Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Colouring Contest Swap

I'm hosting a Colouring Contest swap for Stampin' Up! Demos. The cards are due this Friday and I've been working on mine.

The reason for this swap is to gather samples for colouring technique classes. I'll be offering a few colouring classes myself in the fall. Yes Nancy you can bring your friends!

Because it's more of a technique swap and because a lot of us took a big hit with the retirement list I'm allowing retired stamps/products to be used in the swap. Normally Demo swaps are for current products/materials only.

This is one of the cards that I'm contributing to the swap. It is a CASE of a card that was originally done by Debbie Olsen. I LOVE her cards and have starred/favourited quite a few of them - ok you can say that I'm a fan/stalker...whatever! You'll see what I mean when you check out her blog.

Actually as soon as I saw Debbie's card I knew I had to have this Stampin' Up! wheel and that I would be CASEing this card. Like Debbie I didn't order the pirate set - just the wheel.

I used the Matey's Map wheel and It's Your Birthday (both current from Stampin' Up!) and Cheesecloth (retired). I used Cool Caribbean (retired), Very Vanilla, and Chocolate Chip cardstock. I wheeled the image in Chocolate Chip ink and coloured in with markers, aquapainter and even the White Gel Pen (you've got to know how much I LOVE this pen!!!). I used Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive and Cool Caribbean ink for colouring/watercolouring.
TIP: I often use my sponges for colouring in areas - in this case I used creamy caramel on a sponge to colour in the "sandy" area on the wheeled image.

I then mounted the card front on a Very Vanilla card base with the fold on the side. I prefer side folded cards as they seem more sturdier than tent fold cards.

I kept this card simple but I'm thinking I should add some brads or ribbon/hemp/linen thread to jazz it up a bit like Debbie did. What do you think?

As well as participating in this swap I'm offering a prize to 3 lucky participants. I'll be drawing names from those that have their cards in by the due date. Hopefully that will be everyone!

Do you have any suggestions on what kind of prize you'd like to receive with a swap?

I was thinking a small flat-tish 3D item handmade by me.

I'd love to hear your suggestions but remember it has to fit in the winner's return envelope.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Marie,
    My swaps went postal today - regular mail. The lady at the post office couldn't guarantee delivery for Friday, but I can't see why they won't be there by then! Also, I decided to use some new colors so my coloring technique is blender pens and reinkers (or the ink on the lid of a smooshed ink pad).
    Heather L.