Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ATS Challenge #5: Background Stamps

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week has been a great one so far! We are enjoying some gorgeous, cool weather this week -- sunny and temps in the 70's! I'm lovin' it! :)

Today is ATS Challenge Day. This week's challenge is to use Background Stamps instead of patterned paper. If you visit me often, you know that I've become very attached to my patterned paper, so this was the perfect challenge for me!

On this card, I used the Hearts Big Ol' Background stamp by C.C. Designs. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink onto Barely Banana cardstock. The monkey and sentiment are from the Itzie Inkies set Monkey Love, and the heart is from Love Ya Lots. The monkey image was colored with Copics. I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges of the white and banana cardstock.

Okay, you know how I just mentioned that I'm attached to my patterned paper? Well, this next card was actually the first card I made for the challenge. Only after it was finished did I realize that I not only used patterned paper on my card, but I actually stamped the background stamps onto patterned paper!! I really like it, even though I didn't follow the rules! But, I did make the monkey card, so I redeemed myself, right? ;) I used all four C.C. Designs Big Ol' Backgrounds on this card: Stripes, Polka Dots, Hearts, and Plaid. The image and sentiment are from Love Ya Lots. I colored Lulu with my Prismacolor pencils blended with OMS.

Wanna play along with us? Upload your projects to SCS or the All That Scraps Gallery, and use the keyword ATSDTC05. The Design Team projects will be posted on the ATS Blog sometime today, so you can link your creation to that post, too!

That's all for me today! Now I'm off to finish up our laundry and packing! I'll have more to share tomorrow before we leave, so I hope you'll visit again! Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a great day! :)

Monkey Card
Stamps: Monkey Love, Love Ya Lots, Hearts Big Ol' Background (C.C. Designs) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose (SU!); Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Regal Rose (SU!); C.C. Designs White Cardstock Other: Ciao Markers (Copic); Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain, Photo Corners punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, stamping sponge, dimensionals (SU!)

Lulu Card
Stamps: Love Ya Lots, Big Ol' Backgrounds (C.C. Designs) Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (SU!) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (SU!); C.C. Designs White Cardstock Paper: Infuse 6x6 pad (BasicGrey) Other: Prismacolor Pencils; Turpenoid and blending stumps; Mega Square Punch, Giga Scalloped Square Punch (Marvy Uchida); Word Window punch, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain, stamping sponge, stampin' dimensionals (SU!); Peony Dew Drops (Robin's Nest)


Susie said...

Such sweet, sweet cards. I especially love the kitty one.

Alyssa said...

Both of your cards are adorable - I just love those images! :o)

Alexandra said...

They are both stinkin' adorable Christina - I just love that heart background, too cute! Lucky you - 70s...we have 100s here, ugggghhhhh! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christi said...

Both of your cards are too cute!!! Love them!!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

OMGosh.. the patterned paper one is super cute too.... you rock!

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that monkey is adorable.

Tacoma flowers

shel9999 said...

Oh my goodness! These are both totally adorable!