Thursday, May 27, 2010


I got to stamp! I was rather happy with the turn out as well. I love the SCS challenges there are now more than one a day but for me making one card is a lot of work let alone 7-8 a week. So I decided to make a card using 5 challenge from the week of May 17th.



Click on the following links to see each challenge:
Monday: Try a New Technique TLC273 I've been framed
Tuesday: Color Combination CC271 Dusty Razzleberry Saffrons!
Wednesday: Sketch Callenge SC280
Thursday: Ways to Use it WT271 Pen and Black Ink
Friday: Free For All F4A13 Buttons and Bows

I thought this would be a pretty hard feet for me seeing that I have not stamped in a while. But by using these challenges I already had the layout and colors already picked for me. So then I added the other elements from the other challenges along with my selection of stamps to complete the card.

Once I went through my paper stash to see if I had colors comparable to the ones selected and then cutting the sizes needed for the layout I was done with the hard part. So I sat on my living room floor with my basket of parts, ink etc while watching American Idol and slowing pieced my card together. I just got too intersted into America Idol.

I sponged the edges of the cream frames. I also raised the frame on the 2x2 square as required for Monday's challenge. Each of the pieces of the card have been pierced. I found some matching buttons and hand stiched them to the ribbon before attaching to the cardstock. Then I took the TAC set called Flourish and stamped them on the saffron colored paper and did the zentangle technique to fill the open spaces with random patterns. Lastly, I I added the elements of ribbon and buttons and I was glad that even though this card geared more towards a manly card the buttons, bows and swirls did not take away from that.

Stamps: The Great Outdoors (inkadinkados); Flourishes (TAC)
Cardstock/Paper: burgandy, salmon, cream, beige, designer paper
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, Tria Pantone Marker Black-10
Accessories: buttons, ribbon, pop dots
Techinques: layers, zentangle, sewing, piercing, framing, sponging

6 comments:

Karen Lynn said...

What a great masculine card!!

Traci M said...

Leona, this is a wonderful card, and great to combine so many challenges!! I was pretty much glued to American Idol last night!!
Yay for stamping!!

ashjoy said...

Wow, that is an awesome card Leona!

peggysue said...

Very nice Leona, what a great sketch, colors and papers.

Grace said...

Leona,

This is a fabulous masculine card. You did an awesome job, certainly couldn't tell you haven't stamped in a while.
Yay!

Vikki Jo said...

WOW! I love it Leona, it's awesome.