Monday, April 22, 2013

TSG204- Sketch Challenge

This week our challenge is brought to us by Tobi!  She has challenged us to make a card or project using the provided sketch!
To be eligible for the giveaway, create a NEW card or project using this sketch, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until 11pmEST on Sunday, April 28th. The winner will be announced on the following Monday (April 29th). They will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG204 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Hi stampy friends! I have to admit, it has been at least two months since I’ve created a card but yesterday I was able to finally make one! And even started on a second :) Hopefully my mojo will stick around for a bit because I really do miss stamping!
I think that the reason behind my missing mojo may be all of the stress I’ve been under lately. You see, our family recently made the big decision to move from Washington state (where we have lived pretty much our entire lives) to McKinney, TX! Matt has been going there for work (and staying a few weeks at a time) so it’s been just me and the girls. Thankfully everything has been going really smoothly but being a single parent for the first time in 10 years gives me absolutely no time to do anything else lol! Major kudos to all the single parents out there, you guys are amazing!! Oh, and did I mention that we are moving in 10 weeks? :/

Anyways, now on to my card. This week we have a fun sketch challenge brought to us from Tobi and I thought that it would work great with this image from one of our new illustrators Wendy Leach. Last month you all fell in love with Wendy’s debut TSG stamp set Phyllis and this month we are introducing you to Larry! Seriously, how cute is he?! Love him!

Image was colored using a combination of alcohol markers and colored pencils.
Stamps used: Larry (to be released April 27, 2013)
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, DP is Rosy by My Mind’s Eye
Accessories: Twin Touch markers, Prismacolor pencils, ribbon, twine, button from My Favorite Things, sewing machine, corner rounder, sponge, cocoa memento ink
Make sure you stop by the TSG Blog to see more samples as well as find out how you can win a TSG gift certificate simply by playing along!


Tobi Crawford said...

I absolutely love it! THIS is why you can't stop making cards!!

wendyp said...

super, super CUTE!!! I'm in awe of your stitching, esp around those rounded corners!! I can't even stitch a straight line, lol!

Mary J said...

Fab take on the sketch Jessica! Love the muted tones!

Jenny said...

dry for 2 months and you pull this masterpiece out of left field??? AMAZING!!! I <3 Larry ;)

Nancy Thomas said...

Adorable card (love the new image) with gorgeous subtle tones. Good luck with your move.