Friday, June 17, 2011

Papercrafts Gallery Idol

This year PaperCrafts Gallery Idol is open to all.... anyone can audition for the Gallery Idol 2011.  Just make a congratulations card and post it in the Flickr gallery ( here)

I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring this year..... and have made two cards
First up.... classic black and white
Paper Crafts Gallery Idol  2011 - Congrats card

Used my Cuttlebug embossing folder ~ Textile, some Spellbinders circles, scallops and tags.  Finished with a classic Congratulations stamp from Hero Arts.

Second card used stamps from Hero Arts and Darkroom Door.

I stamped up the Hero Arts Luscious Ledger I won on Joy's blog... with some Brushed Corduroy distress ink and stamped it onto some card I had distressed with Scattered Straw and Milled Lavender inks.  I then distressed another piece of card and stamped the Darkroom Door stamp.  Both were matted with Mulled Wine card stock and added to the white base card.  Added ribbon and gems to finish off.

I certainly don't expect to get through to the top 20 - I mean, look at all the stunning cards in the gallery ~ but I gave it a go and enjoyed the trying.

Don't expect to get too much stamping done this weekend ( but you never know!) as I have to give the place a through cleaning... as we are hosting our Family Group Mid Winter Christmas Pot Luck dinner here tomorrow night.  About 8 people plus ourselves... and the weather has certainly turned to winter today with the wild forecast for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by...



Isha said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn. Like the colors of your 2nd. one...soft and nice:))

paula said...

Dawn you are not giving yourself enough credit. I love your cards & think you will do really well in this challenge :D. Good luck & I will be cheering for you all the way xoxoxoxoxo

Barb said...

These are both so beautiful, Dawn! Good for you! Best of luck!

Lisa said...

Think I saw these both on Flickr :) Both are wonderful- the B&w is just so timeless and classy and I love the brown and soft colors on the second one. That one is my fav!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful wedding card. Elegant design. Lovely design on the second card with the warm tones.

Heather Maria said...

Wow these are both wonderful, Dawn! Best of luck:)

Tiffany said...

Oh, these are beautiful Dawn! Best of luck in the contest, sounds like so much fun!