Saturday, April 26, 2008

...Limited Supplies Challenge #165 & Inspiration Challenge #125

I am so sorry for the late Limited Supplies Challenge post, but I have been away from the house all day. I've only just returned, and now I have to quickly post the details for two let's begin with the Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC) at SCS! This was my creation for the LSC today. Here were the rules for this "Scraps Edition #1": make a square card of any size; use only scrap pieces of paper except for the card base; use ribbon/fiber scraps; use only ONE other embellishment; and use any colors, stamps, tools.
So I started with an Old Olive cardstock base, and had mine measure 4-1/4 X 4-1/4. The lower right corner was stamped with the flourish from the set "Stitched Exotics" in Old Olive Classic Ink. The focal panel is made up of some designer papers (Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers and Fall Flowers Designer Series Papers) that I had collected from past cards and challenges. I punched these designer papers with the 1-1/4" Square Punch to create four different squares, then matted each with Chocolate Chip cardstock that was punched using the 1-3/8" Square Punch. These squares were mounted to a scrap piece of Kraft cardstock (3 X 3), then a scrap piece of Vellum (3 X 3 also) was stamped with the sentiment from "Brighter Tomorrow" in the center with Jet Black Staz-On Ink. I also used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and an Image Sheet for proper placement of the sentiment. There is a staple that is hidden under the 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon bow that holds the vellum in place over the designer paper panel. The focal panel was attached to the card base using Dimensionals to complete it.
This card is for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS for today. You can see my inspiration piece HERE. I chose to go with the earthier colors instead of the bold ones, so here's what I came up with! I started with a Really Rust cardstock base that measured 11 X 4-1/4. A mat of Apple Cider Designer Series Paper was combined with a piece of River Rock cardstock that had been stamped with the leaf outline from the set "Stitched Exotics" in River Rock Classic Ink. A piece of Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon was added to the panel were the papers met, then the panel was attached to the base using Dimensionals.

The focal image is the bird from the set "Always", which was stamped in Really Rust Classic Ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Some Copper Stickles was added to the image and allowed to dry. The sentiment, from the set "Together Forever", was stamped above the bird in Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink. The vanilla paper was cut into an oval using the Coluzzle Cutting System, and the edges were sponged with River Rock Classic Ink and a Sponge Dauber. I also cut a larger circle to go behind it from a piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock. The burgundy piece was made into a scalloped oval with the use of the 3/16" Corner Rounder with the guard removed. The flowers from the same set were stamped in Wild Wasabi Classic Ink onto vanilla paper, cut out with CutterBee Scissors, and dimensionaled (if there is such a word) to each other and to the bird panel. The two ovals were attached to each other with SNAIL Adhesive, and then attached to the card base using Dimensionals again.

That's it for now, but I will see you all tomorrow with a "Christian Update" and some awards! Until then....Hugs ~ Mercy

1 comment:

Sharon in NE said...

The sympathy "Scraps Edition 1" card is perfect. The flourish in the corner just finishes it beautifully!