Thursday, January 21, 2010

Limelight Challenge Day!

We've got another great layout to work with this week, brought to you by Limelight Papercrafts. This week our product focus is-CANVAS! I was especially excited about this challenge because, OMG, have you seen the new Canvas Tags by Basic Grey???? Mandy got them in the store and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of the DT using them. I used one on my card here. They are self adhesive, but I used some dimensionals to pop it up. I also used more of the gorgeous Origins paper. Come play along for a chance to win pack of your own Canvas Tags. The ribbon is from Limelight too.
Also, if you scroll down you'll see how I did my patch work-like layout. It's easy, but I know some have asked how you do it.

Here are the deets for this week's sketch and product focus challenge:

**Use the sketch above and incorporate Canvas
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC039
**Post a comment with a link to your card to
Mandy's blog and the challenge post by Sunday, Jan. 24, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.)
**PRIZE: one lucky winner will receive one package of Basic Grey Origins Canvas Tags

So if you are wondering how to get a patch-work-like look to any die, I've got two photos that will show you how I do it. Cut or punch out squares or in this case rectangles. I kept mine roughly the same size, and then adhere them to a piece of cs. You can use a scrap piece since you will be covering the whole thing with your cut pieces. Next, simply place your die over top of the adhered pieces of dp. Once you run it through your die cut machine, the excess or overhang will be taken care of. This sample was pretty simplistic because it as a rectangle, but it works beautifully with any shape die-the top note and even a circle turn out great!
I hope that was helpful. Now off you go to check out the rest of the DT!
and as always, don't forget to stop by the store, Limelight Papercrafts!!! There is always something on sale! Hugs, Lisa


  1. This is striking! I love the DP, the color combo and the patchwork look just ties it all together! And of course, the canvas! Amazing!

  2. Omg, I love this Lisa love that collection from Basic Grey!!!

  3. Lisa, this is beautiful! I love the way that you did's amazing, we all used the same sketch, but they all look so different. This is a beautiful card! smiles...

  4. Gorgeous ~ that's some of my favorite ribbon!

  5. Love how you did the patch work and used the nesti!!! So smart.

    lisa a.

  6. ADORABLE card-I just got a bunch of BG stuff, woolies, blooms, etc but didn't get the canvas and now I wish I did!!! So cute, Lisa!

  7. That's a fun sketch and I love how you turned it on it's side. Love your color combo as well. Nicely done, Lisa!


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