Friday, August 8, 2008

Technique Blitz, TSSC and Blogger's Challenge!


Today is a "three-fer". As in, three things in one. Well, in two, actually! Aw heck, let me explain. Here is how I get three from all this...

First, the sketch used here was the Technostamper Sketch Challenge 29 from Monday -- which I am just a few days late on...


Second, today's Blogger's Challenge (59) is called "the same, but different" -- were we challenged with using a sketch of our choice to make two different cards with two diverse colors and stamps. I used MJ's sketch!

Finally, We are in the midst of a "Technique Blitz", so both of today's cards use techniques from the August 2008 issue of the TJ Newsletter. The first card, top, uses the Stenciled Collage Technique (8-08 TJNL) done on a Faux Denim Background (12-07 TJ). The stamps used here are from Oxford Impressions. I used an open-lined stamp over the stenciled area, and just lightly colored it in with colored pencils. I have a friend who loves horses, you see...

The second card, on the left, uses the Bandanna Technique from the 8-08 TJNL. These stamps are from Innovative Stamp Creations. Just love this stamp with that technique!

Okay, 'nuff for today... Check out the other Blogger's Challenge players by clicking on the logo in my sidebar. Have fun browsing!

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome Pat...I'm loving that swirl stamp! The colors on both of your cards really caught my eye this week. Fabulous job on all accounts.

Robin Merriman said...

Great colors and I really like the swirl on #2!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful work Pat. The Stencil tehnique with the horse is so wonderful and the colors on your Bandana technique are stunning. ISC stamps are perfect for this technique. Fabulous job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a wonderful sketch for this challenge Pat! Both cards turned out beautifully! :D

Ida said...

Pat, Very nice cards. I love the different techniques you used. It's hard to decide which card I like best but I'm leaning to the Horse card for some reason.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the brads on the Wild West card, and the colors on the Bandanna card!

Lisa Bohler said...

Go-jus, Pat! Simply beautiful!!!

Tara Kieninger said...

Great job with this challenge, Pat. The horse is so cool!

Patti Chesky said...

That swirl stamp is amazing. I love this layout. Great job on both cards!!

Lori said...

Fantastic, Pat! Love the colors you chose. I've got to give that bandanna technique a try . . .

thestampspot said...

Love that swirl stamp, gorgeous. Great take on the challenge Pat, love your cards here!

:) Marcia

Nikki Bond said...

These are wonderful! Love the colors you chose and the layout is fab! {SMILES}

Diane said...

Fantastic cards...oh a friend who loves horses...mmmm.one of my dreams the other night was of gallopping my horse through the field.

Again great cards

Dee

Stampin_Melissa said...

Beautiful cards Pat! I love to see how people do things differently. I used this same swirl stamp with my Bandanna technique for a mini album. You're right, this swirl is perfect for this technique.

Sheryl said...

Great cards, Pat! I like the sketch and the backgrounds are fantastic (really love the Bandana technique!)

Tangerine Dream said...

Where to begin? I love both cards! They are both just wonderful! That swirl is great!!! I always love when people add white like that to things..I should probably try it too! Once again you are so inspiring!! Have a great weekend!
Tangii

MJ said...

Pat these are great! I really love the first one. Thanks for using my sketch they are wonderful. The techniques look great too. I have not even looked at my newsletter yet, uggggghh!