Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bloom - DS60 + TCPTues218

I'm not sure which is taking more of a beating this summer -- my productivity or my mojo! Good thing for Jen's awesome Deconstructed Sketches. They're always perfect for getting the creative juices flowing. Here's the new sketch, #60:

I also combined with the TCP Tuesday #218 color challenge. Lori has a beautiful and classy combo for us this week:

I absolutely love this color combo, but I have to confess, it's always a challenging one for me personally. No idea why -- it should be an easy one!

I remembered some beautiful red and aqua patterns in Cosmo Cricket's Odds & Ends collection, and got right to work. The image and sentiment are from TCP's Bloom stamp set. In place of the tag, I cut a ticket out of some Basic Grey Basics paper using TCP's Big Ticket CutUps die. The dainty scallop border along the bottom (the kraft one) was done with TCP's Queen of Hearts CutUps die, and the larger open scallop border (red polka-dots) was cut from a My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally paper using a Spellbinders die. (Shazam! Folks, that's three different paper packs, from three different manufacturers. Pretty unusual for this matchy-matchy gal.)

My Deconstructed Sketch teammates have been busy creating sketch inspiration for you:

  • Amber Hight
  • Arielle Gordon
  • Donna Wardle 
  • Jen Shults 
  • Jessica Diedrich
  • Judy Rozema, Guest Designer
  • Kadie Ensley
  • Lori Boyd
  • Pam Varnell
  • Sheri Gilson

  • To participate, upload your creation to a blog or public gallery, then link it up to the Deconstructed Sketch #60 post. Can't wait to see all the creations!

    The TCP Cat Pack has been busy, too, and will be posting their creations throughout the week. Links are on my sidebar. And challenge details are below:

    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 InLinkz gallery on Alma's blog and/or upload to the SCS Gallery, using the keyword TCPTUES218 for this week’s challenge.
    4. TCP stamps are not required for this challenge, but of course we love to see TCP fans use their TCP stamps!
    5. There will be one randomly chosen weekly winner, announced on Tuesdays who will win a Gift Voucher for use on The Cat’s Pajamas website.
    6. There will be one winner, The Swanky Stamper, announced the 1st of each month. The Swanky Stamper will win several sets from an upcoming release and get to play along with us at our Pajama Party and Blog Hop.

    Hope you're having a great week, and thanks so much for choosing to spend a few minutes here!


    Casandra said...

    Amy, this is super cute! Love it. I hear ya on the mojo thing.

    KimCreate said...

    UM, UM, UM. Gorgeous!!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Oh how you rock my world with your cards! You always inspire me to do more on my cards, thanks love!

    wendy said...

    whow, love your card!

    Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

    Adorable card, Amy!! Love the colors and all the layers!! Great take on this weeks sketch!!

    craftyb said...

    Gorgeous work! bx

    Marisa said...

    Such a cute bunny and what an adorable card!! Love the colour combo :)

    Jennifer Shults said...

    This is gorgeous Amy! I love all the kraft with that aqua and red... GREAT color combo and that bunny is adorable! :)

    Amy Rohl said...

    This is so sweet, Amy! Love the softness of the colors and your wonderful details!

    Anonymous said...

    Great layering.

    Conniecrafter said...

    very cute, great layering and image!

    Donna said...

    This is stunning Amy!! I love everything about this gorgeous creation!! Xx