Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Let's Celebrate Tomorrow's Artful Inkables Release!

And what better way to celebrate than with a CHALLENGE (bet you thought I was going to say something else, huh- teeheehee)! Well, it it time again for the every-other-week Artful Inkables Design Team challenge and this time around it is a challenge to use a particular stamp set. Since today was already scheduled for sneak peaks of this most FUN Olive You set, it was decided that it would be the Design Team's challenge set, as well. Now because we would love to have loads of folks play along and since this awesome set will not be available to sell until tomorrow, we expanded the challenge to include any stamp with a beverage theme. If you would like to join us, please be sure to post a link to your card with comments on this post or if you upload to your SCS gallery use ARTINK in the keywords. We would love to see your beautiful creations!

My challenge card today took on sort of a retro look. I know that martini's of all different sorts are very popular right now but somehow this elegant martini class with it's olive and little swizzle stick just yelled RETRO to me. When I combined it with the bright, groovy red PP from Cosmo Crickets Hello Sunshine paper pad, it cinched the look I was creating. The base of the card is Basic Black CS which I layered with the Hello Sunshine PP. Next, I took a panel of Green Galore (yes, even GG has it's place-lol) and ran it through the patterned square Cuttlebug embossing folder. I liked the way the squares contrasted with all the circular elements. I stamped my main image on Neenah Classic White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I cut it out with rectangular Nestabilities then painted Crystal Effect on the glass. The little olives were stamped, colored then cut out and made into a metal rimmed tag with my MM Tag Maker and the sentiment was stamped and cut out with a circle Nestie. The bling are Jesse James glitter dots (one of my fav sparkly things)! FUN, FUN, FUN! Be sure to check out the awesome teasers from the rest of the AI Design Team, as well as, the AI company blog!
And don't forget all FOUR of the wonderful new sets will be available for sale tomorrow! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!


Julia Aston said...

How fun is this card Beth!! I love the bright colors and fun shimmery brads - the spotlighted olives in the ring look terrific!

pammyrn said...

YUMMM it looks good enough to drink. Great job on coloring and your design. Love your work.

Hugs Pam

Dianne said...

Even for me (a non-drinker) your card sure looks cute! Great Job! ! ! ! You always make such fun cards and beautiful work

Jill said...

Okay, how did I miss all your cute posts recently. I've been checking my google reader but I guess I have been in half-zombie mode. Getting up early doesn't really agree with me. I will have to make sure I am more awake when I do my blog checking in the future. :) Anyway, love all your cards and sneak peaks. The details on the Halloween card are so fun. Take care!

smiln60 said...

Now this is a card I could make!!
I am amazed at all you do!

Rose Ann said...

I am suddenly very thirsty over!! This turned out so cute, Beth!!