Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Pair of Tuesday Triggers

I didn't get around to last week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge in time, but the inspiration photo sat on my desk all week. This week I was determined to get it in under the wire...but I'm not all that happy with what I came up with. It just didn't match up with the picture in my head, but here it is:
Supplies: Butterfly stamp from Autumn Leaves;
butterfly paper-pieced with Basic Grey "Nook and Pantry" paper;
stamped with Wild Honey Distress ink;
tiles and background paper from My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy "True Blue"
rhinestone swirls from dollar store, coloured with Bic Mark-It.
Here is the inspiration photo:

I knew I wanted to work with yellow, and the window panes inspired my tile pattern...and then it all fell apart ;) Oh well, can't love them all. Check out the challenge & the GOOD entries here.

Now, on the other hand, the card that I made for the last week's challenge turned out better than I imagined, and I love it - and I sold it first thing in the morning. Nice!

Supplies: flower stamp from Stampin' Up Fifth Avenue Floral;
stamped with Versamark & embossed with white EP;
coloured with Prismacolor pencils & Dove blender;
"Happy Birthday" embossing folder from Cuttlebug;
edges of the embossed panel inked with the Fiesta Kaleidacolor ink pad;
flowers on the envelope stamped with Purple Twilight adirondack ink, broken china & spiced marmalade distress inks.
 I found myself coming back to white space in the photo again & again while overthinking what to make...and white space is a big challenge for me. My inspiration came from the flowers & the colours.

And, I realize now that I added the badge but didn't actually SAY anything, but I am the luckiest duck - I was one of the two guest designers chosen to work with Pink Cat Studio's Saint Patrick's Day release!!! Yesterday meant a trip to Michael's & a hearty investment in some fun Saint Patrick's Day embellishments...and I've been quilling shamrocks this morning already. I am beyond excited - this is my first time submitting anything for such a position, and it's one of my favourite companies. So, that green sparkly person you can see from outer space? That's me the next few days as I feverishly do my best to create some adorable cards for Melissa & Pink Cat Studio!



Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Well those are fun, love the bright colors paired with the embossing.

Rae said...

I seriously must say that I love BOTH of your trigger cards. Last weeks was beautiful, and this week's is just as lovely. It is a unique layout that works perfectly. It is soft enough to be a sympathy card, but it would also work for birthday, anniversary or wedding! When I make a challenge card that is one promise I made to myself- it must be able to be used for an occasion.

Rae said...

PS. Congratulations on your guest DT assignment. Any reason to go shopping for new embellishments is a good reason. lol

Jinny Newlin said...

Gorgeous takes on the Triggers, Jessi! LOVE the grid design of the first and the fantastic use of white space and bright color in the second!

walchowDesign said...

Love how your panels turned out to be on your Trigger's card. Love the second card which turned so fantastic with all the colours on the white! great job!

Anne S. said...

Nice work. So pretty.

Trinh said...

Love how you incoporated the windows into your first card, Jessi! And I love the pops of color against the white in your 2nd one. Congrats on your guest DT gig too!

Eve said...

well, even you don't like the first card, i luv it! :-) Luv you got inspired by the window panel. now i can see it in your creation! I also luv last week's challenge! Gorgeous!! :-)

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Helen F. said...

Jessi, both of your cards are just fabulous! Love the butterfly and flourish of bling AND those pretty flowers cut out with the Birthday greetings peeking through~so fun!

cheryl (clee') said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, and I love the pillow-inspired one. I saw that pillow IRL at Crate and Barrel this weekend!