Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Make it Monday #172 - Rainbow Medallions

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Dawn McVey and Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge today, and Dawn has challenged us to find a stamp that we can use repeatedly in a rainbow circle.   I took a bit of a playful approach to this challenge as anyone who knows me, knows that I've got "baby" on the brain with our first grandchild due in just 8 weeks! :0)  Take a look:




I used the giraffe from PTI's "Sweet Baby" stamp set and basically just inked up the head and neck as I made my way around with the different colored inks.  I did use a pencil and ruler to make a few marks, or I knew I would have giraffe heads going every which direction!  I also laid out all my colors just like Dawn suggested, and then I don't know where  I went wrong, but I didn't stamp my colors in the right "rainbow" order.  Oh well, still think it turned out pretty darn cute (IMHO!!)!  Here's a closer up view of the center:


I have to give a BIG thank you to Colleen who made a rainbow colored sentiment in the middle of her medallion, and I fell in love with the idea and had to CASE her!  I did do mine a little differently and used the edges of my ink pads to create my rainbow and then used the "baby" die (PTI) to cut it out.  I used the following inks to make my rainbow:  Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, & Limeade Ice. 

This was a fun technique, and some of the cards already posted have used stamps that I never would have thought of using and made fabulous cards!  You can check out Dawn's video, great card, all the other entries, and info on how to play along all right here .

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Tuesday!  I'm off to go baby shopping with my daughter who has some coupons for Buy Buy Baby that are burning a whole in her pocket! :0)

10 comments:

  1. I just knew you'd come up with something clever, and you didn't disappoint! Love that sweet giraffe and your perfect rainbow sentiment. Best to you as grandma hood approaches!

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  2. Marcia, this is so darn cute. What a cute idea. And congratulations on the soon to be first grandchild. They are so special.....

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  3. Marcia, Love what you did with this rainbow technique! And I love that you swiped the colors across the baby!! Enjoy your new blessing and cuddle and spoil as much as you want, because that is what Grandma's do!!

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  4. I just love the rainbow of giraffes! I think this technique works perfectly for a baby card! Love it!

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  5. Hey Marcia!!! I absolutely love your card!! Your so creative. I would have never thought to use a giraffe neck. Brilliant! The sentiment is great too. Nicely done.

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  6. Okay, you win for the cutest! Brilliant and fun - all at the same time! Love that you used polka dots.

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  7. Marcia, I thought of this stamp to use on this technique too, but think yours came out too darn cute to compete with ;-)
    Congrats to you and your family on the new addition~babies are such a gift from God!

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  8. Awwww those giraffes are so darling : ) Congratulations!!

    Patti

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  9. How fun and sweet! Congrats too! We are on a nine week countdown here at our house =)

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