Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Teen Sensation

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I'm back to work today which is sort of hard after a fabulous weekend. Even hanging out at the in-laws for a short time wasn't half bad, even though my father-in-law ended up stabbing me with a fork trying to get a big, black spider off of me. He didn't puncture my skin, but it hurt for a bit and I wore potato salad dressing for the rest of the day.

I have found another really great blog for challenges. I made this card to participate in Crafts 4 Eternity's Sketch Challenge #33 - this is a really great sketch with so many possibilities. This also makes my design for one of my groups for the Monthly Card Challenge. Gotta love the 2-fer creations!!

Oh yes, not to forget the best part of the challenge... they are digi-stamp company, too, and are releasing a new set of teen images. Very cute. They are giving the digi-stamp set to a random winner. So part of the challenge is to create a teen style card. So Miss Anya partying at the mall was a perfect choice. So the monthly card kit, the sketch and the theme all worked together perfectly!

I used chocolate chip for the base, then Very Vanilla that I embossed with Spots & Dots. The decorative paper that was sent in the kit is The Paper Studio and other dp used is from a retired set from Stampin' Up! - time to stop hoarding and start using!!! I colored Miss Anya using Prismacolor Markers (Deco Pink, Cream, Light Olive Green, Buff, Light Walnut, Dark Umber and Cherry) - I wanted to create her to be a girl that can either be tanned... or Hispanic... or African-American. I love Buff for those skin-tones. And I used the wonderful (but sometimes tedious) technique of paper piecing.

I hope you like her and will try the challenge with C4E. Thanks for visiting me today.

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Oh what a fun card Mel! I have never heard of that site, must peek later on today. Love what you did with all the fun polka dots. Her shirt is so cute paper pieced! Love the ethnic representation too for obvious reasons. ;)

Christy Dillman said...

Wonderful card, love colors and embossing! Thanks for playing with us this week and good luck on winning Michele's new teen digis.

To direct link use code Here is my card

Christy- C4E DT member

Christy Dillman said...
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Christy Dillman said...

Oops that didn't work, send me an email at micahzane@yahoo.com and I will give you direct link code.


pinky said...

Brilliant card Mel, love that image and the embossing is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at c4e this week, good luck.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!! tfs!!

michele said...

gorgeous card mel thanks for joining in with the c4e challenge hugs mx

linda said...

Whoa - sorry about your fork stabbing incident, but looks like it didn't hurt your card making skills because that is a lovely card! Love the circle patterns all over and thanks for the info on the digi-stamp company - gotta check it out!

Maria Matter said...

This is a beauty! Lovely image and your coloring looks awesome! I really like this sketch, I'll have to play along too!
Blessings, Maria

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