If you need inspiration or just care to have a gander, please visit the rest of the Design Team and check out their wonderful projects. Our guest designer for the week is none other than Miss Thumb Linky herself, Sandra Mouwen, of Made By Sannie.
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson- It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
This is my first sketch challenge at OCC, and you know how sketchy I can be in my designs, so having to do a project already laid out (?) and use a bow (???) was quite difficult for me, so this really was a challenge. I am not used to anything like this, and I stay away from all challenges that are sketches. I am a fancy free kind of gal, I don't like rigidness. BUT, I have to admit it was FUN, and I am always up for a challenge. I hope I did Meihsia proud!
I further decided to add more challenges though. At Unruly Paper Arts, the Reader Art Quest 2 challenge was to "use lace", and over at Simon Says Stamp & Show, the challenge this week was "favorite stamp". After a lot deliberation with myself I narrowed it down to four, and of the four the ornate frame in the center won. At the present time, I believe it's my favorite stamp. It has a plethora of uses and looks uber cool pretty much any way you use it! Now you can see that I was really under duress this week with all these predicaments!!! Oh how I love what I do!!!Supplies:
|4th and 3rd choices where stamped in Jet Black Archival on to kraft paper, and then cut out.|
|This was adhered to black cardstock and cut out again.|
|More 3rd choice stamping for the background of the kraft card. Hmmm...should I move this to second choice??? No, no, no...stop it now!|
|And the winner...Mr. Ornate Frame...was stamped in Jet Black and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder on to kraft paper.|
|And a solid number two, the butterfly, was stamped into the middle of the frame in Jet Black and by itself on to kraft and heat embossed as well.|
From My Stash- stick pins, gold photo charm, ivory cardstock
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!