Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Double Challenge

I surprised myself by getting two challenges done on the same day they've been posted! Actually I wrapped up 2 challenges into one card, so that made things a little bit easier. This card is for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #17 and the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #31 to use NO coloring! GASP!! I very rarely do paper piercing, but I gave it a shot today. I used YoYo Yellow, Black and White card stocks, along with some green dsp that I had in my stash forever. I stamped the lemon branch from the Flourishes Life, Lemons, Love set 4 times on white, green, and 2 different yellow dsp's. I stamped it a 5th time on some Chocolate chip for the branch too! Then I cut all the images out and placed them on the original stamped panel. The pieced image looked lifeless until I added the darker branch. The little pink center on the blossom is not colored if you're wondering. I punched that with my smallest hole punch and glued it on :) Thank heaven for tweezers!!!
The horizontal panel is 2 pieces of ribbon glued down side-by-side. The corners on the main panel are just folded pieces of matching dsp with a 3/4" yellow square cut in half diagonally and adhered underneath along with 2 black brads. I added some matching ribbon and felt ric-rac to the other 2 corners, also keeping with the sketch.
Thanks for these two great challenges, and thanks for stopping by to say "hello!" Have a great Tuesday!

Carol



16 comments:

Phyllis said...

What a lovely card, beautifully done. I love your "coloring" of the image. Thanks for playing with us this week, we will be looking forward to next week too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

The Rubber Maid said...

What are you trying to do...out do me??? We both got the challenge done on time and you did good my friend. No coloring was a challenge but we both pulled it off. Pat

JD said...

Nicely done...

Cindy Haffner said...

Carol you rocked the FOF challenge, awesme job.

Sewflake said...

Great job on the challenge. wonderful colors with no coloring!

Betty Wright said...

Carol, this is wonderful!!! LOVE the paper pieced gingham lemons!!! Great design and detailing!!! Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Carol...first I want to tell you *thank you* for your sweet and always encouraging comments on my blog!!! They really mean the world to me!!!

Next I want to tell you that you rocked todays FTTC challenge!!! Love how you paper pieced the Lemon Set and you definitely rocked the Sketch too!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us!!! Hug ~S~

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Carol, Wow, this was a tough one with No Coloring! You sure did a terrific job! Thanks for playing our sketch this week :) xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Wendy said...

Very pretty, Carol! I love the paper piecing that you did on this! Awesome job on those challenges! WooHoo! :)

Carol said...

Carol-first off, congratulations on your prize win this morning on MMSC...more goodies for your stash, right!!! Your card looks super. I love paper piecing and you did a tremendous job with this. Your lemons look superb. Thanks for playing the MMSC and I hope to see more of your lovely work soon.

Carol
MMSC-GDT-September

Priscilla said...

Hey Carol..Congratulations on your win :) Another great card from you ...just a wonderful take on the sketch. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week and if you have not done so yet, please stop back by and check out the Mid Week Midnight Madness Tutorial :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, this is a really great card with no coloring! Wow... I really like your image and your embellishments. Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at MMSC this week.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Its fantastic!! I LOVE it!!! And the pink with the hole punch-brilliant!!! :)

LeAnne said...

Wowza! What a great card---no coloring and yet you've added lots of color in other ways!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! I love how you paper pieced your image!! Gorgeous colors, dp and use of the layout!! So very elegant!!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carol, this card is so pretty and way to go with the No Coloring challenge!! Lovely colors, makes me wish for a nice cool glass of lemonade!! Great take on the sketch.
Thanks for playing along with us.
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT