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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #72 (MTSC72)

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It's the first challenge of the month, so that means we also have a new guest designer!  I am so happy that May's Guest Muse decided to grace us with her creations...and you will be, too!  Her clean and simple layouts are just extraordinary, and just wait until you see her hand-carved stamps!  So without further ado...I am happy to introduce my sweet friend and stamp creator......Yoshie Nakagaki (aka Torico)!
Let's get to know a little about Torico in her own words:

"Hello everyone! I'm Torico. I live in Japan. I'm so thrilled to spend this month with Mercy and her super-talented Muses! 
I've been carving rubber stamps for about 4 years, and started card making with my own stamps in 2009. Stamp carving is a very popular hobby in Japan, and I spend almost all of my spare time doing it.  The first exhibition of my stamps was held from January to February this year in Hong Kong.  
When Mercy asked me to be a Guest Muse, I was so surprised and hesitated because I wondered if I deserved it. But I thought that it would be a good chance to let you know about hand-carved stamps. I hope you enjoy my stamps and sample cards for this month's MTSC!"

Now for this Tuesday's Sketch Challenge #72:
My Sample (using "Totally Rad" and "Hibiscus" from Verve Stamps):
Torico's Sample:
Now let's see what the Muses have in store for you today:
Now it's your turn! Create a card or scrapbook layout using the sketch above, and link your creation below in Mister Linky. Be sure to use the keyword MTSC72 when uploading to a public gallery.


Happy Stamping!


20 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Welcome Torico, ladies both cards are GORGEOUS!!

Marisa said...

Love Torico's hand carved stamps! Wow!! I'm still trying to get back to your sketches, Mercy, but life is kicking my butt right now! Hope to be able to play this week. Great samples ladies :D

Sasya said...

I'm always so happy to read Torico's blog, she is really talented crafter, i adore her works~! It's so nice that she became a guest designer this time here at your wonderful challenge blog~! i'll certainly play with your awesome sketch~! thanks for inspiring~!

hugs ♥
Sasya

Pam Varnell said...

Both cards are just gorgeous. Welcome Torico!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats Torico! Your card is GORGEOUS and such patience you must have to cut out that image. It looks beautiful!
Mercy, your card is wonderful too! I can't wait to get those stamps in the mail! thanks for the inspiration!

I hope I can play along with the sketch tonight!

Ann Kranitz said...

Awesome sketch....Cant wait to play along!!! Thanks Mercy.

Lisa H. said...

welcome Torico-can't wait to see what you do all month long! LOVE your sample. Great sketch, once again Mercy. your card is wonderful, too!

Makiko Jones said...

Woohoo!! You know how excited I am, Mercy?? I'm a big fan of torico and so lucky to know her through stamping!! I know she is going to blow away every one of us, lol!

Jen Shults said...

this is a fabulous sketch! Mercy your sample is awesome... I like the stamps you've combined together! And Torico I love the soft vintage feel of your card! Wow!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous cards, Mercy!! Welcome, Torico!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I'm so excited to have Torico joining us-what a fabulous cardmaker she is! LOVE her first sample as a Muse and mercy your card is just stunning-I LOVE it!

Debbie Olson said...

WOW! These are lovely samples!

Kris said...

Woohoo!! i'm finally playing along!! absolutely LOVE the inspiration from the team!! =D

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my goodness, girls.... I'm in AWE of your talents, these are both AMAZING!!!

Vicki said...

Sooooooo LOVED this sketch! Both samples are amazing!!!

Karen Giron said...

This was an amazing sketch, Mercy! I loved it!

Tangii said...

Wowzers Mercy! This sketch is fabulous!!! The samples are amazing!!

Allison said...

Thanks for the sketch even if I didn't like how mine turned out (ha!). I love the sensibility of your take on the sketch Mercy and Torico's is classically pretty!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome sketch, and stunning samples!!

Sandybeaches said...

Fantastic sketch! Fantastic samples! Fantastic fun:)