Monday, October 4, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Week 16 - GC70 Punches

This week at the CCC #16, we are on page 33 and doing Wrinkle Free Distress! Now when I saw Linda's (that would be our fearless leader) beautiful tag with the airy background, I was so excited. Went to read the instructions and thought, this is easy!!!! Well it is, but I was getting anything but a airy soft feel! Honestly, it looked like crap to me and I hate being that blunt! I thought I had picked out really nice Fall colors, but guess I fooled myself. So we go onto tag #2 and pretty much had the same "crapola" background! Once again, the brilliant ideas I had in my "little" brain, got up and left the room! So while looking at my "not stunning" backgrounds, the new TH Sizzix Alteration dies I picked up, screamed out, "use me" and so leaves were born. After I cut the leaves, I ran them through a TH Textured Fades folder and highlighted the veins, shaded the edges and ran a Copic glitter pen around the outside edges and veins.

I already knew I wanted to use the pumpkin stamps from Scrolls Work Stamps, so did this technique again using orange tones! The leaves and stems were stamped a second time from the previous "unloved tags." cut out and placed on top of the little pumpkins. The sentiment is also Scrolls Work Stamps and embossed on yet another leaf! The green designer paper was also embossed with a CB folder and highlighted using "Cuttlebug Highlights" from the Technique Junkies! Now I want you to check out the Pumpkin eyes!! When I showed this to my DH he said, "that came out really good," but you need eyeballs. Well his idea of eyeballs was to use those weird little wiggly things, but I decided it needed pearls.
So now what do you really think about this card?? Two things I want to say, other than thank you for being here! On October 1st I made an announcement concerning my being a Design Team member for Scrolls Work Stamps and a blog candy offer, so scroll down to enter! The second thing is that I have been a Technique Junkie member for at least two years and if you are not a member, seriously think about it! If you are starting out and want to learn, you can't beat this! There is a cost, but it is the best investment you can make. I have learned so much by being a "Junkie" that I would not have learned otherwise. This is a wonderful group with some of the most awesome ladies you could ever want to know. Being a Junkie also brought me to the Gingersnap Creations group and there is another incredible group with some very fun people, not to mention talent and inspiration.  This is also being linked to the GC70: Spicy Supply Challenge - Punches.

After visiting Rinda, who not only blogged about my giveaway and is having one of her own, she mentioned Something Completely Different is having a "Shades of Autumn" challenge, so we are off to visit and link there!

48 comments:

Jingle said...

This is so cute!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab Fall card, glad you salvaged those beautiful colors by using the Tattered Floral die!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Fun card, fun post....especially the blow-by-blow account of your wrinkle free distress,,,,distressing moments:)
the killer though was when you were talking up how much you learned being a Junkie and all....girl you are toooo funny! Thanks for making me laugh today:)I can tell DH has benefited from your junkieness too....he is now your in-house art critic.

joanne wardle said...

sounds like you went a long way round to get to this card, but it was worth it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your card turned out great. I know what you mean about the disappointing way this technique can sometimes work out. I just made a tag that I love (will be up on my blog tomorrow with a link to your blog candy, btw) and also one that is so bad that I covered half of it with crackle paint!
Rinda

Ira said...

What a funny card this is Terry! Great sentiment and background! And the embossing enhances the whole.

1CardCreator said...

Outstanding Terry! I love this, the leaves look awesome and I love those pumpkins! ~Diane

Evelyn S. said...

How funny to read the 'rest of the story'! Still a great card!

wearestampers said...

I think your "crapola" turned out great!!:)

Willy said...

What a wonderful piece, Terry! Great use of the emboss folder and the Alteration die.

Sherry said...

What a fabulous piece Terry! The colours of your leaves (and the veining) is wonderful! That cute pumpkin made me laugh too x

Netty said...

Ooh I love the humour of this piece and such great pumpkins and leaves. Terry you have got it all my friend...brilliant. x

2amscrapper said...

love the card--the background and leaves are really great

Vada said...

Well Miss Terry, this just outstanding. Love your wrinle free distressing moments....
Funny! Stampin' Hugs Vada

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is too cute, Terry!!! I need your opinion on something...I posted 2 pics of my paper doll tag and I can put both to post it on Etsy, but I'm wondering if you could tell me which one you like best...thanks!!
XO

Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps said...

Terry,
You are too funny! I think it turned out just perfect! Love the leaves! I think I might need to figure out how to do this one!
~Jacque

Sue West said...

Terry, I just love your blog. Your card is brilliant.
Sue xx

donna said...

This is wonderful Terry. Don't you love it when your stuff starts screaming. I love your pumpkins. I don't find this the easiest of techniques.

Meggymay said...

Its a great fun card, love the pumpkins.

Jackie said...

You might have had some false starts but this is fab - I love it!

Ali Manning said...

What a fun card combining so many cool techniques!

Sandi M said...

I think every pumpkin needs a little pearls. Much better than googly eyes would have been :)

tessyluv45 said...

I just love that card! It came out so nice.

Diana said...

Love this care and your hubby's input regarding the eyes is priceless.

Nancy Y said...

This is too cute!!! Great Card and Technique!

Michele said...

love this! more great work Terry! xo

stampdiva said...

This is too cute!!! Lynne M x

craftytrog said...

Fabulous Autumny piece Terry!

Linda Robinson said...

Wonderful work.. I love it..

Connie Paxman said...

oohhh...la..la..my dear...tonal harmony and texture redefined...Love this, the real feeling of fall.
connie paxman

thefrugalcrafter said...

what a fun card!

Jack said...

Love this, gorgeous. xx

Artyjen said...

Love the pearly eyes :) Thanks for joining in with us at SCD this week....now you have found us hope to see you again soon
xoxo Sioux

Laura said...

Great to see you at SCD TErry. So glad you played along with your fab creation. Hope to see you again soon.

Jan said...

I may have to get this book and check it out...such cool techniques!!

Yelowflower said...

I love how you took a 'crappy' beginning and turned it into such an extra-ordinary result....loverly.

Saskia said...

Love the leaves and great quote!

Dawn said...

Well I love this card and it just shows if we persaver it's all worth it in the end. thanks for playing with the SCD team

Love Dawn xx

SannaS said...

Oh how cute!! Beautiful card!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
Just popped over to say "hi!" Hope you're doing great AND tomorrow you will be the guest artist...If you want, you can announce it on here too so people will come over and see your work!
XO

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous piece!

MrsETaylor said...

Love those leaves Terry. You always have such amazing texture in your projects.

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.

Toodles
Erika

Lorraine said...

like the texture on the leaves

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
You are posted on I Owe it All to Him!!! If you want, you can grab the Guest Artist button on my blog and post it and brag about it on your blog.
Hugs,
Cindy
XO

Wax Beach Artist said...

Hello, I am happy to say I just got the book (based on your blog) and I am thrilled. It is All That! The first thing I tried was water stamping. Love it! It was easy and I never would have thought of it.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Love the fall theme and gorgeous color combination! beautiful card! :)

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, this is nothing short of ingenious! Talk about turning adversity into triumph-- honey, you ROCKED this challenge! I love the wrinkle-free distress on the leaves and pumpkins! Its gives them such life and dimension. The embossed background and great papers are just the icing on the cake. OH! And the sentiment is priceless!

I love the story of how this came to be. It truly makes me feel good to know I'm not the only one whose creative process sometimes takes a remarkably meandering route!

Bravo, sweet friend. This is truly brilliant!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Just the cutest! I love it!

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