HLS July 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersI’m happy to be sharing some cards with you today as a new member of the HLS Sketch Design Team for the first time! Woohoo! 🙂

CURRENT SKETCH CHALLENGE

Here is July’s Sketch:

My card:

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Here is the photo that I used as inspiration.

Growing Lupine

I used PTI’s Flower Favorites to make this card. I’m loving this stamp. Lupine remind me of my home State of Maine.

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I stamped the flowers in SU’s Rose Red, Melon Mambo and Whisper White. To the tops of the lupine, I added some more white with a gel pen. I also did some sponging and added SU’s Soft Sky and Pool Party ink to the background.

I had so many ideas for this stamp that I made a total of 4 different card with it! Check out the others below.

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   IMG_5961editedWith this last card here, I’m going to join in at at WAW #189 and SSS’s Wednesday’s: Simon Says Anything Goes.

IMG_5969editedAnd here is the new HLS Sketch Design Team! Please make sure that you stop by all of these lovely ladies’ blogs to see their creations this month and extend your congratulations.

Asa Johansson (Sweden), Birgit Norton (USA), Gloria Lee (Canada), Joyce Mehrberg (USA), Kim Heggins (USA), Kylie Purtell (Australia), Loll Thompson (Canada), Melissa Lane (Germany), Sue Trembeth (USA), Tanja Kabel (Germany)

Starting in this month, my Design Teammates and I will be sharing our work for the Sketch Challenges. Also, there is more going on at HLS too! The brand new CAS Challenge designers will be sharing their work AND a brand new Christmas Challenge will be up and running soon too. Please head over here to HLS to meet the CAS and Christmas Challenge Teams. You can also find all of the current challenges here. Stop over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team, and to link up your entry.

Thanks for stopping by!
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 P.S. Wow! What an exciting day! Things sure are buzzing around here at honeybeelane! I’m so happy to be joining the ATSM Design Team AND the HLS Sketch Challenge DT for the first time today! Please go on over and check out my premiere post for ATSM’s Anything Goes Challenge #151!
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Summery Yellow & Gray

 Hi! I’m here with a set of card inspired by The Card Concept’s Challenge #38: A Color Challenge.

I made 4 different cards using an ARTplorations Stencil, Shower of Flutters. I’m going to play this first, “Clean and Layered”  card over at The Card Concept and SSS’s Monday Challenge: Summer. Summer reminds me of flowers, butterflies and sunshine.IMG_6981edited

I started with a full sheet of heavy weight cs, Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb, 8-1/2

I started with a full sheet of heavy weight cs, Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb, 8-1/2″x11″ .

I sponged on Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink

I sponged on Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink

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The flowers are the top of a Stamplorations digi image that I won a few months ago.  IMG_6987edited

For the above card I also used the stamp set that coordinates with this stencil, Trendy Butterflies. I’m going to play this over at STAMPLORATIONS: Anything Goes Challenge.

I used a Stampin’ Up Flower stamp from the Mixed Bunch stamp set for this next card. I’m going to play this card over at SSS’s Monday: Anything Goes and WAW’s: Anything Goes #189 too. 🙂

IMG_6993edited Finally, I used 2 stamps from PTI’s You’ve Been Framed: Oval Mini Stamp Set for this last card.

IMG_6999editedThis stencil is so much fun to use!

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Melissa

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CAS(E) this Sketch #129 – Bikes

Another quick post and then I’m off to bed!

I made 3 different versions of this card. Here’s the first and the one which I’m going to play at CTS and SSS Wednesday.

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The third:

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I’m going to play the first one over at CTS #129.

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I’m also playing over it at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge:Simon Says Anything Goes.

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Melissa

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CAS(E) this Sketch #129 – Trees

A quick post for this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #129.

IMG_6858editedI made 3 different versions of this card, 2 on white cs and 1 on green cs. Unfortunately I did not photograph the green one. Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow.

IMG_6877edited_edited-1I’m going to play the “Miss You” one over at CTS #129.

I’m also playing over it at SSS’s Wednesday Challenge:Simon Says Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Melissa

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Uniko Studio – June Challenge: Anything Goes – Reminder

   Hi! Today I’m back as a Guest Designer with a reminder post to encourage you to play along over at Uniko Studio’s June Challenge!

IMG_5894editedThis month’s challenge is Anything Goes- with the optional twist of a masculine card. I did some masking and ink blending to make this, a masculine one layer card.

IMG_5895editedI used a couple of Uniko’s super and free digi stamps to make this card. I made two other similar cards as well.

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I also made a couple of feminine cards for this reminder too! I used Uniko’s English Country Garden – Butterflies. Uniko’s new website is looking really cool. You should go check it out!

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IMG_6711editedFor both of my butterfly cards I heat embossed onto SU! vellum with clear embossing powder. I’m going to play this over at SSS Wednesday’s: Anything Goes.

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Here is my second butterfly card.

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I used the photo below as inspiration for my purple card.

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I used a watercolor smooshing technique for both of these cards and then used my heat tool to dry the vellum. This was a bit tricky, but if you are careful you can straighten the vellum out, not re-melt the embossing powder and get a nice result!

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And just when I thought I was finished with this Guest Designer post…….

look what was in my mailbox last night! Royal Mail! 🙂

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So, you know I had to make a quick card this morning and add it to this post. The stamp set was just screaming, “Masculine card awaiting!”

So here it is.

IMG_6837editedI stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed in black, sponged on SU! Pacific Point, added the white gel pen outlines and the PTI “Thanks” sentiment. IMG_6836editedI look forward to much more  stamping fun with this set!

Thank you, Bev, for the opportunity to Guest Design for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

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