Saturday, December 31, 2011

I missed my Mashups!

The worst part of being MIA for the past month is that I really missed the challenges over on The Friday Mashup. I love their challenges, and I really enjoy playing along. I missed you, ladies!!! Now, with my mojo missing, I am doing the best I can. This is a sketch challenge was exactly that for me... a challenge. I was struggling. But then I came up with not one, but two ideas. So here's the first one. I also used the color challenge over on Colour Q this week. That challenge was to use black, white, and any other color of your choice. Clearly, I went with red and worked on building a stock of Valentine's Day cards.

I used a new heart embossing folder I bought in MI. I also used my new framelits labels collection. I cut out a white label, then embossed it with my hearts, then I used my brayer and rolled it out in Real Red. What's really cool looking is how you can see some hearts in the ink from where the brayer rolled over the embossed hearts. It's really very cool in real life. Then I took a strip of red, used the hearts embossing folder again and slapped that baby on. Next, I used a strip of black, punched the edge, tied a red ribbon around it and slapped that piece on. Next, I stamped a part of a stamp from the new Sprinkled Expressions stamp. I like the whole sentiment, but I just chose to use "Love you" with the hearts. I did pop that up.

I don't hate it, but I'm not in total love either. Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Lisa, Happy New Year.

This is really quite striking, the colour combo is bright and cheery, love all the hears.

Thanks for joinin in.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Lisa! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely card. Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Glad to have you back Lisa! Great job with the sketch and I love the colors you used!

So glad to have you playing along again at The Friday Mashup!

Rita said...

Fun card! I love those hearts! Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

Welcome back, Lisa! I love this bold Valentine's card. Thanks for playing with us this week at the Friday Mashup.

Holly said...

We missed you too Lisa.. But your back so that is good! This came out very pretty. I like how you used the Red with the Black & White.. and the embossing folder adds just the right touch with the hearts. Thanks for joining us the week at the Friday Mashup.