Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Prettie Wednesday: Only 1 embellie!

German Phrase of the Day: Nur ein Embellishment? = Only 1 embellishment? Yup...that's what the lady said. Our own Charlie challenged us to make a card using only 1 type of embellishment. Once I saw that clarification I knew it would be a cinch. We could use ribbon, but several ribbons. Or we could use brads, and it could be several brads. Since I'm kindof a plain Jana anyway, this was pretty easy for me.

Since it was Charmaine issuing the challenge, and we all know how much she loves Ladybugs, I had to pull Wade out and dust him off. I really like Wade, I just have so many NEW Prettie stamps I forget about him. Also, seeing some recent Prettie Girl creations feature Wade in very untraditional colors ( especially loved Jackie's card here,) I thought that would be a good challenge for me. I'm also a traditional kindof girl, so this was actually quite hard for me to make a green, teal, and purple ladybug. SOOO not me. But, I LOVE these colors together, and had tons of fun creating this card. Of course I colored him with my Prismas...can't seem to get enough of those lately, and I feel like I'm FINALLY getting the hang of using them and shading with them better (I think I was overblending before!)

It's a VERY simple card, and only 4.25" square...but perfect for this challenge! And you gotta love a guy who wears a purple top hat and carries a matching purple cane, right?? This little guy is already on his way to the Prettie Mama herself, Christie.

In other Prettie news, the Cutie Pie contest is on again! YOU could win all the stamp sets being released on August 1st (and trust me...they are AWESOME!!!) simply by sending photos of your favorite Prettie Projects to Not only do you get some TO DIE FOR stamp sets, you get the honor of calling yourself a Cutie Pie...what could be better than that?? You have until 8pm CST on July 31st to get your entries in, so get stamping!!!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Wade E. Bug by Paper Pretties

Stamper's Select White, Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant

Ink: Brilliance black,
Elegant Eggplant
Acc: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, celery and eggplant grosgrain ribbon



  1. Gorgeous coloring! Adorable card!!!

  2. You totally remind me of me...I have the hardest time coloring this little guy anything but red black and white, but when I do , and when I see it DONE, I LOVE IT!! Your card is super all the ribbon, I just wish I had thought to use several ribbons, whould have made me feel a little better!!

  3. Jana I LOVE this! Wade is so cute in green and purple!! :) Great job with the challenge!! Hope you are felling well! :)

  4. Jana, this is darling!! I love him in these colors!! GREAT card!

  5. this is so cute! I love the colors you used and the triple ribbon is a real show off just like Wade!


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