Tuesday 26 July 2011

Challenge : Sky's the Limit!

Hello peeps and welcome to a new challenge here at A Passion for Papertrey. Thank you again for your stunning entries into our last summertime challenge - it gets harder and harder to pick a top three every time!

So what's this new challenge all about I hear you ask? Well, this time, the sky's the limit! If you can find it in the sky then you can enter our challenge with it!!! Birds, butterflies, aeroplanes, balloons, clouds, rain, sun, rockets, stars...... the list is endless. So come on and join in the fun - get those stamp sets and dies out and show us what you've got. Here's some inspiration to whet your appetite....

Stamps: Fly Away, Everyday Classics, A Little Argyle (spot strip). Hero Arts stars background.
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Lemon Tart, Memento black.
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft (PTI); Craem and blue (from stash)
Others: PTI coaster, Fly Away die set, Stars die set

I started with a cream card base and stamped the Hero Arts stars background stamp over it in Lemon Tart to give a subtle background. I die cut and stamped the aeroplane from a PTI coaster and coloured it with ProMarkers. The stars were cut using the Seeing Stars dies and layered up over a strip of kraft card and blue Bazzil from my stash. You may not see it but I stamped the word "Ben" (my nephew) using the Simple Alphabet stamp set onto the plane to personalise a bit for his birthday.

Over to Aimes
"Ok so I'm gonna 'fess up that I cheated I took a pretty loose interpretation of this challenge....forgive me? Well the good news is that if I can get away with this without both Caryn and Kate telling me off then you can too *wink*

Card Deets
{Celebrate Your Day!}
Stamps: Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Vellum Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Bling (Hero Arts)/White Gel Pen (Ranger)/Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

I think at a push I could suggest the bling represents stars that you can find in the night sky, the vellum represents the clouds you can find in the day sky and the different shades of blue represent the sky at different times of the day. Do you think I've dug myself outta this yet? LOL!

Colour blocking is such a big trend right now and that's what inspired this design. I'm thinking of making a set of these in different colours with different sentiments as the design was pretty easy to make and a great way of using up those scraps ..."

Over to Kate
"Our poor Kate was last seen under a mountain of boxes looking for the phone to set up her broadband...LOL! She's recently moved and we're hoping that she'll be settled soon and back to Blogland before we know it :)"

And the prize???

The challenge rules:
* All entries must contain at least one PTI product to qualify (please state what is PTI as sometimes for us it's hard to tell :D)

* To enter, use our inlinkz thingy at the bottom of this post. Please leave the correct URL for your entry post and not just your generic blog address! 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 8th 2011 at 9.00am GMT

* As well as a randomly picked winner, 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.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Caryn, Kate and Aimes


Anonymous said...

Fun challenge! Can't believe I'm the first to enter too - I'm never first for these things, hehe ;)
Great DT inspiration as ever, Rx

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oooh! Amazing stuff!!