Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TIOT19, MTTSC24, JBE055 - Alexa!

I love Tuesdays! Always a multiple challenge day, which is fun fun fun! Today I have a double challenge card to share with you. I love it when a plan comes together!

First challenge -- for Try it out Tuesday this week over on the SCACD store blog, DT leader Suzanne Dean challenged us to WATERCOLOR. Wow, I haven't busted out the watercoloring supplies in an AGE {can't you tell??}! For this project I reached for one of the newest girls in my life, Alexa from the new Hearts and Hugs collection by Victoria Case for SCACD. These little sweeties are SO adorable and just a joy to color. Susana has an amazing deal on these images, if you buy the set of all 9 stamps you save almost 25% off the retail price of the individual images. Gotta love a savings and really, you need all the stamps anyway. SO CUTE!

I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black onto watercolor paper, then colored with watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. Added some touches with the with the white gel pen of course. One of my favorite tools! I made the background clouds with a cloud template and sponged ink. The card layout today comes from the Twinkling Tuesday sketch {keyword: MTTSC24}. Here's the original sketch:
Isn't this a good one?? Very versatile. I liked all the layers here and of course I had to use some patterned paper and Cuttlebugged backgrounds to really show off that little Alexa!

The Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge this week is POLKA DOTS {JBE055}. I think my polka dot paper qualifies! Polka dots are too much fun!

Don't forget that the Stampin' out Alzheimer's challenges are going on now and there are some fabulous prizes to be won, including a full set of these Victoria Case for SCACD stamps {plus other goodies too!} from Susana's store. Click the widget on my right sidebar to get started!

21 people made my day!:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just gorgeous jennifer. I love the layout and your colouring is wonderful!! Great job! Judy xx

Debi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors. The CuttleBug piece with the pattern paper goes together perfectly. You did an incredible job on the coloring of the image. Great job!

eggette said...

Your watercolouring is beautiful Jennifer!! Love this image and love your take on this sketch!

Kimmie0270 said...

I love how your embossing accents your patterned paper choice.

Anki said...

Love it my friend! Wonderful! Kramisar - Anki

Susan said...

She's just too cute! Love the layout you used and she's colored so beautifully and fun! Love all the flowers!

Hugs to you,

Susan

Sandra MacLean said...

What a great card Jen!! I don't know what you're talking about because you did a great job with the watercoloring! Awesome job with the sketch too Jen!

Susana M said...

Hey Jennifer,
For not pulling out the watercolors in ages looks like it never left you :o) The flowers play really well into the use of them as well as her jean skirt you did a Fab job and the layout really compliments the art!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Kim R said...

WOW!!!! You did an amazing job coloring the image. Your card is so beautiful!!!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card, Jennifer! Your colroing is fantastic and I love the layout and papers.
Hugs, Christine :)

Tonya said...

Love that! So cute!

Darla said...

What a fun card! Love the image and the coloring. Great job with the sketch Jennifer!

Joan Ervin said...

What a sweet image, Jennifer, and I love your watercoloring!!! Love the layout, too!!!

Aud said...

Gorgeous card!♥♥♥
Love your coloring!

Hugs,
Aud

Suzanne J Dean said...

She looks just beautiful--love how you've watercolored her & love the sky background! Beautiful job!

hugz,
Suzanne

Madelynn said...

She is so cute-the girl on the stamp. I love how you colored her and did the sketch. It's so pretty. Thanks for playing my sketch :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

she is really cute and such fun colours!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh my heavens! Fantastic coloring!! Love the image, such a cute card. Thanks for playing along with the Polka Dot challenge! Hugs,

Rachel Hope said...

Adorable!

Kim said...

Too cute. Love the panels and the little rhinestones! So glad you played along with us!!!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO cute! Love your watercoloring and the image is just darling!