Monday, September 7, 2009
Talk about playin' your CARDS right...
Hey! Thanks for stopping back to read more about my card today :)
So, in addition to my take on the sketch (*Please scroll above for my LPS Sketch post, thank you!!!), I was lucky enough to participate in the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash challenges and wowza...there are 13 of them!
I love Taylored Expressions so much though, I was totally willing and about to hammer out 13 cards when I pulled up this week's LPS sketch and went, wait a minute...it says here you can "combine" them. Well WHAT is this combining stuff anyway?" I said to myself...and well, brace yourselves. Here's what I answered me, LOL: I ended up using SIX of them on this card!!!
TEBBDB: Donna Baker had a wonderful challenge to use paper piecing on our cards. I had a great little scrap leftover from the DP, so I used it for the cupcake wrapper :)
TEBBDM: Inspiration challenge. I was a bit stumped at first by this adorable photo that Denise Marzec chose as an inspiration piece. Denise is one of my favorite stampers so I didn't want to let her down! Mostly because I don't have a ton of orange paper that would complement pink and brown and to me the colors in the photo stood out more than anything. But, I found this piece of Basic Grey "sultry" DP and it had all the colors in the photo! Yay!
TEBBSW: Sankari Wegman had an awesome challenge to use Buttons as the main embellie...could this sketch be ANY more conducive to that? Rock on, people!
TEBBLS: Anyone who knows me knows that Laurie Schmidlin is one of my stamping idols...I LOVE her vintage style and she's a huge inspiration to me! Her challenge was to use distressing on our cards. Check. Love a little distressin' myself...as you will see TONS of this week on my blog ;)
TEBBJP: My sweet friend Jackie Pedro challenged us to use stitching somewhere on our cards, including faux stitching. Whew! Yeah, I don't own a machine, so faux it goes!
Last but not least, TEBBDE: Dawn Easton had a great challenge to use "Paper Tole". Although I haven't heard of it, I've done it before and you may have to. It's basically to stamp, layer and pop up the same image 3 times. Here's a closeup of what that looks like:Whew! Well I don't know about you, but I felt pretty good about being able to include all these! Thanks SO much for stopping by today and be sure to stop back later today for another challenge I completed for Cuppie's Bday bash! I can't wait!