TSGBDAY4...In The Spotlight!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Good Morning sweet peeps!!

I'm finally back in my craft room again and boy does it feel good! I really want to thank everyone for sticking with me while I had a little time off. It was the right thing to do for me and my family. I think we all need a to switch gears every now and then right? :)

So how are you all? Did you have a good summer? We had a fabulous one! It was jam-packed full of house projects, outings, visits from family and gorgeous weather. I'll tell you more about it later but for now I need to share with you all the fun things going on with one of my favorite stamp companies, There She Goes!

This month we're celebrating TSG's 3rd birthday with fun challenges on the TSG blog all week long. Prizes are being given for each of those challenge days! This week is Paper Doll week! If you'd like to play along with us, Corrina created a fabulous paper doll tutorial for everyone and they couldn't be easier to make! Yesterday's challenge was all about getting some fresh air and exploring the great outdoors. Today is about being in the spotlight!

There are a handful of woman who I think shined in the spotlight and one of those ladies is none other than the Blonde Ambition herself - Marilyn Monroe! This little girl, from our own Senior Trendsetter and Illustrator, Iwona Palamountain's first set, Happy Mail, looks like a star in the making. :)

Being in the spotlight is all about glamming it up, so I decided to glamify (is that even a word?!) this card up! I used some older paper from Die Cuts With A View's La Creme matstock. Then I matted the base piece and the circle with some yummy glitter paper from Michaels (love that stuff!). The other layers were matted with plain black cardstock. Then each piece was sponged with Distress Inks and stitched together. I created that inverted circle border on the center piece with my cheapo decorative scalloped scissors. No nesties here!

The layout is this month's Sketch For You To Try. I {heart} these sketches! I eased myself back into watercoloring again since I only had to color up her face, arms, legs and hair! Good plan hey? Glad I thought of it! lol I paper pieced her dress with some scrap My Minds Eye Paper, cut her out and voila - a quick and easy paper doll!

To be eligible for the giveaway today, you are to take a picture of your paper doll in a spotlight setting of your choice. Then, add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post.

This challenge winner is going to open to public voting so make sure you use your creativity!!

Today's Paper Doll challenge is open until Sunday, September 11 at 5pm EST. Winners for all challenges during the Paper Doll week will be posted on Monday, September 12. The winner for each day's challenge will get a $10 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

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 Paper Doll to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSGBDAY4 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today! Have a good one!

Stamps: Happy Mail (There She Goes)
Inks: SU's Creamy Caramel and Pretty In Pink, Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo)
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, DCWV "LaCreme Matstock", Bazzil Basics, Recollections Glitter Paper
Extras: Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones, Spellbinders Circle Nesties, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Anonymous said...

Oh Sandra this is just ADORABLE! I've been toying with the idea of a paper doll and what fantastic inspiration! I just love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh she is so cute! You've reminded me to break out that paper too!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Sandra! I'm so glad to see you sharing your beautiful creations here on your blog. Love this card...The colors, the adorable image and the super great layout!!!

Danni said...

Yay! so happy you're back!! What a simply precious card and little paper doll!!

Gabriela said...

Soooo glad you're back!

Maureen said...

Love your card and your doll is too cute!!

~amy~ said...

awwww.....sooooo stinkin' cute...missed ya:)

Theresa said...

Just darling - it's so awesome to see you back!! Love the layout and the DPs...Hugs, Theresa

Alina said...

wonderful card and paper doll!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Ooooh - this little girl stands out so brightly again this pretty tan & black background you created Sandra! The Master Colorist is BACK Baby! YEAH!

Gingerbread Gal♥ said...

Welcome Back Sandra! So happy to see your lovely creations again! This card is so adorable. Love it!
:) Rachel

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