Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #16 - Halfsies!

Welcome to another Try It Out Tuesday - this is #16! The last Tuesday in April, boy the month has flown by! This week Design Team leader Suzanne Dean challenged us to "Half It". You can only use part of your stamped image on your project this week, not the whole thing!!! All that time every night agonizing over finding JUST the perfect shape and EXACTLY the right size for the image -- and she makes us cut 'em up?!? LOL. Challenging - but MUCH fun; I love being made to think outside of my box.

Of course I reached for one of my Anki's Sweethearts at SCACD to make today's challenge card. This is Julia with Flowers. She has the sweetest little dress on. Now you know I love my boys to death and wouldn't trade them for anything, but I am sometimes sad to miss out on the opportunity to dress a daughter in GIRLY GIRL dresses and take her out on the town, heehee. I suppose I will have to settle for coloring and accessorizing my images, huh? I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics, then went through and added some highlighting with the white gel pen. Colors are Baja Breeze, Black, and Pretty in Pink.

I know I have mentioned this before, but it's such a good deal that it bears repeating. If you like these Anki's Sweethearts as much as I do, check out the major deal that Susana has on these fun images. But the "bundle" of all 10 together for only $50. That's a big discount off the individual prices, so In the end that just amounts to free rubbah. mmm...free rubbah!

Ok, what else? After I stamped and colored, I cut out the image and mats with Square Nestabilities. Then I colored some paper flowers with coordinating Copic colors and added them to the corner. I also added some Kaisercraft Pearls in Snow on the flower and in the corner. Border punch along the bottom edges, ribbons from the big "bag-o-ribbon" and viola!

Check out the SCACD store blog today for everyone's TIOT #16 projects! If you play along with us, be sure to use the keyword TIOT when you upload so we can find your project. Individual links to the rest of the SCACD Divas are on my left sidebar. Thanks for stopping by today!

11 people made my day!:

Debi said...

What an incredibly beautiful card!!! I love the color combination...Wow!! The image is so sweet and adorable. Love the embellishing! Awesome job!!!

Heather said...

This is really fabulous! Great job!

Maria Matter said...

Jen, this is so so pretty! I love these colors and that border, well, ok I love the ribbons too! Just a really pretty card!
Blessings, Maria

Janna said...

Jen can you say gorgeous!!! I mean sersiously this is so beautiful! the coloring is amazing and I love the way you cropped her off and the shape you used! your punches are gorgeous and that paper is so elegant! I just love everything about it! I have to say it is pretty fun to dress up a little girl1 I just lucked out and got one that is girly! mY poor sister has one that only wants to dress up in jeans an tshirts and play in the mud! LOL!

Smiles,
janna

Christine Riley said...

What a stunning card! Love the blue and the embossing and of course your coloring is fantastic! So glad you are staying with us for another month.
Big Hugs, Christine :)

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a cutie pop Jennifer! Great job with the challenge & that lil' cutie looks fab w/ only half of her showing, lol! Your details/embellies are wonderfully elegant!

hugz,
Suzanne

Joan Ervin said...

This is just toooo cute, Jennifer....such an adorable image and your coloring is gorgeous, as always!!! Great take on the challenge!!!

Susan said...

She's just beautiful! I love the soft colors and the shape you used for her is great. It shows so much of her. Just so cute!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Aud said...

WOW! Such a stunning card! Love your design, and the colors are wonderful!♥

Hugs,
Aud

Lisa Foster said...

This is so sweeet! I love the background! Your coloring is fantastic...I really LOVE the 2 ribbon together! Great job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So beautiful Jen!! Love the colors and layout!! ;)