Monday, December 26, 2011

First Post - a Card and a DT Call

This is the first post of my new challenge blog focused on scene projects using images from a variety of sources such as Stampscapes. I especially like Stampscapes and am learning how to use them.  I have seen many posts from designers who comment that they have these stamps and don't necessarily know what to do with them.  Through this blog we can all learn together and have a place to showcase our work and win great prizes.


The challenges will start Sunday, January 1, 2012.  This is where the DT Call comes in.....

I am looking for all levels of experience with both creating scene projects and blogging.  Previous DT experience is not required, however, a blog is required. You will be asked to post 2 projects per month; one for the 1st Sunday when we introduce the challenge and one for another week during the month.  Both projects will follow the challenge theme.  You may create any type of paper-based project (card, box, tag, altered art, etc) as long as it is a finished project (no ATCs).

I'll act as the Sr. DT Coordinator, but I will need mates who are willing to help find sponsors, suggest challenge ideas, create sketches, post tutorials (either written or video), and learn along the way. I would like this blog to be a source for ideas and techniques as well as the monthly challenges. We will all comment on assigned entries as well.

The first term will be for 4 months from January 15th to May, 2012. That's only 8 projects!

If you are interested in joining this new DT Team please leave a comment below, before January 10th with your name and blog address. I will contact you through the email address on your blog.

Here is my first project, I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for my inspiration.



Card Recipe:
Images: Stampscapes Meadow Lg 057G, Fence 289D, Old Fence 293C, Horse 171A, and Art Impressions grass A-1371
Paper: Stampin Up So Saffron, My Minds Eye Sunshine Collection, Black Glossy, White Glossy
Inks: Images stamped with Momento Black, Adirondack Cloudy Blue and Denim on the sky with a little Sunshine Yellow, Meadow and Lettuce for the greenery, Butterscotch and Ginger for the grasses
Embellishments: Stampin Up Pearls colored with Copic Y17, Wild Orchard flowers and Really Reasonable Ribbon, Martha Stewart Sprig Punch, Spellbinders Label One

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
So to all you scene makers out there, enter the DT Call by adding a comment with your name and blog address before January 10th.  I will contact you through your blog email address.

Thanks for considering this new challenge.  I'll be back on the 1st with the challenge for Janauary.

NancyD

29 comments:

Berni said...

This is beautiful. I love scenes, they tell such a story. So much to gleam from. I would be interest, here's my blog: Berni Cuttino http://berni46.blogspot.com/

Vickie Kertz said...

I love your scene. I am on the Stampscapes Yahoo group and love the beautiful things seen there. Just bought the CD that Janet puts out and am looking forward to learning. I saw this on make it Monday.

Sheree said...

Morning Nancy! Wow! The first scene posted is gorgeous! Love your layout and the warm colours you used... Well done! Guess I'd better get all the inks and stamps out to start creating!
A huge welcome to our new followers! I'll be visiting your blogs to check out your beautiful handiwork!
I'm looking forward to having loads of participants to share ideas with...these stamps are so versatile and beautiful!
Hugs,
Sheree

Olga said...

this is fantastic news, I am interested!!!! my blog is
http://craftieodamae.blogspot.com

Olga said...

your card is absolutley gorgeous!!!!!

Linda w said...

Popped over from Sheree's blog. I'll pass your dt call on to Feline Playful. Please contact me at linda dot wescott at blueyonder.co.uk and I will send you a questionaire for your challenges to be added to the Feline Challenge posts. http://felineplayful.blogspot.com/ Hugs lin

Linda w said...

Love your card by the way, fantastic work. Hugslin

grandmalee said...

I'm so glad that Olga let me know about your blog! What a fabulous glowing scene!!! I love the intensity of your colors, and that you only used 5 stamps to create such a beautiful scene! This scene would be so versatile with just a simple embellishment change. The flowers could become ferns or some baker's twine for a great looking masculine card. Your overall layout is awesome!

Congrats and many thanks on starting this blog! I can't wait to pass the word around! I would love to be considered for this DT even though I have been an absent blogee for the past few months. I've been looking for something to focus on in 2012, and this blog could be the answer to what I've been looking for.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I found out about your blog from Sheree http://vancouverislandcraftjunkie.blogspot.com/.
I'm one of her followers and have been in awe of her cards. I am NOT interested in the DT call, but I love looking a fabulous cards and I will become a member. Congrats on your new adventure.
Gail

Rene said...

