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)
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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 September 4, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, unknown floral background stamp from SU, TPC Studio Faith Greetings
- Paper: white, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, baja breeze designer paper
- Ink: Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery
- Accessories: brads, sponge
- Technique: sponging
I hadn’t made a card since Sunday and I think it was starting to bug me! Unfortunately, this card didn’t turn out at all as I had hoped but I decided to post it here anyway so there would at least be something to look at over the long Labor Day weekend! However, being that it is a long weekend, maybe I will have time to upload another card before Tuesday rolls around if I get time to make a few cards like I plan to – we’ll see! 🙂
I originally intended to use a color combination of Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, and Chocolate Chip on this card. However, I was bound and determined to use these two stamp sets and this week’s Sketch Challenge (SC244) at SplitCoastStampers, and I just couldn’t get the Certainly Celery to fit in anywhere that I actually liked!
I did a lot of rearranging and swapping while putting this card together, but hopefully the end result isn’t too much of a “hot mess!” haha!
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Have a safe, happy, and blissfully wonderful Labor Day!
Blessings to you and yours,
Filed under: Challenges, Occasions, Seasonal, Sketch Challenges (Wednesdays), Sympathy, Thinking of You | Tagged: Faith Greetings, Lovely As A Tree | 8 Comments »
Posted on August 19, 2009 by Chrissy
- Stamps: Paper Company Studio Autumn Harvet, SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Hero Arts (sentiment)
- Paper: white, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Basic Black
- Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Versafine Black
- Accessories: brayer, sponge, brads, black check ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Big Shot, checkerboard texture plate, sanding block
- Technique: brayering, sponging, direct-to-paper inking, sandpaper distressing
Oy! Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the hardest to translate into a finished card. This was one such case! The gorgeous skyline I saw while out riding my horses Sunday evening had me craving for an opportunity to work with my trusty brayer, and when I sat down to work with yesterday’s special edition Mojo Madness sketch (they’re celebrating their 100th week with sketches all week long!), the brayer is what I had in mind. I wanted to work with fall colors, namely Always Artichoke and Really Rust, but I ended up choosing More Mustard for the highlight panel behind the sunset image as it just looked so much better there than Really Rust did.
For the skyline, I began by brayering Yoyo Yellow on a piece of white cardstock. I made a mask for the sun, then brayered over that with Summer Sun and Really Rust. For the ground, I brayered first with Certainly Celery and then Always Artichoke on the bottom portion of the image. I then masked the sky and sponged on Creamy Caramel to create the horizon. After I stamped the wheat images in black Versafine ink, I sponged black ink at the bottom of the panel to make it feel even more like the sun setting at dusk on a fall evening.
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Filed under: Autumn, Challenges, Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges, Occasions, Paper Company Studio, Seasonal, Stamp Companies, Stampin Up, Sympathy | Tagged: Itty Bitty Backgrounds | 4 Comments »