Monday, May 2, 2011

SSD, MFT & OTWC !

(How is that for acronyms?  And they don't stop here...)  ;)  Hello friends and followers!  I hope you all had a good weekend.  I have three creations for your viewing pleasure today.  The first was created using this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge sponsored by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT) at Splitcoaststampers (SCS) and the colors and inspirational picture provided by Kim Wilson with her Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge 52:



Here is the card I made using MFT's "Hit the Beach' set - one of the first MFT sets in my collection (but certainly not the last!):

I used some pre-glittered sand colored paper to represent the sandy beach (know how sand has a sparkle to it?) and a piece of Pacific Point cardstock embossed using CB's D'Vine Swirls EF that I tore at the edge to give it the look of waves hitting the shore.  I stamped the images and colored them in using Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun and Pacific Point markers, added a bright blue brad to the beach ball, and popped it up with a dimensional.  This card also fulfills the requirements of Totally Stampilicious' Kickin' it Old School Challenge, to use a stamp set that has not seen ink in over 6 months. Card one, clap clap done!

My two remaining cards were both based on Skipping Stones Design Sketch 74 by Laurie Schmidlin.  Yep, I liked the sketch so much that I made two cards with it.  This first card uses SSD's "Bra's Volume 1' set and some yummy paper from Echo Park's 'Be Mine' collection. 

The fancy bra was a little tricky to cut out, but I liked the effect.  I added a row of petite rhinestones at the bottom and one in the center of the bra itself for a little sparkle.  this card also fulfills the requirements of Cute Card Thursday Challenge 162 - to create a card using a sketch from a sketch challenge (here, SSD74).  Card two, clap clap done.  :)

My last card also uses that terrific SSD sketch but I used MFT images from their Boy & Dog set and a sentiment from their Heart Stripes set for their May Guest Designer Contest in their member forum at SCS.  The theme this month was 'Denim & Bling which always look FABULOUS together, so this is what I came up with:
(Notice the coloring of the little dog?  Remind you of anyone in particular?  wink wink).  I paper pieced the boy's overalls using denim patterned paper which was also used as the main backgroun and incorporated this cool red handkerchief looking ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  For my 'bling' component I created some flourishes in the NE and SW corners of the card, added petite silver domes for the snaps of the boy's overalls, and a petite rhinestone to act as the dog's tag (gotta have a tag!).  Card three, clap clap done.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following 2 challenges:
Thank you all for the fun challenges and for taking the time to stop by my blog to see my creations.  I hope you are having a great day!
~Crafty Math Chick

14 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

These are great cards with a wonderful variety! Your OTWC is too cute! Thanks for playing along with us and Good Luck! :-)

Emily Keaton said...

Great cards, Meredith! I love the details you added and fun layouts you used. :)

Brenda said...

Wow! All your cards are fab! I love how you made two cards with the sketch in two totally different styles. Fun! Thanks for joining us at SSD!

~amy~ said...

Love all your cards but your takes on the SSD sketch rock! Thanks so much for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Barb's Boys said...

Left a comment on your Splitcoast post, but I have to say again that little 'hi, it's me' card is just adorable! And of course you can't go wrong with the Bras cards...excellent job on the sketch!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fab summer card...love....thanks for playing with Totally Stampalicious

Kylie said...

What adorable cards!
Thank you for playing at Cute Card Thursday this week :)
Kylie

Chris said...

Hey Crafty Math Chick, your post reminded me that it's MFT party time. Well, thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

ChristineCreations said...

I just LOVE the beachy card! Great use of color and layout and texture! I want to go there!

Kandi Phillips said...

Love all of your cards, these are all so cute! Love that glittery beach sand! The bra card is too fun and I love the rhinestones at the bottom, they're the perfect touch!

Joycelyn Turner said...

These are all simply FABULOUS!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Totally Stampalicious!!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Girl, you're on a roll. Your cards are fabulous. Love the paper piecing on the boy's overall. Thanks so much for joining us at Wee Memories. :)

Lori said...

Love your beach card! The swirl embossing folder makes the water perfect! Thanks for playing at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations Miss Lady!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!