Thursday, July 2, 2009

TCP Challenge TCPTUES65 / ESS Sketch #43

For this week TCP Tuesday Challenge, Jen, from i{heart}2stamp, is back with a Color Challenge! She chose some really nice colors; bright and FUN :) --- use to be that these would be outside my comfort zone, but they have grown on me :)...

I knew I wanted to use this week's ESS Sketch #43, where Tracy Clemente did a nice job at keeping it simple and wide open to many FUN ideas. My first thought when I saw this sketch was how an edge punch was a must!

I made this card with my friend in mind, she just finished her first year of med school; and I been thinking of her lately. I wanted to drop her a line and rope her in for a summer time visit --- before life gets CRAZY again for her!:)

Here is what I came up with for these two challenges:

I chose to use It's A Western Thing set; where Sprinkle, in her FABULOUS cowgirl outfit, is swirling a rope. I thought the sentiment was just perfect and I used some AMUSE tiny star rhinestones on the sentiment for FUN :)! To tone down the white paper, I used a light yellow stamp pad with a color duster; my first time using this and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. And after seeing so many creative blog posts using Copics, I finally took the plunge and bought my first set, which I eagerly used here and had a blast with them! Thanks Tracy Falco for enableling :) ; especially for encouraging me to buy those TCP stamps! I find myself finding use for them! :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Catch ‘Em Kitty - The Cat's Pajamas
It's A Western Thing S-7510
"HOWDY - The Cat's Pajamas
It's A Western Thing S-7510
Fiskars Apron edge punch
AMUSE star rhinestones
Momento Black Tuxedo
JudiKins Color Duster
Marvy Uchida yellow ink
DCWV Pattern Paper, DCWV Texture Paper


Anonymous said...

So cute, Carol! love your "roping in" comment, lol:) Great use of Sprinkles, Apron Lace punch (adore that punch, too!) and your Copic colouring! That's great you jumped on the Copic bandwagon! I love mine to bits....I use them on every single card:) It's a fun card...your friend will love it!! Wonderful job on Tracy' sketch challenge...TFS!! Tinla

Tracy said...

Girl you are awesome! So awesome that you are a Swanky Stamper of the month again! Woo-hoo!! You're winning card was amazing though. My jaw dropped at its perfection when I first saw it. And this new Sprinkle card is FAB!! Love your take on this week's sketch. So glad you were able to play this week.

Kelley Eubanks said...

What a cute card!! Love that image!! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!! :-) Have a great 4th!

Armie said...


Dang girl, fabulous card as always!! This card is the TCP's Sprinkle!! Your color choices are perfect and it's such a treat to see your work, again!! :o)

toners said...

Another GORGEOUS card, Carol! Wasn't this a fun sketch to work with?

Shirley said...

How darn cute. I love her and the design too, Carol!

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