Thursday, September 10, 2009

Paper Craft Planet Super Nova - Blog Hop

Tonight I have some bittersweet news to share.... one of our Paper Craft Planet Super Novas is leaving the Planet. Melanie Muenchinger has been on the Paper Craft Planet Design Team since the Planet launched last year, but with mounting family and design commitments she needs to scale back on her other teams to focus on illustrating for Gina K Designs. So, as a little farewell, the PCP Girls are throwing a going-away "Best Wishes" bash in the form of a blog hop featuring two of Melanie's newest stamp sets: "A Year of Leaves," and "School, Sports, Spirit!"

Also, Gina K is sponsoring a challenge in conjunction with this blog hop over on Paper Craft Planet with a chance to win either of these new sets. Upload a new project you create with a best wishes or good luck theme to the PCP gallery by Monday night, September 14th at 10:00 p.m. with the tag GKDBW. (Here is a tutorial on adding pictures to the gallery if you need it!) A winner will be announced on Tuesday and that person will have their choice of one of Melanie's new sets. Good luck!

For my card, I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge for my layout, but chose to make my own version of a Scrapling for the complete design. When I make a square card, it's generally made to fit the 5" envelopes I keep on hand, so I cut my cardstock 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" and fold in half for a perfect fit. From an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock this leaves me with a piece measuring 8 1/2" x 3 3/8" and I fold that in half to create my version of a Scrapling.

I stamped several leaves from the A Year of Leaves set using black Staz-On ink on watercolor paper, then watercolored each leaf with an aquapainter and some dye inks. I really love how they turned out! I must watercolor more often! :)
Please see more samples that my Super Nova Sisters created with Melanie's stamp sets by visiting their blogs...


And you can stop by the challenge gallery to check out all the samples and entries for the contest here.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for the Stamp Simply challenge, coming right up!

Happy stamping!








Stamps: A Year of Leaves (Melanie Muenchinger design for Gina K Designs)
Cardstock: Really Rust, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, designer paper (Stampin' Up!), watercolor paper (Bienfang)
Inks: Jet Black Staz-On ink, Versamagic Jumbo Java (Tsukineko), Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: jumbo rick-rack (Creative Impressions), oval punches (Stampin' Up!), Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug embossing folder (ProvoCraft), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), brads (Making Memories), button (craft supply).

16 comments:

Sankari W. said...

Tammmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyy!!!! I LOVVVVEEEEEEEEE your card - your coloring totally rocks my boat! Love every single leaf-licious detail!!! You SO rock!!!! LOVE the way you rocked the sketch!!! You Rock Tammy!!!!
Hugs, smiles and a diet coke cheers!!!
Sankari :)

Kim Burmeister said...

Love it, Tammy! Love how you used the leaves as background paper for the layering! Great colors!

Adela said...

Tammy, I love the colors you used and the textured background paper is so perfect. Beautiful job, Tammy!

Lori said...

Ooooh, your watercolored leaves are fabulous, Tammy!

Bev J. said...

Love the embossed background with the prettily colored leaves-nice fallish card! tfs

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful. Fall is my favorite season and your leaves are just so realistic looking. Love the embossing on the background too.

Melanie said...

love these colors Tammy and the embossing and dotted prints and button add so much1 Your waercolri beautiful, yes, you should do it more often! :) thanks for playing in the leaves !!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fabulous Tammy. What a great design and such lovely papers to go along with your images. That ric rak is a fantastic addition!

Mercy said...

tammy...what a stunning fall card! great colors, dp, and watercoloring! thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

wendyp said...

LOVE it! Awesome sketch, love that gorgeous cuttlebugged background! Absolutely AWESOME!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a beautifully creative card!! Love your watercolored leaves and that button is just the perfect finishing touch!! Awesome creation! I'll have to check this challenge out a little closer ... wishing Melanie well!!

LeAnne said...

Tammy, this is beautiful! (You see why I like watercoloring!?) A great layout and love the leaves--I will have to check out that set!

Jen Tapler said...

So So pretty Tammy!! Love the colors, the coloring, the embossed background, everything!!! AWESOME card!!

Barbara said...

Oh, my, you've been a busy girl!! Love this, Tammy. Those leaves are scrumptious and your coloring rocks!

Pam Varnell said...

Wowzers. This is lovely. Love the way you did the main image panel. Thanks so much for playing along with us on the sketch challenge. Hugs!!

Jessica said...

Tammy, what a beautiful card! Your coloring ROCKS!!!