PCC227: Sketch Challenge

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #227 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can’t resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge along with a chance to win!

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Sketch Challenge #227

(All projects welcome… Doesn’t need to be a card!)

 

Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Card Sketch 227. #pcc2017 #cardsketch www.papercraftcrew.com

 

Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.  Go to the end of the Blog Post to submit your challenge entry.

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winners will be posted Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC227.
  • Please… limit of 3 projects per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

 

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Mid-Week Inspiration + Perfect Mix + New Watercolor Pencils

Hello there friends and fans of the Paper Craft Crew! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I have what I consider to be an extremely non-traditional and a bit on the weird side Valentine’s Day card. It’s one of those I have this great idea in my mind cards, pull it together, and you’re left shaking your head. That would be this card. I really wanted to do something a little non-traditional, not out in left field. 

Today’s card uses a fun new stamp set in the Occasions Catalog of Perfect Mix. It’s a puny baking set that you can use to make tags, bags, cards and just about anything else. I love how large the images are to color and easy to fussy cut out. Another favorite new stamp set of mine, Day at the Beach, has the same line art large images to color and cut. I made this beach scene card below with stamping my sand, sea and green tufts. The rest of the card was made using the new watercolor pencils with simple shading and a little water to move the color around on a couple of the images and fussy cut. The Bermuda Bay Ombre Ink Pad was used to stamp out my “sea” with the darker blue “waves” stamped in Marina Mist. Crumb Cake and Soft Suede was used for the sand and for my grass tufts, I did some generational stamping with Old Olive. 

The Perfect Mix images were colored a few months ago during the pre-order that demonstrators can make and it was my first time playing with the new Watercolor Pencils. I did not use anything special, like a Blender Pen or watercoloring. I just did straight coloring onto Shimmery White cardstock and some shading. The new watercolor pencils colors are out of the Brights Collection with 4 neutrals for a total of 13 pencils. They are great too. I didn’t have a difficult time working with them at all. To learn more about the new watercolor pencils, here is a video for you directly from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office. 

When you sharpen your watercolor pencils, do not use an electric pencil sharpener. I use a makeup pencil sharpener that I’ve had for years. It gives me a sharp point and about as long as you see in the picture above so my pencils do not get eaten up by a sharpener. The pencils are also very easy to erase if you need to. For beautifully crisp images and good results, I use the Shimmer White cardstock. It straight blends very well, handles a Blender Pen and a bit of water just fine. You will want to stamp your image using a waterproof ink, such a Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up! Black Archival or Staz-On. Set aside to dry on its own or heat set the image and then you can start coloring. 

These colors were difficult to photograph with the weather that we’ve had lately and no amount of monkeying around with the settings could really help this card. My DSP is from A Little Foxy and the washi tape is from the Urban Underground Suite. My Whisper White oval image panel was dry embossed using the Softly Falling EF. I did a significant amount of stamp surgery on the sentiment to get it onto the Daffodil Delight cardstock. To color the images, it was straight to paper. For my embellishments, I used the Brights Collection Enamel Dots. After I fussy cut out my images, I like to take a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to outline the edges as it gets rid of the ugly white lines and polishes up the image quite a bit, as well as having the extra added benefit of covering up cutting mistakes. 

I hope you have enjoyed learning a little bit more about the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us today and we look forward to seeing you again for our next challenge. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

PCC226: Theme Challenge

Welcome to a Birthday Theme Challenge #226 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can’t resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge along with a chance to win!

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Birthday Theme Challenge #226

Join me for a grand Birthday Celebration event with the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Challenge 226. #pcc2017 #themechallenge #imbringtingbirthdaysback  www.papercraftcrew.com

 

Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Winners will be posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

 

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC226.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

 

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PCC224 : Top Picks

Congratulations to this weeks Design Team Top Picks!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. 

This week we are honoring three submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Picks can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Picks

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #224

Top Picks

Here are the cards submitted for Card Sketch #224:

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 224.  Check out the weekly challenges and play along!  Visit the Paper Craft Crew blog today: www.papercraftcrew.com  #playalong #papercraftcrew #pcc2017 #iheartchallengesWendy R.

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 224.  Check out the weekly challenges and play along!  Visit the Paper Craft Crew blog today: www.papercraftcrew.com  #playalong #papercraftcrew #pcc2017 #iheartchallengesJoanne James

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 224.  Check out the weekly challenges and play along!  Visit the Paper Craft Crew blog today: www.papercraftcrew.com  #playalong #papercraftcrew #pcc2017 #iheartchallengesKathie Durgan

 

 

Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Picks to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top 3 Pick!

 

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PCC223 : Top Picks Repost after technical GLITCH!

Really?  It seems I had a technical glitch and the original PCC223 posted WITHOUT the Top Picks being listed! Oops!!! I’m sorry it has taken so long to fix.

So, congratulations to Design Team Top Picks for Challenge 223!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. 

This week we are honoring three submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Picks can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Picks

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #223

Top Picks

Here are the cards submitted for Card Sketch #223:

 

Top Pick by the Paper Craft Crew for Challenge 223Cindy Elam

 

Top Pick by the Paper Craft Crew for Challenge 223  www.papercraftcrew.comLisa Altman

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 223.  Check out the weekly challenges and play along!  Visit the Paper Craft Crew blog today: www.papercraftcrew.com  #playalong #papercraftcrew #pcc2017 #iheartchallengesKathy Klersy

 

Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Picks to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top 3 Pick!

 

PCC Badges v001-001

 

 

PCC225: Card Sketch

Happy New YEAR!  Can you believe it is 2017?  The Paper Craft Crew welcomes you and would love to have you play along with the to the first 2017 Card Sketch Challenge (PCC225) with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can’t resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge along with a chance to win!

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Challenge #225

Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Card Sketch 225. #pcc2017 #cardsketch  www.papercraftcrew.com

 

Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

The challenge will close at 1:00 pm EST on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winners will be posted Thursday, January 12, 2017

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A Few Things to Remember:

  • Projects must be new, fit the challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC225.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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