Friday, August 10, 2012

Playing in Paradise #79

 Morning my Paradise Friends!  Merlie here, with this week's challenge.  Hope you will have time to join us and maybe win a fabulous prize.

What will inspire you this week?  Will it be the picture or the color combo?  If it's the color combo you're after.... you don't have to have the exact shade.  Any shade of Orange, Yellow and Green will do!

This week you are playing for the chance to win a great prize from Scrapbooker's Paradise....

Teresa Collins - Fabrications Stamp Petaloo Flowers 2 packs Approx value $20.00
I used Distress Ink Pad to do my color combo.  I heat emboss my image, then rubbed distress ink using a sponge block.  The more ink you rub, the more the image will pop.
My card is always layered with black.... to me, it just makes them pop.  The thinner the better!  I usually go for 1/16", but when you're using dies, sometimes it's impossible to get that.

Today I'll show you how I do my layering.

Spellbinder Labels 9
Trace the outside of the die or
emboss the die
and glue!
If cutting and tracing is not for you.... cut two extra black pieces
glue the first black, showing only from the top
then glue the second black, showing the bottom part.
The sides will not show that much... only the top and the bottom. 

Check out these amazing creations for some inspiration this week.....

Our Guess Designer this week is Christine !!  Glad you can join us this week and Thank You for taking the time to create this beautiful piece for us.

So what will you come up with this week's challenge??
Please note: We post daily, so to find this challenge again once you have your project made  please click on the  'Playing in Paradise Challenge' button on the right hand side to be taken to the current challenge.

How to Play:
1.  Everyone is invited to play! There are no requirements or restrictions on what products you can use to create your  challenge entry.

2.  You have until noon on Thursday, August 16th to link your entries for this challenge below.

3.  Please link directly to your entry photo or your specific blog post featuring your project, not a general link. We reserve the right to remove invalid links. If you're uploading to a public forum, then use the keyword PPC79 so we can find you!

4.  Please fill in your name (not the name of your card or the name of the challenge) as the caption/label within the linky tool.

And last but not least... a big CONGRATULATIONS to Sharon F... the winner of the Playing in Paradise #78 challenge. You can see her wonderful creation by clicking HERE, we'd love to have you play along in a future challenge. Please email Pam at and she'll get back to you with the details for your prize and for how you can play along with us in a future challenge!

Good luck!