Sunday, January 18, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #53

Last week's sketch was a bit hard but this week is really easy so I hope you are gonna play along. I actually had to change one of mine to a regular card instead of a square card and flip it so that the circle was on the other side. Here is the original sketch......



And my first card. This card is 4.25 by 4.25. I love this size card. I had to make a non Valentine card with this one, cuz I am almost Valentined out already!



The background is the floral background stamp embossed in black on Basic Grey. Love the look. And then I added just a few touches of pink. There is a lot of raised areas on this one.

Stamps: To Have and To Hold
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White, Regal Rose
Ink: Basic Black
Other: mini pearls, primas, Martha Stewart markers, copics, circle punches, scallop circle punch, clear gel pen on glasses, and ribbon from a Christmas gift.


And now for my second card, because of the way Cupid was facing I had to flip the sketch.



Stamps: Will You Be My Valentine (Storage Units Ink and More)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bella Rose dp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: sm scallop blade, white gel pen, mat pack and paper piercer, glitter gel pen, Colluzle, Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Rub On, faux brads, ribbon, Copics, black marker



I would love to have you play along. There are no real rules, just have fun. After you make a card post it on line using the key word TSSC53 and then come on back here and leave me a comment and add your link to Mr Linky. Thanks, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Mary Jo

15 nice people left a comment:

Kerry D-C said...

MJ-these are AWESOME! One so elegant and one so cute!!

Hetty said...

Your card are an inspiration, MJ!
Love both of them.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards MJ

Summerthyme Studio said...

Your cards are beautiful MJ!!!!

I really love the first one, it's SO elegant!

Deb said...

Love both of your cards! So very different, each inspiring in its own right! Fun sketch! Thanks so much!

Lori said...

Fabulous samples, Mary Jo! I like how you centered the couple inside the heart in the second card.

papersunshine said...

I love your cards, you have such good ideas!

Valerie Byrnes said...

MJ the samples are so gorgeous it's a bit intimidating to play along but play I did!

kc_froglady said...

I played along this time :)

Kristen said...

MJ,
Great cards. The black and pink wedding card is gorgeous. Great job!

Rachel Brumley said...

Love your sketch and the cards are beautiful. The pink and black card is so elegant and gorgeous!

Shell-challenge addict said...

I have just completed my first ever techno stamper challenge and really enjoyed it.

Shell

Maria Matter said...

Lovely cards!
great sketch, thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings, Maria

Janna said...

Mary Jo, you are always so creative!! I just love to play your sketches and this week was no exception. Fantastic job on both of your cards!! They were amazing!

Smiles,
Janna

njburk said...

I knew right away I wanted to use the ALWAYS set from SU! for this sketch---but I did not think I would not get around to finally finishing it until now--Saturday afternoon. Oh well it's up and ready for viewing.
Sure love your cards Mary Jo--you do such great work!
Nola