Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting for Mardi Gras

Do you know that Mardi Gras is just 2 weeks away!  Altho I've never been, I just luv Mardi Gras....all the hoopla', the fun, the parades, colors, beads and candy, and especially the Hurricane's!  I've been to New Orleans several times, and let me tell you that those people don't need an excuse like Mardi Gras to party, it's a really fun place. 

And speaking of fun.... we are excited today at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge! Have we got the ultimate challenge for you today!  Our hostess this week, Monique, challenged our team to use a technique on their creation. And.... we decided to take it a step further.  What better place to turn than Pat Huntoon of the Technique Junkie Newsletter!  Stampotique is teaming up with the Technique Junkies team to create a card using the Faux Barnwood Technique. We want you to join us this week and you can use the Faux Barnwood Technique or any of the techniques Pat uses on her website.

Altho we have a little time before the festivities, my BFF has her spot saved on the parade route and she is decked out to the 9's in the Mardi Gras colors, waiting....waiting....waiting for the fun to begin.  Isn't she just a hoot!  I luv this line of stamps and can't wait to get more!  I've colored the image with Spica Pens, gold paint and reinkers...using a watercolor brush.  Don't you just luv the faux barnwood background....I've used black and green for my bg, covered with white...when dry, I brushed a little purple on the white.  I luv how it cracked!!



What are you playing for this week? Oh.....good question! How about we give away 2 prizes this week along with 2 winners??? Pat Huntoon has been very gracious and is giving away one of the Fancy Folds and Motions CDs PLUS a two year, online only subscription (2010 and 2011 issues) for one winner and the other winner will be receiving a $30 gift certificate towards stamps to the Stampotique store. We will randomly draw 2 winners for the prizes before our next challenge on March 9th.


Make sure to stay tuned to the website as both the Stampotique design team AND the Technique Junkies design team participated in this challenge and we will be sharing some wonderful creations using the Faux Barnwood technique over the next 2 weeks here.

So, what are you waiting for????? Get out some papers, some inks, some stamps and join us

15 comments:

Gez said...

Beautiful Gerrie.. love the green & purple together. Just love relaxin..one of my favs. Enjoy the Mardi Gras :)

Jane Wetzel said...

great job on this challenge! I love the way you did your technique!

Basement Stamper said...

she looks fabulous, you did wonders with the Mardi Gras colors! Great job!

Terry said...

Fabulous background and I do love how you colored this waiting beauty! Such a fun image and card!

Lisa Somerville said...

How fun is she all decked out waiting for the festivites! Fab use of the barnwood tech, it looks great with your image!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a terrrific idea, Gerrie! We had a holiday in the French Quarter one year and I would love to go back for Mardi Gras!

Lucy x

Netty said...

Totally terrific Gerrie, love the technique effects and your fab stamp. Annette x

jenn shurkus said...

all the diff colors in your faux barn look awesome!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Gerrie~

Great card! Love how you worked those Mardi Gras colors in! The faux barn wood looks great! I love how it cracked and everything. Did you study my garage door to see what cracked painted wood really looks like? lol

She is gorgeous! How does your BFF feel about having her image here on this card? (That is what you said, right?!) Love the shoes, and her hat is awesome, too. The outfit is totally fabulous!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Suzanne C said...

She is a perfect parade participant! Love how you used the technique in the background.

PetraB said...

A fabulous card, her outfit is awesome!

BarbaraW said...

Wow, your bff will fit right into the Mardi Gras spirit and she will have a front row seat. I am enjoying your time as guest designer to Stampotique.

Sue said...

This is fabulous, I love the different colours on your background, and your image is perfect x

linda said...

Gosh, I just love this card - the facial expression, the colors - it just makes me smile - BIG!

linda
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Valerie H. Wilson said...

Fantastic, Gerri! The color combo rocks and your faux barn wood turned out beautifully!
Val :)