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Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Corrosive Challenge #153 - Sentimentally Yours

Waaaa!!!!  My printer is completely out of ink and I don't have a spare cartridge!  Of course it was 11pm here when I discovered this, and Staples wasn't open.  Why not, I ask you?  You mean to tell me no one else ever needs office supplies in the middle of the night?!  Hmph!  lol
It's so weird because my image printed fine on Friday.  I knew I was low (I use those suckers until they are DRY), but I thought it would be a little more gradual.  Give me some warning, you know?

I'm going to stop my whining about the lack of 24 hour office supply stores and get to the real reason for this blog post: a new Corrosive Challenge!  It's a brand new month so not only do we have a new theme for you but we have a new sponsor and prize!  Plus there's a chance to be a future guest designer up for grabs too!

Our sponsor for July is the wonderfully witty and sensationally sarcastic Graphicat Designs!

Cheri has generously offered a $15 voucher to use in the store for this month's winner!  I personally love Graphicat products!  Perhaps because Cheri's wicked sense of humor is very similar to my own!

Our challenge for this fortnight is "Sentimentally Yours".  We want to see a sentiment of some sort on the front of your creation.  It can be used in conjunction with an image or it can be the focal point all by itself;  either is fine.

Anyway....  so, OMG, I have NO way to print any digis!  What am I going to do?  How am I going to get this DT project made?  In the middle of a full on freak out, I realize I am not sunk after all!  What saved my butt is the fact that I had won an acrylic version of the Happiness Fairy sentiment from one of Cheri's sketch challenges!  Phew!  I now had something to work with! 

 And speaking of sketches, Cheri is giving us a peek at the new Graphicat Sketches challenge that begins tomorrow!  I have used it for my card!

I decided to make a twisted easel card.  I have never made one of these before and it seemed like a good idea to try for the first time at midnight!  lol  And actually I LOVE the way it turned out!

 Since I had to stamp like in the "olden days" with physical stamps for this project, I was limited to what I could use.  I have several fantastic fairy images saved on my computer, but without any way to print them they weren't of much use to me!  Then I remembered that my friend, fellow crafter, and design team mate, Jasmine of Wasted Scraps had given me this awesome Sweet Pea Stamps image in rubber by Terra Bidlespacher called Zevra.

She is a lot cute, a little sexy, and full of attitude!  Perfect!  I colored her up with my Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers, fussy cut her, and added some glitter to her wings.  I also had a stroke of genius which had me digging this tiny vial from my stash to fill with glitter a.k.a "Happy Dust".  I glued the stopper into the bottle and used some baker's twine to tie it to my seam binding and grograin ribbon.  

Papers are from Lost & Found Two: Blush from My Mind's Eye.  I love these little 6x6 pads!  They are perfect for card makers like myself!  The only other embellishments I added were some flowers, a bling flourish, and a punched Martha Stewart border.  

I hope you'll pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see what my fabulous design team has created!  They never cease to amaze me with their talent!  And I also hope you'll play along!

This card was a labor of love, guys!  An example of determination against the odds!  And a lesson to always have a spare ink cartridge on hand!  Off to Staples I go....

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Quirky Crafts Challenge: #14-Make Us Laugh 
- Sentimental Sundays: #110-BINGO (Pink, Flowers, Twine)
- Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Pile on the Flowers
- ATCs + Cards with Attitude: #17-Anything Goes 
- Fat Pages with Attitude: #17-Anything Goes 
- Bloggers: Say It With Words (sentiment as a focal point)
- Card Makin' Mamas: #49-Rubber 
- Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards: #16-Anything Goes
- Fussy and Fancy: #66-Fancy Folds 
- Shelly's Images: What the Text (use a text sentiment)
- The Paper Shelter: #71-Flower Power 
- Stampavie and More: #171-Lots of Flowers 
- Whimsy Inspirations: #46-Anything Goes  



Kate said...

Love your card and a different take on an Easel Card. Beautiful Colors. Love the graphics on the sentiment.


