Monday, December 27, 2010

Challenging Weekend

I finally had a day to myself to stamp. So after eating a delicious brunch, I spent the rest of my Sunday watching Cheers on my computer and stamping. I made a few cards for some challenges out in the blogosphere. And here they are:

I made this card for the video challenge over at StampTV. Gina asked us to make a project using an embosses glittered panel. I embossed a sheet of pattern paper from the Basic Grey Marjolaine pad. I am in love with the paper in this stack. I love greens and blues together. So refreshing and calming. After embossing the paper I used a Sakura glitter pen to add glitter to the raised flower petals. I also used the glitter pen on some of the lines in the plaid mug. It is much more sparkly in real life. The mug stamp I used for my super fabulous plaid mug is from Melanie's set, Mugs and Kisses. And the Faith sentiment is from Faithful Florals. The card base is Pure Luxury Soft Sand {Gina K} and I used Border Blue {Stampin Up} to mat the green glittery embossed layer.

My second card is my submission for the Card Patterns #96 sketch. My favorite challenges are sketch challenges. And Card Patterns always has a great sketch every week. I chose to use a rectangle instead of a circle for the main panel on my card. The stamp is from Great Impressions. I picked it up at Stampede, the local stamp store in York, PA. I used more paper from Basic Grey's Marjolaine pad. The card base is Pure Luxury Soft Sand {Gina K}. I used some cute bakers twine I found on Etsy a while ago, thanks to a tip from Patter over at Triple the Scraps blog.

My final card is for the Unscripted Sketch #87 challenge. Another awesome sketch challenge. Some more Basic Grey Marjolaine paper and one simple sentiment from Tami Mayberry's set Faithful Florals. The card base is Pure Luxury Soft Sand {Gina K} and the I used Bordering Blue {Stampin Up} to mat the layers. The blue ink is Tim Holtz Distressed Faded Jeans.

I will have some more time tomorrow night to stamp. I can't wait. And I am planning to ring in the new year with some stamping. What better way to celebrate. :o)


Miesje said...

Wow, those are beautiful! Your mojo is in full swing. Mine better kick in soon! :-)

Bohemian Gypsy said...

They are all stunning cards and I agree sketch challenges are the best to do *grins*. I had not seen this paper collection by BG so I guess it now goes on my huge wishlist. It makes it difficult here in Australia as we often don't get the newer lines.

Linda Beeson said...

These are great! I so love those blues and greens and what a great use of the Unscripted sketch!!!

peggy wainman said...

Gorgeous cards Melissa!

Mandy said...

Love those happy, soothing colors! Fabulous cards!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for playing along with Unscripted Sketches this week...your card is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,