A Jacksonbelle Challenge….

jbe_jbe035_tbuThis week the JBelle’s were challenged to use new things, since it is close to the start of a new year. I had a hard time picking out what goodies I wanted to use!! I finally settled on some super yummy Granola Paper by Basic Grey, and the new October Afternoon set, Detours, that came in the mail today.  Man I love these colors, and these October Afternon stamps!

I don’t know if it is possible to tell in this picture, but the bunny, bird, and tree leaves are all painted with the new Shimmerz Blingz, Pixie Dust. It is awesome!!!! I purposely tried to leave my inages a little “colorwashed” and not stamped clearly, to mirror the distressed image of the paper. I rock and rolled the tree in Tea Stain and Walnut distress ink.  I added some tan twill ribbon, and left the rest of the card simple – so I can try to pass it off as masculine, lol!

Another New Release …and it’s Twinkling Tuesday!

lps_mttsc5_tbuI love the combo deal – who doesn’t? It is so fantastic when I can combine two challenges, or projects, into one! This adroable set is the second new release this month from {Little Paper Shop}, and it is called Puppy Love. How sweet is he??? I love the upturned head, looking towards what’s going on in the world — too sweet!

I combined this cutie patootie with this week’s wonderful sketch by Madelynn. I missed last week’s Twinkling Tuesday, and felt terrible about it. So NO WAY was I missing it this week! I did flip the sentiment to the other side of the card, but other than that I stayed essentially true to her sketch. Thanks again for being so creative, Madelynn!

For some details about my card: the base is River Rock and my dp is from Prima – the Romantica Collection. My mat layer is Kiwi Kiss, and my image panel is Naturals Ivory. I colored the butterfly and bumblebee wings with Angel Wings Shimmerz Painted, and popped them up on dimensionals. I also colored teh puppy and the bee with Copics. The grass is a stamp from the set, accented with some Olive Shimmerz Paint. And then I hand drew some clouds using December Sky Shimmerz Paint. (I have ALOT of love for Shimmerz Paint, okay????lol) Threw on some Dew Drops and just sat back to adore this puppy – I really do think he is too stinkin’ cute 🙂

Stop by the {Little Paper Shop} blog to see what the other girls have created, or use the links at the right to blurf on over to their blogs!