Monday, May 26, 2008

Fresh Cuts

Today’s Technique Lover’s Challengewas to combine three past challenges, one TLC, one sketch, and one color. The catch was you had to pick from the first ten challenges ever posted. I gotta tell you, and I know some of you don’t believe me, but this REALLY kicked my butt. My final card really came together fast, but the process of getting there STUNK!!! At first I picked a sketch, color, and technique that I had never done, and found the most challenging- REALLY BAD IDEA!!! Note to self: if you already don’t like it just by looking at it, don’t pick it, it just won’t work!! I finally settled on CC06, SC02, and TLC06. The color challenge was to use Rose Red and Chocolate Chip-yummy combo(if I do say so myself). The technique I picked was to do spotlighting, something I am ashamed to say that in my 6+ years of stamping I have never done before. Don’t ask, I don’t know why!! I stamped the main image stamp from the SU sneak peek set, Fresh Cuts, twice with Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White. I punched out just the flower part and colored it with my SU markers and aqua painter. The rest is pretty easy, you know, big ribbon, brads everywhere, some sponging- my normal!! Hopefully no one else had this same idea or there is gonna be a fight!! Just know, I DID not look at the gallery before I started. That is one of my rules, because I would hate to be influenced subconsciously by someone else’s design. That’s it for now, I will be back later with something else, if I recover from this one!! Have a great day!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamps-Fresh Cuts
Paper- Rose Red CS and DSP, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip
Ink-Chocolate Chip
Tools-Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Silver Brads, circle punches, SU markers, aqua painter

27 comments:

  1. Jessie your card is adorable, I love every single detail on it.
    Wonderful work!!!!

    God bless
    Giovana

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  2. Well, I'm glad you started from scratch with this one, it's absolutely stunning! Your 3 challenge picks came together magically, almost like it was meant to be from the very start, lol! What a talent you are, Jessie! I don't think YOU could even subconsciencely be influenced by others--we are influenced by YOU! Your work is the stuff people are constantly CASing! You're a leader and a inspirer, girl--just accept it, hehe! :) hugs!

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  3. Wow, Jessie, your card is beautiful. AWESOME stamp choice to spotlight too!

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  4. Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous card!
    Happy Memorial Day! Hugs and smiles

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  5. This one is gorgeous! A lot of stampers used the spotlighting technique for this challenge, but you nailed it!

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  6. Super gorgeous!!! Love it!!! I couldn't decide what to pick....so I ended up with *nada* - LOL!!!
    Instead I had a fun day playing with my girls...!!!

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  7. Your card came out great! So pretty! :)

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  8. Oh this is beautiful...stunning!

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  9. wow,this is gogeous, I haven't seen these sneak peeks! never doen spotlighting??I'm surtprised, it's such a quick and easy BAM! technique(which means I've gotten a LOT of use out of it!LOL)Thanks for the award, I'm way behind on checking blogs, triing to work waya aherad on saving some posts fo this week since we'll be going to the beach! HUGS! :)

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  10. You're right about these colors...yummy!! Great card!!

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  11. Jessie, your card is stunning!! I tried and tried to do this TLC today and finally gave up after I had scrapped too many pieces of paper...lol
    Fab job girl!

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  12. This is gorgeous. I love the pop of color on the main image. Very classy!

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  13. Gorgeous Fresh Cuts card!!! Great combo of challenges!

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  14. i think this is just gorgeous!

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  15. Loved your story - reminds me of many of my card making experiences, not just the odd one so now you can empathize with me, right?! - LOL. Card is gorgeous and I have to admit I have never done spotlighting either so I may just have to try it myself.

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  16. this is pretty amazing, jessie!!!love the spotlight design. tfs:)
    chat

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  17. Boy for all the trouble it caused you, it sure was well worth it! It's absolutely beautiful, Jessie!

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  18. This is gorgeous!! Lovely in every way girl!!
    Smiles, Deena

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  19. WOW Jessie!!!! I can't believe this gorgeous creation ever gave you a problem in the planning stages! It's phenomenal!!! Oh definitely a delicious color combo!! And the details and elegance are just exquisite!!!!

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  20. This is beautiful. I love it. Joan

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  21. This is GAWJUS Jess!! SO much so that I just ordered this darn set! You are SUCH an enabler!!!

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  22. Great stuff.
    I just found your blog and love it.
    Look forward to reading more.

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  23. Love, love, love what you've done with this set! And the spotlight technique is just perfect for it. Gorgeous!!!

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  24. Outstanding Jessie, so so love this. you rock!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. ooh, this card is fabulous! I really love all the details & colors

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