Monday, September 29, 2008

Clean & Simple NMBS Challenge

Just a quick post today....I belong to a group of SU demos called "No More Bad Swaps"; a name that is bound to make people sit up & take notice, but it just means we are committed to quality in our swaps.  They have a weekly challenge, found here, which I have just not had the time to play, but today's was a sketch.  Since I suddenly seem to need some sympathy cards, I decided to use the sketch and make some clean & simple, masculine cards.  I used cards that I had already had cut, but hadn't used, from my last stamp club; the DP is from Autumn Vine and Ski Slope from the new Holiday Mini; and the image is from Pocket Silhouettes, which I can't seem to get away from!  Sentiment is from Fresh Cuts.  I wanted to use something like "thinking of you" but I cannot find one stamp set that has that sentiment in my whole SU collection!!!

NMBS 09-29-08 challenge

I used Chocolate Chip & Sage Shadow markers to give the silhouettes two colors; the jumbo eyelet was set with my crop-a-dile, and the ribbon is the new Sage Shadow grosgrain from SU.  Clean & simple.  Be sure to check out the samples on the NMBS blog!  TFL!
LeAnne

  • Stamps:  Fresh Cuts, Pocket Silhouettes
  • Paper:  WW, Sage Shadow, Choc Chip, Autumn Vine & Ski Slope DP
  • Ink:  Choc Chip
  • Acc:  Markers, CAD, SS Grosgrain Ribbon

8 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that you need sympathy cards...but man oh man, this is gorgeous!!

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  2. What a fabulous card - wonderful use of colour and papers and a gorgeous image

    hugs Bev x

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  3. This is beautiful, LeAnne! I love the soft gradation of the colors in the image and the ribbon treatment and layout are just wonderful!!

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  4. Oh, it's perfect! I love the colors you chose and the simple focal image. TFS! Beth

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  5. Love this! I love those pocket silhouettes too! Who would have thought those simple images could be used so many different ways? Lovely colors, too! Keep 'em comin'!

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  6. LeAnne, this card is FABULOUS!!!! Lovin' the layout, the colors ... everthing!

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  7. I LOVE these colors!!! This card could be used several ways. You've got another winner!!!

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  8. This is fantastic, and with my favorite stamp set!
    (I always love when you visit my blog, you have such kind things to say!)

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