Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just Relax

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments and this time we want you to RELAX.
Make any card or project and use the word RELAX somewhere in your sentiment.  We are sponsored this week by Sassy Studio Designs and I was given this digital image Cocoa Carol to design with.

I've made a little holder for a pouch of hot chocolate.  My template was reconfigured but is based off of the template that you can find here.  I would have shown you a photo of the hot chocolate pouch inside but I just could not get a good photo.  (So use your imagination.  LOL)  I think these little holders would make perfect Christmas gifts to give to teachers and co-workers, etc.

Just like yesterday's card, I inked the edges of my nestie frame while it was still in the die.  I have seen that technique a million times and have no idea why I've never tried it before this week.  It's so awesome. It really adds a wow factor and keeps that white cardstock from overpowering the design.  I don't have an airbrush system for my Copics and now that I'm getting such good results with my ink pads I don't see the need for one.  

I paper pieced the couch and used a deep purple cardstock.  I'm not a big fan of purple, so this was a hard project for me to like.   But I really wanted to use the Basic Grey paper because I had started it for another project and abandoned it for paper that appealed to me more.  I figured if I didn't use it now it would sit in the "blackhole of never to be use products", and I'm really trying to be better about using what I buy. 

Lexi's Creations = #19 Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp = Sing it Baby (One more cup of coffee - Bob Dylan)
Meljen's Designs = #19 Clean & Simple
Stamp Scrap Doodle = Clean & Simple
Cute Card Thursday = #124 Whateva!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamp: Sassy Studio Designs (Cocoa Carol) digital
Ink: VersaMagic Chalk Ink (Pixie Dust)
Paper: Basic Grey (Green at heart)
Border Punch: EK Success (scroll & dots)
Nestibilities: (Labels Two)
Ribbon: from personal stash
Sentiment: Computer Generated (Font: Adine Kirnberg)


HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous card, love the big bow and the gorgeous fancy edge!

Kerri said...

What a beautiful hot cocoa box! I am a huge fan of hot cocoa:) Love the paper pieced chair and your gorgeous bow! I have a hard time with purple too. You definitely worked it out with this project though!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

so so pretty. You always inspire me!

Dragonlady said...

THis is gorgeous Wendy. You have paperpieced the sofa really well - I tried and failed miserably!!! The bath was easier.

Hugs Ali x

Ruthie said...

I love purple!!! Your paperpiecing was rather fabby too!


Kate said...

What a great card! I'm a huge fan of hot chocolate, so I'm especially taken with this one. I love that inking you've been doing too. And I LOVE that swirl on the top purple border!!

Irena said...

Great card. The paper is wonderful.
The bow is lovely.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, sweet card Wendy.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

~Jeri~ said...

Great card Wendy! Love the colors and how you pieced the image. Fabulous coloring and inking! Love everything about it!!

maxine said...

Lovely work thanks for playing along at Lexis creations this week.

email: said...

I like the swirl punch you used!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Deb said...

beautiful! I love the punched edge, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Paula said...

Just catching up with you - love this idea & the paper piecing is stunning. I've never tried the inking technique before either & now I've been give 5 sets of nesties for my birthday I can have a go. Now purple/mauve is my favourite colour but I know what you mean about working with colours that aren't.... it's learning all the time.
Paula (PEP)

Julie said...

Lovely! Love the bow and the border stamp you used. Great job!

Lori said...

Love that big bow and your paper piecing is perfect, thanks for joining Lexi's!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is so cute! I love the purple and the image is awesome!
Thanks so much for joining us in our CAS challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Sandy said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the idea of inking it while in the Nestie - I never thought of that before! Cooooool!

A colourful world

Annika said...

Now this is elegant and oh so gorgeous and perfect for so many occasions!!! And I love that punch. No, I NEED that punch. Darn.

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