Monday, January 10, 2011

Kitchen Sink - 10 Minute Card Challenge #2

Maria has allowed me a little shelf in the Kitchen Sink pantry to post a 10 Minute Card Challenge every Monday over in the Kitchen Sink Forum! If you haven't visited there yet, it is the place to go to experience multi layer stamping at its finest!

For this week's 10 Minute Challenge, I have created a one layer card using reverse masking to create the focal point of the card. If you wish to play along you can use your punches or Nestabilities to create the shape of your choice and sponge ink on the inside edges of the created frame. You will then add the Kitchen Sink image and sentiment of their choice.

When adding your card to the Kitchen Sink Gallery and/or the online gallery of your choice, please use the keyword 10MC2 so we can find it easily!

Here are a few samples I have created to get you started!

Apologies must go out to my dear sister, Liz! This Texas punch was borrowed from her and has never been returned (oops!). Now that she has the cowboy boots and bluebonnets, I know she will be wanting this back!!

Stamps: Multi Step Bluebonnets, Multi Step Cowboy Boots by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Kraft by Stampin' Up
Inks for Color Recipe: Bluebonnets - 3 Memento Bahama Blue, 2 Memento Bahama Blue stamped off once, 1 Memento Dandelion (on tips of blossoms only), 4 Memento Danube Blue
Leaves and Stems - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Cottage Ivy
Texas and Edge Sponging - SU Close to Cocoa
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Texas Punch and Sponge

I so love this carnation from Get Well Teddy! I use it all the time!!

Stamps: 3 Step Get Well Teddy, Words of Love by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up
Inks for Color Recipe: Carnation - 2 SU Pixie Pink, 1 SU Pixie Pink stamped off once, 
3 SU Melon Mambo
Stems: 1 - SU Old Olive, 2 SU Always Artichoke
Sponged Oval - SU Pixie Pink
Sentiment: SU Melon Mambo
Tools: Oval Nestabilities, Sponge

Stamps: Multi Step Cowboy Boots and Multi Step Cowboy Hat by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Naturals Ivory by Stampin' Up
Ink for Color Recipe: Boots - 4 Memento Rich Cocoa, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 
2 Memento Potter's Clay, 1 Memento Desert Sand, 5 SU Early Espresso
Frame: SU Creamy Caramel
Sentiment - SU Early Espresso
Tools: Nestabilities Labels 3, Sponge

Each member of the Kitchen Sink Crew is cooking up some kitchen fun for you over in the Kitchen Sink Forum.

They have also created some beautiful Kitchen Sink projects to inspire you today. Please drop by and see them!!

Angela * Maria * Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Barbara

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  1. Even as an Aussie I recognised your Texan imagery Lynn. Can't imagine I could ever have the right pronunciation though.

    I like the carnations image too. It's funny but when we love things we tend to use them over and over, don't we?

    It will be great when we can have Kitchen Sink stamps here in AUS.

  2. Wonderful cards and clever idea.

  3. I love the idea of 10-minute cards and yours are all lovely...I really love the carnations as they look so real and are pink!

  4. I think I need to try, so will break out my tree and see what I can do. Your cards are so pretty, love them all as a Texan, the Bluebonnet and state is where I lean, but then again, I like pink ..... :)

  5. What a fun idea-10 min. cards. For me it would be a fold. ;)
    These are wonderful, love the Texan state.

  6. Wonderful 10 minute cards Lynn! The sponged area from the masks really highlights the beautiful KSS sets!

  7. Oh Lynn, they are ALL just beautiful! You probably already know that I like that first one best-est of all!! Wonderful cards.

  8. Oh Lynn!! I so love this challenge, and you have worked it so wonderfully on all three cards! Hugs!!

  9. What a great idea for framing your images. I don't think I've tried the carnation from the get well bear. My's beautiful.

  10. Wow Lynn!! They are all fantastic!! I love the framing! I wish I could make beautiful cards like you in 10 minutes!

  11. GReat job on these cards - I love the cowboy boots!!

  12. You are really doing a great job with these 10 minute cards! Love them!


  13. Love these!! How creative to use punches to make the background image!!!

  14. Perfect challenge for this week Lynn!! Your cards are wonderful - I love all the different shapes you used! Gorgeous cards! :)

  15. Just love this challenge Lynn, and your cards are fabulous! Yee-Haw!

  16. I love all these 10 minute cards - but LOVE the boots! Very cute image - and sentiment (?)
    Cowboy Up - very cute!

  17. Lynn, all of your cards are fabulous, although I am really partial to that Texas Bluebonnet card! I have always wanted to give KSS a try, they look like so much fun to work with. You shared some great inspiration! :)

  18. I hereby dub you the "10 Minute Card QUEEN!" Wow! You know how to rock these cards Lynn!


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