Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #3

Week three already. What fun I am having seeing all these wonderful creations with the same sketch. Today's sketch was lots of fun for me-- I may have gone a bit over board but I still love it.

There is a lot going on on this card, lol! For beginners, I started with Bashful Blue cards stock and layered it with Basic Black. Then I attached a piece of Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red and So Saffron on to form the next layer. I used the All in a Row stamp set to make the stitching marks. I used the slit punch to create the scallop from the polka dot Cutie Pie dp for the top. It needed something but my design was not leaving room for another layer so I added black dots around the scallops to tie in the dots around the flowers. The piece of dp on the bottom is also from the Cutie Pie collection. The the sentiment is a rub on from Colorbok. (Faith Blessing collection). Next are the flowers themselves. These are from the SAB set that you can earn for free this month. The set is called So Many Scallops and it is wonderful. I stamped the flower image in So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Rose Red and Certainly Celery then I stamped the dots from the other stamp in the set around them to add interst and make them pop just a bit more. Next I stamped the flower from the Happy Hearts Day set on all four colors of card stock and punched them out. Now I used all four colors again to stamp the little flower from Little Pieces on Whisper White and punched them out. I layered all the pieces alternating colors on top of a Basic Black Scallop and added a black brad to the centers. I used the dimensionals to pop up all the flowers. And then the black and white polka dot ribbon is on the top ( no idea whose this is). So what do you think? Too much? I like it!

If you like this one you are gonna want to check out all these other wonderful cards using the same sketch. The girls did a fabulous job with this sketch! (check them out even if you didn't like mine, lol)

Jane at Jane's Addiction

Margaret at Fun Stampin with Margaret

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Kelly at A Stamp Above

Michelle at Splitcoaststampers

Amy at Partners in Crimp

Adair on Splitcoaststampers

Bev at Savor the Journey

Claudia at Stamping in Columbus, GA

Deb at Snickerdoodle Dreams

Kerry at Three Clover Designs

Rose at Splitcoaststampers

Kim at Basement Stamper

Pat at the Technique Trail

Gerrie at Iwork4stamps

Come on and get stamping! You know you want to try it. When you do please post anywhere you want and then leave a comment here. Or e-mail me with your sample and I will upload it for you. If you chose to use Splitcoaststamper please use the key word TSSC3 without spaces. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

23 nice people left a comment:

Gerrie said...

Better late than never, here is the link to mine...thanks, Gerrie

Basement Stamper said...

Awesome card Mary Jo! This sketch was definitely a challenge!

debbiedee said...

are you kidding? I love this!!!!!!

Amber Porter said...

Your card is gorgeous! May have to CASE it!!!

rozie640 said...

Love your card MJ, it's so much FUN! Thanks for the challenge, I will admit it was a struggle for me and boy do I need the push! I am having difficulties with next week challenge, I just don't see it. I'll stare at it all week and see what happens!

Beth Norman said...

Holy mackeril. This card blows me over. What a rock'n card!!

astampingteddy said...

AWESOME card - so bright and cheery! And I just love how you've used the dots around the flowers. What a great idea!

Sue said...

Well, I'm later than late, but I did do a card! Here's my link -

Stampin' Paradise said...

Mary Jo - this is soooooo fun!!! Love the colors!

stampin_melissa said...

Cute card! Here is the link to my card using your sketch.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Tobi Crawford said...

I'm glad I stopped by your blog tonight, i LOVE sketch challenges.. I will try to play this week.

I tagged you for this questionnaire. if you have time, fill it out!

Kerry said...

MJ--This is seriously an awesome card! You did a great job with your "sewing". ;)

Pat Huntoon said...

I do like that you changed the dimensions with your "growing" flowers. Great card -- you have provided so much inspiration for all of us -- this has grown like wildfire!

Brenda Taylor said...

What a fun card!! i love those colors.

Colleen said...

Love your sketch challenge!! Here is my card:

Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...
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Becky - Stampin in the Tulip City said...

Another fun sketch! Thanks for sharing them with us. I made a notebook instead of a card and I love how it turned out using your sketch. I tried to post my link earlier but something funky it is again. I

Lori said...

What a fun sketch! It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with it, but I really like how it turned out. Here's my version:

Tamarra said...

Hi Mary Jo,
Once again you made a great card! I love your challenges! Here is a link to mine- I'll be back next week! ~Tamarra

Melissas said...

Well, I got it done before the week ended. Here you go:

Terri said...

Here ya go.
Love what you did with it.

Anita said...

What a fun challenge. I thought about it all week and came up with a bery bright card!

Julie said...

Sorry, I am really late with this post. I made the card last weekend and then forgot to post it.

Thanks for another great sketch. It is fun to share the idea of using sketches with my customers as a jumping off point for creativity.


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