Monday, January 23, 2012

{TSG140} My Main Squeeze

It is time for this week's There She Goes challenge, and this week....we can feel the love in the air!! We are celebrating Valentine's, Love and Hearts, and just in time for that special know the one!! Here are some details about the challenge!!

To be eligible for the giveaway
, create a card or project for Valentine’s with love and hearts, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (January 30th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG140 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Oops, my bad! On my stamping calendar, I only wrote 'Love' for this challenge, and didn't notice the bit about hearts til just now!!!! Yikes! Hope they don't make me a benchwarmer for the next few weeks;)
Here is my FREAKY love card! Yes, I admit it's unconvential and maybe even a bit, dare I say it, GROSS! But my little National Geographic lovin' 7 yr old is gonna think it's a pretty sweet Valentine!

Lemme tell ya folks, it's a bright one!!!! Practically found my way upstairs last night at 1:00am without even turning on a light! I used the ridiculously cute Zoo-pendous set, building myself a little scene with trees, branches and snakes;) I used my copic mulitliner to draw in the rest of the tree trunks to make them taller. Everything is coloured with copics and I added a bit of spica glitter pen to the snakes spots, underbellies and tongue. Glaze was added to the eyes. The tree tops and leaves were paper-pieced and popped up on dimensionals. I used the same BG paper pack that was on my desk from a few cards ago;)

The sentiment was stamped on an MFT dienamic, and the big artichoke SU button was threaded with a double hemp twine bow. Lots of machine stitching and silver brads finish it off!

And don't forget about my TSG GIVEAWAY!!! You still have til Friday to leave me a comment for your chance to win!! Check out the deets on this post:)

Since this is such a wacky valentine and completely non-traditional, I'll be entering it in The Ribbon Carousels challenge, which is to use non-traditional colours!


Luanne said...

very beautiful and fun card! love the images, colors and design.


Patty B said...

I just love this card! The snakes are a great twist and your colors/patterns are wonderful!

wendy said...

what a very CUTE card! the trees too!

Sharon Roselli said...

wow can't believe you did this at 1 in the am. I love this card. the snakes and trees are so creative how one wraps around the tree. the dp and color are terrfic! thanks for sharing I may need this set sooner rather than later.

Christyne said...

Wow, this is so adorable!! I love those cute snakes and all of your lovely details!!

zehra said...

Love the colors, and the card layout, I love the paper piecing on it.

sue w. said...

OMG This is such a fun card and the colours are fab, so cute.
Hugs, Sue W.

Debbie Carriere said...

How awesome is this!!! Love it :)