I was tickled pink to learn my entry into Technostampers Monday’s Lunchtime Challenge two weeks ago was one of Mary Jo’s Top 3 Picks of the TSSC 362 challenge. I love participating in these sketch challenges because it helps me to create my own masterpiece rather than just CASing someone else’s card. I get excited stamping and creating…it’s a nice diversion from my 9 to 5 job.
So, what’s in store for this week’s Lunchtime Sketch Challenge? Well, I decided to use the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating thinlits. I don’t know why I held out so long in getting this set, but when I finally did decide to purchase it, of course, it was on backorder…but my patience paid off and when I was hostess last month, I was able to purchase the bundle plus get an extra SAB item for free.
My brain went into overdrive trying to figure out what I wanted to do, and then I just headed to my paper stash and started pulling out odds and ends. Turns out all the paper used for these two cards was pulled from my scrap bins. There has to be a challenge somewhere for that too. LOL!
What I think is fun about participating in sketch challenges is seeing everyone’s interpretation of the sketch. If you haven’t tried a sketch challenge yet, I encourage you to try along with me. I promise you, it’s a lot of fun and it gets your creative juices flowing.
Without further ado…here is this week’s Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #363.
My first interpretation of this sketch was to use the middle butterfly from the Butterfly Basics thinlit collection as my focal image. Once I grabbed some decorative paper from my stash, the color scheme was built with coordinating colors in the paper and my scrap drawer.
This card definitely has a vintage feel to it with the regal color scheme and brocade background paper (which I have no idea who/where it’s from, sorry!). The butterfly is dimensional first cutting a butterfly in cranberry crisp cardstock and then using the flip side of the decorative paper to die cut another one with more detail.
Since I still had enough paper from the 6×6 pieces I was using, I decided to do another card, but instead of the focal image of the butterfly, I took the traditional interpretation of the sketch using a double layered circle in the center. And, this is what card number 2 looks like…
Of course, you can never forget the details for the inside of the card. And, I dressed it up as well…
While I like the card with the butterfly, I think I actually like card #2 better. What do you think?
Stamp Set: Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics; Inks: Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, So Saffron, Buckaroo Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, Naturals White and a DSP I’m not sure of the company; Accessories: Marvy Mega Circle punch and Giga Scallop circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up! Bitty Butterfly punch and Butterfly Basic thinlits; rhinestones, pearls, glue dots, Stampin’ dimensionals, washi tape, foam pad/paper piercer.