Wednesday, August 26, 2009

LLWWC2 - Stitching

In the post below this one, I posted the details for the challenge and all of the cards that were sent in by the Design Team and the Guest Designers.

I forgot to give the deets on my own card! lol!

This is Pepper with Cake. I adore this stamp!

Aside from La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge to incorporate stitching onto the card, I joined in on the fun on a couple of the challenges from SplitCoastStampers. The next challenge on my list was "Try a New Technique" TLC235 "Painted Grid". The other challenge was "Limited Supplies" LSC234 "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man".

The first challenge (Painted Grid) asked for a brayer and mesh. I couldn't, for the life of me, find my mesh so I cut up a piece from the liner that protects the shelving in my cabinets. What can I say? LOL! Anyways, I wrapped it around the brayer and stuck it down with some double stick tape. I trimmed of the extra edge so that it lay flat on the brayer. I inked it up with Whisper White and rolled it over the Chocolate Chip cardstock. When I rolled it out, I realized that the "grid" on the liner was slightly raised on the front and the other part of the "criss cross" wasn't able to touch the paper. SO... I turned the cardstock once, counter clockwise, inked up the brayer, and completed the "hatching" so that it actually looked like a grid. So there you have it.

Can you guess what the second challenge on SCS was about?

That's right... masculine card! The "Limited Supplies" part of the challenge said "No flowers, no ribbon, no bling." The "no ribbon" part of the challenge said that fibers, twine, linen thread, etc. were okay. I assumed that sewing on the card would then be okay. So, what do you think? Masculine enough?

For more info on our challenge over at La-La Land Craft, please come visit us HERE. Or scroll down to the next post to find out more about this week's challenge. Hope you join in on the fun!


Lisa Hjulberg said...

Jane, I love your card! And now I'm even more impressed to find out you made the background paper... what a cool idea! You rock, girlfriend!


Anonymous said...

Love the new look blog & your card is awesome....made me laugh actually because that image is just cute & funny!

Think I'm going to try a waterfall card today so I'll come back & link it when I'm done
Helen x

Irina Blount said...

Love, love, love your card!! Still amazed how the background has turned out, would never tell that it is not the printed paper!!
:) Irina

Maureen said...

Fabulous card! Your grid paper is awesome and the papers go perfectly with Pepper!

Sue from Oregon said...

This card just cracks me up...what a funny stamp!