Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Less Is More Challenge #7
Afternooon legionnaires. before I talk about my card, I have some fabulous exciting news to share. I was invited to be a member of the design team for Simply Create (blinkie to the right). When Trish H., lead designer, sent me an email, I think I re-read it 10 times and then got up and ran through the house shouting with joy. Well, those of you who have been given the honor of being a design team member realize most of the family just don't get it, but I know my fellow bloggers do, so smile a little for me. Simply Create is a no-hassle challenge blog. Challenges are issued once every other week and sponsors are only monthly so you take the challenge, because you enjoy what you do, without trying to be rewarded.
On to my last card for the masculine themed Less Is More challenge here.
I think sympathy cards for a man to give or receive are among the most difficult to design.
This past Saturday, I took a class with Ken Pesho. He is an instructor for Stampscapes, a rubber stamp company specializing in scenic stamps. Ever heard of them? I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learned a great deal and of course, armed myself with some beautiful images from the stamp line. I wanted to use one of them, but, of course, it couldn't be a "scene" since we have to have white space on our card. After looking through some saved cards, I came across this sketch and I just knew it would work. I don't think I need to actually credit any particular designer, as I've only used the sketch. I stamped with Memento tuxedo black and sponged with my "finger spongy thingie" in blue, green and butterscotch, to achieve the shading. I added some little white marks with a Signo white gel pen. Michelle Zindorf...queen of brayering, does this frequently. So I'm pleased with my last card and I'm ready for next weeks' challenge....sorta, after I clean my craft room. I'm sure design team members alway have nice neat areas to create in.
Don't forget to come back and visit Thursday PM, and check-out my very first Simply Create card as a DT member. And a shout-out to Janice at Scrappin To Stay Sane who urged me to try more challenges. Super Hugs to dear friend.
Cyber Hugs and TGIW