Sunday, March 29, 2009

Banana Split Sunday Challenge

This week's Banana Spilt Sunday Challenge is "You're a Gem".
This means that the challenge is for you to use any type of gem such as dew drops, rhinestones, pearls, beads, etc. You can make a card, layout, altered item, etc. AND this week there is a prize for one lucky random participant!! All you have to do is load a new project to the 2 Red Bananas Blog using Mr. Linky. You can visit the Banana Blog for complete details.
For my card, I used the metallic red/gold/silver dewdrops on a piece of Heirloom by My Mind's Eye. The Bazzill cardstock was enhanced with some Angel Wings Shimmerz. The sentiment is from the Quotes stamp set by 2 Red Bananas.
Paper(s): Heirloom by My Mind's Eye, Bazzill cardstock
Ink(s): Tsukineko Rocket Red
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Quotes
Other: Dew drops, Angel Wings Shimmerz

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 79 with Gunther's Greetings

This card was made using the 2 Red Bananas Gunther's Greeting Stamp Set for the Mojo Monday Challenge - Week 79. The image and sentiment were stamped in Tsukineko graphite black ink and Gunther was colored with watercolor pencils and mineral spirits. I'm not sure about the brand of flower paper. I got it at a convention and it was in a huge sheet rolled up. The design was silk screened onto the paper which give it some texture.
Paper(s):Basic Grey Strawberry Smoothie, Bazzill black & metallic cardstock, unknown flower paper
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Gunther's Greetings
Ink(s): Tsukineko graphite black
Other: Fiskar decorative edge trimmer, ribbon

Friday, March 27, 2009

BasicGrey Challenge 27 Thank You Card

I finally made it to the scrap table last night and got this card made using the Wrapped in His Love Stamp Set by 2 Red Bananas. I love the dogwood tree branch in this set! I'm using this card for the BasicGrey Challenge 27 using texture. Both patterned papers on the card are Basic Grey and my texture is the cool burlap ribbon from 2 Red Bananas. The dogwood flowers are colored in with a Signo white pen with the center dots in Sakura clear Stardust pen. The leaves are colored in Sakura clear glaze. The white ric rac is woven through the holes of the burlap ribbon.

Paper(s): BasicGrey Delicious & Rind
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Wrapped in His Love Set
Ink(s): Colorbox Dark Moss
Other: Sakura stardust pen & glaze pen, Signo white pen, ric rac, burlap ribbon

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Banana Split Sunday Inspiration Challenge

It's Sunday and that means it's time for another Banana Split Challenge!
This week is an inspiration challenge from the Banana Bandit painting. Just take a look at the art for inspiration to create a card, layout, altered item, etc.
As you can tell in my card, the colors of orange and yellow inspired me. For my card, I used the Just Ducky stamps from 2 Red Bananas. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and then accented with the Sakura stardust pen. The ribbon was tied in a knot and run through the center hole of the metal flower.
For the challenge, you can choose the colors, the layout of the art, the little bandit character, the fruit, etc. Just see what it inspires in you and get it submitted to the 2 Red Bananas blog using Mr. Linky. All the details can be found there too. If you submit to PCP or SCS, please use keyword 2rbbss03.
Paper(s): Bazzill black cardstock, BasicGrey play, other scraps
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Just Ducky
Ink(s): VersaMark & embossing powder, Tsukineko graphite black
Other: May Arts ribbon, Maya Road metal flower, Sakura Stardust pen

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Banana Spilt Sunday & Caardvarks Challenges

This week's Banana Spilt Challenge is to do something Spring related and the Caardvark Challenge is to include a critter in your project. SO, I made an Easter card to use in both challenges.
My Easter card is using the new Daisy Chain, Checking Out papers and Grow Accessory Sheet by My Mind's Eye. The bunny image is from the 2 Red Bananas Caring Critters Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the 2 Red Bananas Bunnies and Eggs Stamp Set. They were both stamped with Tsukineko Coffee Bean ink. The cool burlap woven ribbon is from May Arts. I ran a piece of green ric rac through it and adhered it with Glue Lines. The flowers are from Prima with a BasicGrey brad in the center.

