Monday, August 18, 2014

Some Sunny Inspiration

I’m excited today to be hosting my first TCP Tuesday Challenge!  It’s an Inspiration Challenge and these two gorgeous sunflower photos are what I’ve picked.  Aren’t they great?  Pick one picture or both to be inspired by.  

I am so taken by the colour combination in the 2nd photo that I had to do something with that design. That purpley-blue with the yellow looks so great! 

Here’s my sweet scene.  I’ve pulled out the lovely and dreamy Wish stamp set and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto XPress I Blending card stock.  After colouring the bunny and the sky with Copics, then I added pointillism in the background with my B60, B63, B66 Copics and finally finished off the whole design with Prismacolor Pencils to deepen the colouring.  

I’ve added some fun TCP dies to the design - Dots for the vertical white layer, Bitty Banners and Toppers Cutups for the yellow notebook style layer. 

In the background I stamped the tiny stars that come with the set, colouring a few in and then swiping the edges of the paper along the inkpad to give it more of a feeling of a border.  

The glittery stars are chipboard ones I had in my stash that squished into my white craft pad and some iridescent ice embossing powder.  

And here’s the inside of the design.  Simple and sweet.  

Check out The Cat’s Pajamas Blog for more inspiration from the team playing along today.  

Now I really hope you’ll jump into the Inspiration Challenge too.  Can’t wait to see what you create!  Here’s the deets!  

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on this blog as well as on our Splitcoaststampers forum and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz button below*. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES273. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required to use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog.


Marisa said...

Darling! Love the pointalism :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabulous and great card Christine.
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, love the additional stars added to the scene and like how you did the background around him

Leslie Miller said...

Love the photo with the blue -- wow! And what a cute, cute card!