Thursday, July 9, 2009

FREE GIFT just for participating in Twisted Thursday #18

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Hopefully everyone is starting to get into the Holiday Spirit but just in case you aren't, Those Silly Sisters would like to play Santa by giving you a

SCOOP of the WEEK:
  1. Use our SKETCH
  2. Use your FREE DIGI (right click on the Digi's, Save & Print)
  3. "TWIST" = something CLEAR
  4. Link your project to Mr. LINKY (yes click there to be taken to the challenge page)
  5. Leave some love for S2G
  6. Deadline: Sunday July 12 at midnight (PDT)

Keywords to use when posting to your favorite on-line gallery: S2GSC18 and shirleys2girls.

This week's winner will receive "an early christmas present" with a variety of
S2G CHRISTMAS STAMPS/PAPERS/EMBELLISHMENTS! Just ask ERIN about her fantastic prize packge that she WON last Week. Congratulations Erin!

Let's talk about MY CARD shall we?? I think we could say I was thinking Around the box not necessarily outside of it by adding the Triangle Tree instead of a Rectangle, the Star instead of a Square and my Rectangle image rather than a Circle...... Speaking of image, isn't she AMAZING? (joy to the world SG H2)
She was stamped directly onto the naturals CS and added a little shadowing with C3. She was then Stamped onto Basic Grey's Fruitcake DP where I then used Copics to color and add shadowing. Her banner was stamped onto a red DP then paper pieced onto the other image. The lower portion of her dress was also stamped and paper pieced but I offset that piece just a bit to give it a more dimentional appearance. The tree is simply a triangle piece of DP that I embossed, distressed then sponged brown ink on the raised portions. For the life of me, I could not think about where to add something clear. Once my card was completely finished, I still had nothing clear. I tried clear buttons, thought about diamond glaze, acetate. HMMMMMM clear bella baubles? YES As I sat my completed card to the side to dry, I was still not satisfied, something was missing. The space above my image and between the star and trio of buttons was BARE...... Refusing to take photos until I figured out what was wrong, I began working on another project. As I was creating polka dots, it dawned on me, TEENY Brown dots. Ta Da Finito

Now go check out what the other LADIES with ATTITUDE have prepared.

S2G challenge blog(sure let them know they are loved too)

..........Supplies I used...............
Stamps: Shirley's 2 Girls (joy to the world SG-H2)
, Paper Trey Ink (polka dot basics)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink (scarlet jewel), Stampin' Up! (naturals), Basic Grey (fruitcake)
Ink: Momento (tuxedo black), Stampin' Up! (close to cocoa), Copic Markers
Tools: Provo Craft (cuttlebug, filigree embossing folder), Stampin' Up! (large star punch)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (buttons-scarlet jewel & rustic wood), bella baubles


Pat (mspfd) said...

Justine, this is a winner! Adore this fabulous creation.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh Ilove your card as usual the coloring is awesome. I can't wait to take part in Twisted Thursday again!!!

Jaspere said...

Now that says Christmas!! Great job.

Anonymous said...

I love your card! The colors are fantastic...the vintage feel is perfect!:)

Stef H said...

i love it. those colors are soooo vintage and perfect for this. just gorgeous!


Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

OMG, Justine! This was so unexpected!! You've made this quirky image look very vintage and shabby!! How the heck did you do that? Your sponging is amazing - it adds such incredible dimension. Love, love, LOVE this!!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Justine!
Your card is gorgeous!!!! I love how you interpreted the sketch! That embossed tree was a brilliant soooo rocked this challenge lady!

take care
Blessings, Maria

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Justine, love your card, awesome sketch and fun challenge.

Joy said...

i love your take on the sketch!!!!!!!1 love the rustic look of it too!

Unknown said...

Wow, Justine, this is a great card. I love your Christmas tree and the awesome colors you used with this adorable image. GREAT job!