Thursday, March 10, 2011


Hi everyone,
It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our hostess Joanne Grzelak, has given us another fun challenge. 
Joanne says we are all entering a time of bright blue skies (for us, spring…. for Hoots(that’s me), fall), so our challenge this week is to create a monochromatic card with BLUES (neutrals allowed).
For my card today I used one of Alota Rubber Stamps new mini stamps, this one is the Mini Windmill. I used the spotlight technique with this image. I stamped it twice onto white card, one I cut into a rectangle shape and the other I punched out just the windmill use one of my circle dies. I colored the windmill blue (and a little green too … but you need blue to make green right!).
The pleated strip along the bottom portion of my card was created using MFT Die-namics 3/8" Rosette die.
Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:
Stamps: Mini Windmill – Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Blue; Mid Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Dies; MFT Die-namics 3/8” Rosette Die; Blue Twine; Button; Foam Tape; Copics


  1. This is so pretty, love the windmill, the twine and your pleated paper.

  2. so pretty Frances, love the colors and the image...HUGS

  3. Hoots....I just the love the hue of blue you serene and calm.....and that pleated layer is fabulous...

  4. Fabulous work with the blues, Frances; this is beautiful!

  5. Love that mini windmill Frances!! I'm Dutch, so windmills have always caught my eye. Love the tulips too!! What a beautiful card!

  6. I've been using these colors a lot lately...gotta love them!!


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