Thursday, April 28, 2011

limelight 72: NAMASTE!

before i show you this week's rather gorgeous new limelight papercrafts sketch, i hope you'll join me in congratulating mandy and her family on their very happy and healthy new addition: young mister jonah, who made his debut just two weeks ago! as you can imagine, miss mandy has quiiiiiiiiiiiite a lot on her plate at the moment, so it is with sadness i must announce that this will be the LAST limelight sketch... or at least... the last one FOR NOW, anyway! so let's send it off with a big blast, and in the meantime, you can see a lovely picture of the handsome little dude, and send his mama a bit of love, over on mandy's blog!

and now, here's the sketch:

talk about "going out on a high note", eh? what's not to love about *THAT*?! it's round, it's beautifully proportioned, and you could pretty much take it anywhere, am i right?! so in honor of the fact that my lovely (non-blogging) friend deborah just sent me a positively astonishing horde of handmade papers from her trip to thailand, i decided to take mine a bit east!

oh yeah, i almost forgot the "product feature" for this one is to incorporate our favorite flower stamps, which was a super-easy call for me, since the amazin' mari not only found this lotus for me, she taught me the best ever way to use it: with watercolors on sticky-back canvas! (thanks, m!) ♥♥♥

(patterned paper: pink paislee, basic grey + handmade mulberry paper & script paper from thailand (thanks, deborah!); studio g flower stamp & claudine helmuth sticky-back canvas (thanks, mari!); clipart mandala: anahata katkin; diecut lace tape: basic grey; tissue tape: tim holtz; alphas: lil davis; watercolors: grumbacher; india ink pad: stewart superior; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape & doublestick tape, sewing machine)

i know, i know, you're shocked that i didn't stop at the circle shape for my card, and actually i'm a bit surprised, too. but i really wanted to use this as my thank you to deborah, and... here's a dirty little crafting secret for ya... i RARELY take the time to "put a back on" my round cards! since i knew i had more to say than the back of this not-quite 6" circle would hold, i decided to pop it onto a square card base. what can i say, every once in a blue moon i come over all practical like that! :)

and now i bet YOU'd like to have a go at this awesomely well-rounded sketch, so i'll get right to the point with what you have to do, and then ask you to go say "hi" and "ciao for now" to the lovely sketch mistress, ok?!

**Use the sketch provided and your FAVORITE FLOWER STAMPS!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC072.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's Blog by Sunday, May 1, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday afternoon).
**PRIZE-a Basic Grey accessories prize pack--woohoo! The winner will be chosen randomly from all participants!


  1. good grief girl i don't even know where to start!! this is THE most BEAUTIFUL card. and that handmade paper.........yum yum yum :)

    sad to see the sketches stop :(

  2. so pretty, lauren! i just bought some sticky backed canvas like this, you've inspired me to try this:)

  3. Sorry to see Limelight end…hopefully she will return at some point. The sketches are great, and I always love what YOU do with them. Your card background is beautiful and I like the music border you added across that really cool patterned circle.

  4. love love what you've done with the super sketch..booo hooo that the sketches are going away but I totally get it.

  5. Beautiful card and perfect colors!

  6. Such a FAB sketch and GORGEOUS card! Congrats to Mandy on the birth of master Jonah!!

  7. Pretty one and that is such a lovely sketch!

  8. You're very welcome! ;)
    Love what you did with it! And, yes, those papers are totally delish. Somehow you always manage to pull a fantastic interpretation out of your hat for every sketch... you ROCK!


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