Monday, September 6, 2010

Teapot Tuesday - Butterflies to Fight Like a Girl

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT 110 and Destination Station.  This week our cards are going to Madison, Mississippi.  A fellow SCSer has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her name is Jackie aka m&m's grandma (here's her gallery) on SCS.   I hear that Jackie loves butterflies, flowers and anything frilly.  I immediately pulled out my Flourishes Think Pink, Fight Like a Girl set.  Sadly, it's been getting too much use lately.

I used the Mojo Monday week 155 sketch:


Nothing like the teapot which is bright blue but I just couldn't find any mojo to use that color.  I'm hoping this will be frilly enough to make Jackie smile.  I colored then cut out and paper pieced the bodice, heat embossed the whole thing, and glittered it up a bit with a Sakura gel pen. I made my own DP with PTI's Damask Designs.  I used some frilly May Arts Scalloped Edge Satin Ribbon (EN10) to add to the frilly aspect that Jackie loves so much.

Paper - SU Regal Rose, PTI Ivory, black
Stamps - Flourishes Think Pink, Fight Like a Girl, PTI Damask Designs
Ink - Copic markers, Regal Rose, Versafine black, Versamark
Accessories - MS butterfly punch, pearls (I colored them black with a Copic marker), distresser, Spellbinders circle dies, May Arts EN10 ribbon, plastic gems, glue dots

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CAS83 Sketch Challenge & a May Arts Tutorial

Somebody pinch me!  This is my first post as a member of the CAS Fall DT on Splitcoast.  I still can hardly believe it!  Our challenge this week  CAS83 is a sketch by Denise aka resqbarbie Denise is a pro at clean and simple design. 

Here's my take on her awesome sketch: (you can click on the photo for a better look)


I used an old SU set, Simple Shapes for the moon.  I inked the circle with SU Pumpkin Pie then lightly tapped it in More Mustard.   The witch was stamped in Versafine Black, then again in Versamark and heat embossed using black EP.  That cute silver jack-o-lantern was in that huge bottle of charms I won in the House Mouse challenge. 

Jen, our moderator has revamped the definition of the CAS challenges. I think the new definition makes CAS simpler to understand and execute:

It's all about the design.
* not the technique
* not the tools
* not the embellishments

It's all about the design.
* Uncluttered
* lots of white or open space
* one main focal point

It's all about the design.

Clean & Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by...I have read every single comment and appreciate each one.  Time constraints and the sheer quantity of comments have kept me from answering each one but know that I truly appreciate the time you take to visit and comment.

Paper - PTI Smokey Shadow, Kraft, SU Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - SU Simple Shapes, PTI Spooky Sweets 2
Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Versafine Black, Versamark
Accessories - Black embossing powder, pumpkin silver charm

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