Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stamping Vacation DT - Pick Three Challenge

Now this challenge is one of my favourites over at Stamping Vacation and I have been doing it a long time.  It's called Pick Three and that is exactly what you do.  Pick Three items from the list that Denise provides to create your card.

 Circle tag
     image with a building
     black paper
     anything yellow

For the card above I picked. 1. Black Paper 2.Brad 3. String
I used a white Blue Edge Crafts Card.  Then a layered the front with half black paper that I have run through the Swiss Dots embossing folder and the other half spotty paper from a DCWV paper stack.  I then attached a brad top and bottom of the centre join and ran some string around the brads making sure to twist in the centre.  I dug out my Just Rite Stampers to create the tag.

I was having so much fun with this challenge I created another card. Amazing how different they can turn out.  You should visit Stamping Vacation to see the other two Design Team members wonderful cards.

This card again I started with a white Blue Edge Crafts card, layer of orange card then a layer of beach patterned paper from a magazine giveaway.   This wonderful image, sorry but I am not sure where I got this from if anyone knows please let me know so I can edit.  Thanks. I coloured with my water colour pencils and aquabrush.  Then layered it up and added black eyelets to each corner and threaded through string.  I discovered that I had this 'Beach' stamp in my collection and thought it was perfect for the card. 
Finished the card by tying three boating knots that I found in a book we have here.

So the three items I picked from Denise's list were: - 1. Anything yellow 2. Eyelets 3. String

Be sure to take your time enter this challenge or one of the others on offer at Stamping Vacation.  As every entry in the month of September goes in to the draw for a $25.00 gift certificate at FLOURISHES

***Even more exciting news Stamping Vacation will be having a Blog Hop 25th and 26th September where we (Design Team) will be featuring Homemade Embellishments.  Yes, prizes will be on offer..... Yay! So keep yours eyes peeled for more details coming on our Homemade with a HOP!

Next bit of news ..... Denise is so excited at reaching 100 Followers at Stamping Vacation that all her Followers will go into a draw and a $25.00 gift certificate will be giving out to one lucky Follower when Stamping Vacation reaches 200 Followers. 


  1. WOW they are both brilliant and your colouring is fabulous!!!

  2. absolutely fabulous Merry!

    2 beautiful yet different cards, its great!!!

  3. Great work Merry, I love the simplistic elegance of the top card especially.

    B x

  4. Wow! This looks like so much fun! I have never done one of these challenges before...will have to give it a go! What an inspiring blog you have : )
    Alicia xx

  5. Both are great cards but I just LOVE how you did the twine in that second card around the main image! Good work! And as you commented before it is the same image I used not long ago and it is from There's Magic in the Air...which I think her shop actually goes by Paper Cupcakes? I always just put TMITA because that is what I am used to doing! LOL! Did you see my question about your giveaway? Wanted to know if we could enter more than one project?

    Have a good day!

  6. Both cards are so nice. The first would be a great "man" card. The second is just great!


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