Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tim n Shells plays well with The Pink Elephant

Hi! I am almost myself. I went to bed early last night and I think I'm going to recover from the weekend's goings-on.

Did you know that there are blogs that issue new challenges every week, daily? Did that make sense? OK, so I'm compiling a list of my favorite challenge blogs and when they post new challenges and I will share that with you when I'm done. But to give you an example... Mojo Monday and The Pink Elephant are a couple of GREAT blogs that issue new challenges on Mondays. Then there's Sweet Sketch Wednesday that has a new sketch challenge every Wednesday. And then another favorite called Friday Sketchers. Yep, you guessed it, new challenges every Friday!

So it was time to do another card for Tim n Shells Digi-Downloads and I've been waiting to use this sweet image, which I adore, on the perfect card sketch. The Pink Elephant had one that fit the bill! I love it! This is my entry for TPE#20.

This card reminds me of my friend Joni - her favorite color is orange. I just got this really fun paper from All That Scraps, so I had to pull the fun polka dots in on the turtles. Cute, huh! Not the traditional color of a turtle, but it's fun!

I used Prismacolor Markers to color and used the same color on face and body, but then went back to lighten the color on the faces with the blender pen. I'm not super happy with the results, it caused bleeding. Humph! I also did all faux stitching, which I managed to make those stitches just as straight as I do on a machine. LOL Not!!

I hope you enjoy my card and that it put a little smile on your face or a twinkle in your eye. Thanks for visiting me today!

8 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

Oooh you know my heart did a pitter patter when I saw this! He is the cutest guy ever, and I love the non traditional colors, afterall, isn't that the kind of coloring world we live in? :D Your sitiching is so even, I was convinced it was done with black thread. Sweeeeeetttt!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Mel, your card is ADORABLE!!! I love the image & DP you used! I also love the stitching. It adds that special something to the panels of the sketch.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your polka dotted turtle! He/she is simply adorable! And the stitching is looking good too!

Annie said...

oh isn't that just so cute.
Ann xxx

Sandy said...

Oh, the turtles are just super cute and I love that you colored them orange. I have to tell you that I drove through your subdivision on Saturday to drop something off to a friend and I almost ran over 3 turtles. All in different spots but they were trying to cross the road!
Your card is adorable!!!

Susie M. said...

Awwww........this is so cute!

Carol said...

Such a cute image! I love it :)
Glad you enjoyed my sketch, thank you for joining us this week :)

Carol x

LORi said...

Super Cute!!
TFS with TPE!!!

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