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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge

My Shirley's 2 Girl's Twisted Thursday Challenge is showing up on Saturday! I rarely have any extra time on Thursdays so I glad I still have time to play along with these challenges. The challenge was to use the sketch provided and the twist was to use four brads. I decided to do something different with this image, I have always colored these with Copics but I wanted to see what they would look like colored with Prismacolor pencils. In addition to the pencils, I used a little of a glitter pen to color the metalware on the bag. About the sketch, I rotated it onto it's side because of the size of the image I chose to use. The pink paper was embossed with a Quick Kutz embossing folder and I chose this one because I think it mimics the pattern in the bag and I chose four heart brads since the sentiment mentioned love. The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny, the card stock pieces are from DCWV and the brads are from Jo-Ann's.

If you remember last month, I challenged myself not to purchase anything new and to use up some of my stash? I did very well with that challenge and am continuing to decrease some of the items I have been hoarding. Since I do enjoy challenging myself, one of the things I am doing this month is to change up the way I color things. I tend to always use the same medium to color a particular brand of stamp. For instance the S2G stamps I always uses Copics, same thing with Hannas and Rileys, MFTs and stamps from The Greeting Farm. I always use pencils on Lockhart stamps, House Mouse and most anything with flowers or scenery. The only company I mix pretty much equally is Clear Dollar Stamps, it depends on the image I am using but I do use both pencils and markers with their stamp sets. So for the past week or so, I have been coloring them different than I normally do. It has been an interesting experiment and definitely made me think in a different direction.

I loved reading everyone's comments on their creative processes. Especially the ones that mentioned finding new ideas in the clutter on their desks! I am so happy to know that I am not the only one that finds new ideas on my messy desk. I am actually working on mine right now since it has been overtake by half finished projects. I wish those messy little gremlins would stop messing up my work space when I go to bed! Enjoy your weekend.

21 comments:

Amy said...

Wow! This turned out so cute!

TannyP said...

Your sketch is great! I gave that a go and will be posting it tomorrow - so you look like a champ having it up on Saturday!!

I love how you give yourself challenges. I must start doing the same =)

the 2girls of shirley said...

Gina...Baguette looks so sweet in pink, you did a fab job with this weeks TWIST...thanks for playing along! DEIDRE

Jackie said...

This is sooo pretty Gina and love the layout! great work & tfs!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

How pretty in pink! I think Baguette was meant to be done up in girly colors. So glad you got to play with us this week. Hope to see you again next week!

Diane said...

What a great card. That is a wonderful layout. Really like the sketch and your choices of colors. The little hearts down the side just did the trick!

~*Joni said...

Oh what a sweetie! I absolutely love spoiled pooches (because I have none to spoil ;))and this stamp is adorable! The colors are perfect and works so well with the layout. Is that a CB folder? It's design is awesome!

One Creative Life said...

Good for you Gina on pushing yourself to try new things. And using up your stash too! :)

Cindy said...

What a cute card!! I love everything about it!!!

Michelle Forrest said...

This is such a cute card! I love your challenge to yourself to color images differently than you usually do. I may have to borrow this challenge, because I tend to do the same thing with my images!

Mary G. said...

Aw, this is SO cute! Great image and you did a fabulous job with the coloring and layout!!! TFS!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is very cute and that image and sentiment are darling!

When I start cleaning my craft space, I end up making something. I get inspired by the mess.

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is super cute!! i love the image you used on this:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Vicki said...

Cute sweet card, Gina! Great colors! Blessings to you!

Scrapping Julie said...

i think those little monsters come to my house too! LOL
gina, i am amazed with your coloring sistah!
hope to see you soon, i miss you dear friend.

Justine said...

Great job, love your coloring and that embossing is super fun. Is that a new folder?

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

I love this card! so CUTE! and the colors are perfect! that embossing really makes it. I know what you mean about those gremlins too. Do they make an extermination for those??!

Stephanie said...

Super cute Gina!! Love how the embossed background looks with this image - you're right...just perfect with the bag!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Oh yeah!! This is darling! Love how the embossed design in the background panel matches the design in the doggie's bag - brilliance! Thanks so much for playing Twisted Thursday. Looking forward to seeing more of you beautiful work!!

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just absolutely darling! :)

Debbie said...

Love your embossed background. It's perfect with this. Your coloring is awesome! Thanks for playing with us over at the Twisted Thursday challenge. Hope to see you again.