Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Time to Color Challenge - MTCC04

Well, I'm finally back from vacation and I swear my mojo stayed behind! I had to create my card Thursday night to have it ready in time for the sneak peek image I shared last night (or earlier tonight if you are reading this at midnight :O) I STRUGGLED even though I had a TON of ideas that I jotted down at work. When I got home and tried to put them to paper...no dice! So, I went an entirely different direction that what I originally intended. This is what I came up with.

I used the faux embossing technique on the main image and rub ons for the sentiment. Everything else is pretty apparent I think :O) I kept it simple!!! This came in handy for a graduation card for a friend of my daughter's yesterday. Great timing...so it's probably best that I went a different direction! LOL Here's a shot of the inside. The flowers are rub ons and the sentiment is stamped.

That being said, I came up with an idea at work yesterday on how to finish the first card I started Thursday night. I owe a friend of mine a HUGE thank you! This card will go to her. I kept the yellow to a minimum on this card...only using it on the button, the faux border stitching and the ribbon ties. This is my favorite of the two :]

Oh, and just in case you're wondering, I created the faux border stitching by paper piercing and drawing a line with a chalk pen along the holes. The faux stitching on the "crazy quilt" was created by drawing black dots with a marker and using a white gel pen to cross "stitch".

I hope you can play along this weekend! The color palette inspired by the cute bag is so pretty and easy to work with (even when you're sans mojo :O) If you do play along, be sure to stop by Lauren's blog and link your creation using Mr. Linky! Also, use keyword MTCC04 if you upload in any online galleries so that we can view all of your creations together :]
Don't forget to visit our inspirational design team to get the creative juices flowing! They're sure to give you some ideas with their awesome creations!
I'll list all of the supplies in my SCS gallery later today :O)




10 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

Ack! Kristen! You have the NEATEST faux stitching I have ever seen! YOu must have a really steady hand and I obviously drink too much coffee! hee hee. Both of your cards are too pretty with the flowers and girly girl details.

Jen Tapler said...

Hey there little Miss Over Achiever making the rest of us look bad with only ONE card!! LOL. Totally kidding!! :-) Both of your cards are awesome as always!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Well I think you nailed both cards with this challenge, Kristin! They are both beautiful, but I LOVE the second one too! The bows and that fab faux stitching is great! I think your mojo is back from vacation afterall!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh both cards are fabulous! I love the elegance of your first card. So pretty!!!
Your second card with all that faux stitiching is unreal girl! Those details just make that card pop!! Awesome!

Stampin' Pam said...

Kristen you really rocked it girl! LOVE both cards - the first one is a great use of faux emboss and wow - that stitching! Super duper.

Maria Levine said...

Well I dont' think you left your mojo anywhere! These are fantastic!! Nice job.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Pretty! Pretty!I can't tell you how much I appreciate all you do for me each week :D

Odette said...

So pretty your card for this week, specially the second one, your stitching is to die for, you did a great job this week.
You too have a great weekend!

Tamara said...

These are both fantastic. I had to go back and look at both cards when you said it was faux embossing and faux stitching. I thought that you had actually embossed and stitched on your cards. Love these techniques!

apigonfire said...

love both of your cards. the faux embossing on the first one looks great and I adore the pink of the second card! very very cute!
~Kendra

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