Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday is relaxtion day...

This will be the first of many posts in the next couple of days. It will also be the first in a cluster of posts before a slight crafty drought. Unless I make a DT...*crosses fingers* Here is my card for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch, Die Cuts R Us Challenge 26, TCP Tuesday, A Spoon Full Of Sugarand the Whiff of Joy Challenge pearls and swirls challenge.

This card is based on a difficult sketch from TMS, I just tweaked the sketch ever so slightly (turned it and nudged the middle elements up). I really tried to follow the, close! I used pearls and swirls but I wish I had some off-white or sage/olive pearls instead of the white ones. But I think there's enough sage and tan around that it reflects those colors. Ah, colors...

So the first papers I picked out were green, purple, patterned, and designed. Major fail once I found the DCRU challenge to use non-designer, non-patterned papers. So, I used solid papers from my stash and even used a roller stamp from my first PeachyCheap purchase. I was inspired by the Skipping Stones Hop(e) for Haiti and, so I finally inked up my funny bras stamps. I paper pieced the bra and hanger together and I'm pleased with them together. Then, I busted out my corner punch, embossing powder, and Cat's Eye Chalk for distressing, and got to work. Hope you like the end result!

Embossing Powder - Sage Metallic and Gold Metallic from A La Mode
Stamps - Glitz Giant Roller Doodles and Skipping Stones Funny Bras Vol. 1
Embellishments - Pearls by The Paper Studio
Corner Punch - Fiskars 4-Corner Punch
Ink - Gold by Martha Stewart
Paper - Solid sage greens and tans from stash


  1. I love this SSD set! I have it and put it to good use :) Great job!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DCRU Stephanie!

    Sammye Jo

  2. Yay for your Bra stamps. I still have to use mine. Great take on the sketch. It was a hard challenge wasn't it? I think your colors go great.

  3. Too fun and very well made!! Love your card!! So happy you shared with DCRU this week!!

    HUGS - LORi

  4. How cute! I love that image!!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. Great card!! Love the embossing!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at DCRU!!
    Sheri-DCRU DT

  6. Oh my goodness the bra stamp is adorable! Love the shine you added to your card! Fabulous!
    DCRU Hugs

  7. Fab card. It's so fun! Thanks for joining us at WOJ this week!
    Hugs, Vicky ~X~

  8. LOL Such a cute card!! Love the bra stamps, they always bring a smile. Thanks for joining DCRU this week!
    Cara DCRU DT

  9. This is a great card for any girlfriend! I've got a similar sentiment that goes on regarding "always close at heart and uplifting"...hehehe. Your embossing looks great. It makes your card very distinctive and adds a touch of class to a very whimsical theme. (Not easy to do.) I'm so glad you joined us at DCRU for our NO DP Challenge. BTW...Good luck on the DT...hope you make it.

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  10. Ooooo I just love those colors some of my very favorite!!! I love all the embossing too!!! Great job on this card!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us in the challenge this week I really enjoyed seeing your project!!!!

    Heather-DCRU DT