Sunday, January 09, 2011

Inkin' for the Weekend

Seems like the only time I can stamp is the weekend. And since it was cold here and I had no where I had to be, that is just what I did. I had a chance to do a couple challenges and here are the results.

First up, the Mojo Monday Challenge (my first)
I used a brand new digi image that I purchased from Paper Makeup Stamps called Moody for Reading. I love the Moody line of images from that company. This image is just my style. I love the big scarf, the cute casual bag and her adorable hat. I printed her out with a laser printer and colored her in with Copic markers. The sentiment is from the Life is Good set. The sketch is from the Mojo Monday challenge.

Next up is a combination of two challenges: JUGS 66 and StampTV Release Challenge #3

 The JUGS challenge was to make a card and matching envelope with a liner. Above is the card with matching envelope and below is the envelope with the embossed liner to match.  I used my favorite Mugs and Kisses set to make the fun embossed turquoise mug. The sentiment is from Grand Damask. The StampTV challenge was to use something new. I used the cute little flower charm that I purchased recently in a set with some other cute little charms.
My next card is for the Unscripted Sketch Challenge 88 and the StampTV Release Challenge #1
The StampTV challenge was to use the color combination of Turquoise, Chocolate and Kraft. I stamped the main panel with Vivid Aqua on Kraft using the large stamp from Wild at Heart. I did some stitching on this one too. I love sewing on cards and don't do it nearly enough. I sponged the embossed panels to bring out the design and make a bit more aged looking. There is also a lot of pearly bling on this one. A strip of white on the ribbon, a strip of brown on the sentiment panel and lots of small white and brown pearls in the center of the flowers.

My final card to share in this post is for the Card Patterns sketch 97

Again, I used my favorite set Mugs and Kisses. I added some clear glaze over the coffee to make it a bit more realistic. I was inspired by some of the images over on the Moxie Fab blog with gray and decided to play around with some old Going Gray from my stash (I wish Stampin' Up had not discontinued that color). It's mixed with Turquoise and Green Apple.

Well, that's it for tonight. I may stamp a bit more before heading to bed. I found out earlier today our apartment building does not have hot water and they have to wait until tomorrow morning to fix it. So I am hoping I can get a shower before going to work tomorrow.

12 comments:

Kathryn B said...

Very nice cards! Great job with the JUGS challenge your card and envie are perfect. I like the embossed envelope liner! cool!

Thanks for joining Just us Girls this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

Great cards. I love the embossed liner - an extra extra special touch. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week - we surely appreciate your support and participation.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Crossing my fingers for the hot shower, Melissa! You may have missed the snow storm, but you stamped like you were snowed it! They are all really gorgeous. My Mugs and Kisses have not found ink yet.

StephC said...

These are all gorgeous! Great take on this weeks US sketch.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, beautiful cards, love unscripted one and the colors!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful cards love all the embossing. TFP at cardpatterns.

dstandard said...

Your cards are all awesome - love all the embossing!Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

All of the cards are amazing, but I have to admit the one for our sketch is just beyond amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Andrea M said...

Melissa, these cards are so fabulous! You know we're loving that fantastic matching envelope!! Great job! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you can join us again next week!

Angy said...

Beautiful projects! Love your take on our sketch - what a great color combo. Thanks for creating with us at Unscripted.

Kristie said...

Fabulous cards, Melissa. That blue/brown card with all the pearls is soooo pretty!! Love the Moody card too!

~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are wonderful but I especially love what you've done with the Card Patterns sketch! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!