Sunday, March 16, 2008

One Sheet Wonder Challenge

A couple of weeks ago I posted a challenge to create a one sheet wonder project using a full sheet of 12x12 paper and up to 2 stamp sets. I dug through my stash of paper to find something that has been a bit of a challenge for me to work with and has been sitting around for awhile and found this paper by Me & My Big Ideas. It's really retro looking with the big flowers and swirls! I combined it with three colors from DCWV - a mauve/red, saffron yellow and egglpant.


The stamp set I choose is a new one I just bought at Joann's. They had a fantastic deal on some brand new sets they just added to their display! The new, clear inkadinkadoo stamps are only $9.99, plus they were 40% off this week - so I picked up a bunch of sets for $5.99 - you really can't beat that deal!! I stamped al my birds on vanilla cardstock, then colored them with copics.


For this ensemble I made an altered journal with a matching bookmark, an altered baby food jar filled with Prima's, a mini clipboard (2x3) with a mini card, three large cards with matching handmade envelopes, and three mini cards for a total of 10 pieces (13 if you include the envies)


I'm offering this set as a prize to a randomly choosen winner. The other entries have been posted in my Embellish-It forum at http://www.embellish-online.com/forum/showthread.php?t=177 - go and take a peek and leave lots of comments for these girls!!


Don't forget if you have a question for me to post it in the Q&A forum. It's an easier way for me to keep track of questions then the comments here on the blog. You can visit the forum at http://www.embellish-online.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41


Thanks for reading!

32 comments:

Erika M. said...

I love this cards - I actually bought the exact same set at Joanns yesterday - $5.99.

minsch said...

so clever! I'm going to add Jo's to my errands this week so I can get those stamps at 40% off if they're still available.

inkedx2 said...

Oh Michelle, you have inspired me to try my hand at this. Will have to check out JoAnn's for the stamps also.

Robbie

Paper and Petals said...

Great set Michelle! I love the purple/yellow combination and it's amazing how many items you made!

pescbrico said...

Wow! you've done an amazing job on all this! :)

Rosanne said...

Wow, what a impressive set of cards and other goodies!

leenda said...

Beautiful artwork! We had a JoAnn's within walking distance of my home. It closed. HORRORS!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE all of them they are great!!!! I Love the colors and the DS paper is awesome!!! Kim

LeslieB said...

Awesome ideas!!!

Phyllis said...

They are gorgeous! I guess I'll have to head to JoAnn's, too! I love stylized and cute bird images. Who would have thought that bold paper could look so pretty.

sheila said...

What a beautiful set. I would love anything that you made. I have that exact paper and I've had it for quite a while because I wasn't quite sure how to use it. Now I do. I just have to get to Joanns to get me some stamps. I don't have a coupon but 9.99 isn't so bad either. I love the birds.

kitoko said...

thanks for enabling, now I have to go to Joanns!!

4Hounds said...

Michelle, this entire set is so 'you'!! The bright colors, the flowers, the whimsical birds...it just screams 'flaxychick'!! These projects are the exact reason I've been a stalker ,*ahem*, I mean 'fan'.... of yours for SO long! The winner of this set will certainly have a treasure on their hands. Now, if I only had a JoAnn's so I could find some awesome new stamps! Loved this challenge---maybe I'll try it today, just to see what I can come up with. Hugs to you!! Pam (4Hounds)

retiredheather said...

Love the cards. The colors are fantastic. This stamp set looks very interesting. Think I best be looking into purchase.
Retired Heather

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love the entire grouping. I'll have to give myself that challenge next. Right now my own personal challenge is to make cards from all the stamped images that I have watercolored and stuck in a folder. It is getting rather full! Love your ideas and your amazing art. (#1volunteer on SCS)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

WOW, what gorgeous ideas...Love those little birds!! I did not realize JoAnn's had stamps> Are you talking about JoAnn's fabrics??? If so cool, there is one about 20 min. from me.

Linda said...

gorgeous....wow.

Connie Pruitt said...

Cute as can be!

Diana C. said...

Great job! As always beautiful work!

dasimonds said...

Thats a pretty BIG challenge...
and You did such a Wonderful Job.
Pretty retro paper..you chose
some great colors to compliment.
Sweet stamp sets.
Joanns store is about an hour away
but I will try to get there soon and check it out.
GREAT JOB!!

Carolyn said...

Uh Oh, looks like I need to go to JOAnns. I love the birds and the cards are great. Love that paper, too. Thnks for sharing.

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

This is beautiful! The colors are so bright and cheerful!

mochamama said...

wow, this is awesome. Too bad we don't have JoAnn's!

huntla1 said...

This set is gorgeous! I can see why the paper had been hard for you to work with, but you did and amazing job!

Anonymous said...

Your swaps were wonderful and I just love these cards,thanks for inspiring me to do better.

Wendy said...

What a fantastic set! I love how you made the paper stretch to create so many different items. Ironically, I have the same patterned paper that I have never used because I don't know what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beth Norman said...

Oh my goodness, today's post offers up some beautiful eye candy. I can't take my eyes off these beauties. Those colours are awesome!

CraftyC said...

Wow, a fab collection, love the vibrant colours!!
Clairexx

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. Purple is my favorite color. And the bird stamps are awesome, love the owl. My son attends Temple University and the owl is their mascot, and this owl would make great cards for him. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Kathy

Jens Place in Space said...

wow Im so impressed! I got to challenge myself this way.

Aleta said...

That is simply gorgeous!!! I love the paper, the stamps (I wish I had a Jo's here) and all the projects you got from it! LOVE THEM!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Simply lovely!

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