Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!

Ok, so I know it's supposed to be Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!, but it's only Tuesday today. And I just felt like using my monster truck rally announcer voice. Tell me you didn't do the same when you read it... come on now, you can be honest. Umhm, that's what I thought.

One of the challenges on Tuesdays (on SCS) is the Color Combo Challenge. Today's combo was Pink (Pretty in Pink or Pink Pirouette), Basic Grey and Rose Red. I love grey and red together. Probably because I love red and black. But you see, I am not a pink kind of girl. I tried to use it. Really, I did. But I just couldn't make it work in the end. So my card only has Grey and Rose Red. Well, and white of course. The layout I used was from MojoMonday Week 75 (February 23, 2009). I have had my eye on that layout since it was released and I am so in love with it. I think it is all those brads (or buttons, dots, stickies, whatever) lined up that do it for me. But I haven't actually used the layout until today.

Take a look see:

Isn't it just Stinkin' Cute?? I thought so. lol
Here's a close up of the cutie skunk:

This shows you how much dimension there is on the card front.

And here's the inside of the card. You have started decorating the inside of your cards now haven't you?? I just did a simple border and a Sentiment. Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

Here's the deets: All SU: Paper:The double sided paper I used is from the Hostess Pack (that you can earn for FREE just by hosting a SU workshop with me!), Basic Grey, Whisper White, Rose Red. Ink: VersaMark, Rose Red, Going Grey, Bashful Blue. Other: Black embossing powder, Aqua Pens, Tool kit, Scallop Edge Punch, popdots, glue dots, Pretties Kit (flowers and pearl), Vintage Brads.

I stamped the skunk in versamark and then embossed it in black. I used the Aqua pen to watercolor him in using grey for the skunk, rose red for the flower and bashful blue for the shadow. The embossing helps contain the watercolor and won't smear like it would if you used just a Basic Black ink pad. Another option would be to use Black Stazon ink, as it won't bleed or smear either. The skunk and red frame are popped up, and the grey layer with the brads is also popped up. I used a pop dot on the back of the large flower and glue dots to hold on the small flower and half pearl.

So that's it for today. Hope you like the card and I would love to hear what you think! Have a Stamptacular Day!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tonya,
    I have really been enjoying your blog after seeing a couple of your cards on SCS. You are extremely talented. I love this card yet I struggle with this set sometimes. Anyhow, I am hosting a set specific swap on my blog and would be honored if you were able to sign up and swap with us. Then when you send them in to me in Vegas you can say BABY! hee hee. Have a wonderful day,