The first challenge was a sketch challenge from a Pagemaps sketch. Since I didn't have a lot of time, I delved into my stash of painted backgrounds and home-made designer paper. I started with an olive coloured folded card, added a background piece of watercolour paper painted with a couple of green shades of Twinkling H2O's, I also pricked around the borders of this piece. I cut some Cuttlebug scalloped squares out of an orange Twinkling H2O's piece of watercoloured paper and some from some home-made designer paper - I randomly stamped some shadow stamps and nature images using different coloured inks over some white cardstock. I stamped the Heidi Grace word stamp onto the orange scallop and a Kaisercraft flower onto the other 2 scallops. I used a stamp from the Stampin' Up Pocket Silhouettes set for my main piece, stamped onto SU Old Olive cardstock and added a row of Kaisercraft rhinestones along the bottom.
The 2nd challenge was to create a stamped piece of art 2 x 4 inches. I made a little hanger for my project. I'm sorry I don't know who makes the stamp I used, I bought it off ebay as an unidentified unmounted stamp - if anyone knows who makes it please let me know! I started with a piece of white cardstock and sponged it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, then I stamped the art doll image using black Versafine ink. I trimmed the image to 2 x 4 inches then sponged the edges with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink and TH Black Soot Distress Ink. I highlighted parts of the wings with a white Signo gel pen and also used it for the striped socks. Added 2 black eyelets at the top and threaded some red fibre through to hang it.
Edited: Kathi let me know that the Art Doll image is by Lost Coast Designs.....thanks Kathi!
The 3rd challenge was to use the spotlighting technique on your project. I started with SU Old Olive cardstock for my card base. My red background piece is similar to what I used for my anniversary card in my last post, using Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink and Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist, but I also added some Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer Mist to this one. I used a stamp from the Stampin' Up Oh so Lovely set for my main image and used Prismacolour Pencils and Gamsol Tech for the spotlighted circle. I used a Kelly Panacci border stamp on the top and bottom of the background piece and added some black and white organza polka dot ribbon and a black button tied with olive embroidery thread. The red background is adhered to black cardstock and then adhered to the Old Olive card.