Tuesday, May 15, 2012

TCPTuesday #210

It's time for a new TCP Tuesday challenge, and this week it's a sketch challenge ... an interesting one, too! Can't wait to see what you'll make of it. Lots of room for creativity! Here it is:

And some news, too ... Leigh O'Brien, who has been hosting the TCP Sketch Challenges for a long, long time, is taking a break for a little while. I wish her the best and will miss her unique sketches. They always get me thinking in new ways. Guess who is taking her place as sketch challenge hostess? Yours truly! Yep, that's right, once every five weeks, I'll don that coveted moniker "hostess with the mostess." How cool is that?! The four weeks in between will stay the same ... Jen for inspiration, Julie for technique/supply, Lori for color, and Susan for CutUps/stamps. 

Leigh leaves some big shoes to fill, but fortunately, she's already got the next couple of sketches drawn up, so for a time or two (or three), I get the easy job of just showing up and drooling over all the gorgeous creations. I hope yours will be one of them.

For my sample, I decided to tackle that tall skinny panel by first turning it horizontal and then arranging a four-pack of postage stamps into a loose rectangle. The postage stamps were done with the new Commemorating You stamp set and the Stamp Trio CutUps die. Each stamp has a different birthday greeting. The funky flower at the bottom was done with TCP's new PomPom Flower CutUps die. I rolled it into only two layers, leaving a large hole in the middle, which I filled with a very generous helping of hot glue topped with a black button.

Here are all the swanky details on how YOU can play along!:

1. Each Tuesday we will give you a challenge.
2. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
3. Add your entry to the guestbook on Alma's blog and/or upload to the SCS Gallery, using the keyword TCPTUES210 for this week's challenge.
4. TCP stamps/dies are not required, but of course, highly encouraged.
5. There will be one randomly chosen weekly winner, announced on Tuesdays.
6. There will be one winner, The Swanky Stamper, announced the 1st of each month. They will win several sets from an upcoming release and get to play along with us at our Pajama Party and Blog Hop.

Have you see the postage challenge over at Moxie Fab World? I'm linking today's card -- you should play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!



dpkennedy said...

The row of postage stamps is wonderful and I love that funky flower! Pretty card Amy!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so beautiful. Love the whole design.
DS4J DT Member
Doing Life

Anonymous said...

Love the layout with all the embellishments! Awesome card Amy .

Kathy Martin said...

Congratulations on your new gig! How fun that will be! Love your card...those stamps are soooooo cute! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Congrats on the sketch host job, I love how you changed this one up, very creative!

Sandy said...

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