Friday, March 13, 2009

EtsyInspired Challenge #27.........And A Clear Artistic Stamps Peek!!!

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It's Saturday which means a new EtsyInspired Challenge from our sweet Ashley at HeartHugsDesigns!!! This week's EtsyInspired artist is TR Mack Studio. Check them out for a very distinctive, fun style!!!! This week, things are a little different. Since the artist couldn't afford to do a giveaway at this time, Marti from Pez-A-Doodle emailed me and asked if she could sponsor a challenge. They have the CUTEST exclusive stamps that are based on Marti's own little girl!! The awesome prize this week is a $20 gift certificate for ANYTHING in the Pez-A-Doodle shop! Not only that, but Marti is giving you ALL a coupon code for 10% off your purchase!! Just use coupon code: etsy10.

Here is the photo that I based my challenge card on...........

Well, as is my ONE LAYER card!!! AAAACK!!!!! My Stampin' Flybaby friend, Suzanne, challenged me to make a one layer, one image, one sentiment, one embellie card!!! Sheeeesh!!! I think it would have been less painful to cut off one of my fingers!!!! LOL But I bit the bullet and did it!!!!

Stamps: Whispers In The Woods by Clear Artistic Stamps
Paper: Pure Luxury 120 weight by Gina K.
Ink: Tuxedo Rich Cocoa and SU More Mustard, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy
Embellie: Ribbon
Technique: Thumping
I used a brand new stamp set from Belinda at Clear Artistic Stamps!!!! It's called Whispers In The Woods and was just released!!!! You can get a discount by joining our Clear Artistic Stamps Yahoo Group!!!! In fact, you can get a 20% discount all the time by joining our Yahoo Group!!! You'll just e-mail Belinda your order instead of ordering directly online!!! There are 6 large and simply GORGEOUS stamp sets in this release!!!!! Check out the Capacious Collection!!!

I just stamped **my** Aspen Tree (yep, Belinda drew it for me!!!! Aren't I the cat's meow??!!! LOL) using the Thumping Technique added the sentiment and then ran it thru the Cuttlebug and added a ribbon. I scalloped the edges to help it look layered!!! ;) Seriously.........sooo simple. Now the $64,000 Question is: What do you think??? Please be honest...........I very, very, very, very (need I go on?? LOL) attempt Clean and Simple cards!!! So let me know what you think!!!!
Be sure to play along and post a link to your creation to Ashley's Blog for a chance to win that cool prize!!!! And check out all the fabulous DT creations:
~ Have A Creative Day! ~


  1. Sooo beautiful! Can't wait to play this challenge!

  2. You did it my friend!!!!! I do like it but....(there's always a "but", right?????) I would have REALLY REALLY liked it if you could have restrained yourself just a little more and not cuttlebugged the background. Just my humble opinion (for what it's worth)... Keep it really clean and simple!!! If you just can't do with out some impression try embossing a rectangle around your tree with your nesties. I dare you again try the same card the REALLY clean and simple way and see which you like better! If you do it I'll send you a little prize of special BLING so you can go back to your own ways which ARE MARVELOUS!!!!!!!!

  3. What an awesome card Lee! I love the one layer cards and yours totally rocks!! fab job & tfs!!!

  4. OMGosh, this is fabulous!
    I had no doubt you could do it! You are just too dang creative!
    This card would qualify for the OCC challenge today, you should enter. I don't think there is a prize but you would definitely inspire!!!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Blessings, Maria

  5. Gorgeous Lee!!! Love the tree, its perfect!!

  6. REALLY beautiful! Love that thumping technique you used!

  7. Lee,
    This is just fabulous. I love the cuttlebug folder and technique you used. So inspiring.

  8. Awesome job Lee! I really the your OLC, I didn't think you could do it. ;) The tree is fabulous and I love the scalloped edge!

  9. Love this!!!! The embossing and the tree really work for that inspiration. Great job!

  10. WOW! What a beautiful card! I'll have to go check out this new stamp.

  11. Lee, this is fabulous! You are great at CAS. I seriously need to practice these.

  12. Beautiful tree and I absolutely love that sentiment! Great job with the one layer card...they can definitely be a challenge! :)

  13. LOVE the elegant and beautiful! The white dry emboss on white is perfect!

  14. Well Lee,

    First sorry I did not make it by yesterday, but second, WOW even with that many restrictions you can still make a stunning beautiful card!!!!

    I really enjoy this image and the card is gorgeous!!!

    Great Job girl!!!


  15. Oh my Lee, I say YAY! You did it! I love the thumping technique on the tree like this! I personally, would love to see it without the CB-ing though, but that's jsut me, lol!

  16. Well I think you nailed the challenge - not easy to do, but you did great. Hope you had a great weekend!

  17. at first glance (before reading) I said...WOW! she made a 'real' clean & simple card! but after reading Suzanne's comment wonder if cb is allowed for true CAS? nevertheless you did a bang-up job! it's a great card!!

  18. Good for you! And on a bugged BG no less!

  19. This is gorgeous Lee, I love it!!! Fabulous challenge card, girl!! And, thanks for thinking of me - I received your beauty and I love it - it sits in a place of honor in my stamp studio! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex


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