Monday, October 5, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and MTSC42 Season Greetings

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Oh what a fun day this is.... lots to tell you and show you :)
First it is time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge -FTTC36!!!

Today we are welcoming Makiko Jones as our Guest Designer for the next three month!!! She is also our challenge host today!!! As you all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Maki is challenging us to make a card or project for a woman in our life and to use *PINK as the main color*!!!

There are no limitations on the theme..... so whether you want to make a *Happy Birthday*, *Thinking of You*, or *Congratulations* card, just remember it is for the girls and to *think pink*!!! We look forward to seeing what you create!!!





















I used the awesome new Think Pink - Fight like a Girl Set.

I inked the shirt image in Memento Black and colored it with the Hollyhock Copic Marker Collection. The layout is from this weeks SFYTT Sketch.

I also used some DP from the Melon Mambo Patterns Collection, Black Gemstones , a Pink Button and some Gingham Ribbon.

Please stop by Betty, Cindy, Dee, Kimberly and Maki's blog to see their close up on the challenge!!!

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Now - I'm soooooo excited to announce that I'm Mercy Kerin's aka *Lord Have Mercy* new October Guest Muse - wahooooo!!! Doesn't this sound fun???

I really enjoy Mercy's Sketches and I'm sooooooo thrilled that she asked me to join her fabulous team this month!!! Here is this weeks MTSC42 Sketch.


This is my take on it......
















For this card I used some Stampin' Up products. The trees are from the Patterned Pines Set and the sentiment is from the Four the Holidays Set. The DP is from the Merry Moments Collection.

I inked the trees in the matching DP colors - Old Olive and Garden Green. I raised the center tree up. To finish the card off I added a Filigree Designer Brad and some Silver Pearls.

I hope you have time to play along????

Please stop by Mercy's blog to see her card and the rest of the Muses - Pam Speidel, Cindy Haffner, Pam Varnell, Julie Lacey, Crystal Birr, Jackie Pedro, Jessica Diedrich, Shannan Teubner.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! I'll be back later with another post!!! Hope you'll swing by again???


~Supply List~ 1st card

Stamp Set: Think Pink - Fight like a Girl (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Hollyhock Copic Collection
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Black Gemstones, Gingham Ribbon, Pink Button
Technique: Coloring with Markers


~Sypply List~ 2nd card

Stamp Set: Patterned Pines & Four the Holidays (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Old Olive, Garden Green, Basic Black
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Merry Moments
Accessories: Silver Pearls (Michael's), Filigree Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

33 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Love the Flourishes card!!! Great colors and patterns. Really love that pop of black gingham with button accenting!!!!

A Mercy Muse!!! How fabulous!!! Congrats!!! Love this card!!! Great colors, patterns, dimension, and hardware detailing!!!

Great work, Silke!!!

Pam Varnell said...

Love both of these cards Silke. The Flourishes cards is just so cute and so meaningful. The Christmas card is just beautiful. Your style is so unique and so freakin awesome. Love everything you do. Hugs!!

Jennifer said...

Had I known her when she was fighting breast cancer, your Fight like a Girl card would have been perfect for my feisty neighbor. She is amazing women with an awesome spirit!

That is one of my favorite cards I have seen, period. :)

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Silke

Anke

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Silke - two great cards!! Your Flourishes card is perfect - what a great sentiment!! Fabulous card!!
Congratulationd on being the October Muse too - I am looking forward to seeing what you bring to us!! Thanks for sharing!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Wanda said...

Congratulations, Silke, on the October Muse honor!! Not surprising as you just ooze with talent! :-) I admire your cards and have become addicted to using silver pearls on cards...thanks to you - lol!

Wanda said...

Congratulations, Silke, on the October Muse honor!! Not surprising as you just ooze with talent! :-) I admire your cards and have become addicted to using silver pearls on cards...thanks to you - lol!

Wanda said...

Sorry for the duplicate post...I should be in bed!

Helen Williams said...

very elegant Christmas card.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOOHOO!!! I just saw on Mercy's blog that you were the new Muse!!! CONGRATS!!! I will definitely play along!!! :) Love your interpretation of her sketch - so fresh and crisp (and love the silver touches!!) Your first card is awesome too! Love how you broke up the BG to make several panels and all the black brads - very cool! Well darn - could have used Mum's Bday card for this week's challenge!!! LOL!

NinaB said...

Oh, I love your monochromatic cards, Silke. They're both beautiful.

Leigh said...

Congratulations on being Guest Muse for October. Fabulous card.

Crystal said...

WOW Silke these look amazing!!!! LOVE them!!! Huge congrats tooo girl!!! Hugs!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Toooo cool! AWESOME cards, my friend!

chercroppin said...

Awesome job on your Pink card Silke, love that sentiment!

Congrats on being the guest DT for Mercy! I am not surprised though, as your work is always gorgeous! Have fun with it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so pretty, love both cards Silke, so glad you are ne of Mercy's Muse's this month.

Lisa H. said...

gorgeous cards! congrats on the guest DT spot, I love all your stuff so I know it will be a great month!

Velta said...

Both cards are great! Love the Christmas card and Mercy's DT spot!

Alison said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love your Think Pink card! It's so cool! Beautiful work!

Julie said...

GORGEOUS, Silke!! So glad to have you on the team this month! Your sample is absolutely GORGEOUS! Hugs!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congratulations Ms Muse!!! I'm SO happy for you, and you SO deserve this honor! I just LOVE those little trees and silver accents! I'm going to have to play along for sure!! And your Flourishes card is SO pretty! I love the soft coloring and beautiful dsp! Another double shot of gorgeousness today! TFS!!

Angel said...

I love love love that Christmas card!!! I think I'll try both of these challenges! Thank you for the inspiration!

Makiko Jones said...

Your pink card is definitely for girls, Silke! So pretty! I love the pink, black and white combo!

I love the silver embellishments with the green & white combo for the second card! Congratulations on the guest spot!! I know you will do a fantastic job with the wonderful sketches!

Mercy said...

silke...this is so phenomenal! you can make white space look spectacular...i always end up making it look empty! LOL! i am so excited to have you as my guest this month!

thanks for another beautiful sample this week!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Bev J. said...

Great sketch and I love the card you made with the cute trees-tfs.

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

These are both wonderful- love the "fight like a girl" sentiment and the elegance of the second one. I am so excited to be on the team with you this month!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Both are FABULOUS!! Congrats on being Mercy's guest!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Well first congrats on being Mercy's Muse!! :) Both of these card are brilliant and the breast cancer one is very stunning my dear!! HUGS

Danni said...

Congrats!!! Such wonderful cards!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great card for the FTTC - love the ribbon with that background paper! Congrats on being Mercy's Guest muse!! LOVE that Christmas card! Great job!

Pam Speidel said...

OMG! I can see why Mercy asked you to be her Oct Guest Muse! Your cards are STAMP-TACULAR Silke! :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Both of these are so gorgeous, Silke! Sorry i'm a bit late in getting here-but I am UBER impressed with your always so amazing use of white/white space and I'm so glad you are joining us for the month! Love them both!

LORi said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!