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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Corrosive Challenge #201 - Crop It or Cut It

Hey there!  How has your weekend been so far?  Mine has been pretty perfect: sunny and 80, a long walk with the small man, old movie night with him at my parents' (we like to watch Abbott & Costello comedies- especially the "scary" ones), a little coloring and crafting, and now a bit of blogging.  Bliss.  I'm here to tell you about a new Corrosive Challenge!  We had a blast celebrating our 200th challenge and I was overwhelmed by the response to the blog hop and challenge!  You guys rock!  Anyway, this fortnight we are welcoming Lacy Sunshine!  Heather Valentin's images are so cute I just want to squish their cheeks!  You can read all about Heather HERE and check out the Lacy Sunshine shop HERE.  They also have a challenge blog, a Facebook group AND they just premiered their very own online digital magazine on June 1st!  Check out the yearly and quarterly subscriptions HERE!

 Lacy Sunshine is offering 3 digis to our winner and each of the design team members were allowed to select an image to create with!  I choose Curly Sue Lioness.  Must be the Leo in me!

The theme for the challenge is "Crop It or Cut It"!  That means you have to crop or cut your image somehow.  I did both.  After coloring her with Copics, I used a Classic Circles Nestabilities die (Spellbinders) to crop her and then fussy cut the rest of her cape so I could create an "out of the box" effect.

I have a hard time cropping an image after I've colored it so maybe I should have done that first, but I took a deep breath and headed for the Cuttlebug.  Once I had my image, papers (My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose: Hattie), and layout (Tuesday Morning Sketches #252) selected I was ready to embellish my little heart out!  I added a few die cuts: Magnolia Doohickeys Castle, Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry, and La-La-Land Crafts Hearts Banner.  There is a Martha Stewart border punch under there somewhere.  I added a bunch of bling and flowers.  And I distressed my Crumb Cake (kraft) card stock something terrible!  I also sprinkled some Shabby White Fran-tage embossing enamel on the castle.  There's also a touch of Golden Rod Stickles on her crown.  Finally I popped on a metal crown charm and a Studio G (Hampton Arts) sentiment.  I originally didn't include the sentiment but on the advice of my crafty friends, Rebecca and Robin, I added one.  I have to say I think it makes the card!  Thanks, gals!

Visit The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what cropped up from the rest of the team!  And if you like to crop or fussy cut your images, this is your challenge!  Hope to see you play along!

I'm hoping for perfect day #2 here.  I have some baking and more crafting to do.  I'm going to try out a recipe for spaghetti squash for dinner.  But before that I'm hoping to soak up some more sunshine and fresh air with Kayne!  Enjoy your day!

Markers used: Copics (E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, E79, Y28, YR15, BG10, BG72, R20, R32, B32, B34, B37, B39).

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Debbie said...

Wow! You really did embellish your heart out! It's beautiful!!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jessi Fogan said...

That sentiment...I need it done up huge in a frame :) LOVE the amazing amount of crazy fussy PERFECT embellishing, and your wonderful colouring, and the whole dang thing! So glad you came to play with us at TMS :)

Jeannie said...

Awesome creation and colors!! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

TTCRD Design Team

Joanne said...

Absolutely FAB card! Love your image and all the super embellies! Love the Frantage, I'm hooked on that stuff, lol! So happy to have you share your lovely creation with us at CC&CC. Joanne