Monday, January 21, 2008

Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #1

Welcome to this new weekly event! Each and every Monday at noon (EST) I will be posting a sketch and challenging you to use it for inspiration for a project. You can make a card, scrapbook page, gift bag or whatever strikes your fancy. The only rule is to share your creations (grin). You can upload your sample to your blog or anywhere else that you choose and then just leave a link in the comments so we can all see and let you know how wonderful your creation is! If you upload to Splitcoaststamper's please use the TSSC1 in your keyword section so that it will show up in a search. Hope you will play!

I do have a wonderful group of 10 plus women that I am sending the sketch to early so that I can give you direct links to other samples for your initial inspiration so be sure to scroll to the end to see all the links!

And now for this weeks sketch.......

And my card for the challenge....





I adore this little mouse so of course I am gonna want to be using him way after Valentine's day so I needed to find more uses for him that did not include a big heart! This is my first attempt. He really could be holding anything at all! The possibilities are endless.

Stamps used: Happy Hearts Day, SAB Birthday Whimsy and the retired Simple Saying II

Card stock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Cutie Pie dp

Ink: Basic Black. Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue

Accessories: markers, watercolor pencils, blender pen and scallop square punch.
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Now if that don't inspire you I don't know what will. Please share with us what you create with this sketch by posting a link on the comments to this post. And once again if you upload to SCS please use the keywords TSSC1 Hope you have a wonderful Monday -- I am off to eat lunch (a bit early)

24 nice people left a comment:

beate said...

Beautiful card and sketch Mary Jo!
Hugs and smiles

M.E. Greene said...

Fun! I love sketch challenges, and I love your blog, so this will be something fun to look forward to each week. I'll get right on it and post it to my blog. :o) -Marie

Valerie Byrnes said...

I just saw your sketch and the cards at Lisa's and Pat's blogs.
I Love it, so simple but elegant and versatile. I can't wait to get to my work table and give it a go.

rozie640 said...

Thanks MJ for giving me the push I need to get stamping again! Loved your sketch and I see I am in excellent company. Great job ladies!

Pat Huntoon said...

Oh that is just adorable! Love the masking and love being part of the sketch challenge!

Anonymous said...

I love your card Mary Jo! Thanks for the great sketch

Kerry said...

This card is fabtastic! Thanks for letting me join in on the challenge...hopefully I am on the path to getting my mojo back. :)

Lisa said...

Great card Mary Jo! Thanks for the weekly Sketch Challenge

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Mary Jo and that paper is one of my favorites and I'm so NOT a bright colored girl! Thanks for letting me join the challenge group!

astampingteddy said...

Mary Jo thanks for having me - I just wanted to let you know that I like your card and uploaded one to my blog too: http://stampingincolumbusga.blogspot.com/

Claudia

Gerrie said...

Great challenge, I just had to join in. You can see mine at www.iwork4stamps2.blogspot.com

Julie said...

Thanks for the sketch challenge. I love sketch challenges because you feel like you are copying, but still have the ability to be creative.

Here is the link to my sample.
http://www.stampwithjulie.com/

amycara said...

Hi Mary Jo! I missed the deadline, but still playing along...see mine at http://amycara.blogspot.com/ THANKS! :-) Amy

Ida said...

Hey, I decided to play along today. You can see my card here:

http://faithartistry.blogspot.com

This was really fun and I love your card and the sketch as well.
Ida :o)

rdoak03 said...

I love sketch challenges and it will be fun to play along with a new one! Is there a "time limit" to your Monday Lunchtime challenges?

Kimm BT said...

I'd love to play along! Thanks for the sketch.. here is my card-
http://ephesian25stamps.blogspot.com/
Kimm BT

Karen said...

great sketch and super cute card!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great challenge Mary Jo! My little card using it is here: http:/www.inkblocks.blogspot.com

~ Nancy - inkblocks

tai said...

Hello Mary Jo:

My friend Rose Kerry told me about your challenge and I decided to play. I posted my card on SCS and will post it on my blog as well.

here is the link for scs
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=732

Thanks
Tai

Anonymous said...

Oh, just couldn't resist making one more card using your great sketch Mary Jo!! Thanks for providing the entertainment this week LOL My other card is here also http://www.inkblocks.blogspot.com

~Nancy - inkblocks :o)

Lisa said...

Good to see another sketch challenge out there. It helped me to make this card. Posted at:

http://arctic-living.blogspot.com/

Jan. 25, 2008

Thanks!
Lisa

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Love your mouse holding the gift!

Melissas said...

Here's my late entry for your Monday sketch. I actually did complete it Thursday, but didn't get to post until today...
http://whatdoyouink.blogspot.com/2008/01/make-wish.html

Laura said...

Hi Mary Jo! I love working with sketches, and this seemed perfect for a card for my SAB sampler. I have posted it on my blog

http://www.scrapnextras.com/scrapnextras/2008/01/sale-a-bration.html

I hope that works.