Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ladies in the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge

Good morning! Yup, today is Thursday and that means it is also time for another Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge. Here's all the info in Brandi's very own words:

One trend has become VERY noticeable in the paper-crafting industry in the past year: textured products! We have textured cardstock, embossing, fuzzy ribbons, fun flock, and lots of other products that make paper crafting fun to the touch! So this week we ask you: Why don't you reach out and touch....some textured products? (Diana Ross, anyone??) Limelight Papercrafts carries some gorgeous ribbons that are fuzzy, silky, and smooth. Or if that doesn't appeal to you, how about Fun Flock in 9 fun colors!? What about the new Core'dinations textured cardstock? If it's got texture, use it! If you don't have anything from Limelight, that's ok! Use what you do have!

Here is the info you need to participate!

  • Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on textured products.
  • Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC012.
  • Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on Mandy's blog. All entries must be submitted by Sunday, January 11th , at midnight to win a box 12x12 Chocolate Box paper.
Here is my take on the sketch. I've been loving the whole Valentine thing and thought I would go ahead and make a card for my hubby. The next thing that popped into my head was this tree from Unity and when I thought of tree I thought of "growing".

I tried to keep it somewhat masculine by keeping it streamlined looking, but you just can't give up pink -but there's plenty of brown and kraft throw in in there.

For my texture, I decided to use my all time FAVORITE embossing folder - Swiss Dots. I did sand my Close to my Heart once I embossed to expose the white core to it. My image was so simple to stamp (in chocolate) and my sentiment was created on my computer and then die cut with one of my nestability label dies. A bit of stitching on the card and overall, a great sketch to put together.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting. Mandy is expecting some really awesome stuff at the store. I can't wait!!! But while you are waiting make sure to stop on over and check out this weeks specials.

And finally, make sure to go visit the other ladies for lots of creative inspiration. I hope you have the time to come play!


Lisa H. said...

totally cute! great tree image and I love the swiss dots too (it's my fave!). love the stitching detail, too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool tree, great job on the sketch.

Becky Carafa said...

Oh this is lovely! Love the stitching and sanding, and the tree/sentiment go together so nicely!

Brandi Parshley said...

So pretty! I love the sentiment you generated! Just perfect!

JenMarie said...

So lovely!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Gorgeous colors!!! I love the swiss dots and that tree is sooo cool!!

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