Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Back to Black challenge: City Crafter Challenge blog

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  (*second post today; scroll down for weekly SOS post*)

  Kirsty Vittetoe has graciously asked me to be a guest designer this week at City Crafter Challenge blog (CCCB).  My jaw literally was on the floor when I received her invite.  I have admired Kirsty's work for nearly two years as well as ALL of the members of her CCCB design team.  Seriously, if I ever met Cheryl, Ros, Linda R., or Kirsty in real life I would likely act like a star struck teenager.  These ladies are some of my favorite paper crafting idols.  That pretty much sums up my elation at being a part of their team for the week of July 10, 2012 :)

  The challenge this week is "Back to Black":  create a card or project with a silhouette; the image may be stamped, digital, or die cut, but must be black.

  I created two cards for this challenge, and I stamped in black for both (I know, you are shocked that I didn't just use my Cricut, aren't you?)

 For this sympathy card I stamped and embossed the daisies on Graphic 45 "Butterfly Kisses" from the Once Upon a Springtime collection.  Both stamps are by Stampin' Up!  I added hot rocks by Imaginisce under the sentiment and on top of the black velour daisy trim.




  For my shoe card I stamped and embossed the shoe ("My Sentiments Exactly!" stamp) on black card stock.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.  I cut my nested circles using my Cricut "Accent Essentials" cartridge.  My papers are "Modern Homemaker" by October Afternoon that I purchased from Kirsty's Pixie Dust Paperie shop last Spring.


  Please stop by City Crafter Challenge blog for more silhouette inspiration, link up your creation, or to just say "hi!"


Happy Tuesday!

20 comments:

jengd said...

It's funny. The blog post immediately before this one in GFC was a Lessology post and Kirsty was featured in it. Go figure. :) Great cards- the shoe is really cute and I REALLY like the teal shades with the b/w in the sympathy card- very elegant. Congrats on the GD request!

Ros said...

These are so gorgeous!!! And I am just thrilled that you are Guest Designing for us this week ... Many thanks June and have a Wonderful Day!

~amy~ said...

yahooooo for the guesting! Absolutely Fabulous:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy for the GDT!!!! I love love love love both of these!!! Loving the colors and loveeeeeeee that shoe on the 2nd one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jill said...

Gorgeous June! Thanks for linking up! Congrats on guest posting! Jill

lauren bergold said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! and again i say, "oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" both to this amazingly gorgeous PAIR of fabbbbbbbbulous cards, but also to miss kirsty's brilliant concept! love the idea, and of course ♥YOU♥ have inspired me to bits right here! i might even get out stamps and embossing powder!!!!!!!!! (ok, mebbe not... but i'm actually THINKING ABOUT IT... which as you know is a big deal for me!!!) LOVE THIS!!!!!! off to CCCB to see what the other lovely ladies have made! ♥♥♥♥♥

Diane Hodrick said...

Well, I can definitely read your excitement in this post. So happy for you! I am scared of embossing powder, but I do love the look of that first card. It is super elegant. The shoe card is just total fun...really love that bow. Fun post today, Miss June.

Linda R. said...

I was so happy when I saw your name as our GD.. I feel the same way about you my friend. Your creations are amazing..
Just look at these cards.. They are fabulous..

Hugs, Linda

Court said...

Gorgeous! :)

Linda said...

These are wonderful! Love the shoe very cool.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on your GD too!

Amy said...

One elegant and beautiful card, one fun and flirty card! LOVE them both! :)Amy

artfuldelight said...

Congrats on the GDT spot, very well deserved. Your cards are fabulous!! :-)

Sherrie K. said...

Oooooh, what a gorgeous sympathy card June! The colors flow so nice together and I love the embossed daisies and the gorgeous line of flowers...so pretty!

Your 2nd card is super FUN! I love the polka dot paper and the pretty scallop behind it..It really pops on that beautiful pattern paper:) The sentiment says it all......absolutely fabulous!!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Michelle VP said...

Fabulous silhouette creations! Love the contrast in your cards between cool and warm colors too. :)

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot, June!! Both cards are so gorgeous! The sympathy card is just stunning...the colors are so pretty! The black looks so great against the blue and white. Sympathy cards are the hardest for me to make and you have done a beautiful job! The second card is so flirty and fun and absolutely fabulous (sorry, I couldn't resist ;) I love it!!

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Deena said...

these cards are great, but i am especially smitten by the blue one...i have that stamp set too and forget how much i love it until i see a card that someone else makes with it...fabulous!

Tammy E. said...

How could one choose a favorite? Beautiful cards. Great colors, and I love the silhouette challenge!

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

I love your sympathy card! The colors and scheme are just perfection!

Your shoe card is super adorable! TFS!

alienanessa said...

I am truly in awe over these two creations, and I've come in here probably 7 times to ogle that shoe. I have no arches so can't wear heels of any type, so that just adds to the allure of them, and this thing is soo beautiful!