Monday, 22 June 2009

Countdown to the Summer Stamping Star contest!

There's just a week to go before the launch of CHF's Summer Stamping Star contest so the DT girls thought we'd have a blog hop to help get you in the mood! We picked a challenge each and had a go ourselves. I picked the One Sheet Wonder (OSW) challenge.

Those of you who know me will probably realise that I have a problem with patterned paper. Not that I don't like it - I look at what other people do with it and it always looks lovely - but even if you give me free run of the latest Basic Grey, Graphic 45 or whoever, I'm almost guaranteed to suffer brain freeze :-/

So, why oh why did I pick the One Sheet Wonder challenge you might be asking. Well, I decided a challenge should be challenging, right?! I've never done a OSW before so I figured I should try it out. I found the first bit easy enough...

Four stamps, two inks and the tiniest touch of Warm Grey 1 Copic - one sheet of patterned paper, yay!

Ack! It's a sheet of patterned paper! Now what?!

I decided to keep it simple and just make a set of multi-purpose cards with a matching box. I drew a few lines on the back of the sheet and chopped it up into a variety of blocks and then paired it up with a strong colour. I decided to keep it simple for a graphic look - just paper, stamps and ink - no fancy embellishments.

I managed eight cards and decoration for a presentation box from my letter sheet. Here they are all together (the teal cardstock really is all the same colour - I was having problems with the sun believe it or not!).

I added "general purpose" sentiments to some of the cards and left the others with no sentiment at all so they could be used just to write a short note or sent for a "no occasion" kind of card.

Here are cards 1 - 4...

...and cards 5 -8

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Ornamental Beauty (Rummage Bin line)
Sentiments from various sets

Premium weight copy paper
Smooth white
Teal (Prism Papers)

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Slate)

Copic marker (Warm Grey 1)
Corner Chomper

Why not take a look and see how the other girls have tackled colouring, paper piecing, resist and scenic stamping? You might even find another One Sheet Wonder! Bek, Jen, Julia, Kristine, Lisa, Sherrie and Lisa are all playing today - have fun!

Thanks for visiting today and if you'd like details of the Summer Stamping Star schedule and rules, you can check those out here.


Sherrie said...

Whoa...did you ever get the most out of your OSW! Fabulous Joanne!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh my gosh! I love what you did with the one piece wonder!

This is very very inspirational and I have to bookmark this page!

Again, just love it!

Kaz said...

I really think you need to buy some patterned paper now Joanne as these all look fab.

Mona Lisa said...

Love these colors Joanne!

cookcreateread said...

OMG! I can't believe what you have done with one sheet of patterned paper! (well, I can believe it coz your stuff is always fab :D) Lovely cards Joanne! And all so different!

tracy said...

very nice joanne,nice and classy lookoing :)

Unknown said...

The are all so gorgeous, and you made it look so easy!!!
One sheet of paper and eight projects that is inspiring!!


Ruth Philps said...

never mind one sheet wonder you are an eight card wonder!!
Well done on getting over the block and producing such varied projects!!
I can't win with the sun eitherit's always too grey or too bright for my craft photos!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is awesome! I haven't done this in so long but I need to give it a try again!

lottie said...

Fabulous - I don't know how I will ever do anything like this

Carol Plume said...

wow Joanne what a fab selection you definately got a lot out of your one sheet and I just adore the teal cardstock. You have to look at the one sheet carefully to see where each part comes from - FAB!

Kathy said...

Fab job, Joanne! Must say it was a good job I was sitting down when I read what you'd challenged yourself with, hinny (my "roots" are showing....;))! lol lol

We'll get you converted to patterned paper yet, My Girl!

Janice said...

Well done Joanne, fab result from your really challenging challenge!

Karen said...

Wow Joanne, wonderful stuff. Perhaps we should all have to make our patterned papers now & again XXX

Traceyr said...

So many different designs from one sheet of patterned paper? You are an inspiration Joanne. :)

Anonymous said...

looks amazing to me!! And all the cards are breath taking too x

Lisa Silver said...

Fantastic job! I love how you really created a patterned paper that was so stand-alone lovely. All of your projects turned out wonderfully!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

These are absolutely wonderful - love your use of color and the clean cut design of your cards! I've never done this before either -thanks for the inspiration!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Joanne! Love how you made the paper from Ornamental Beauty. I never would have thought of it. And wow! 8 cards! Impressive!