Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Lunchtime Sketch/LNS Challenge

I have 2 great challenges for you today over at Late Nigh Stampers and Monday Lunchtime Sketch!  So grab your stamps, inks and embellishments and play along!

Monday Lunchtime Sketch:

We have another great sketch for you this Monday, and here it is:

Don't you just love this sketch?  When you are finished creating your project, you can simply load it on the Techno Stamper blog and you can find the link: HERE.

For my project I used the stamp set, Blooming with Kindness.  I went with more of a mono-chromatic look and used the color, Calypso Coral.  I stamped the flower twice and swiped Calypso Coral ink over the edges after I cut out the flowers.  I lightly pressed the 3 Vanilla flowers  into the Calypso Coral inkpad to add just a hint of color to the flowers.  The sayings was stamped onto a 1" strip of Very Vanilla c/s.  I punched the butterfly out of the Tea for Two DSP using the Bitty Butterfly punch, and then added some pearls.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Inks: Calypso Coral
Papers: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Tea for Two DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press EF, Tea Lace Paper Dollie, Bitty Butterfly Punch, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim Ribbon, Pearls, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Dimensionals, Scissors

Late Night Stampers Challenge:

We all need guy cards, and they seem to be the hardest to make.  So this week's challenge is to a guy card and we have some great samples to get your started.  Here's the link to upload your favorite guy card when you're done: LNS Blog

I saw a card on PI that the incredibly talented Michelle Zindorf crafted and I knew I wanted to try my hand at the direct to paper technique as well.  Michelle's has a wonderful tutorial on her blog on how she created her card; which you can find HERE.

And below is my card; I changed it up by added a strip of black ribbon and brads at the corner.  I am amazed at how incredibly simply this technique is and how stunning the results are!  My colors are a little more mutted than hers, but I still like the results.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes

Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pool Party, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, So Saffron
Papers: Whisper White, Old Olive, Basic Black, Marina Mist
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron EF, Basic Black Ribbon and Brads, Square Corner Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals, SAMJ


Cathy Parlitsis said...

WOW!!! That background is SPECTACULAR! Thanks so much for sharing! :-D

MJ said...

Stunning! Just georgous! I love both of these cards equally! The one for my sketch is just beautiful, fabulous color and so many wonderful details. And the background on the card for the LNS challenge rocks! Ver impressive, these are both crazy beutiful!

Teri said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Kris Sobolik said...

Beautiful background! I love it.

Linda Tarolli said...

Beautifully done! TFS

Doris said...

Just found this card on Pinterest and HAD to visit your blog! (Serene Silhouette)