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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TTC08 Lacrosse & A+ Darling Sketch Challenge

These darling creations were made for today's TAKE THE CHALLENGE - CLEAR & SIMPLE'S BLOG . We do a new challenge every month. This month it is a sketch. See layout below.
1st UP...

The 1st one I would like to show you is made with a set called Lacrosse that will be released on the 15th. My card base is white layered with some dark blue cs. I ran some white cs through the cuttlebug tiny mosaic folder after inking the negative side with brilliant blue. I love how that looks. I used some SU ribbon around these 2 layers. The next 2 layers are Nestie long rectangles and long rectangle scallops. I stamped the image with black then colored in some with a copic marker. The ball in the center was a circle punch covered with glue then fun flock. The sentiment was stamped then punched with circle punch and layered with a circle punch.

Next up.....

For my bottom panel I used some light green cs to look like a painted wall and Black for the top because I wanted it to look like a chalk board. The middle section is some vanilla cs that I ran through the cuttlebug using the distress lines folder. I then sponged it to make it look aged. This is suppose to be the tray that holds the chalk and erasers. I stamped the teacher image in black on vanilla then on some DCWV dp paper and paper pieced the top. I colored the shirk with copic RV23, her hair with E37 & E57 and her skin with E50 & E51. The teacher was cut out and popped up in front of the chalk board. I stamped the image on the black dp with craft white then applied white embossing powder and heat embossed. I applied some crystal effects on her glasses but they are so small it may be hard to tell. The layered ovals are Fiskars punches stamped in espresso ink. The stamp set I used for this is called A+ Darling and was released August 1st by Clear & Simple Stamps. I made this to go along with the Apple Basket to give to my daughter for her 1st year as a para-pro teacher. So very proud of her and so hopin' she likes what I have made for her.

Come on and play along with the design team. We would love to see what you come up with using this sketch. Make sure to enter TTC08 in the keywords so we can find your gorgeous creations. You do not have to use Clear & Simple Stamps but if you have them we would certainly love to see how you use them.


Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, I love the Lacrosse one and the use of the cuttlebug background with it!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love the flocked ball on your Lacrosse card and your teacher card is fabulous!! Love the blackboard!

Maria Levine said...

totally awesome cards! Love the background with the lacrosse stick and the chalkboard is rockin!