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

 

Friday Mashup Challenge No. 108

This week at the Friday Mashup, Liliana Garcia is hosting “Let’s celebrate the Grads!”.  This is not only perfect timing because graduation season is approaching, but in less than 15 days my own baby girl will be graduating from high school. I can’t believe how fast time actually does fly.

The challenge guidelines this week are as follows:

1. Create a project for “Graduation”.
2. Create a project with “any kind of Embossing”.
3. Or Mash it Up and create a project with “Embossing for Graduation”.

Below is my take on the challenge, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Exterior
Card Base:
8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Basic Black
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 2.25 x 2.25 (2) – Basic Black
Card Matte: 2 x 2 (2) – Whisper White

Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Really Good Greetings
Ink Pads Used: Basic Black
Embossing Folders:  Lacy Brocade, Vintage Wallpaper & Elegant Lines
Miscellaneous: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Black Tulle, Jolee’s Boutique – Graduation Cap Sticker, Stampendous Embossing Powder – Marcasite

Friday Mashup Challenge No. 107

It’s a Sun Shiny Day!!!

This week at the Friday Mashup, Amanda Corbet is hosting “It’s a Sun Shiny Day!!!”. Makes me want to hum that song from the Brady Bunch…now try getting that one out of your head today. 🙂 Well for this challenge I looked and I looked, but I didn’t have anything that I could equate to the sun, until I came across my Sun Ripened II stamp set and saw that lemon branch. Lemons totally remind me of summer.  They are probably one of my all time favorite fruits, and bring back great memories from my childhood.

The challenge guidelines this week are as follows:

1. Create a project showcasing “Sunshine”.
2. Create an “Easel card” project.
3. Or Mash it Up and create an “Easel Card project with some Sunshine”.

Below is my take on the challenge, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Happy Crafting!
~Elaine

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Card Exterior
Card Base:
8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25 & 6 3/8) – So Saffron
Card Matte: 5.5 x 4.25 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 5.25 x 4.0 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 4.75 x 3.5 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 4.5 x 3.25 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 4.25 x 3.0 – Whisper White

Card Interior
Card Matte:
5.25 x 4.0 – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.25 x 2.25 – So Saffron
Card Matte: 5.0 x 2.0 – Whisper White

Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Sun Ripened II and Simple Sayings II
Ink Pads Used: So Saffron, Pink Pirouette & Lucky Limeade
Embossing Folders: Vintage Wallpaper
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Rhinestone (2), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Paper Players Challenge No. 142

I am not sure how many of you are familiar with the Paper Players Challenge this week, but let me tell you….this was HARD for me.  A single layer? I didn’t realize how dependent I was on my Stampin’ Dimensionals. I guess I over-compensated by using 4 stamp sets, a letterpress plate and three ink colors?  That being said, this was a great challenge. I may decide to revisit it on a regular basis. Even though it made me a little anxious I think it is a good practice in simplicity.

Oh yes, I do believe I may have cheated a little by adding the rhinestone to the hummingbird…I said it’s a good practice in simplicity, I didn’t say I had mastered it 🙂

I’d love to see your single layer projects!

Happy Crafting!

~Elaine

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Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Stamp Sets Used: Stampin’ Up! © Sweet Summer, Whimsical Words, Bloomin’ Marvelous and Best Friends Forever
Ink Pads Used: Basic Black, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler
Letterpress Plate: Fancy Fan
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Rhinestone