Linda Palmer said...

I love your image and love your card. Darling image and beautiful layout. I already had my card made so didn't use the sketch but will use it next time.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Regan, this is just stunning and I LOVE the little bottle of fairy dust, so damn cute!!!!!!

Pia S said...

This card is SO fab! The sentiment is hilarious, and I love your pink, girlie theme with a lot of bling! Fantastic!

Sewe said...

Fabulous card, love the colors :)


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Great twisted easel card, I like your image on the bottom layer, puts an interesting 'twist' to your project.

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Whimsy Digi DT

mags said...

Gorgeous card Regan. Love the twisted easel cards. The image fits perfectly with the sentiment and love the little bottle.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word this is such a beautiful card I love not only that image but the colours, design and all those wonderful flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week.
Lorraine x

fatmonica said...

It's gorgeous!I love the image and the bling!Thanks for sharing it with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

I haven't seen a twisted easel card before. I love it. You know Walmart sells in and they are open 24 hours. Good thing you remembered how to stamp. I may have forgotten.


Robin said...

This is beautiful! I was going to tell you Walmart has lots of ink cartridges but I see my smart and talented sister has already done that. The twisted easel is amazing. You should do the next tutorial on how to do this. Hugs, Robin

Jasmine said...

I feaking love this! Awesome job with the sketch, and I am still trying to wrap my brain around the twisted easel. Glad I could inadvertantly help out with the stamp! Love that little jar of pixie dust, amazing.

Kim Kelley said...

LOL Love the image, sentiment and the layout! I just plain love this card! HUGS

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the design and great sentiment :o)
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampavie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Spyder said...

Great card, love the little fairy dust bottle. Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge!!
((Lyn)) DT

Jenny said...

A pretty, sweet Card !!!

Thanks for playing with us at Stampavie and more Challenge,
hugs Jenny

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute card! Funny sentiment! Made me laugh!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fabulous twisted easel card and I love the addition of the vial of Fairydust! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas for our "Rubber Challenge" hugs Susan x

Unknown said...

This is so pretty! Love the lopsided easel! ;o)

Caro said...

What fun - the sentiment definitely made me laugh! Thankyou so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Brilliant - love the way you used the image as the stopper for the easel great idea - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday this time
Debbie xx

Olivia said...

You are too funny. Love the creative inspiration you got late at night and that sentiment is to get me that one. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Basement Stamper said...

Love the sentiment and the image is colored so beautifully. thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

Purple mad Alison said...

What a stunning card, the sentiment made me smile!!! Love the wee bottle of fairy dust too, just sets everything off brilliantly. FANTASTIC!!
Thanks for joining us over on ATCs & Fat Pages With Attitude.
Hugs Alison x x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful twisted easel card - fab use of the sketch! Love the sentiment, wonderful coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Kim said...

Awesome!! love this, so creative! Glad you could join us at Graphicat Sketches this week!

butterfly said...

Printers are a nightmare! Anybody who could produce a non-malfunctioning one (that warns you in advance that it's running out of ink!) would make a fortune. Great card in spite of misbehaving technology!

Tanya S said...

Fabulous card hun!!Thanks for joining us at Graphicat Sketch Challenges !!

ScrapBliss ~ Yvonne M. said...

Great job Regan! Thanks for joining the Graphicats!

Anonymous said...

Lovin the paper you used, the senti goes perfect with the image. Love all the deets. Thanx for joining us at Graphicat Sketch challenges.

Darlene said...

WOW this is fabulous ... love the design and images! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT THE TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Nancy said...

Love the style of this card and it's so pretty :)

Sheryl said...

Oh, How Fun! I love the sentiment on this lovely card! What a nice touch to add the vial of Happy Dust!
Great Fold! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our Fancy Folds Challenge!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

nwilliams6 said...

I saw this sentiment the other day and almost bought it and after seeing your wonderful creation, I wish I had! Wonderfully fun!