Saturday, September 20, 2008

Last minute two-fer post - AFSS #35 & Monday Lunchtime Sketch #35

Well after 2 weeks of blog neglect..... I thought that I'd post something before charges were placed against me. I will say in my own defense that I HAVE been crafting and cardmaking, but just not posting. And (to admit the horror of it) I even asked myself in the last week if I just wanted to give the blog up. But I decided that I really do enjoy the community, so I just need to do it!!!

So, first of a couple of posts with recently complete projects. Since it's Saturday night, I thought it might be a good idea to post the two-fer card which I made for Allison's Silhouette challenge using MaryJo's sketch. I actually made this card on Thursday night, but wasn't able to get a photo of it until tonight.

I'd spent a couple of visits to Michaels looking longingly at the flower silhouette stamps, but in the end decided to be more frugal and use the tree silhouette stamp, which I already owned. I had originally punched the image out with a larger circle punch, but it ended up being too big for the front of the card. So I repositioned the larger circle inside a smaller punch to make a final image better suited to this particular sketch.

The trees and thankful sentiment were both stamped with Versafine sepia ink; after the edges of the kraft cardstock were distressed they were rubbed with Tea Dye distress ink. The dark brown cardstock below the thankful sentiment was embossed with the distressed stripes embossing folder in the Cuttlebug.

This was a fun challenge which I enjoyed as a way of getting myself back into a more productive mode.

kraft cardstock (unknown from stash); brown cardstocks (Bazzill); designer paper (Basic Grey); ink (Versafine sepia & Tea dye distress ink); stamps: winter woods (Rubber Stampede) & thankful (Hero Arts); distressed stripes (Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft).

Thanks for looking.


Deb Neerman said...

Oh, I just love this!!! I'm partial to browns and I just love all the details! A great card, Margaret!

Glad to see you back bloggin' and blurfin'!!!

~Hugs, Deb

Allison said...

This is beautiful...a great layout, stamp and that super Mellow paper by Basic Grey. Thanks for playing!

MJ said...

Great job combing the two challenges. I love the browns and all the wonderful textures on the card. Super job. Thanks for playing along.