Thursday, April 30, 2009

TCP Tuesday Challenge - TCPTUES56

This week TCP Tuesday Challenge, hosted by Toni, is an Inspirational Challenge. Toni, who has a very creative mind, chose these colorful glasses she found at the Museum of Modern Arts website. as our inspiration. Don't they look beautiful?

My eye first saw green and grass :) then I thought of white and clear, and finally I focused on the blue and orange. That is what I went with.

I had ideas but I needed a sketch to serve as a guide. On Monday, Jen from i{heart}2stamp posted a Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT) and it also caught my eye - it looked like so much FUN, and I just had to try it out!

This sketch just fit - the glasses also reminded me of a photo frames so I went with that idea using the rectangles on this sketch.

This is my take on this week challenge and on the sketch above:

I chose to use the Hearts and Flowers TCP stamp set because of the cute snail trying to climb that flower - perfect for the garden theme I was going for. With the help of my Cricut, I was able to cut a frame out of orange PP and used a piece of acetate to cover the green grass inside; grass that I was able to cut using my Cricut as well - this was totally inspired by that green grass glass. The orange frame, orange flower, and orange clip were inspired by the orange glass. I used blue shimmer paper along with a shiny blue brad on the flower - this was inspired by the blue glass. I popped up the yellow picket fence from a Martha Stewart edge punch (one of my favorites) inspired by the yellow glass. I also popped up the snail and added just a little bit of stickles to its shell to add shine. The sentiment is perfect for a garden lover, who I have in mind and makes a perfect Mother's Day card for her :).

Fun times making this card - made easier by Jen's (SFYTT). Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!

Snail on Flower - The Cat's Pajamas
Hearts and Flowers S-8634
"Bless My Blossoms" - The Cat's Pajamas
Hearts and Flowers S-8634
Momento Rich Cocoa Ink
Ranger Stickles Crystal
frame - cut using Cricut Zooballoo Cartridge and Cricut Design Studio
grass - cut using Cricut Zooballoo Cartridge and Cricut Design Studio
clip from my stash
Paper Wishes blue brad
Martha Stewart Fence edge punch
Wausau Shimmer Paper blue (bought at HSN), DCWV Animal Cracker, DCWV Texture Paper


alma said...

Love, love this card. And I so need this fence punch.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Very SWANKY!! :)

toners said...

Super job!! Great choice of colors and stamps! :)

Alice said...

I like where the inspiration piece took you with this card! I like your balance of colors. Blue and orange usually overwhelm me, but you have them nicely controlled with the yellow and green and the white space.

Oh, and congratulations on being the Swanky Stamper of the Month! (It is funny how a card that fought you so much ended up being such a swanky card! It was worth the trouble, eh? )

Linda said...

Super cute!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh Carol -- this is awesome!!! That little fence punch is calling my name!!! Fantastic card - you did both challenges proud!

Jen said...

I love this, Carol!!! It's tooo toooo cute!!!


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