October 31, 2010

Curtain Call Act 54 & Mojo Monday 162

Welcome back, friends!  It's time for another round of the Curtain Call Color Challenge!  This week Stacey has picked a warm collection of fall hues, based on this sweet little pumpkin centerpiece.

I used the Mojo Monday sketch, opting for the square version as I am still circle phobic!  I used PTI's 2009 Autumn Tags to stamp the wreath image and sentiment, then colored the leaves with my Prismas.  See that cute, stamped background pattern?  It comes from a little set of $1 stamps by Studio G, found at Michaels.  It doesn't line up as easily as larger stamps, and the quality obviously isn't as good as more expensive versions, but for price it works for me!

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Cajun Craze, More Mustard), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (2009 Autumn Tags), Studio G (background stamps)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Martha Stewart (Pumpkin), Versamark
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Limitless Layers dies, Woodgrain impression plate), EK Success (border punch)
Accessories:  Queen & Co. (rhinestones), thread
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, OMS

Here's how it was made:

1.  Cut square card base from Cajun Craze cardstock.  Cut a slightly smaller square from cream cardstock, impress with woodgrain pattern, and adhere to card base.
2.  Cut blocks from cream, Mustard, and Cajun cardstock.  Stamp background pattern in Versamark onto Mustard strip, then stamp in orange ink onto cream strip.  Punch bottom edge of Cajun strip.  Layer all three strips on card front, adhere, then stitch.
3.  Die cut or punch a 1.75 in circle from cream cardstock.  Stamp with image and sentiment.  Color image.  Die cut or punch a slightly larger scalloped circle from Cajun cardstock (I used PTI's Limitless Layers).  Adhere cream circle to Cajun circle, then attach the whole thing to the card front with foam adhesive.
4.  Embellish one corner with orange rhinestones.

That's it!  The finished product looks fairly simple, but it took me forever to come up with the right arrangement of colors and stamped patterns!

The Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:

Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life
Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage
Teresa Kline at Enjoy the VA Sunshine

and October Guest Designer, Karen Thomas at Luv to Stamp.  (And be sure to give Karen some extra love this week, as it is her last week with us as a Guest Designer!)

...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge creation using Mr. Linky over at Stacey's Stamping Stage.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!


Karen said...

Hey there my gorgeous friend!

Just LOVE what you've done this week with the challenge and I am SO JEALOUS you have those dies from PTI! I realllllllly want them! lol

Luv Karen

Marisa said...

Great use of the mojo sketch and these colours, Christina :)

Jenny said...

very pretty card, love the colors :) :) :) :) :)

Teresa Kline said...

great use of this weeks colors....perfect...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Laurie said...

Christina this is gorgeous! I love your background stamp! That looks amazing! Beautiful card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. Love the lay-out you used ( I almost did the circle one)... great papers and images. :o)

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You rocked the Sketch and the colors Christina!!! How cool that we even used the same Rhinestones :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Lindsay said...

Lovely Christina! I love what you did with the colors!

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty! I love the different patterned papers with that sketch!

Unknown said...

Beautiful fall card!! Fabulous take on those colors and sketch Christina!

Nance Leedy said...

It may have taken you forever to line up the patterns and colors (I can relate!) but you've made it look totally effortless. Great use of the colors and the wreath is beautiful! Sorry I've been an absent commentator--I'm back!

Amy Kolling said...

I just don't know what to say....love these fallish colors!! You did a great job with square.....I soo shy away from the circle/square card thing!

Vickie Z said...

Love the layout and great job with the colors!!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a fun and whimsical design, Christina! love it!

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