Tuesday, October 8, 2013
TCP Tuesday-Wish I Was There
This month's TCP Tuesday challenge is a minimal embellishment challenge. That's right, we're limiting you to just two embellishments--and no twine, buttons, or gems. I'm pretty comfortable with clean and simple designs, but I do love my buttons and twine, so at first I wasn't sure how this would go.
Here's my first take on the challenge. It's based on the current Fusion challenge. I used both the sketch and the inspiration photo to put my card together.
As soon as I saw the gift-stuffed car in the Fusion inspiration photo, I thought of The Travelin' Man set with its packed and ready for a road trip car. I colored the image with Copic markers, except for the hub caps, which I filled in with a silver gel pen. I used a fine tip pen to draw in a line for a road beneath the car. After coloring the road in, I stamped the "wish I was there" sentiment beneath the image.
I used a combination of pink and gray papers to match the colors in the inspiration photo. The fun dotted panel that runs across the card adds a whimsical look to the card. I hand cut the trio of banners that extend from underneath the image panel. The only embellishments I used were a pair of clouds die cut from shimmery white cardstock using the CutUps Cloud Border die. They're attached to the top corner of the image panel.
For all the details on this month's challenge and how you can become this month's Swanky Stamper, stop by Alma's blog. She'll also be showing off some other samples for the challenge.
Travelin' Man stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, CutUps Cloud Border die (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Cut and Paste-Adorbs 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); foam tape