PMDC 020 – Sketch Challenge

I loved Nicole Watt’s recent blog post “A New Timeline Cover and No Tears from MDS-ers…” . It got me thinking about what a truly great benefit working digital is when it comes to product lines retiring. Your digital files, unlike consumable products, are always at the ready and never truly “retire”, and the versatility that is provided when working digitally allows you to modify the color, size, even the texture of these elements so they never really go out of “style” either.

My favorite DSP from Stampin’ Up! is Beau Chateau. This line is retired but you can still purchase some of the DSP in the Clearance Rack of my online store. Though the DSP is retired, having the digital version is very reassuring, since I will always have my favorite on hand when inspiration strikes!

Below is my take on the current Pixel Maven DigiChallenge, using this Digital DSP. Congratulations to Nicole and Kris for reaching your first 20 challenges!!!

I’d love to see your take on this challenge, whether digital, hybrid or traditional.

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

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Card Dimension: Front 5.5 X 4.25
Digital DSP: Beau Chateau
Embellishments: Brown DigiRibbon

Mojo Monday Challenge No. 294

Julee Tilman designed this sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge No. 294. Below is my take on the sketch. I really am drawn to a French Country, Shabby Chic feel, and I tried to capture it here with this card, using neutral tones and natural cotton ribbon.

I’d love to see your take on Julee’s design.

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Very Vanilla
Punch: Lace Ribbon
Stamp Set: Stampin’ Up! © Nice & Narrow
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Miscellaneous: Cotton Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Kraft Brown Cardstock, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Mojo Monday Challenge No. 293

Julee Tilman does it again with this wonderful sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge No. 293. Below is my take on the sketch. I used my favorite DSP Beau Chateau, along with vintage lace and button to create a “Shabby Chic” feel.

I’d love to see what you do with Julee’s design.
Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5  (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Card Matte: 3.75 x 3.75 – Marina Mist
Card Matte: 3.5 x 3.5 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 1.0 x 3.75 –Marina Mist
Card Matte: .75 x 3.75 – DSP Beau Chateau
Flags: .75 x 8.5 – DSP Beau Chateau – Cut into strips and snipped in a “V”
Focal Circles: 2.0 (2) – Whisper White
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Stippled Blossoms & From My Heart
Ink Pads Used: Marina Mist & Bashful Blue
Punch: 2″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Manhattan Flower
Miscellaneous: Vintage Lace, Vintage Button, Metal Circle Frame, Fabri-Tac, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Mojo Monday Challenge No. 292

Julee Tilman designed this sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge No. 292. Below is my take on the sketch.  I felt a little overwhelmed by the layers, so I maintained a neutral palette.

I’d love to see what you do with Julee’s design.
Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Very Vanilla
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4 – Very Vanilla
Card Matte: 4 x 2.25
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Antique Background, Afterthoughts, Four Frames & Heartfelt Thanks
Ink Pads Used: Baked Brown Sugar
Embossing folders: Elegant Line
Punch: Decorative Label
Miscellaneous: Embosslits Flower Burst, Mini Pearls (3), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Vintage Lace