Thursday, April 9, 2009

TCP Tuesday Challenge - TCPTUES53

This week's TCP Tuesday Challenge, hosted by Susan at susiestampalot blog, is a color challenge :) As you can see, these are VERY BRIGHT colors - and delicious with names like Sunny Yellow, Pumpkin Orange and Rasberry Pink - but a bit outside what I normally use. The colors did look FUN - so I went for it. Besides, I'm eager to continue inking my TCP spring stamps.

To my surprise, I found that I didn't have any PP that matched these colors exactly! That came as a shock since I thought I had enough paper to last me a LONG TIME and a pretty good variety!!! So I turned to my solid colors and found the bright ones that came close to matching. Using no PP was strange but liberating !!! lol!

I tried to use a sketch but I could not get the colors to work with the sketch and without pp it proved to be DIFFICULT; so I scrapped that idea after hours of trying to make it work!!! It was one of those moments where nothing worked, I guess.

So I remembered that I use to have this really yellow purse size notebook in college where I kept EVERYTHING! The notebook had different color paper, orange, green, dark pink, blue, etc... to help keep me organize :) So that notebook inspired this card -

From the start, I knew I had to use Sprinkle with her stylish Spring bonnet from the Spring Fling set! And with school notebooks in mind, I wanted to use Happy Spring (also from the same set) --- as in Happy Spring break! I will be sending this to my friend that is in med school... she will love it! The colors are so her, lively! :) The edge is a Martha Stewart punch that I finally opened and used, and the torn notebook paper edge is one of the new ones from EK Success, great punches - I curled the edges for some added dimension.

A fun card once I just went with it :) ... Thanks for stopping by! Have a good one!

Cat in the Hat - The Cat's Pajamas Spring Fling N-8635 CL
"HAPPY Spring - The Cat's Pajamas Spring Fling N-8635 CL
Martha Stewart edge punch
EK Success Torn Notebook Paper punch
Marvy Uchida Purple Scallop Circle punch
Marvy Uchida Pink Circle punch

DCWV Texture Paper
Onyx Versafine Ink


Jill said...

Bea-u-ti-ful, Carol! Your friend will LOVE it!


Tracy said...

I love it Carol and so will your friend. I feel your pain. I was having issues with my card too. Sometimes you just have to walk away for awhile. *wink* But you struck gold with this baby. Great job. I especially love how you curled the paper.

Colleen Wold said...

WOW! Such a bright fun card! You did great with this challenge! I love all your textured paper and your use of those fun border punches!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

carol, thanks so much for playing in the tcptues color challenge! those colors are really fun aren't they?! you did a fab-O job on this and really rocked it. i also want to thank you for leaving all the comments on every players blog. that really means a lot to me. your sweet words i'm sure helped to encourage and made other's days better. what a nice thing to do. you've just gained a fan. {{{HUGS}}}, sus

alma said...

This is pretty awesome. What a great card and a great inspiration to those missing mojo.

Jenny Gropp said...

WOW-- you did good with these colors -- I never got around to playing, but I wasn't so hot on the colors either... pretty BRIGHT! I guess that is the part of it they call the Challenge!!! I love the use of the punches on the edges! Great card!

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