Thursday, August 25, 2011

CropStop Challenge #34-Anything Goes

If you are looking for the La-La Land Crafts Birthday Blog Hop post, click HERE.

It's Thursday y'all....YIPPEE! Just one more day until Friday and then the time to catch up on some sleep!! My little kiddo started Kindergarten yesterday. I'm glad he was excited and had a great day! Getting up at 6:00am though was hard on the both of us. He usually doesn't fall asleep until close to midnight (even when we put him to bed at 8pm) so getting up that early is usually a recipe for disaster. But, you know what? He actually got up on his own a little after 6:30 and got ready before 7:00am....shocking! The day went great and he passed out at 8:30pm!! WOWZERS!

It's time for another CropStop Challenge, and the theme this week is....ANYTHING GOES! How easy is that?! I hope to see a bunch of you participating this week. You know if you enter, you have a chance at winning a CropStop gift certificate. So get busy and link up, okay! :)

For my project, I decided to make a Rosette Ornament (click for the tutorial). Hard to believe Christmas is around the corner. Can you believe I don't have one Christmas card made, what in the world?!?! I'll probably be buying them again this year. :( Maybe next year I will get a chance to start early, ya think?!

To make the rosette, I just used my handy dandy Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape. Most of the products came from my stash. I do know the dps are from The Paper Studio. I punched out the MS snowflake, added Stardust Stickles, and then glued a button covered in Stickles on top. The blue/crystal swirls are from Recollections.

I used a Mini Tilda on my project....CUTE, eh?! Did you know that CropStop is now carrying Mini Magnolia stamps? And, if you use my coupon code, CTRB-2, you can get 10% off. So you know what that means.....go get your shopping on so you can be ready for Christmas!

I colored this sweetie with my Copics and then added Liquid Applique to her coat and more Stardust Stickles to her present.

Do you see the dot background behind Tilda? I used a wet Q-tip (yeah, that thing you use to clean your ears, haha!) and dipped it in different colors of distress inks (Black Soot, Faded Jeans & Worn Lipstick) to make my background. Who needs a fancy paintbrush, LOL! Now, you'll want to smear some ink from your pad onto some plastic and then add a drop of water. This will prevent diluting the ink in your pad. Another tip: You don't want the Q-tip to be too wet.

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension. I cut the panel Tilda is stamped on with my Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs. I inked the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and then added Stardust Stickles around it for more bling. I also raised the panel with pop-dots.

Here's the back view. The sentiment is from CTMH.

Well folks, that's it for me! When this post goes live in the morning, I will be slowly making my way around (like a zombie) trying to get my little boy ready for school. Did I mention that I am NOT a morning person. Seriously, school should not start until 10:00am, haha! Now that my little boy is in school, my bosses want me to start working full-time....ummmmm, I'm not feeling that! I'll have to think long and hard on that one. Anyways, have a great rest of your week and enjoy the weekend!



Peggie said...

Beautiful ornament. That is one reason I homeschooled mine - mornings are just not my time of

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! I love the mini's, you've done a wonderful job on your rossette
Hugs Julie P

Barb Hardeman said...

Rosie, this is gorgeous! I love all the dimension that is used here - the rosette is fabulous! Thanks for the tip on how you did the background with the q-tip! It's always good to learn new tips from our crafting buddies...hugs...Barb

Card Crazy said...

This is precious! There's so much to look at and admire. Nice, nice card.
Sue S.

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow, Rosie! This is beautiful! I love the wintry blue and white and your Tilda is colored beautifully! Love all the details!! Gorgeous!!!
hugs, Sharon

Rene said...

Pretty doesn't cover it! This is just beautiful! Love these colors and her fluffy coat is too cute!
How did the first day of school go?!?!
Rene :D

Karen said...

So pretty. You did an awesome job coloring the image.


charlene said...

very cute card what a cute way to use the minis...great job on your coloring

Sandy said...

Oh my word Rosie - this is perfection. Beautiful art work!

LINDA W. said...

Your ornament is gorgeous...the background you made with the Q-tip
love the look
Great coloring and all your embellies,
hugs from Texas

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous shape creation Rosie. The accordion fold is so cute and love the texture and color you pick on this :o)

cathylynn said...

What a FABULOUS idea that resulted into a beautiful ornament! Gorgeous all over too!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Christina C. said...

Oh my goodness, Rosie, what a beautiful ornament! Stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Rosie, this is really gorgeous!! Love the design of your ornament!! TFS! :)

Traci said...

Hi Rosie, this is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Traci Lord ;0)

Elle said...

Wonderful project! Very pretty.

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, Rosie, now you have to hurry to Utah to pick me up off the floor! This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love every detail, front and back! Oh, I could never do this. It is just amazing! You are so talented. I am just in awe! It's perfect! I love it!


Unknown said...

Now this is FABULOUS!!!!!! love this rosette you did an excellent job on this!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous ornament! Do you want to decorate my tree? It's a 12 footer!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card :o)