Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TE Studio Challenge: Project Runway

It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge.  This is a monthly opportunity for us to share what makes our stamping studios hum.  Each month we will have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.
The August Challenge:
PROJECT RUNWAY!  Do you watch this show?  It's perfect for creative types like us!  On PR, the designers are given crazy challenges each week and asked to maintain their own personal style or point of view in their creation.
 So, what's your stamping style or point of view?  Would you consider your style to be CAS (Clean and Simple), Cutesy, Graphic, Vintage, Elegant, Layers & More Layers, or what?  Describe it any way you like, it's your style after all!  Today's challenge is to show us a couple of different projects using the same supplies.  Show us one CAS card and one Fancy Fold card while still retaining your own personal style as much as possible.

This challenge was actually tough for me because I don't think of myself as having just one style. I admire many different ones and like to try my hand at new ones. I decided to go with more of my whimsical style for this challenge.

First up is my Clean & Simple (CAS) card. I decided to really make it CAS, with lots of white space and a minimal look. 

To make it my own "whimsical" style, I used lots of liquid dimensionals and glitter Stickles.

Next is my second card, which is a Fancy Fold card. I love Fancy Fold cards because they make a big impact even with minimal embellishment. For mine, I did a Multi-Panel Fold Card (tutorial here.) I carried over the colors from my CAS card, using the same Make a Wish stamp set.

More Stickles and dimensionals carried over my style from one card to the next. 

Stamps: Make a Wish (Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper: This & That (Echo Park); Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango (Stampin' Up!), Solar White (Neenah); Accents: Liquid Pearls, Stickles (Ranger), Button (generic); Fibers: ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Dies: Make a Wish Balloons (Taylored Expressions)

Now be sure to check out how the rest of the Baker's Dozen responded to this month's Style Studio Challenge!

  • Charmaine Ikach
  • Jen Shults
  • Jodi Collins
  • Karen Giron
  • Melody Rupple
  • Regina Mangum
  • Sankari Wegman
  • Shannon White
  • Shelly Mercado
  • Stephanie Kraft
  • Taylor VanBruggen
  • Wanda Guess


    Anonymous said...

    TOTALLY fun and beautiful!!! I love that set and love the colors you did it in - so perfect. What a fun challenge!

    wendy said...

    love your cards, that stamp set has always been one of my fav's

    Jen Shults said...

    I'm right there with you on having a hard time nailing down a style. I love your CAS card... it's gorgeous and your Multi-Panel card is awesome... I love all the details on the cake!

    Unknown said...

    Gorgeous cards, Regina! Love the different balloons on the CAS and your multi-panel card is stunning!

    Jodi Collins said...

    these are a delight Regina! Pure whimsy! Love the papers and stamps you used and that fold is OUT of this world!!

    Shannon White said...

    Wowie Regina!! These are both Adorably Whimsical for sure!! Love all the sparkly details on your balloons and cake! LOVE your Awesome Fancy Cold card too! And I am right there with you too, had a tough time picking a style lol 8-)


    Shelly said...

    Regina, your work never ceases to amaze me! The balloons and cake are simply gorgeous...the rest is just an extra bonus. You ROCKED both cards, girl! Guess I'll be adding this set to my wish list! :)

    Karen Giron said...

    Love this whimsical style Regina! The glitter is amazing and I love that CAS! Yum!

    Melody said...

    Regina, great projects! Your embellished balloons make your CAS card so special. I love al the Stickles and bling!