Stamp-A-Holics Friday Challenge 125

Friday morning, time for another Stamp-a-Holics 10 minute or less card.  Our challenge this week is this sketch from Cynthia Stevenson:  
Here is my finished card:
I worked on a design earlier in the week, and I told Lil T how confident I was that this card would make him happy–no distressing, no cutting, just punches and the Big Shot.  Here is the story.
He is all ready to go, excited that I am going to do without all the vintage details I so love to do.
I am so glad you listened to me, Sage.  Maybe we can make the 10 minute mark this time.
I chose a color scheme from a Color Throwdown Challenge from April 28th,
Old Olive, Barely Banana, Rich Razzleberry, and Pale Plum.
First I needed some round shapes, so I went to the Big Shot with the Flower Layers w/ Leaf Die.
The smallest layer looks perfect.
I also used the Boho Blossoms Punch for a smaller flower.
Now for sponging.
Sage, Sage.  You promised.
I never said no sponging, T.  You must be delusional.
I don't know if I can make a card without some sponging.
You are so impossible!
Look, you have used over half the time already, and this is all you've done.
I swear I am going back to the agency for a new assignment!
Breathe, Lil T.   It's all good.
Where else are you going to work that you get to be famous on the internet?!
Next I assembled the flowers.
I used Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons on the large flowers,
and a Barely Banana Brad on the small one.
I see steam coming from Lil T's seams as he hollers
about the time.  Oh, well, he will survive.
Next I sponged (groan) a piece of  Tea Party Designer Series Paper,
and added it to the base of Old Olive.
Then I realized I had forgotten I wanted a Barely Banana flower, too.
So back to the Big Shot and sponging again.
Double groan.
Now it is starting to take shape.
But it needs a tag.
Some punches, and sponging, and a sentiment,
and it is ready to put together.
All finished.  Gee, 19 minutes 35 seconds.
I thought this card would go much faster than that.
If you hadn't done the sponging, it would have.
Maybe so,
but the flowers look so much better with the sponging.
It gives them some dimension–they look kind of flat without it.
OK, I will let it go for now.  
I know you tried.  Maybe next week we can do it.
I won't go looking for another job just yet .
But promise me you WILL get it together for the next challenge.
(I think I created a monster.  He is starting to sound like my mother or something!)
Be sure to go over to Carole'Anne's blog HERE to see her sample and find the links to the other design team creations.  And is this the week you are going to try the challenge yourself????
Have a great holiday weekend.  And get your fingers inky.

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13 Responses to Stamp-A-Holics Friday Challenge 125

  1. CaroleAnne AKA Stampin Stressaway May 28, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    Thank YOU ever so much for the Friday morning gigglesure did enjoy your postand you know what I have your back on the sponging GirlI feel the same wayso there we goyou did awesomethank you for being such a valued part of our design teamhave a GRANDE Day Sage

  2. Debbie May 28, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    Beautiful Sage! Great job.

  3. Cynthia May 28, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    This is just lovely Sage. I agree about the sponging, it sure helps to make the card. Wonderful job.Cynthia

  4. sandi maciver May 28, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Its so much fun to come visit you and Little T on Fridays, tee hee. You are frustrating the poor little guy, but your card is so worth it, just beautiful and youre so right, the sponging does add so much to the flowers.Great job on the challenge my friend.Sandi

  5. Ret May 28, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    hi Sage, this card is gorgeous the sponging just makes it pop.Beautiful card!

  6. Nancy Dawson May 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Great job with the sketch this week Sage – as usual. Love the flowers and shading! TFS

  7. Always Playing with Paper May 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    Sage, I love your pretty card! The flowers and the sponging are perfect! Who cares what Little T says anyway!!!Smiles,Lesley ūüėČ

  8. Mitzi Luttrull May 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    I love sponging, too, and I use it a lot on my cards. This is beautiful with all the pretty colored flowers. Great job!

  9. Becky Jensen May 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    You did a lovely job Sage!

  10. Darla May 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Sage,Your card is just beautiful! I love it and you can tell Lil T to take a chill pill! he he he

  11. Anonymous May 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

    I really enjoy your posts with Mr T. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous cards and humour.

  12. lisa808 May 29, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    Beautiful flowers.

  13. A Touch of SOL May 30, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    LOVE IT…I LOVE the conversation between the two of you…It really helps my day…

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