Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dollies Trifecta!

Well - I was able to get a little scrappy this weekend  - I started out on Friday night with a Hostess Club meeting with a GREAT group of ladies!  We all had a great time and they made some AWESOME layouts using a recipe out of Close to My Heart's MAGIC "How To" Design book - with lots of interactive layouts
Sherri's CTMH website   It was lots of FUN and the creative juices, along with a little sangria were flowing! LOL!

Then on Saturday - I created my entry into the Design Dollies "TRIFECTA" challenge!  LOTS OF FUN!!
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The way it works - The great and talented DOLLIES run three challenges a week each hosted by a different Dollie. Mondays are Color Challenges hosted by Leah; Tuesday's challenge is an Elements Challenge brought to you by Adina; Thursday is a Sketch Challenge hosted by Kristy.

"Each of these individually is due a week after it is issued, by midnight EST the night before (ie Color posts on Mondays, and is therefore due by Sunday at midnight, Elements by Monday at midnight and Sketch by Wednesday at midnight). You are free to do one project per challenge doing any or all three of the challenges but if you are super crafty and have the scrapitude to take it on, you can combine two or all three challenges for the week into one. This will allow you to do one project but get an entry into two or all three challenges. The "TRIFECTA", as we're currently calling it, cuts off every Sunday at midnight, and the new batch begins with Leah's Color Challenge on Monday."

So - I decided to go for the TRIFECTA - the FUN part is - I use only products that I have on hand - It gives me a chance to use up some of my "stash" and I usually find "stuff" I forgot I had - You should really try to play along!  It is a BLAST! ( Oh - did I mention I won the August color challenge ~ Thanks again Dollies!)

SO....without further ado... here are pictures of my entry:

A photo of me (Sherri) having sherry, on our balcony overlooking the Delaware, on our 28th Anniversary Weekend Get-Away!  The photo came out dark, so I edited it with a film grain effect, and it brought out some nice green colors to play with!

I used Glimmer Glam and Glaze on the once white and silver butterfly, to make it green and silver. The Prima swirl had white pearls, which I painted with Wicked Glimmer Glaze to make green. The white and green Prima flowers got hit with Chandelier Glimmer Glam, and some silver Distress Inks pewter paint too.

The Fabulous is from Hallmark (metal) and the Escape silver letters were leftovers, that I thought I couldn't use at first, as I had no S and only one E - but.... get creative with those letters ladies - the first E is an upside down and backwards 3, and the S is an upside down question mark -  Each word was painted on the top with Wicked Glimmer Glaze, and on the bottom with Chandelier Glimmer Glaze.

OK - I HAD to do something to remind me of our beautiful room at the B&B - (check out my previous post and you will see where I got the inspiration from for the SWIRLS) - I used Pewter Ranger Distress Crackle paint - Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam, Chandelier Glimmer Glam, and Lime Twist Glimmer Mist to recreate them!
 So - I hope you like it - Leave me a comment - let me know what you think! Hope to see your entry in a Trifecta one day!