Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #4

I want to start today's post with a great big THANK YOU! to all of you who have been playing along with this. It has been so fun to see all the different cards with one sketch. This week my regulars (those who get the sketch early) will amaze you! I thought this would be a hard sketch to be versatile but the different cards are just incredible. Be sure to take some time to check out all of their samples. Believe me it will be well worth your time. OK, on to the sketch............


And here is my sample............

Stamp Sets: Birthday Whimsy and It's Your Birthday
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip
Other: cuttle bug, paper piercier, brads, white gel pen

I am on a male Birthday card kick. Need to increase my stash so this is what I came up with. The background is a spin on a technique that I originally got from the Technique Junkies newsletter--it was called Triple Mosaic. I added the twist of using the cuttlebug and actually did a tutorial here. If you are not a member of the Technique Junkie Newsletter you really should check that out. It is a terrific resource done by my friend Pat Huntoon. She also participates in this challenge and one of my designers that gets the sketch ahead of time to post with me. Since the only thing out of the ordinary on my card is the background and I already told you where to see that tutorial I am now going to move on to the other fabulous designers that worked with the sketch.

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Charlotte at Charlotte's Web

Kerry at Three Clover Designs

Claudia at Stamping in Columbus GA

Kelly at A Stamp Above

Kim at Basement Stamper

Michelle on Splitcoaststampers

Brenda at Memories by Brenda

Gerrie at Iwork4stamps

Adair on Splitcoaststampers

As always I encourage you to play along. You can post it anywhere you want, you don't have to have a blog to play. If you post on Splitcoaststampers please use the keyword TSSC4. Don't forget to leave me a comment with the link so I can post it on here too. Can't wait to see what you come up with. The sketch looks much harder than it is. Have fun.

17 nice people left a comment:

Claudia Perry said...

Mary Jo - I am so glad you've posted a tutorial on your take of this technique. I think I like it much better then with stamped images. Seems like you could lots of neat cards in very little time. Love that card of yours. Now off to check out the others...

Anonymous said...

Really cute card. Love this layout. It is so versatile and easy to create. Great job!

Margaret Raburn said...

Mary Jo, your card is so cute and the color combination is very attractive!
Love the guy cards you're posting!

Anonymous said...

Nice card, I love the manly kind, I'm behind as well.

Pat Huntoon said...

Great job -- sorry I was late -- I started over the weekend, tossed what I did, and left myself 1/2 hour to do this -- Criminy, the brads took me longer than that!!!!

Kerry D-C said...

wooohooooo! Great card MJ! Great colors!

Amber Porter said...

I actually got a chance to do the sketch today since we had a snow day! woo-hoo.
You can view it here:

Valerie Byrnes said...

Hi MJ,

Love your card & sketch.

I'm playing this week. Here's my link!

Kimm BT said...

Here is my card from the sketch!

Kimm BT

Anonymous said...

I love this layout. I think it is my favorite one you have done yet. I also really like the card you made with it.
Here is the link to my card.
Thanks for the encouragement to get stamping.

Krafting Karen said...

Love this layout! Enjoy seeing your artwork. Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

I am a couple days late, but my sample for Monday's Lunchtime Sketch Challenge is now posted on my blog.

I love this sketch. It is so fun.

Julie Glasgow

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card....I'm running a little behind this week looking at them all, amazing to see everyones take on a layout isn't it! What fun!

Becky Sorensen said...

I did one. Love your site. My blog is not working right, so I uploaded it to Splitcoaststampers

hugs, Becky S.

Stampin_Melissa said...

Here is my card using this sketch. Thanks for posting these weekly sketches, I love them!

Terri said...

Here is mine I really like what you did with it and the tutorial too.

Lori said...

I've enjoyed looking at all of your masculine card ideas! Here's a link to my card using the sketch: