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

MFT Monday

Since Monday is the day that Cindy Haffner posts the My Favorite Things sketch challenge, I am deeming it MFT Monday on my blog(that is, if I get to do the sketch, hehe). Today's sketch is fabulous, as they always are, and here is my card for it. I wanted to make a card to match the bag I posted last week(I feel a gift set coming on), so I used the Punny Farm set for my images. I used watercolor paper, Black Stazon, and my SU markers(no aqua painter today). I used my Nestabilities to cut out the circles and sponged the edges of everything with Ballet Blue and Old Olive. The grass stamp is from the It's a Jungle Out There. I added a bunch of Primas and silver brads where I thought they needed it. Cindy Haffner, who now has a blog-yippeee!!, always has the prettiest flowers on her cards, so she was my inspiration. Be sure to check out the gallery for this challenge, there are some fantastic cards in there!! Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday, remember to be thankful to our Veteran's today, it's not all about BBQ's(although, BBQ does sound good!!). Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! I am off to figure out what to do for the Technique Lover's Challenge, it's a good one!!
stamps-Punny Farm and It's a Jungle Out There
paper- Cameo Coral, Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, watercolor and Linen Prints DSP
ink-Black Stazon, Ballet Blue and Old Olive
tools-silver brads, Primas, SU markers, cream grosgrain, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities