Saturday, February 19, 2011

{TCPTUES145} Hoping for Sunshine

Hello again! Two posts in one day...I know- Crazy right? When you are friends with me you have to be a cactus....I will give you all I have when I can. You have to be like a cactus and take it all in and absorb my attention and let it nourish you til the next time I see you, and I can't gaurantee when that will be!!! LOL!! Right now it's the weekend and I am feeling like a crafty girl, so I am giving you all some much needed love:)
I made this little darling for The Cats Pajama's weekly challenge (TCPTUES145). I love Stampin Up! cardstock (it's really all I own), but I really think that they need a nice aqua is the only colour they are lacking in! I might have to be brave and live on the edge and veer from my one true love and commit adultery in the cardstock department! marina mist. No. Tempting Turquoise. No. Taken with Teal. No. Baja Breeze. No. See what I'm saying? No colour fits the bill when you need that blue aqua colour! Any recommendations out there?? What do you use when you want that specific colour?
I love this colour combo...well, really anything and brown is good in my books;) I went with the colour combo anyway (even though my aqua is more of a tealy- Bermuda Bay to be exact) and I like the look of all those buttons and polka dots, so that was the other inspiration that I got from the challenge.
I used my un-inked brand-spankin-new TCP little 'Wednesday Adams' stamp for this one...doesn't she remind you of a little Christina Ricci (but sweet rather than goth). Someone once said that she looks like a Timm Burton character..think 'Nightmare Before Christmas' and I totally agree!!!
I also used Verve's sketch for week 3 of February.
Week 3 Sketch

I know what you're thinking, 'Jenny, what's with the yellow??'...I know there's no yellow in the picture, but what can I say? I'm a free-spirit and If you try to box up this creativity I'll come at you like a cornered mongoose;) lol!
I used so saffron, bermuda bay and early espresso SU CS. The DP is My Mind's Eye  Fine & Dandy 'True Blue', I think. I stamped her in memento, coloured her with copics, added some yellow and aqua stickles, and some crystal effects to the raincoat and boots, umbrella, and the puddle that I drew in with my multiliner (notice the reflection?? Whatcha think??) I cut her out with a circle nestie and slightly sponged the die with soft sky ink. I crazy-stitched around the main panel (Jan is acting up again, btw). I cut some CS with the TCP wave die (water theme), and wrapped with with a double layer of espresso and polka dot bermuda bay ribbon. I used MFT's sun die to cut out some yellow felt and layered a cork button (TCP) tied with bakers twine on top of that. I cut a white cloud out of felt (all MFT) and another smaller one out of white paper, where I stamped the sentiment. I cut another cork button, tied with twine and popped that on top of the ribbon knot.

See the stickles and the glossy CE? Cute, yes? I like how the puddle turned out too:)

I left the inside blank...the buttons were enough;) I may have gotten a little carried away...ya think? tee hee!!


Julie Masse said...

Not carried away at all - LOVE it!!! I'm into cork these days too - it's so cool and so is your card!! Amazing Jenny!! :)

Noelle said...

Gorgeous! Hey the directions did not say NO yellow;) I love her!