22 July, 2009

A very Long Two Weeks

This last week has been so crazy. my mom ended up in the hospital a week ago Tues. and had some nasty tests run and then they sent her home and she was back the next morning. More tests and a long stay and she is finally back home now and she gets her first solid food today since last week. I hope she starts getting stronger now.

Now for this weeks projects. There are a few that I can't show yet that I did manage to finish. But for now I just have three projects. This first one is intresting in that I found a new blog called Pile It On http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ while I was blog hoping the other night. The idea is to combine as many sketches as you can on one card or layout. So for my card I used the colors required by Pile It On which is mostly Orange.
The sketch is Mojo Monday http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/ sketch # 96
Dutch Dare Card Challenges http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ challenge #56 is to use die cuts ( nesties for circle in center) or punches ( border punch at the bottom)
PaperPlay Challengeshttp://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ week #26 is favorite chocolate/candy mine is Chocolate Covered Orange Sticks.So I added Choco Chip cardstock to the mostly orange.
The next challenge is from 365Cards http://365cards.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-139-try-technique.html from last Fridays Try Something (Paper Piercing) which I did around the center circle and along the 3 strips of PP.
Finally the last challenge is from OCCChttp://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ Triple play, use at least 3 different embellishments. Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Mini Beads, all in the center of the flowers.
The papers I used for these challenges is Basic Grey Ambrosia and the Stamp I used for the flowers is from Verve Stamps.
Here is a close up of the flower centers that I did using rhinestone, Crystal Effects and Mini beads. OCCC triple play.

This is my first Layout for my Design Team work for Pages in Time http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com/profile/KarenMattison for July. You can get all the yummy supplies that I used in this layout at the Pages In Time Store. The papers I used here are Basic Grey Whisteria collection. For the background of the photos I painted out all the clutter with white acrylic and then I used a sharp awl to scratch the surface and then I doodled in pencil and filled in the lines with stickels.
The flowers are a combo of purchased flowers and die cut flowers that I layered up and enhanced with glitter pen and rhinestones. I just love making flowers. I distressed all the edges of the papers with distress ink. This layout is from Julie Bonner from 52sketches52weeks http://52sketches52weeks.com/ I just love her sketches, do check them out.

Last weekend there was a Christmas in July over at Pages In Time http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com/profile/KarenMattison and I feel awful because I didn't even get time to let you all know about it. I did manage to get one layout finished for it.

Have a great day everyone.


Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa!
So glad you found us @ Pile It On! Blog challenge. Your entry is gorgeous, so many luscious layers, just like oranges, all sweet!

Thanks for Playing with us at Pile It On!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

Sandie said...

Great card, love all the detailing and layers. Your layout is wonderful!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie M said...

Wow, Melissa - your card and LOs are fab. Love all the layering and detail and the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay.


P.S. Hope your Mum gets better and stronger soon.

An Zeelmaekers said...

i like your creations... There's an award waiting for you on my blog

ineke said...

wow... so many things you put on your card !!!!
very nice to see!!!
but... does it come allright to the receiver.. when you have posted it??
it looks sooo delicate...
and don't it cost a fortune on stamps???

Vickilyn said...

cute card! Love the butterflies!

Thanks for playing with us at PILE IT ON!!


raindropecho said...

These are beautiful creations! All the flowers look absolutely amazing and I'm glad that you joined us this week. Hope to see you back again :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Alecia Castro said...

Stunning work! Thanks for playing along with us at PIO this week!!

Amy Schultz said...

love the detail! Great use of the orange

Amy -- Pile It On DT

craftypagan said...

Fabulous! Beautiful flowers-your details are amazing. So glad you found us! Thanks for playing at Pile it On this week- and hope to see you again next time too! Hugs, Rowena-Pile it On dt

Maureen said...

Great card - love the flowers and butterflies! Your LOs are fantastic too!! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

me-bear said...

Wow! That's a lot of layers you used on your card! Great!
Thanks for joining DDCC this week.
xx Monica