Before I get to this week's CropStop Challenge, did you see that CropStop is having a Creative Team call?!? CropStop is looking for 2 committed team members to bring inspiration and creativity through card and layout projects.
The Creative Team call is open to all. International submissions are also welcome.
The Creative Team term is February 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012
Deadline for submission is December 31, 2011
You can view all the details HERE!
The theme for this week's challenge is
I had a hard time with this one. I'm so into Christmas right now and way behind on decorating. I don't even have my tree up yet....I know, I know...it's right around the corner!! My plan is to put up decorations this weekend (I hope)! Sooooo, since I'm caught up with Christmas right now, I decided to make a card based on a Christmas Song. :) :)
I remembered my great friend Chris sent me this stamp called Lovely Tilda, who is kicking up her heels....LOVE her! Then the song, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, popped into my head and voila.....a Music Christmas Card....YAY!! I stamped my image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics.
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E29, E37, E33
Bow & Dress: R24, R27, R29, Stardust Stickles
Socks: R29, YG97, C3, C5, C7, Stardust Stickles
Then I found this simple and cute sketch from the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week and it was perfect for my card design!My dps came from MME Lost & Found Christmas. I used my Sizzix Bigz Christmas Tree Die to cut the tree and then embossed it with one of the folders from the Cuttlebug Plum Blossom Embossing Set. Then I added X-mas Red Stickles to the top of the diagonal lines and itty bitty CTMH pearls to the inside scallop. The star was covered with Gold Stickles and the tree vase was covered in both X-mas Red & Gold Stickles.
It's hard to tell in the photo, but I also added X-mas Red Stickles to the edge of the EK Success Real Estate Sign punch and over each letter of the song title. The gold pearls in the corners are from Recollections. The ribbon came from my stash. I used my Bow-Easy to tie my perfect double loop bow (love that thing!). I raised the tree, Tilda and the sentiment on pop-dots.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (with option of Sparkle)
Sir Stampalot Challenge - BINGO (pearls, stickles, ribbon)
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Christmas with a Bow
Well folks, that's it for me! I hope you enjoyed my "music inspired" Christmas Card. I can't wait to see what you all do with this challenge. Don't forget to link up your projects for a chance at winning a CropStop gift certificate!!