Monday, May 31, 2010

Party time!

Hey, hey, hey!

So are you ready to kick off the party TGF is hosting right now over at the PCP page? You won't want to miss out on all the chatter, fun and games that are going on in celebration of this month's fabulous stamp release which is only hours away from going live in the store, WOOT WOOT! :)

Speaking of fun and games... we've got a speed challenge going on for you to create either a shabby chic or a retro chic card. All of the details can be found on the TGF blog and you will have until tomorrow at 2pm central to get your card uploaded to the galleria and a chance to win!

Now neither shabby or retro chic are styles that I would say fall easily into my wheelhouse of card design but that made this a real challenge for me and I was excited to take it on. I knew I wanted to use Cheeky Mate and try my hand at a shabby chic card, so I dug around in my stash of 4th of July papers and came across what I thought looked to be uber shabby patterns. I started putting my card together and as I laid it all out somewhere along the way I think I strayed a bit more into the retro chic style than the shabby... oh well, at least it still qualified in one of the categories, LOL! ;)

Alrighty, I'll see you over at the TGF PCP page... talk to ya there!
Supply list:
cardstock- Cardstock Warehouse and PTI
paper- Rusty Pickle (4th of July)
stamp- The Greeting Farm (Cheeky Mate)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
American Crafts alpha rub-ons
Pebbles 4th of July stickers
brads
Copic Spica clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E21, E13, R20, W3, W5
hair- E74, E77, E79, E49, 0
clothes- B37, B39, BV29, E40, E41, 0, R24, R27, E07

50 comments:

Crafty Jenn said...

Wow Amy! I totally love this! I think you did a great job. Very shabby chic! It always makes me wmile when I see patriotic cards since my brother is overseas right now. Cheeky Mate is a must have for me to send my brother cards.

<3 Jenn

Shaela said...

stop it - I wasn't going to buy thise cheeky girl but now I think I MUST, lol!! fabulous card

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE her Amy!!! So PERFECTLY CUTE CUTE!!

Lorraine said...

wow Amy this is amazing huni i love it the colouring is perfect as usual this is a perfect card xx

margie c said...

Awww, what a sweetie! I love what you put together! Love the stamps too! You did an outstanding job, Amy :)
hugs, margie

Annie said...

WOW, this is Fantastic!!!

WickedPixie said...

WOW, just...WOW! :-)Traci

Thanh Vo said...

Wow! This is such a stunning card Amy!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy so DARLING!!!

Tasha said...

AMY!!!! Oh my this is amazing! Love all the funky details and awesome colours
love tasha xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely AMAZING Amy girl! LOVE how you colored her, LOVE that it totally could fit both challenges and LOVE youir amazing creativity that never ceases!!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Oooh Amy fabby Shabbiliciousness ha ha, Stunning colouring, HuGs always Kim :)

gobeagirl said...

Amy this is just so perfect! You can just feel the emotion in this card. I love it. Hugs, Lisa

Tink said...

Great Card!!

Melyssa said...

Amy this card is beautiful. I love the way you coloured Cheeky Mate's outfit.

Rachel said...

WOW~

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful patriotic card!!! LOVE the layers and your fantastic coloring of course!! =)

kadie said...

Absolutely stunning!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL, Amy!!

Carol said...

I want her boots! Fab card!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

AMY!!!! This is beautiful! LOOOVE the partioc themes I'm seeing with this cutie.

Kimberly S said...

Too cute! Loving that sweet retro look. :)

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Wow! This is such a detailed card! I'm in awe! Fabulous coloring! I wrote down some of those copic colors for my future reference! Thanks for sharing this very awesome card!

debbif said...

What a cool card - I love everything about it - colors, papers, markers = WOW!

Berenice said...

Awesome card! :)

Kim said...

I think we both had the same general idea, gorgeous card amy!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

so cute, love it amy!!! love the colors and the papers...and of course the cute image! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

Karen said...

Totally beautiful and gorgeous! I love your card! It's so perfect!!! The colors are so bright!!!

JenRaff said...

Love this card -- Fantastic!!!

KanataNewf said...

Love the collage feel of this card. Just beautiful.

fleeceofheroes said...

So patriotic and so gorgeous!! Love the card!!! Great job!

Kris said...

Amy this is perfect for this holiday!!! i love it!!

Pam Varnell said...

This is so cute Amy. I love your creativeness. It's a perfect card for this holiday and you did a fantastic job with this sneak peek. Love it!!!

Carisa said...

omgosh, LOVE this.

Jessica said...

this is a great card! love the awesome papers and your fabulous coloring!

Kristy Young said...

OMG I AM IN LURVE with this card!!! WOW absolutly amazing!!
Kristy xx

Jenny V. said...

Wow Amy. Love what you done with this card. Absolutly fabulous, love all the stickers you use.

Sammi said...

Perfect card Amy .. really stunning!
Sammi
xx

P100acrw said...

Love it!

Karyn Schultz said...

gorgeous card - fantastic inspiration!

Kim Y. said...

This is stunning, Amy! Wow!

North Shore Craft Girl said...

Amazing Amy! Just amazing, you and Kim where both on the same wave length and I just love it. I just love this card. I want it all for myself. Wow!

donna mikasa said...

Shabby, retro, and awesome, all rolled into one! Love this!

Saskia said...

Great card!

Saskia :)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous Amy!!!

ChickieChirps said...

Very cool! Cheeky Mate just seems to lend herself to this theme! Awesome colouring!

Arabella

♥Rach♥ said...

I can't believe I'm going to say this because I love all your stuff SO much but I think this is my favorite card you've ever made!!!!

The flag, papers and embellies are all just wonderful and I love how you colored her, I would totally frame this one if I were you and I'm being 100% serious!

Angela said...

What can I say but WOW,WOW, and WOW!! THis is just beautiful!!! I love everything about this card!!! And the way you colored her is awesome!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Lysa said...

OMGosh.. totally cute.. I ♥ this Cheeky!!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Love all the details you added to the card...perfect touches! ;)

RiNNE said...

So sad that I wasn't able to participate at the hop but glad to see your creation! Love the vintage-y feel of this! What an amazing Independence Day card! Those stamps added the perfect touch to your retro/shabby card!