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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #30 - Shaped Card (NOT a Square)

Welcome to Challenge #30 for Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! This week we'd like to see Anything but a Square. I opted for a circle easel card. Though I love making easel cards, shaped ones make me nervous for some reason, and the wee hours saw me on this one. It doesn't help that my mojo has been a bit off lately. Too much going on in my personal life, I suppose. It doesn't help that I think my son knows he's almost two and has decided to be the stereotypical "terrible" at meal and personal hygiene times or whenever I'm not devoting 100% of my attention to him... It's draining and for the past three nights when I SHOULD have been crafting after he went to bed, my butt was on the couch. I did watch 2 entire movies in one night, though! That almost never happens.

When faced with this project last evening, I struggled to get started, even though I had an idea of what I wanted to do. By the time I got moving it was already past my bedtime. And here's a piece of advice, never decide to use crackle glaze on a project you start that late! lol Needless to say, I set the whole project aside and finished this morning.

I know it's not quite August yet, but I am already thinking about my favorite holiday, Halloween! The Lil Haunts were the very first Tickled Pink Stamps I bought and *gasp* I have still yet to use them! So I printed out Lil Haunt Witch Lylah and paired her with a Stampin' Up set called Sense of Time to create The Witching Hour. I know, I know... The clock hands are no where near midnight, but just go with me on this one! Lylah is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers. The clock was sponged with Distress inks and over stamped with another Stampin' Up set called Baby Blossoms then covered in Crackle Glaze. After I assembled all the layers, I simply added some flowers, a tiny bit of bling, and a punched bat to finish it off.

We hope you'll join in the fun and play along with the challenge! Remember, you must use a TPS image to participate. These include the Lil Lolitias and Lil Lads, Lil Pinkettes, Pink Pets, and Cherrie!

Enjoy your day! And if you see my mojo... please send it back this way! :)


Card Supplies
Images: Lil Haunts Witch Lylah (Tickled Pink Stamps); Sense of Time and Baby Blossoms (Stampin' Up); sentiment (Studio G)
Ink: Eggplant Envy, Pale Plum, Kiwi Kiss, and Pumpkin Pie classic ink (Stampin' Up); Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Old Paper (Ranger); Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copics; Prismacolor Art Markers
Paper: Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black card stock (Stampin' Up); Haunted: Macabre (Cosmo Cricket)


Kellie said...

I love it, love, love, LOVE it! This is amazing and I love everything Halloween even if we don't have it BOO lol!

Hugs xx

Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous Regan! LOVE the colours and embellishments!!

I too LOVE Halloween! Such a neat holiday!

Hope things at home start getting better! I can't even imagine how hard it is with a kid!!

Take it easy! xo

Kim Kelley said...

Hey Miss Regan! First love the card and you can not tell you started this in the wee hours! Second I feel for you with your little one. It does get better...and worse LOL. Hugs to you!

Shan said...

Regan your card is ADORABLE!!! I love all the details and embellishments you put into it and your coloring is beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful day.


Graphicat said...

Struggle with it or not this is STUNNING! I just had to pop over here to tell you that! I LOVE the clock feel to it that matches your sentiment! FABULOUS job!

Annette said...

WOW, this is amazing!!! I really love the inspiration with the smart clock idea. Thanks;)And your coloring is outstanding!

Imke said...

Regan, this is amazin !! I like all the embellies and the colors are so great together. Sweet little witch ;-)

Cor* said...

First of all I HEAR all that (& a bag of chips) about your two year old! My son decided he was going to be terrible 3's and supper time is ALWAYS a chore. Draining , yes I do concur! As for your card my dear. this is simply magical in all the spooky ways imaginable! I love the colors. And a shaped fave!

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card! Really like the crackle glaze effect, and beautiful colours.
Joyce xx

Ginger said...

You did an awesome job! It is gorgeous! I know exactly what you mean by struggling to get projects done. I have been struggling myself and it is winning out versus crafting. I know I will get back into it soon. Sometimes life takes over! I love how beautiful the easel card turned out! It is simply stunning!