Monday, May 17, 2010

...TSG55: Make An Impression

This week’s challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the Week, Jessica! She is challenging us to create a card using line art as your background. This is a fun technique to use when you might not feel like coloring or are short on time. Larger line art type images (like the café from Daily Grind) work great! Simply stamp your image in a light colored ink for the background. You can then use dimensionals to add smaller images (that have been colored and cut out) on top of the background image. You can see Jessica’s amazing sample HERE.

To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that utilizes line art as a background, then go to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (May 24th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG55 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Need some inspiration to help you get started? Head over to the TSG Blog for the complete list of Trendsetters participating in this week's challenge!

That's it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another Tuesday Sketch Challenge!  Until then....

Stamps:  Loads of Fun (There She Goes)
Papers:  Kraft, Always Artichoke, PTI White, Ooh La La For Him DP (My Mind's Eye)
Inks:  Black, Artichoke, Craft White
Accessories:  copics, dimensionals, distressing tool, mat pack, paper piercer, sewing machine, scissors, brads, photo corner punch, signo gel pen


LeSS said...

Very interesting and cheerful card!!! Remarkable :)

Peggy said...

I love this technique! Your card is amazing! Love the detergent bottle!

Cassie said...

What a cool card, Mercy, it definitely caught my eye ;D

Anita said...


Pam Varnell said...

Love this Mercy. You gave this challenge a totally new twist using the green paper as the background. LOVE it.

I miss you already!!!

Jen Shults said...

This is gorgeous Mercy! I am just loving this technique you guys are using! Love the white on the sage green and I am always so jealous of your scrappy card layouts! Gorgeous work!!

Crystal said...

Very cool Mercy love all the piercing!

Lisa H. said...

Mercy! this is fantastic!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is awesome Mercy!! I love it!!