Sunday, March 29, 2009

top this!

oh Yeah! I love a good challenge! About a week ago, I issued a challenge to the rest of the Molly Stamps DT to all use the same stamp image so we could see how different everyones ideas were. We decided on the sun image from Post Office set and then I proceeded to forget about my own challenge. duh! LOL!

This weekend brought some down time and I was able to whip up two cards for the challenge. I challenged myself a bit more to use the sun image as anything other than a sun. Heres what I came up with....



I have to apologize for the sentiment on the card. I really was not meaning for it to be cocky, but more a card for a rebellious teen to give another rebellious teen, ie. the purple hair. Clear Dollar Stamps has a challenge to use purple in your card, so that would be the reason for all that purple in the card. I freely stitched on a piece of pattern paper and used that as the background paper. I stamped the sun twice, cut out the rays (or spiky hair), colored them purple and layered them behind the smirky face from Todays Forecast.

supplies used:
stamps: Molly Stamps Todays Forecast & Post Office
rubon: Scenic Route

Now for my next card, I had this idea in my head that I wanted to be able to create a flower out of the image. See the only problem with that is that the sun image is only half a sun with lettering around it. With a bit of creative masking I was able to stamp the sun image twice to create the flower. I drew some grass and clouds on pattern paper and cut them out. The sentiments are from the Todays Forecast set and I just added the boxes in with pen. The check mark was a rubon letter l that I cut and rearranged.



Here is a closeup of the sun, I mean flower...



supplies used:
stamps: Molly Stamps Todays Forecast & Post Office
paper: Scenic Route

Thats it for today, but be sure to stop by again soon. It won't be long now before I have sneak peeks for both Molly Stamps and Lizzie Anne Designs. I love sneak peeks times! And I have some really big news to share!!!! ;-)

10 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Wendy...these are all just awesome. How creative! Well done, girlfriend on the challenge!!!!

Diana Gibbs said...

Love 'em. The first one reminds me of a little toga person....

Fink said...

Very cute! You did a great job with the challenges!

Elena said...

These cards are so creative and so cute!

Cathrine said...

Very cute and creative - it makes a great flower.

Cathrine said...

That purple haired dude looks mighty smug - perfect card for a teanager I think!

Katie Renz said...

Cute card Wendy. Love the free form stitching... I know when quilting that is a hard thing to do. Love the look of it though.

peggysue said...

I like the sun as a flower, although the purple card is quite creative as well. Very cool.

Cindy Major said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest flower ever! How can it not put a smile in your day!

Cindy

Laurie tx stamper said...

Wow, that sewing is wild and AWESOME on the purple hair card! And so perfect for teens too... very creative!