Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hi All!  I've got a card for you that, once I figured out what in the heck I was going to do, actually came together fabulously!  I'm entering this card in the challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog where the challenge is to use embellishments from 'off the scrap desk'- so basically find everyday objects completely unrelated to scrapping, stamping or cardmaking and as they say on Project Runway "Make it work".  My goal was to find an initial object and build from there and for some reason (trust me you don't want to try to figure out how this brain of mine works- most the time I don't even know I'm just along for the ride!) I had the idea to use headphones and make the card really centered around music.  I used the new Lil Lad Eric image (grab it here) because I could just see him with earphones and an ipod stuck in the pocket of his hoodie.  I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday to help with the layout and modified it somewhat (I hope it still counts) because the next perfect embellishment with the whole music theme was to use an actual CD instead DP.  Once I had it all together it still seemed to be lacking something, and now I was on a music/unusual embellishment roll, so I dug out a ticket stub from a live show I went to in Vegas to add!  The sentiment sticker I found could not be more appropriate cause all I could think when I looked at the card was 'Sa-weet!'.  I have to say I really enjoyed this challenge- it's fun to think outside the box!

Here's a close up of my image along with the Copic colors I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: YR00, YR02, YR07, E99
Eyes: B45, B91
Jacket: YG41, YG45, E53, E55
Pants: W5,W7, W9
Shoes: W9, BG99
Background: W1, W3

I'll be entering this in the following challenges:
Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge: Off the Scrap Desk
Sketch Saturday: sketch

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzil; DP- My Minds Eye Ooh La La & Quite Contrary; Image- Tickled Pink Stamps- Lil Lad Eric; Stickers- Sentiment- Little Yellow Bicycle Generation Sweet, Mark Richards- Metal Studs; Off the Scrap Desk- earphones, CD and Ticket Stub


Regan said...

Ear buds, a CD and a ticket stub!?!? This is brilliant! I love it!!! Fabulous coloring and very cool papers too! :)

Chrissy said...

Great job...Fabulous image, looks like my first boyfriend..lol..Fab colouring, and great idea using tickets....

Kellie said...

WOW, and I really mean WOOOOOOOW this is amazing, you not only used one things but 3 and I struggled with just one idea, but what an amazing inspiration and a fabby card, LOOOOOOVE it! Absolutely awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at TPSChallenges this week!


Karen said...

Awww Awesome, I love the idea of the ticket subs and the ear phones! so fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Tickled Pink Stamps

Jenny said...

I love it when a card comes together well and this one certainly has. Great card, terrific colouring especially on those tiny legs (Oh how I wish)and fabulous reasoning :-) Hugs Jenny B x

Chris_P said...

This is so cool!! I love the image. I have just colored it and I made the glasses into sunglasses instead.
Now I can´t wait to make a card!

Thank for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Love the headphones made me laught. Great idé!

Mish B said...

Love the earphones, what a fantastic idea! Your coloring is awesome. Fabulous card!

Zarah said...

FANTASTIC card - so fun and beauuuutifully coloured too!! :D

Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges this week! :D

Bente said...

Lovely card, nice colors and details.
Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday this week.
Hugs, Bente

Tettiz said...

That is one brilliant card! Love it!

Thanks for joining the challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week!

/ Jeanette

Mette said...

This is a fabulous card. Love your colouring and your elements are super.

Hugs, Mette