HLS September 2015 Sketch Challenge-Reminder

Happy Little StampersI’m happy to be sharing a card with you today as a member of the HLS Sketch Design Team as a reminder to play along at HLS’ September Sketch Challenge.

CURRENT SKETCH CHALLENGE

Here is September’s Sketch:

I really like this sketch. I think I could make about 100 different interpretations of this one sketch!

But, here’s just one, fairly literal one, that I have to share with you:

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I masked off and sponged (ink blending/sponging is one of my favorite techniques) 4 rectangles, yellow, red,  green and blue on Neenah Solar White card-stock. Then I stamped the black lines around the rectangles with a stamp from PTI’s Super Stripes BG Builder stamp set. I cut the rectangles out and popped them up with 3M foam tape. I’m going to play this card at  SSS Monday’s Challenge: Love This Technique and Virginia’s View September Challenge: Geometric Patterns.

IMG_8125edited Please make sure that you stop by the other HLS Sketch Design Team members blogs to see their creations this month.

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)

My Sketch Design Teammates and I will be sharing our work for the Sketch Challenges and there is also more going on at HLS. The CAS Challenge designers will be sharing their work AND the Christmas Challenge is up and running too. You can find all of the current challenges here. So please stop on over at the HLS blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry.

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
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Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

September Challenge: Geometric Patterns

 P.S. Please make sure that you stop over at my blog post (goes live on 21st September at 6am AustralianEST) for Happy Little Stampers 1rst Release Blog Hop! We have prizes!!

Here’s a peek at one of my cards:

cropped hls 1rst release butterfly_edited-1Make sure to look for this photo at the end of my post for another chance to win the Butterfly Birthday stamp set, my favorite in this release, from me!!!

IMG_3670edited_edited-1Also make sure you visit all of the designers posts and leave a comment at each one for a chance to win all of the stamps in the first release!

HLS September 2015 Sketch Challenge

   Happy Little Stampers I’m happy to be sharing a card with you today as a member of the HLS Sketch Design Team.

CURRENT SKETCH CHALLENGE

Here is September’s Sketch:

Wow! Don’t you just love this one? I do!!

My card: IMG_8102editedI used PTI’s Peony Cover Plate Die to make this card. I’m really enjoying this cover plate die. Peonies and their sweet fragrance remind me of my my mother. I love you and miss you, Mum.

I sponged 2 backgrounds, 1 yellow and 1 red, for the flower in SU’s Real Red and Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade. Then I cut out 4 of the Peonies, in the sponged red and yellow and also in green and blue card-stock.

IMG_8158edited I put the sentiment on the inside of this card. I used a stamp from PTI’s Cheerful Heart Stamp set.

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 Please make sure that you stop by the other HLS Sketch Design Team members blogs to see their creations this month.

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)

Also, have you heard the news? HLS has released our own line of stamps! We have started off with 4 basic sets that are a must have in your collection. Around September/October there will be another release.

You can see what is currently in stock here:

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XO
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Supplies:
A Cheerful Heart Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink - Cover Plate: Peony Die

HLS August 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m back again with a card for this month’s super fun HLS sketch!

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Here is the August Sketch:

Oh, the possibilities!

Here’s my card:

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First I made a sheet of water-colored bg paper using my stamp press and a variety of SU! red and pink inks. Then, I used PTI’s Heart Cover Plate die to cut out the hearts. IMG_6242editedI spritzed and splattered the card base with Smooch Spritz and some pink ink. I traced a large circle die to make the string.IMG_6304editedI adhered the hearts with Tombow Liquid adhesive and drew on the little bows. The sentiment is from Stamplorations’ Trendy Butterfly stamp set.

IMG_6305editedI hope that you are inspired to play along! You can also find all of the current HLS challenges here. Stop over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team, and to link up your entry.

Sketch Challenge Rules

1. Your creation MUST resemble the sketch. You may change the shapes and colors but the sketch must be recognizable. You may rotate or flip the sketch.

2. Link back to your blog post and not your entire blog.
3. Provide a link to HLS in your blog post.
4. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be different.
5. You may enter as many other challenges as you like.
6. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO

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P.S. I made another card inspired by this sketch, but it’s also for this month’s HLS CAS challenge. So you’ll have to wait until the 3rd to see it! Come back here in 2 days to see my card and don’t forget to play along with the CAS and Christmas Challenges for August.  August!?