Thursday, July 23, 2009

TCP Challenge TCPTUES67

For this week's TCP Challenge, the very talented Leigh from Sunflower Studio is our host - filling in for Toni who is having "Fun in the Sun" on her vacation! Leigh brings us an inspirational challenge based on these graphic fabric prints bought to make beach bags. That stripe pattern one caught my attention immediately and I went with that!

Thanks to Tracy Falco wonderful enabling, I was able to use the newly released Cat's Pajamas Fun in the Sun set. I really wanted to ink one of the images on this set, so I chose Poochie with his surf board.

I needed a sketch, and I found the inspiration in this week Simon Says Stamp Challenge, where the sketch created by Dawny from Pink Piggy reminded me of the TCP inspiration picture.

This sketch caught my attention also because I saw plenty of room to use a lot of fun summer pattern papers; specially those I have been hanging onto for a while now!

Here is my take for both of these challenges:

I really like sand-like pattern paper; it is hard to see on the picture but it has dimensional water drops on it, looks pretty cool! I stress the ribbon a little bit (maybe too much) and added red lines with my copics (first time I have done this, and will need to practice). Poochie looks rather dashing in his Hawaiian inspired shirt :)

This was a fun card to make, had a great time layering! This will be a thank you card to someone for making it possible for me and the hubby to have some fun in the sun this weekend!

Poochie w/surfboard - The Cat's Pajamas
Fun in the Sun N-9670
"FUN in the SUN" - The Cat's Pajamas
Fun in the Sun N-9670
DCWV Summer Stack, DCWV Texture paper
M's ribbon
Versafine Black Onyx ink

9 comments: said...

This is adorable, the combination of colors looks like the definition of summer, I love it! The ribbon finishes the card nicely.

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

toners said...

Carol, this is GREAT! I love the sandy paper behind Poochie - and your color scheme is terrific!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) The image is very cute and I love how you coloured the ribbon ! It looks fab !! Perfect papers too :-)
Enjoy your weekend :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lorraine and the DT x x

Leigh OBrien said...

Absolutely wonderful, Carol. I love it! Thanks for playing along!

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous image so beautifully coloured stunning card sweetie Hugs Jacqui x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabulous card, I love the papers you have used - very summery.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the SSC DT

Jenny Gropp said...

Poochie is very handsome all decked out in beach wear! I like the ribbon -- it made me think of a beach towel.

Enfys said...

Lovely card, I adore those papers
En x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love your yummy papers, and fab colour combo!
Erin x

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