Posted on September 10, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Linen
- Paper: white, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
- Ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
- Accessories: black brads, black ribbon; foam mounting tape, SU markers
- Technique: 3D/dimensionals
Triple challenge time! WAHOO!!! :0) This card combines this Monday’s MOJO #103 sketch and SplitCoast’s Clean and Simple (CAS31 – “Pop It Up”), as qell as Tuesday’s Color Challenge (CC235 – “Elegant Basic Olives”). I didn’t really expect to do a sympathy card last night but the Thoughts & Prayers set was looking like a great one to use with this sketch and color combination, and it’s always a good idea to keep a few sympathy cards on hand anyhow! I had to modify the sketch a little bit in order to make it work with the tree stamp, which is quite a bit larger than the space reserved for the main image in the Mojo sketch.
This card came together fairly quickly (for once!), so I hope that allows it to qualify as a “clean and simple” card, despite the additions of ribbons and brads. It just didn’t look finished without them! :0)
Thanks for stopping by and please take a moment to let me know what you think! If you leave a link back to your online gallery or blog, I’ll be more than happy to do the same for you!
Filed under: Challenges, Clean and Simple Cards (Mondays), Color Challenges (Tuesdays), Contests, Mojo Madness, Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges, Occasions, Stamp Companies, Stampin Up, Sympathy | Tagged: Linen, Thoughts & Prayers | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 31, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Pretty Perches and Argyle Factory by Clear Dollar Stamps, Autumn Harvest by The Paper Company Studio (sentiment)
- Paper: cream, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
- Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
- Accessories: “Wonder” brad, paper raffia ribbon, Big Shot, “woodgrain” embossing template (Fiskars), sponge, foam mounting tape
- Technique: embossing, direct-to-paper inking, sponging, 3D
I had a great time at the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday! I hope you all had an enjoyable and re-energizing weekend also! Today I am thrilled to bring you my creation for the September ’09 Guest Designer Challenge at Clear Dollar Stamps. Last month was my first time entering their contest and I had so much fun that I’m back at it for this month’s challenge as well! This month, Lori gave us an “Either/Or” challenge: use either the posted color combination (Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, with an optional Always Artichoke), or the sketch challenge (see below for sketch), or combine the two. Not one to ever turn down an opportunity for extra credit, I opted to do a combination of the color combo and the sketch challenge. 🙂
I love the color combination that was posted – it has a nice, cozy, fall-like feel to it – and I felt it gave me a wonderful opportunity to create an autumn sunset with my brayer. And what set would work better with a fall sunset than Pretty Perches? I love stamp sets that allow me to play around and build my own scenes!
I created a wooden window frame to highlight my outdoor nature scene by first cutting out the frame in Chocolate Chip cardstock with my paper trimmer and then running it through the Big Shot with our Fiskars “woodgrain” embossing template. I then used direct-to-paper and sponging with Chocolate Chip ink to further bring out the texture. The frame was then mounted using foam mounting tape to raise it off of the background and bring extra dimension to the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please take a moment to leave me a comment so I have the pleasure of getting to know my visitors a little better! 🙂 Here’s to a delightful and fulfilling week for all of us!
Filed under: Autumn, Challenges, Clear Dollar Stamps, Clear Dollar Stamps Contests, Contests, Occasions, Paper Company Studio, Seasonal, Stamp Companies | Tagged: Argyle Factory, Pretty Perches | 5 Comments »
Posted on August 6, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Inspired by Nature, It’s Your Birthday
- Paper: white, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
- Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Bliss Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
- Accessories: twine, brads, paper crimper, coluzzle, embossing powder, sponge
- Technique: sponge, embossing
Today I’m happy to bring you my creation for the latest Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I have been watching that blog for a few weeks, and was ready to dive in on Monday for my first shot at one of their lovely sketches. Much to my surprise, I learned that their first sketch of each month is actually a contest! Here’s the sketch:
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this sketch was a sunset-type scene with Inspired by Nature. I decided to pull out my tiny collection of designer paper to see if there was anything in there that would work to change things up a little bit from the norm. I was happy to find this pretty masculine-type colored pin-striped paper that was easy to match with Stampin’ Up cardstock colors.
First off, I inked up the daisy image in Versamark then loaded it with Basic Black ink. I stamped the image on white cardstock and embossed it with black embossing powder and my heat gun. I then took Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, and Bliss Blue ink and sponged it on the image to mimick a sunset.
I used my coluzzle to cut out the image in a nice, even circle and sponged Not Quite Navy ink all the way around the edges. Finally, I mounted it on a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock cut just a hair bigger to frame the image. The circular panel was then mounted on a smaller Not Quite Navy panel which is framed with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.
I also sponged Not Quite Navy ink around the designer paper piece and mounted that on the back panel, which was sponged the same. I also used my paper crimper to fill in the void on the left side of the card.
Finally, I added the two white brads to the top of the card and wraped twine around the empty areas of the card.
Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!
Filed under: Challenges, Mojo Madness, Sketch Challenges (Wednesdays), Stamp Companies, Stampin Up | Tagged: Inspired by Nature, It's Your Birthday | 5 Comments »