Tuesday, 28 February 2012

You're Invited...TT#87 & Pink Cat Studios


Hello lovely blog friends,

It's time for another fun Tuesday Throwdown challenge!! This week we are being sponsored by the fabulous "Pink Cat Studios" and we have a really fun theme for you try - PAPER TEARING.

I have to admit that I had little clue where to start or what to do, so decided to take some wonderful MME papers, tear them into strips, glue the strips together into a panel and then die cut into an oval shape to make an interesting background for my main stamped image.

paper tearing process

monster close-up

I used the 'Rex Loves Cake' digital stamp image. Isn't that little digi dino a cute little critter? I just love how he has taken a bite from a layer of that cake in true monster style!! This little fella just HAD to be green and I gave him a cute brown fuzzy looking tummy and spikes. I had such fun customizing the cake in bright colours and and then colouring his little party hat as well.


I used bracket dies from the Floral Doily Motifs Spellbinders set to frame the top oval and then added gems, red seam binding and button from The Ribbon Reel.


My sentiment is stamped onto Ribbon Tags Trio die by Spellbinders and finished with some green velvet ric rac trim by Making Memories.


I decided to used the following brilliant Deconstructed Sketch No. 40 by Jen Shults:

I really do hope you have enjoyed what you have seen here today. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget, you can find all the details of how to join us this week by visiting the Tuesday Throwdown blog. If you have a moment you might like to visit the other talented Design Team gals - I know they have some gorgeous creations to share with you!


Have a fabulous Tuesday :-)

Helen x

Stamps: Rex Loves Cake Digi Stamp Image - Pink Cat Studios
KandCo Amy Butler Lotus Greetings stamp set (sentiment); Waltzingmouse Stamps Fancy Phrases (dotted border around sentiment)
Papers: Kraft Cardstock - Bazill; MME Stella & Rose 'Gertie' 6x6 paper pad; Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless 6 1/2 paper pad
Ink: Memento Desert Sand, Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink - Tea Dye, Antique Linen
Spellbinders - Ribbon Tags Trio; Floral Doily Motifs; Classic Ovals LG
Seam Binding and button - The Ribbon Reel; Green Velvet Ric Rac trim - Making Memories
Red Dew Drop gem - The Ribbon Girl; Teal Pearl Adhesive gem - Kaiser

challenges entered:

DYSU 60 - Distressed
Papercrafting Journey - Make it Cute
Simon Says Stamp - Use 3 different papers


Shannon White said...

Oh, Helen this is just Too Adorable! 8-) Just can't help but smile! Your fun little Monster is Soo CUTE! 8-) And I LOVE how you incorporated the paper tearing theme into the Deconstructed Sketch! Just Fabulous Lady! You really Rocked it! 8-)

I can't even tell you how psyched I am to be joining the team! Yay! 8-)


LeAnne said...

This is a cute, fun card! I love the mix of patterns you used!

Julia Aston said...

What fun bright patterns on this cute card Helen! Great job with the sketch - love the b'day dragon and all your ovals!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Helen - this card is "monstrously" adorable. Who could resist such a fun invitation with that wonderfully colored lizard in his party hat. Awesome card.

Davi said...

Helen this is the Best!! So creative with the paper torn strips and I love the Lo you used with the cutie!! Fab card :)

Pauline said...

Oh this is gorgeous Helen, what a sweet little monster! Love the paper tearing treatment you used too, a cracking card!

Deedee Anderson said...

Adorable card, Helen! Such wonderful coloring on the dinosaur, and I love all the fun, festive patterns you used, not to mention the great layout!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Helen! This card is super adorable! Love the little monster! :)

Stella said...

I keep asking myself where you find all these amazing ideas. Your cards and projects always turn out stunning. It's always good to be here; always a moment to relax, enjoy, stare, sigh and smile. Your work is lovely and this cute critter is another jaw dropper. I've been MIA due to the (sad) circumstances but it's good to be back here.
Fabulous work!!

WencheP said...

This is so cool. Great colours, fabulous image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Pauline said...

And thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Naomi said...

FABULOUS card, Helen! LOVE the papers, LO, image, and that fabby bow! Thanks for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

happyglitzygirl said...

Very cute indeed, thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde

Beverley said...

FAB card! Thank you for following Uniko Studio & joining in on the Blinkie Giveaway! Hugs Bev x

Yolanda said...

This turned out so super cute!