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!

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge 2 - Stitching

It's time for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

This week, we have La-La Land Crafts Design Team Member, Lisa, hosting!
Here's what she has to say:

"Hi everyone! My name is Lisa Hjulberg, and it's my privilege to host the La-La Land Weekly Wednesday Challenge. The challenge this week is Stitching. Please use stitching somewhere in your card or other papercraft project. It can be machine stitching, hand stitching or faux stitching. Personally, this is one of my favorite things to do when making a card. I hope you do too... or will, once you've tried it. Remember, anyone can play! "
Fun challenge, Lisa! I love stitching and can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

The design team will be select the top 3 favorites every week for each challenge.
The Top 3 will get to put this adorable button on their blog.


The one with the most votes will get 25% off at La-La Land Crafts online store!!
Here's what you need to do to participate:
1) Create a NEW card for the challenge.
Yes, you may combine challenges!
You may also use other images.
2) Post your card or project to the SCS gallery.
3) Keyword: LLWWC1*
If you are using a stamp from La-La Land Crafts, use keywords: LLLC, LLWWC1
4) Link to this challenge in your gallery post.
5) Then come back here and post a link to your gallery under "Comments".
You do not need a SCS gallery in order to play along!
Just link your blog or email your card to La-La Land Crafts!
We will add your card to the challenge!
You have until Sunday, August 30th at 11:59 pm

For inspiration check out what our talented design team members came up with!

Pepper With Cake by Jane Matsumoto

Guest Designers

Rosie Sitting With Cat by Karin Hoeve

Rosie Sitting With Cat by Kim Blakey

Rosie With Bird by Marcea Watkins

Happy Maya by Paul Ford

Sitting Lala by Sue Kment

We can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Happy Stamping!