Monday, May 19, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Transparencies

Are you hooked on CHF chicks challenge monday yet? I look forward to them every week, it is so fun to see all the different "takes" on a challenge. This week we are using transparencies. Did you know that Cornish Heritage Farms is now carrying clear 81/2x11 sheets in the store. HERE is the link to those.
I actually did two for this challenge. This first one I had to go outside to get the photo. I wanted the sun to catch the cool silver silhouette of Elvis on the transparency laid over the Kinkade "graceland" image.
One nifty little detail, see where the "Elvis Presley" signature is in the bottom left. It is the same on the Kinkade stamp as well, so when I laid the clear sheet over top, I lined up the signatures.
Here are this cards deets:
Graceland (Thomas Kinkade) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Mic Swingin' Silhouette, You're the king (Elvis) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Espresso, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Silver (Palette Metallics)
Simply Smooth White, Mystic Light, Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
Clear Sheet
Micro brads (Creative Impressions)
Copic Markers
White gel pen (Inkssentials)

Now for some whimsy! This is with Kim Hughes' new "Make the Grade" set combined with the little caterpillar from "The landing pad" set. I stamped my Lined Paper background on my blue paper then did some paper piecing with the apple and caterpillar. On the clear sheet I stamped the apples in metallic inks and used a rub-on for the flourish. These clear sheets are really stable so I cut a little slit for my ribbon in the top. This helped keep the top half of my blue paper in place and I used glue dots under random apples to secure the lower half.
I used my spellbinder die to create the munched edge in my apple.
Here are all the deets:
Make the Grade, The landing pad (Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Lined Paper Backgrounder
Crimson Red (Palette Metallics)
Pearlescent Olive (Brilliance)
Espresso (Adirondack)
Reflection Blue (Palette)
Natural Smooth, Baby Blue Light (Prism)
Clear Sheet
Costco Ribbon
Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
Rub-on (Crate)

Now the blog hoppin' part! LOTS of CHF chicks took part in this. Here are the links to the girls!
-Julia, Dawn, Lisa Silver, Kristine, Alli, Kim, Lori, Michele, Becky, Val, Mona, Julie, Lesley


Shelly said...

I love the look of the transparencies. Awesome projects!

Kristine Reynolds said...

WOW Girl! What a great idea for Elvis! Looks great! I love the bug eating the apple too! Great job on the challenge!

Valerie said...

Fun cards, Sherrie. The stamp combinations are wonderful.

Silvergirl said...

You did amazing with this challenge!!! Awesome projects! Your creativity blows me away!


Alli Miles said...

Hey smarty pants! Your stuff is amazing. Great ideas here. LOVE your cards.

leenda said...

I need Elvis was still alive! Your cards are always over-the-top creative & top notch!

Tiffany said...

I love what you did with the transparencies. Very cool! Nice job!!!

Dawn said...

fabulous cards Sherrie!!
love the whimsy

Lesley said...

2 very different cards and both equally lovely!

Becky said...

I love how distinct both cards are!
You make such beautiful projects!

shel9999 said...

How fun! Love the Elvis silhouette and then the bug eating the apple!! Great cards, Sherrie!

Lori Craig said...

Totally cool cards, Sherrie! Love that Elvis! Beautiful! And of course, that Kim Hughes apple card is just the bomb!