Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TCP Color Challenge!!!

My bestiest friend Joanne has issued us a challenge from TCP!! It's easy, fun and the colors she chose are RIGHT up my alley!! ;)
Click here to read the details of the challenge!

Since we're nearing Halloween (one of my favorite holidays, up against Valentine's Day and my birthday) I instantly gravitated towards the holiday theme using the colors that Joanne has chosen. I've been DYING to ink up this awesome Amuse fence stamp since I purchased it weeks ago along with the designer papers shown.

I've had Big Sprinkle for quite a LONG time and I've NEVER inked her up!! FOR SHAME! I know, I know. But she's getting her center stage today!!!

Here are the details of my card:

Enve: 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 - from The Paper Source in Poppy.

Papers:
  • Card Base: 5 1/2 x 4 - PTI in Hibiscus Burst - Edges distressed.
  • Bo Bunny Love Shack Paper in Boogie - 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 - Edges distressed.
  • Bo Bunny Love Shack Cut Outs (the one Sprinkle is stamped on) 3x3
  • SU! Basic Black: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 - edges distressed
  • PTI Hibiscus Burst backs the skeleton paper mentioned next - 4 x 2 3/4
  • Creative Imaginations - Skeleton Paper 3 3/4 x 2 1/2
Stamps:
  • TCP : Big Sprinkle - stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink and heat embossed. Her collar is studded with Sakura pink sparkly gel pen as is her cute little nose.
  • Amuse: Frightful & Delightful sentiment and Crooked Fence - both stamped in the same black ink and heat embossed - the crooked fence took some serious lining up to make it straight but I think it worked nicely!!
Embellies:
  • Black thread and my sewing machine!
  • White ribbon with black and orange dots - Michael's house brand
  • Pink Staples are from an OLD mini desk set that I got at a Yankee Swap one year when I used to work out of the house
  • Stick Pin - JoAnn Fabrics - notions department
  • Hardware - was from the back of an old frame. It was headed towards the trash when I needed that extra 'something'. And there it was =) Don't you love when that happens??

Safety Measure! - I didn't have a base for the stick pin and I don't want anyone getting poked so I cut a large 3-D glue dot in half and rolled it in my fingers and then in chunky, pink glitter!! Essentially making a custom-made stopper!! No ouchy fingers around here!!

I hope you enjoyed my creation!! Thanks Jo for picking such a great challenge!!!

XOXO-

2 comments:

Joanne B. said...

Love your sprinkle! The zigity zagity stitching, and that fun paper, but most especially the finger saver with glittery! LOL! This is SO you and I just love it! Thanks for playing!

Carol said...

Great use of these bold colors here Meredith - FUN pattern paper combo! Really like all the different elements you used here as well! Very NICE, Sprinkle looks amazing! :)