Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Shape Challenge and a Sneak Peek...

This Thursday Totally Stampalicious is having a New Release and Blog Hop!  Today I'm sharing a sneak peak of a new stamp set that will be released on Thursday.  The set is called Musical Dexter.  Our challenge this week is a shape challenge.  We want you to use at least 1 circle, 1 square, and 1 rectangle on your creation.  I hope my rectangle still counts even though I made a little slit at the bottom.  I've been seeing these ribbon cuts (if that's what they're called) and wanted to try one out.  I used my Photo Corner Punch to make the slit!  I decided to keep the layout clean and simple on this one.

Stamps:  Musical Dexter
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils
Paper:  Old Olive Textured CS, Elegant Eggplant, Bazzill Coconut Swirl, SU In colors DP
Accessories:  Scalloped Edge Punch, Circle Punches, Chalk, Mineral Spirits, Blending Stump

I colored Dexter with my NEW coloring pencils (Prismacolor).  I love how the image turned out.  I used mineral spirits and a stump to blend the color.  I sponged chalk in the background of the image and the sentiment to give it a distressed look.

Here's a close up of Dexter:

I'm also including this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge:  Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Distressed/Shabby Chic
Frosted Designs:  Animals
Cute Card Thursday:  Clean and Simple

Stampin' Sisters in Christ:  Music

We're looking for 4 New Design Team Members at Totally Stampalicious.  Click HERE for the announcement on the Totally Stampalicious blog!  The deadline to apply is August 28 at 11:59 pm.
I hope you get a chance to play along in our shapes challenge this week!  For more great inspiration on this challenge check out the samples our FABULOUS Design Team has put together HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!


Joanne (jojot) said...

Loving this lavendar cute....fab the shaped edge to the vertical

stacy aka twinshappy said...

Awww... very cute.

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Love this card with such a cute image♥. Perfect colouring.

Hugs Marita♫♫

Teresa Kline said...

this is adorable, great coloring and such a fun image...hope your week is fabby!

enjoy *~*

scrappingmom73 said...

Very cute card! I'm glad you joined us at Frosted Desings!

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Julie, love your layers!!~

Alice Wertz said...

this is so cute! love the colors you used and the design is fab!

Benzi said...

Dexter looks very musically inclined. He is a real cutie. Great card, Julie. Love what you did with the ribbon.

Nadell said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

sgc said...

Cute card--adorable image! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Nancy said...

Your card is so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at ATSC.
Hugs Nancy