Sunday, August 25, 2013

Grateful for MDS Monday

It's 2am and everyone in the house is asleep but me, so what better thing to do than get busy playing along with the challenge over at MDS Monday!

Tara has a great sketch for us, and she is also challenging us with an embellishment cluster. I wont lie, I saw the cluster and had a bit of a heart attack. In my paper crafting I am not good with layers or lots of embellishments and trying to do that digitally really seemed out of my league! I put on some Glee episodes for background noise(yes, I'm a Gleek!) and set out to try and conquer the cluster :)

Since fall has arrived in my neck of the woods I went with the new fall DSP, Sweater Weather. I just love this paper and the colors! I tried to pick patterns from this DSP that were colorful but not too busy, and I think I reached a pretty decent balance.

The swirl is a stamp from 'Autumn Elements' and I colored it Chocolate Chip. If you look closely you'll also see that I randomly placed Basic Pearls around the swirl. I thought the area looked a little plain so wanted to give it a little something extra. I also added pearls around the sentiment on the bottom panel. The scallop circle punch is filled in with Sweater Weather DSP and the button is colored in with Crushed Curry. I added Chocolate Chip Bakers Twine to finish it off. Last but not least the sentiment is colored with Chocolate Chip and is from the set ' So Typefelt'.

Before I sign off I'd like to thank Heidi for picking this digital Christmas card as a MDS Monday Master! You made my night when I saw that!

Make sure you head over to the MDS Monday blog and check out the great projects from the design team. I've learned so much about MDS since playing along with them!


  1. This is amazing! It looks like you aced this challenge!

  2. What a pretty sketch and I love your take on it, Lisa! Love the fall feel from the pattern papers and the swirl is gorgeous.

  3. Lovely card! I love the colors and the scattering of pearls. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday this week!!

  4. This is beautiful, Lisa! LOVE those pearls! I'm so glad you made it through the cluster unscathed ;) Shame on me, but I didn't realize this paper was available digitally yet.... I have some shopping to do! haha. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday this week - you're a pro already!

  5. This is gorgeous Lisa.. You are on a roll with MDS lately. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday.


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