Sunday, December 5, 2010

TSG84 Bling brings on Joy

I'm here.... Sorry I haven't posted over the last week.  My mojo took a hike... and didn't want to come back. I've been on the go for so long lately that I needed a bit of down time to just regroup and get things back in order.  I'll admit, I was in a funk.... I didn't feel like stamping at all but then I got a sweet email from Corinna, my BSF on Friday and it lifted my spirits.  Thank you Corinna!!!  

This week’s challenge at There She Goes  is brought to us by our Trendy of the Week, Jodi! For this challenge you will need to pull out your BLING! Yep…it’s time to add some sparkle, pop, and pizzazz to your creation! You can use rhinestones, stickles, glitter, brads…just be sure to BLING IT UP! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

You know me... I like  my bling!!!  I came up with this idea to create the word "Joy" using the candy cane from the new set, Penguin Pals and decided I had to go with it...  and I love how it turned out.. If I had thought about it though, I should have masked out the bow on the candy cane because it's upside down... Oh well... that's how my life has been this last little bit - upside down! I've watercolored the image with my Tombow Markers and then went over it with my Versamarker and clear embossing powder so that I could sponge the edges with Wheat Versamagic, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa without having to worry about smearing any of the image. The o and the y have come from a set of American Crafts "Thickers" that I have.  The DP is from Echo Park (I think this is the best Christmas line ever).  Hope you like it!! The sketch is from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #95.

To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that showcases your bling, 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 (Dec.13th). 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 look out 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 TSG84 so we can check out your beautiful work!


Glenda said...

Great layout and I love how you did the sentiment.

Corinna McGregor said...

LOVE THIS!!! You are awesome as always and I am glad I helped you recover some MOJO....cuz girl, this is a GREAT card! :-D

ChristineCreations said...

Oh what a cute idea to use the candy cane as the J.....totally joyful Angela!

Barb's Boys said...

Awesome card!