Thursday, May 22, 2008

...A Triple Challenge Card(CC167, SC177, WT167), and Featured Stamper #67

This is my card for THREE challenges on SCS: Color Challenge, Sketch Challenge, and Ways To Use It.....GO ME!!!! The colors we were to incorporate are as follows: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Certainly Celery. The Sketch Challenge can be seen above, and the Ways To Use It Challenge was to create a masculine card. I wasn't sure if the Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon would qualify as a masculine accent, so I placed it on an element that could be removed if needed. The background is stamped with Canvas in Certainly Celery Classic Ink. The focal image consists of the pine tree from Lovely As A Tree in Blue Bayou Classic Ink, and the sentiment was from Live Your Dreams in Jet Black Staz-On Ink. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig and Image Sheet for proper placement. The sky was created by using a Brayer that was rolled in Soft Sky Classic Ink. I also used the 1/4" Circle Punch to lay Blue Bayou cardstock circles under the Silver Brads on the upper and lower panels.

And yet another card for an SCS challenge: Featured Stamper. The lucky, and UBER-talented, recipient this past Sunday was Dawn McVey...aka dawnsing. She has a brilliant eye for clean and crisp colors and layouts...I absolutely love her. She is also a fellow GreatSwaps Girl! You can check out her blog HERE. I chose to CASE the card seen HERE in her SCS gallery, because I adored the layout. I changed everything except the layout in order to make it my own. The card base was Bashful Blue cardstock, and I used scrap pieces of patterned papers from the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper, and Old Olive Designer Series Paper packs to create the different stripes. They are matted onto Old Olive cardstock, and a strip of olive cardstock was pierced using a Mat Pack and Paper Piercer also to cover the seam between the red dotted and olive striped papers. A piece of 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the seam between the olive striped paper and cherry paper.

The sentiment from Always was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then was punched out using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. A scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock was also punched out using the 1-3/8" Circle Punch, then some Real Red cardstock was punched out with the Scalloped Circle Punch. Each layer was attached to the other using SNAIL Adhesive, then one of the small flowers (also from the set Always) was stamped in Bashful Blue Classic Ink onto Bashful Blue cardstock. The stamped flower was punched out using the 1/2" Circle punch, a White Brad was added to the center, and the flower circle was added to the center of the "a" using a Dimensional.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you all again tomorrow.


Debbie Olson said...

Both of these are lovely, Mercy, but I especially like all of the brads on the top one--great touch!

Becky Carafa said...

These are wonderful, I love the almost "fogginess" of the treescape. And the case of Dawn is just fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mercy,

Just wanted to say Hello and thank you for allowing me to use your sketch. I've had a few responses already to my challenge on the blog, and it's so lovely to see what people have done with it! I love challenges like this myself, so I thought, Why not?

I am going to announce the winner of the challenge at the end of the month, so stayed tuned.

Also, I have subscribed to your blog, and I am really loving to see what you are creating. I think you are a very talented girl! I like a lot of different styles, but for some reason I seem to like almost everything you do :-)

Have a wonderful day Mercy. I'll be checking in again to see what you are up to.

Linda H

peanutbee said...

Wow, I just saw your Lovely as a Tree card for today's WTC and had to come over here to your blog. Love, love, LOVE IT!!

Maren said...

So pretty! Love that quote amongst the misty trees....

Anonymous said...

Wow!! That is a beautiful card!!!
Thanks for my beautiful bday card you sent, I Loved it!!
I hope to swap with you soon! ;)

Sara said...

Great Cards!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I've been so busy lately I haven't had time to visit all the "new" gsg's blogs. I'm so glad I came to yours! You have some really great stuff here and I cannot wait to swap with you soon! Have a great weekend!


Kendra Giles said...

Hello Mercy! these cards are just gorgeous! woohoo for both of us being great swaps girls - can't wait to swap with ya girl! :)