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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hog Wild for a Challenge at Tuesday Alchemy


Today is Challenge #49 at Tuesday Alchemy, and the theme these next two weeks is Anything Goes!  Woohoo!  Time to let your creativity loose and create something, ANYTHING!  

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And don't forget Tuesday Alchemy challenges now run two weeks, so you have until Feb. 11 to get your entry in.

My card today features a fun stamp from Robyn's Fetish called Hog Wild Over You, which you can find here.  

Aren't the happy couple a hoot?  And aren't they PINK???  Good grief, I went through several images and combinations of Copics trying to find the right color blend.  Think I'm kidding?  Here's what they looked like when I finally settled on this one.

And I promise they're not quite as pink in real life, though it's clear I still need to get some skin-toned Copics.  Eeek!

I created both patterned papers, embossing a music stamp on one and creating multicolor polka dots with the eraser end of a new pencil on the other.  I placed a flurry of hearts with some ribbon bits and rhinestones for interest.

And here's a FABULOUS trick I learned from one of the blogs I follow, but I'm horrified that I don't remember which one.  I will do some sleuthing and search her out so that I may give her proper credit, but in the meantime, this is one of the neatest tricks EVER, and that is how to make a circular or oval lacy border with a straight border punch.  Yes, I said straight.  You punch a straight piece, snip between the decorative units (but don't cut all the way!), and voila, a curvy border!  Is that not the coolest thing ever??  And if you didn't punch a long enough section, it's easy to add in an extra unit or two (see bottom of shape).

Note: If anyone knows who the blogger is who does this regularly, please let me know!  Thanks!

 Here's a picture of the inside.

And that, dear readers, is today's card.  Don't forget to head on over to Tuesday Alchemy to see what's what and enter our challenge.  We'd love to see you!

Until next time, here's wishing you a lovely day.  Happy Crafting!


Stamp: Hog Wild Over You (Robyn's Fetish), music stamp (unknown origina)
Ink: computer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Regal Rose
Paper: Whisper White, Basi Black, Real Red (All SU)
Extras: new pencil (eraser), Swiss Dots ef, MS punch, rhinestones, Copics, Gelly Roll glitter pens (red), Dienamics Oval Stax; SB Ribbon Banners, black ep, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits (SU).

Challenges Entered:

ALOTA Rubber Stamps #99 - Make your own background
The Pink Elephant TPE184 - Hearts
Love to Create #50 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Really Reasonable Ribbon #64 - Valentine's Day/Love & Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Thinking of You
Crafty Ribbons #37 - Love/Romance/Anniversary
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #191 - Valentine's Day or Love
Frosted Designs - Music!
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Friday Sketch Challenge #35


zub momi said...

Fabulous card! Love this sweet image with your pink coloring,the patterned papers made are a great idea :) Thanks for sharing the punch trick :D

Tracey Anne said...

what a lovely card Shea, love your layout and colours and your piggies are so cute xx

Donna Ellis said...

Good Morning, Shea! I love your little piggies with the 50s theme and the music background! Your colors are just incredible! TFS, hugs, de

Kristi S said...

Love the little pigs! They're adorable! I like the neat trick about the border:I've seen it on Pinterest. If I come across it,I'll let ya know.


Michaela said...

Super Gorgeous Valentine's card, Shea! I love those cute little pigs and all the elements you used to create this loved up feeling to your card. I am glad to see that I am not the only one trying to find a suitable colour before I finally settle on one I like. I use promarkers and I am often finding that there are just not enough colour shades to satisfy my needs (LOL).
Michaela xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Cute, cute, cute piggies!!! Love the neat trick about the border! TFS!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super CUTE!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge!! Hugs,

Sheryl said...

This is a cutecard, fun image and great design. Good to see you at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Chana said...

Very cute card, Shea! I love the composition and your execution is flawless! Very nice design point of view!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for sharing how you put it all together. I know that it takes extra time but it is much appreciated. So, I see I'm not the only one who practices with her images until they are just right or as close to right as I can get them!


Krafty Kows said...

What a piggy sweet card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Larelyn said...

What an adorable image and I love the layout of the card. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Susan Flynn said...

Your card is just adorable! I visit Debby's blog and she does this with a border punch regularly and showed how to do it, I have done it and its a great tip! Here is a link:

Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week hugs Susan x

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Goodluck and hope to see you again soon.
hugs Anke

Mei said...

Thanks for sharing the technique with the circle border!! I will totally try it out on my next cards!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create!

PS. I'm a fan of E00 and E01 for skin colors with copics :)

Mei (DT)

cebelica said...

This is really cute. I like how you created the border around the image. Great idea! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

Heather North said...

Are you kidding me? That is a great tip for using a straight border punch to make it curve around a circle or oval. Next time I'm in my stamp room, I'm giving this a try. Thanks for sharing the tip you learned! It will save me $$$ too because now I don't need to get nestabilities to fit all my circles/ovals.

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card and thanks for the tip!

Thanks for joining with us at Love to Create this week.


Anonymous said...

Holy Cow...errr...Holy Pigs, that is! Delightfully cute! Love the variety of hearts and the lovely couple! Thanks for that awesome tip for border punches!! TFS

Amanda Phillips said...

Those are some sweet piggies! Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
Sheri-TPE DT

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!