I wound up doing both of the new challenges (Sketch with a Twist and Simple Salutations) over on Speedy TV today. The sketch challenge was posted yesterday, but I didn't have a chance to do it then. I used one of the stamp sets that will be released next week, Hot & Spicy, to make my card. This is the HOT part of my post today.
The card base is MFP Morning Sun and the background DP comes from two different Basic Grey paper pads -- Wassail and Green at Heart. The string of chili peppers looked a little stark on that white panel, so I added some doodling down the sides.
The COOL part of my post is the Simple Salutations challenge. This week's theme was "Beach." The MFP set, Island Life, seemed like the perfect set to use on this card.
I recently attended StampFest Orlando, a show I really like. I found this cloud template in one of the booths. I'm still working on how to space the clouds in the sky, but I'm getting there.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you try one or both of these challenges. Each week the hostesses choose a winner to receive a free Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, stamp set.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Hot & Spicy
Paper: MFP Morning Sun, Deep Olive, Snow Storm Smooth; Basic Grey Wassail DP and Green at Heart DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk
Accessories: Copic Markers, Memento Rhubarb Stalk Marker
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Island Life
Paper: MFP Bang Up Blue, Speedy the Cat Black, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cloud Template