just about fit the requirements... I forgot about using PTI stuff when making this one, so I ended up with only PTI string... ACK!

Inkyfingers said...

Hi Girls,

Once again you have given us some great inspiration. Love them all, but the magic card is soooo clever.

Michelle said...

Lots of great ideas for tall cards ladies I think this is one we all get a bit stuck on.
Thanks for sharing xx

Chris said...

More gorgeousness as always!