Monday, April 30, 2012
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I got to play a little, stamp a little, sleep a little and had a lot of fun in the process. That's how it should be right? :) It's going to be a busy week on my blog, so lets get started shall we?? :)
This week our challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the week, Laurel! She is challenging us to make a card or project using May flowers!! Since April is almost over, and we all know how the saying goes, it is time for May flowers, so be sure to use SOMETHING floral on your card, whether it be paper, stamps, or embellishments.
Can you tell I tried something a little different this week?? Yeah, it's pretty obvious right? Hehe I have long admired fellow Trensetter Debby Hughes's cards for her clean and simple style. I can only dream of ever making a card like she does (it's just not in me), but I gave it a go anyway.
With only one layer to work with, I pulled out the Blossom By Blossom set and watercolored this sweet image. I thought I was using some sturdy paper with this PTI white cardstock, but when you watercolor on it, it warps big time! So this is why I used layers - to flatten out my images! Ha I'm happy that I gave it a go, but even though it takes me forever to make a card, I'll stick to my layers in the future! :)
To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using May flowers, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (April 30th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG154 so we can check out your beautiful work!
Stick around! I have another post scheduled today! Stay tuned!
Stamps: There She Goes 'Blossom By Blossom'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', SU's Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Going Gray
Papers: PTI White Cardstock