TMS #150: Eiffel Tower Birthday

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hi Friends! It's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Judged Challenge, with a twist! Our sponsor for this challenge is Designed 2 Delight Digital Stamps. They have some really cute stamps. I didn't have one to use this time, but the rest of the team did, so be sure to visit the TMS blog to see how they used them.

Melissa gave us a fab sketch, and the "twist" is: Kraft, Black +1 (other color). I went with shades of lavender for my +1.
I turned the sketch vertically, added a gussied-up bow, and made the center panel a rectangle instead of an oval. Also, the corner triangles are embossed with silver glitter embossing powder. Can you see the sparkly Stickles dots around the Eiffel Tower? I was envisioning an evening sky, filled with stars.

Here's a close up of the bow. The metal flower came from a Michael's Christmas ornament kit, and I just added a jeweled brad to it.

I wanted more of the digital dp to show on the inside (check out the link below--it's a free dp!), so I made the sentiment layer fairly small, tilted it, and added another silver embossed image in the lower right corner. Here's a better few of that image:

The embossing powder was a little too chunky for the detailed image, which is actually a pocketwatch, so I stamped over the glitter with a black ink. In person, you can see the detail a little better, but not much, however, it's very sparkly, and looks very pretty in person.

I hope you'll join us this week. The judged challenge is always fun! So, head over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, get yourself super inspired by the DT, and create something marvy! I can't wait to see your interpretation of the sketch and "twist!"

I'll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

Stamps: Vintage Traveler (Our Craft Lounge); Daisy Bouquet (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Vintage Wallpaper--FREE Digi Paper (Lost & Taken)
Ink: Distress Ink; Memento
Dies: Fleur de Lis Rectangles (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Silver glitter embossing powder (Zing); seam binding (Hug Snug); metal flower; jeweled brad; Stickles; Enamel Accents; sewing thread; Distrezz-It-All
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! I love the vintage style and the fancy bow and ornament!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! This is stunning, Cheryl! Love the stamping and all the layers. The bow and jewel are gorgeous. LOVE the distressing, too!

SandeeNC said...

I love the distressed edges combined with the sewing and then the very chic velvet bow, a great combination! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the colors and all the detailing in your piece. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

Carole said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a delightful comment. That's what brought me here. Your slanderer vintage card is so lovely I'm sure you'll win one or all of the challenges you entered.
Thanks again for the comment. Be well

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous layout super image love the distressing and that bow and bling is gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Dawn said...

Wow! So gorgeous! Love the vintage look and that awesome bow!

Theresa said...

Cheryl - you blow me away. This card is just gorgeous. I wish it were my birthday so I could have the card. Everything about it is just gorgeous. Just GORGEOUS!!

Shelby said...

This is a gorgeous and striking design! Love the purples.


Pauline said...

Beautifully elegant and shabby chic! I love the beautiful brad on the bow, lovely card!

Marie said...

Delightfully chic and shabby, Cheryl. Love the evening sky.

Unknown said...

Wow~this card is gorgeous!!! Love the layers and stitching!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty colors, especially like the background to the tower, the bow with the metal flower and jewel brad is such a great touch with it!

mommyof5kidz said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous shabby chic creation Cheryl. The lavender and kraft is a great combo. I noticed the starry sky right away, amazing!

Angela said...

Oh my, this is AMAZING!!! Love the color combo and all the pretty shabby-chic details!

Angela said...

Oh my, this is AMAZING!!! Love the color combo and all the pretty shabby-chic details!

Debbie said...

This is such a gorgeous card!!!

Melissa Craig said...

GORGEOUS! Simply gorgeous. The gussied up bow is sooo beautiful and I love the pocket watch. It looks like it was pressed into the paper like an old piece of art. Very beautiful.

Maria said...

Just stunning! Love the Eiffel Tower and the beautiful black bow!

TRACEY MO said...

A very classic card great image & great colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft

Tracey DT