Friday, April 12, 2013

Some Odd Girl April Challenge and TSG 202 Color Challenge

I'm not sure why I don't play along more often with Some Odd Girl's  (SOG) monthly challenge. It's a MONTHLY challenge after all! Plenty of time for me to work on stuff. Plus... them SOG digis are just too cute! This digi is called Sunny Mae. On top of that... they are super, super easy to fussy cut... and I don't know if you knew this about me... but I was once the Fussy Cut Queen of New Hampshire. :) Also, I am not 100% sure about this... but I think they mostly use sketches... this is my third challenge playing along with them... I think I remember the first two were also sketches... but I could be wrong! If I am... first time ever in my whole entire lifetime. :) I like them there sketch challenges! :) I struggled with this one but only because I made it hard for myself. :( It's still an awesome sketch and I will probably use it again cause I really like it! :) This is the sketch for SOG's April Monthly Challenge:
Nifty ain't it? ;) Like I wrote earlier... I. Like. It. :)

Then today... I stumbled upon a wicked awesome stamp store... There She Goes (TSG) Clear Stamps! I want me some of them! They have TSG 202 Color Challenge going on right now... alas... it is a weekly challenge. This week's challenge is a color scheme... I normally do not like to play along with these... I find it super hard to follow a color scheme. Here is the color scheme:
I kinda rushed through this card too so I could get it in. If I had a TSG stamp set, I would have, for sure, used it but I don't have a set... YET! Something to work on! :) I actually came upon it because Designed to Color's (DTC) Challenge #10 - Hexagon Fun is being sponsored by TSG. I tried desperately to participate in this challenge. The prize is a $30 gift card to TSG! I just might could make out like a bandit! I'm ever the optimist here! :) However, DTC's challenge calls for HEXAGONS, thus the name of the challenge!! :( I did not have ONE single piece of paper with this pattern! Just recently... I had been looking at an embossing folder with hexagons and I remember clearly thinking... "That can wait... I cannot imagine needing it right away"... :-\ I could KICK myself! :-| Anyway... I've gone on and on long enough.

So, here is the card:
I cannot make a beach themed card without using sand paper. I. Simply. Can. Not! I can't do it! I've tried! I don't get far with it. :( So ... I used some blue sky paper and sand paper for the background. I meant to emboss the blue paper with a cloud embossing folder but remembered AFTER I glued the paper down. :( Sometimes... if my head were not screwed on... :-\ the shaped fish, sunglasses and sun brads are from HOTP. I buy these in this massive "Bevy of Brads" set sold by Paper Wishes. Each time I've bought the set, it has come with different shaped brads. I like that! :) I don't buy it often. I bought the first set back in 2006. A second set in 2010. I was thinking of buying a new set because the one in the link is quite different from the first two sets I've purchased in the past. Again... I. Like. That! :) The yellow acrylic sun shapes were from ScrapGoods. As far as I know... this company closed years ago. Makes me sad. They had the most awesome monthly scrapbooking club ever! If you click on the link, it takes you to an article written about the club; however, if you click on the link for the club, it takes you to a domain selling website. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used ribbon from my stash. I freehand cut the three banners on the bottom. I placed the image on foam dots to make her pop off the card. I added some Crystal Gloss to her shades because sunglasses are suppose to be shiny in my "Ema-gination"! :) lol So, I think that is pretty much how I put her together. 

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Love the sand paper! Wish I was on that beach right now!! lol! Thanks for joining the SOG challenge!

  2. What a fun fresh card, love it Ema! Great take on the sketch and colour challenges!

    Thx for joining us at TSG!

    Mary J x

  3. What a fun summer card! Thanks for playing along with the SOG sketch challenge.

  4. Such a cool beach scene! Wow, nice to have met you, Miss Fussy Cutter of New Hampshire! :) Thanks for playing along with us at SOG!


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