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March 21, 2013

Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny...Cards!

Nope!  No yellow polka-dot binkinis here!  The challenge is to create a 3x3 card.  What's great about 3x3 cards is they use up a lot of the scraps you have lying around.  In fact, I didn't cut a single new piece of cardstock or paper to make these cards, except for the cardstock the images were printed on.

When I was the August guest designer for Meljen's designs, I made 10 3x3 cards for one of my posts.  If you would like to see them, you can find that post here.  My favorite of the bunch was the one with the sunflower.  I decided to make a few more based on that card.  I used the Little Layered Flowers set. It is a great deal with 8 images: 5 flowers and 3 leaves.

Cards measure 3'x3'
Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder
ribbon and gems from my stash

March 7, 2013

A little Sketchy...

We are getting sketchy at Meljen's Designs.  You can get sketchy too.  We have a great sketch for you to follow for this week's challenge.

Isn't it great?!  There are so many fun things you can do with this sketch.  This is my take.

I turned the square on point and matted it with a die cut.  I colored Bird's Little Letter with Copic markers.  Don't feel like coloring?  That's okay too.  This image also comes in a colored version!  I really need to invest in some additional blue markers.  I am really lacking in that color family!  It made shading a bit harder to accomplish.

Card measures 5" x 5"
Spellbinders Fleur-de-lis Squares
DeNami Design Sending You Love
Stampin' Up! Soft Swirls background stamp
Ribbon & lace from my stash
Bead charm and twine from my stash