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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge: Act 37- Happy Birthday Stacey!

Welcome back for another of Stacey's Curtain Call Colour Challenges.  A very special one for this week, celebrating our illustrious leader Stacey's birthday- another 21st no doubt- lol!!!  Act calls into play another summery palette, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip!  The yummy picture is a perfect one to celebrate any birthday, wouldn't mind getting one of these into my tummy!!
We also have some more exciting news......................................
We welcome Silke Ledlow to the stage as our guest designer for the month of July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Silke's blog 'My Life' is an amazing place to visit, I have always found an abundance of creations to inspire me, I think I have an entire folder dedicated to Silke's creations!!!

If you would like to play along, head over to Stacey's Stamping Stage and link your creation in with Mr Linky! Stacey will be awarding one creation with "The Lead" and 5 creations for the "Top 5 show stopper", qualifying to adorn your blog with the badges and share the news with all!!

As always, if you would like some inspiration to get you started with these colours you can head over to the Design Team members blogs to check out their impressive creations and our illustrious leader and Birthday Girl, Stacey, will have a beautiful creation to get you going too!

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden

Our Special Guest Designer for July- Silke Ledlow at My Life

 'The Birthday Girl' Stacey Schafer at Stacey's Stamping Stage


Can anyone please share how they make the scrunched ribbon stay scrunched?  I put double sided tape underneath, then added hi tac double sided tape and when that didn't work, out came the needle and thread!!!!!  There has to be another way to keep it scrunched!  If anyone has a tip to share I would be eternally greatful!  :)

The Recipe:

Cardstock: Blending Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo Barely Banana
Stamps: Hero Arts Clings: Butterflies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: BG 02, 05, Y15, RV 10, 13, 14, E27, Colourless blender
Accessories: Nestabilities Circles, Fiskars boarder punch, Spica Pens blue & pink, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones, mini rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting


Marisa said...

LOVE what you've done with the colours this week, Sue! Your butterfly is gorgeous and you have used the colours wonderfully well! I agree, I have a ton of Silke's cards saved - I want to be her when I grow up LOL!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Sue, your card is fantastic, and the butterfly ticks all boxes! Your colouring skills are more impressive with every new card you make - you must practice a lot :)
I wish I could give you a hand with scrunched ribbon, but I need a good advice myself. I'd usually use double sided tape (which may or may not work in the long run), except from grosgrain, that's diabolical in this regard! On this kind of ribbon I'd usually use a strong glue, but it's far from being a nice & easy process. *sigh*
I think I'll have to ask Heather Pulvirenti, that chick rocks pleating & scrunching ribbon :)
On the side note - only one week left, and I'm back home! YAY! We must meet or sumthin' :D

Christina said...

That butterfly is so beautifully colored! You really make me want to practice with my Copics! Lovely job!

devlinwhite designs said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous! That butterfly is just perfect! As far as the scrunched ribbon goes, I learnt from a tutorial that Ashley Cannon Newell did on her blog (was a video one). I found that using Sticky Strip worked well (I used two strips side-by-side) and that if you twist the ribbon from side to side (rather than having it straight down). I found that satin ribbon worked well - the one time I tried it with grosgain it was awful! Hope that helps in some way!

Silke Ledlow said...

Sue your butterfly card is gorgeous!!! Love this clean design and the wonderful details you've added!!! Your scrunched ribbon looks fab to me..I think you did it perfectly!!!

I had to giggle when I read that you have entire *folder* dedicated to little ole me...LOL!!! I'm so honored and happy to hear you like my work :)!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!! Hugs ~S~

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty!! I love how you've scrunched the ribbon, and that butterfly is gorgeous!! Wonderful job!!


Melissa said...

I love your card, Sue! What a BEYOOTIFUL butterfly - I want to color like that some day. :)The ribbon is yummy - I use mini glue dots to keep my ribbon flat if I don't dig out my sewing machine. Fab!

Julie said... what you have done this week! Fantastic card!

Shirley-anne said...

What a pretty card.
Love the butterfly and the way that you have framed it . Love the whole colour combo .I have just done a ribbon flower
this is my first attempt . hope that you might get ideas from it and if you do please share.

Stacey Schafer said...

ultra gorgeous, you copic genious! LOVE the butterfly and the fun ribbon & rhinestone accents:) beautiful, Sue!

thanks for the birthday shout-out, dearie:)

Shelley Germann said...

Your butterfly is super! I am so impressed how you've taken to the coloring with copics.

I wish I could help with the ribbon treatment. Some time ago PTI had a guest that had a video tutorial. She did a gorgeous multi-layer ribbon scrunching. I tried to find it for you (and me!) but no luck! If I stumble upon it, I'll send it along!

Rachel said...

Sue your buterfly is stunning. beautiful card.

Nancy Riley said...

Sue, your use of color is superior! LOVE your creation!

Angela said...

wow! sue love this card! the 3D butterfly is gorgeous! well done