Just beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday and Happy New Year!
Rene :D

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Nancy would love to be on team but committed enough sadly.
However will definitely be adding my support and advertising it on my blog - just going over to add it to my latest post.
If you need anyone to do a stand in sometime as one off, or even a tut. will help out all I can, blessing on the new venture, Shaz in oz.x

May said...

Your card is beautiful, Looking foward to learning how to use these stamps, Hugs May x x x x

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Nancy, I just found out about your site from ShazinOz, as we are both fans of scenic stamping. Here is a link to my blog page devoted to Stampscapes/scenic stamping. I also have links on the Stampscapes site to this tutorial page & my gallery.
http://silverwolfcards-shaz.blogspot.com/p/stampscapes-scenic-stamping.html
I would love to be considered for a place on your DT,
Regards, Shaz

Payne Holler Cards said...

Beautiful card!
Thought that there was already a challenge blog out there for just about everything - but doing scenes is new and definitely inspirational.
Would love the opportunity to be on DT!
http://paynehollercards.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Lovely card. Looking forward to your challenges. Learned about you from Olga.

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a wonderful idea, I would love to be included in this team. I have two blogs, a scenic one, http://scenesbysandy.blogspot.com and a card making one http://creativemomentswithsandy.blogspot.com. This is perfect timing as I have just finished up two of my DT commitments. I also teach scenic classes online at My Creative Classroom as well as being the founder/owner of the Yahoo Stampscapes II group.

Colleen said...

I found your blog through Olga, I am NOT interested in a DT position but will be very interested in the challenges. I love to make scenes with my stamps. Yours is beautiful.

Fenny said...

This is great and yes I love both. So warm colors and great scene

stampinganja said...

So glad I found this blog!! Love the stampscapes but also struggle with them sometimes!!! Always looking for ideas from talented ladies like you, thanks for sharing!!!!!

Cazro said...

I love making scenes with stamps but am such a novice compared to the Scenestamps, of which sadly I have none. A matter to be rectified, me thinks!I will become a follower and hopefully a contributor, looking forward to learning from the DT. Loving your first samnple, fabulous colouring. Caz

redwasher1 said...

Hi, first congratulations on your new create a scene challenge blog! Sounds exciting. Love your sample. I love to create scenes, but have not done stampscapes, I do have a few from more than a few years ago.Lol
Here is my blog.
http://geriscards.blogspot.com/

Bonnie Brown said...

I love your card and its gorgeous colors. I have many, many Stampscapes stamps. I have taken several classes. You will find a few scenes on my blog. I am currently on the Sweet Stamps Design Team. My blog is http://bonbonsdelights.blogspot.com/ I would love the opportunity to be on your DT team. Looking forward to seeing your challenges.

MaggieC said...

What a great idea. I love scenes, they never turn out the same twice, which is great. I am not good enough to be a DT, but I will be crafting along, and ready to contribute anything I can. Looking forward to the first challenge. Have a wonderful New Year. Maggie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I am fairly new to stamping but have explored some stampscapes and other ways to create scenes. I will certainly be interested in learning with everyone. Susan

P.S. I am not really sure what the selection of Profile is actually so for now I chose anonymous.. Do I need to create something in another format?

Kittie said...

I love creating scenes and actually have my own small stamp line called Kittie Kits "Cause a Scene" sold at Rubbernecker Stamps. I would love to be considered for your design team. Here is a link to my blog: http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/ I followed a link from Shaz in Oz to find your post. Happy New Year!

Allie Gower said...

I discovered your blog while looking at the Mojo entries. I'm so delighted to find you. The scenes are gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration.
Allie
welltrainedpaper.blogspot.com

stampinganja said...

This is my second reply, I would like to be considered for the Design Team. I am a little scared to say that out loud but you said you are for all kind of levels!
The committent would be no problem, I love those stamps and I am always looking for more things to learn. Thanks again, Anja

Brenda said...

Fabulous card and I love this idea for a challenge. I always have loved making scene cards. I would like to be consider for the design team. Even if I don't make the dt I will be playing along, this is going to be fun!

Thank you.

stamp-it-up.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

I've decided to be brave and put my name forward for your DT call, having been tremendously encouraged by everyone's lovely words on my entry into the 'anything goes' challenge. I know I have a lot to learn but I think that's the best thing about blogland - it's not about 'being the best' but learning from each other and encouraging one another's efforts. The only thing is I don't have any Stampscapes -- though they are now on my birthday list if I can convince my family that I do need more stash! (which of course I do!)