Tuesday, July 8, 2008

CCEE, MFT Sketch & Color Challenge

Here's a card I did for today's Color Challenge on SCS, which was to use Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, and Chocolate Chip. I combined it with Cindy's MFT Sketch #38 and did the *thumping technique* that the girls on the CCEE blog posted yesterday. Fun challenges!!

I've been eyeing this Can Ya Dig It set from MFT for a while now...finally broke down and bought it along with the Essential Sentiments set. {smile}

Her hat, dress, gloves, and shoes are all paper pieced. The hat and gloves are from Afternoon Tea DP, the dress is SU's Linen BG on Groovy Guava, the shoes were watercolored with Basic Brown Classic ink on white CS.

The yellow oval panel was cut out with the Coluzzle. The Pretty Petals were stamped in Groovy Guava Ink and then *thumped* with a Chocolate Chip SU Marker. The Chocolate Chip panel behind the main image is up on dimensionals. The inside of the card includes a 1/2" strip of the Afternoon Tea DP and paper piercing along the bottom edge.

Recipe ~
Stamps: MFT Can Ya Dig It, MFT Essential Sentiments, SU Linen BG, SU Pretty Petals BG
Paper: Barely Banana, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Brown Satin Ribbon, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Brown Primas, Yellow Brads, Dimensionals
Technique: Thumping, Paper Piecing, Paper Piercing
Card Size: 5" x 5" Square

Here's a card I made with my gorgeous new Peppermint stamp...also by MFT. I used Mojo Monday Sketch #43. This is the second card I've made with this sketch...love it!

The image was watercolored with reinkers and inkpads (smashing the ink in the lid, adding water and using a watercolor brush). The Chocolate Chip oval nestie as well as the main image are up on separate layers of dimensionals.

The inside of the card includes a white panel. I inked up just the top part of the Peppermint image and stamped it along the bottom edge.

Recipe ~
Stamps: MFT Annie LaPoint Peppermint, MFT Congrats All Around (sentiment)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Marigold Morning, Basic Grey Urban Couture Gabardine
Ink: Basic Brown, Marigold Morning, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Brown Brads, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Oval Nestie (thanks to my awesome friend Silke for sending me some!), Coluzzle Oval, Dimensionals
Technique: Watercoloring

I also received this super cool award from Jen (jetstudio29).

Thanks so much, Jen, you made me smile! ...sorry it took me so long to post it!! {smile}

Enjoy your day, everyone!


Mothermark said...

Thanks for joining us with that thumping business! Your card is awesome...you did such a good job with your thumping and your piecing! Love it...

and the other card is good too! I am loving using those Annie LaPoint stamps....they are cool!

Adair said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

Janine said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both are gorgeous, so happy that you did our thumping challenge and my sketch.

Sandy said...

Both you cards are wonderful Denise!! And congrats on your award.

Wendy said...

WOW! What beautiful cards!! Nice job on the challenges! I especially love the one with the NEW Annie LaPoint image!!! I have to get me some of those! LOL

Have a great day!!

silke said...

Fabulous card - Denise!!! Love how you've added all the fun challenges into one card!!!

Kim Gasper said...

Both of these are beautiful. I especially love the Annie LaPoint Peppermint stamp. The colors are perfect, and I love that patterned paper you used. I just that stamp in the mail yesterday. I shop WAY more than I stamp! It's so sad!

Mauna said...

Wonderful cards! I like what you did with the color challenge.

Rose Ann said...

I love both of your pretty MFT cards, Denise!! Just gorgeous!! Congrats on your award too!! You deserve it!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just gorgeous, Denise! I love that sketch too!

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are fabulous Denise! Wow! Love the paper piecing on the first one. I don't have that set but think you've convinced me to buy it ;) Your second card is fabulous too...love that new stamp!

Amy Johnson said...

I just bought the "can you dig it set' myself because I just love it. I love what what you did with this image. I never thought of paper piercing her dress. Love that you put her in an oval frame and your entire lo. Great job!

Jackie Pedro said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! I just got the new MFT Annie LaPointe's and I can't wait to get them inky!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wow these are wonderful cards! I love both of them...oh, and the colors are so pretty! You're such an inspiration!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your 2 cards Denise! wonderful guava on the first - and love that great sketch on the 2nd - very nice!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful cards!! Thank you so much for the butterfly card, it's soo pretty!! I need to cut my paper still :)

Jessica said...

I love both of your cards! They are adorable!

Jennifer Meyer said...

GORGEOUS cards Denise. LOVE the beautiful paper piecing and stunning layouts.

Jennifer :)