Thursday, April 17, 2008

WHAT YOU'VE GOT CHALLENGE (WYG), LONG BALI BREEZE

Last week, I mentioned an upcoming challenge I had been working on with Joanne Basile, Just a Little Something, and Dawn Easton, Treasure Oiler Designz. The big day for the first "What You've Got" or "WYG" Challenge is finally here! Once a month, Joanne will be challenging Dawn and I to use a selection of Stampin' Up! supplies that we already own, "What You've Got" or "WYG". After we show you what we've come up with, the challenge is raised to YOU! The idea is to get inspired by the Stampin' Up! supplies you already have.

The first challenge Joanne issued to Dawn and I was to make a LONG card using Bali Breeze DP. By long card, we mean the size that fits into a standard business size envelope. My cards measure 4" x 9 1/4". Head on over to Joanne's blog, Just A Little Something for all the details of this fun challenge! I hope you'll play along with us! (The SCS keyword will be WYG.)

I ended up making two cards for the first WYG Challenge. The flower on this first card was created by simply cutting out the large flower from the Bali Breeze DP twice, layer and stagger the two, and adding Flower Fusion and a Turquoise Rhinestone Brad.
RECIPE
Stamps: Phrases for a Friend (Occasions Mini '08)
Paper: Bali Breeze DP, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: Flower Fusion, Turquoise Ice Circle Rhinestone Brad
Supplies: Stampin Dimensionals


This second card uses all the Old Olive patterns in the Bali Breeze DP pack with Rose Red accents. I don't think my Doodle This flowers look quite ripe, what do you think?! LOL! Yep, Old Olive flowers! Weird, huh?!


The Doodle This flower was stamped twice in Basic Black onto Bali Breeze DP then cut out and staggered. I curled the flower petals around a pencil for a 3-D appearance. A small Flower Fusion was placed in the center of each flower with an Old Olive Brad.


It's difficult to tell in the photo but there is Paper Piercing on the Rose Red CS strip above and below the Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
RECIPE
Stamps: Doodle This
Paper: Bali Breeze DP, Rose Red CS
Ink: Basic Black
Embellishments: Flower Fusion, Old Olive Brads, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Pencil
Supplies: Pop-Up Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensoinals

23 comments:

Tara said...

great cards!! I really love the rose & olive one...gorgeous! :)

Mauna said...

Nancy these cards are amazing!!! Sounds like a fun challenge. I
need to get more "what you got"
I thinks this will be fun!

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy! These are both GORGEOUS!! I love how you cut the flowers in the first one and the layered flowers in the second!! Fabulous my friend!!

Tiffany said...

Love these cards!!!! I really like the old olive flowers on the second one!!!

karenstamps@hotmail.com said...

Fun challenge and I love the cards you made--I'm going to have to play!

Tamara Follett said...

Those are both beautiful! I think that Bali Breeze is my favorite DSP. I have struggled with the paper that has that large flower on it though. It's just so big! I absolutely love how you used it! I know exactly what to do with that paper now!

Maria Matter said...

Great cards! Love the Bali B. and Rose Red together. Curling the petals was a great idea.

Angie Tieman said...

Love your challenge cards!!! Fabulous! That Doodle card is really amazing and has inspired me to dig that set out and play with it again! I *remember* how much I loved it and couldn't wait to get it! TFS!

Joanne B. said...

These are both really gorgeous Nancy! See, everyone likes your old olive flowers, they are so cool!!

Thanks so much for playing along!

Alexandra said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous Nancy - love how you used that bb paper, you ROCKED this challenge!! I was over at Joanne's and saw them all, you all did such beautiful jobs!!! I am off to try one myself!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Vicki said...

These are both just to cute for words! LOVE them both. The second one is stunning, in my HO!! Vicki Allgaier

Diane Gilbert (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Nancy I absolutely LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your olive flower card!!!! OMG it is amazing! I am for sure going to give this challenge a try!

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Cynthia said...

Wow I love both cards. But I really liked the green one the best. I might just have to give these a try thanks for sharing Cynthia

Rose Ann said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Nancy!! I love them both!!

Lynn said...

These are awesome cards and what a great idea! I like how you curled the flowers on the doodle card and used the felt flowers in the centers, very pretty!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both your cards are gorgeous!!! I will have to check out the challenge, you know I love them!!!

StampMom said...

Beautiful as always, Nancy -- love the Bali flowers with the font of the Phrases, they really work well together. :-)

Val said...

Awesomw cards. What a great idea for a challenge. I'm going to enjoy viewing all the entries for the WYG challenge!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous! I love them both, but that flower from the DP is really WOW!

I actually made a long card with Bali Breeze DP for Friday's LSC (but you weren't supposed to use DP!!!). So, now I will have to say it's for this challenge LOL!!

acreativeneed said...

Wow!! Fabulous cards, beautifully done!!
Deena

Dale said...

These are fabulous card Nancy; love the size of the card, colours are bold and beautiful and the depth of the card with the way you did both of the flowers.

Jenn Muraoka said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and the dimension there is in the card. The fusion flowers really adds that extra touch. The contrast is great! Mahalo for sharing.