Be sure to check out the 2 Red Bananas blog to see other Spring inspired creations and to join the fun! If you upload your images to PCP or SCS, use 2RBBSS02 as your keyword! This week there will be a prize for one random participant.

The Caardvarks Challenge will remain open until March 18th and they are offering a prize to one lucky winner as well.

Monday, March 9, 2009

On the Deck

Well the Cruise album continues... This layout I made for the BasicGrey Challenge 25 - Sketch. I had already picked out these photos to go with the new Marrakech Collection. I LOVE the blue in this collection! I used 4 sheets of paper and the Elements stickers from the Marrakech collection and one sheet from the previous Ambrosia collection. The new ribbon is from May Arts and those are the cool new metallic dewdrops in the centers of the flowers.

Paper(s): BasicGrey African Nectar, Palace Blue, Smoke, Sencha, Green Tea
Ink(s): Tsukineko graphite black
Other: BasicGrey Marrackech Elements stickers, metallic dew drops, May Arts ribbon

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Banana Split Sunday Challenge

Today is the first Banana Split Sunday Weekly Challenge!
Each Sunday a new challenge will be posted on the 2 Red Bananas Blog. You will have a week to get your project (layout, card, altered item, etc.) uploaded using Mr. Linky. Each Sunday there will be a different type of challenge posted such as a sketch, inspiration, product use, etc. A few times each month, there will be a prize awarded to one of the random participants. It's going to be something fun each week, so join us!
This week's challenge was a sketch provided by Jami Bova. If you post your project to Split Coast Stamper or Paper Craft Planet, please use the keyword 2RBBSS01. For any other details and to post your image, visit the 2 Red Bananas blog.

For this challenge, I used the new Louie Too Stamp Set from 2 Red Bananas. I colored him with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. The tiny gold beads are ProvoCraft microbeads. These were really popular a few years back so I have several colors. When I saw the heaps of gold in his hands, I thought about those microbeads so I used them. I first used the Quickie glue pen, then sprinkled the beads on. After that, I applied some MonoAqua (clear, wet glue) and poured on more beads. This made his heaps of gold higher! The little stars around his gold was colored with the Sakura stardust pen. The flowers are all from Prima and the May Arts ribbon is from 2 Red Bananas. I pulled the papers from my scraps, so I'm not sure what brands they are.

Paper(s): Black Cardstock, white cardstock, unknown patterned paper
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Louie Too
Other: May Arts ribbon, ProvoCraft microbeads, Prima flowers, brads, Sakura stardust pen

Friday, March 6, 2009

In the Port of Progreso, Mexico

I'm back! I know it's been a week since I've posted but it's been a really hectic week without much creative time in it. I did manage to get a single page layout done. Still working on the cruise album...

I'm enjoying working on the photos to this album. It's a work in progress but it's coming along. For this layout, I used mostly Kaiserscrapbook papers. I really wanted to use the postcards images which are a Flair paper. Originally they were big so I cut the images I liked from the On the Boardwalk paper, scanned them, shrunk the size and reprinted on cardstock. The new size worked well plus I still have the originals! I used two ribbons on this layout. Both are from May Arts and are available through 2 Red Bananas. I attached the thinner ribbon on top of the wider ribbon using Glue Lines. If you haven't started using Glue Lines for your ribbons, you should really consider getting a box! They are double sided, 1" perforated lines that make adhering ribbons easy.

Paper(s): Kaiserscrapbook Garden Party, Flair On the Boardwalk, BasicGrey Delicious
Other: May Arts Ribbons, Making Memories alpha stickers and pebble clip, K&Co. sticker, Prima and American Crafts flowers, brad, buttons, thread

We will begin hosting WEEKLY CHALLENGES on the 2 Red Bananas Blog. It will be called Banana Split Sunday. So that means every Sunday there will be a new challenge posted. We will have a variety of challenges for you and there will be prizes to random winners a few times a month! They are going to be fun so be sure to check it out!