Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Speedy TV Challenges -- Hot and Cool

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.

Card 1
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

Card 2
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


Golda said...

I am loving both of these cards! The first one is making me hungry for enchiladas.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Island Life card. Especially like your coloring. You indicate you attended Stampfest in Orlando. Would that be Orlando, FL? I grew up E cost of FL, went to college in Orlando & was married at Leu Gardens in Orlando. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Ch#2 Beach.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP Simple Salutations

Karen Letchworth said...

I'm just loving both of these great cards. What a blessing to have you playing along in our Sketch With a Twist Challenge at Speedy TV. Have a great week, and please come back and share again next week. Have a blessed week.
Karen Letchworth, Hostess
Sketch With a Twist

MariLynn said...

I was just admiring how you colored your chilies. Great hot card. The clouds on your cool card look so realistic.

Stampsnob. said...

Both cards are HOT......Lis

Unknown said...

Lois, two absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the Chili Pepper one. Thanks for playing along with the SpeedyTV challenges. Hope to see you again next week.