Sunday, February 20, 2011

Challenge #11 - Colors: Red and White

I am so excited that so many of you entered my last challenge.  The winner will be announced either late Monday or Tuesday morning.  The winner will be picked by a random generator.  Hopefully if you did not win that you will come back for this challenge and future challenges.

Challenge #11 continues with an aspect of what we think about when we think of February.  It is "Colors: Red and White".  The entries to this challenge should emphasizes the colors red and white.  You may use additional colors, but it is the red and white that should draw your attention.  The entries really should not be Valentines as that was the last challenge.  Again, I will use the random generator to pick the winner of the prize.  Using this method gives equal chance not only advance stampers, but beginners as well.

I am pleased to announce that this challenge is being sponsored by Scrolls Work stamps.  Jacque at
Scrolls Works has given a couple of stamps for the winner to use on her next project.
Here are some cards to to inspire you.
This card uses a couple of stamps from Scrolls Work. The background illustrates the Millieflori technique which is in the February / March Technique Junkies Newsletter.  Coloring was done with Copics.  The red lace was made with a Martha Stewart punch.
The challenge theme this week is red and white, but not a Valentine. I decided to go green with this card. How does green turn into red and white? Easy. When you die cut images or shapes there are often left over pieces that you do not use. The background frames were left when I used the shape and the middle shape was left when I cut the shape out of a card front. They fit together perfectly to make the background of my card. I used a frame embossing folder to decorate the corners. As for the bird, the Tim Holtz' die contains a bird and a birdcage. I used the birdcage elsewhere and kept the bird. The gold lacy panel was just left over when I changed my mind. I think the pieces worked well to create my card. All I needed to add was the card base and the sentiment key which says "Joy". (In real life, the red of the bird and the red of the paper are closer in color. I don't know what happened with the scan.)


  1. Red and White and Scroll Works Stamps, well if this is not perfect for my Harry! Lovely inspiration from the DT!

  2. Two fabulous cards. xx

  3. Great cards ladies. Thanks for the great challenges Vicki, I'm trying to become a regular.

  4. Great cards. I joined in also. I would love to have those stamps!