Friday, May 4, 2012

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TGiF, crafty stampers!

Today's card was created for the Artistic Outpost's May Referral Program.  The challenge this month is to use Artistic Outpost stamps with a "travel" theme.  For this project, I'm using stamps from AO's "Paris Exposition" stamp set.

For all of the challenging deets, clicky HERE ... and for a complete list of challenges I'm entering with this card, please refer to the bottom of this post.

Soooooooo, yesterday I agreed to tag along with Sheila while she took Reid, The Wild Child for a haircut.

While flipping through a magazine, Sheila found a hairstyle that she loved.

"May I take this next door to make a copy of this hairstyle photo?" 

"Wellllllll, okay," the stylist replied, "but leave some ID ... your driver's license or a credit card."

"Leave some ID while my son is sitting here getting his haircut?!?" Sheila asked incredulously.

"Please.  We need something you'll come back for."

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a very creative weekend!  

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Vintage Cream Card Stock by PTI
  • Designer Paper:  "Destinations" Stack by Tim Holtz
  • Other Paper:  Manila Tag by Ranger
  • Stamps:  Artistic Outpost's "Paris Exposition" Stamp Set
  • Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger
  • Distress Ink:  Gathered Twig Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
  • Distress Stains:  Broken China, Picket Fence, and Wild Honey Distress Stains by Tim Holtz
  • Other Color Medium:  Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray by Ranger
  • Accessories:  White Jute Mesh Burlap by The Funkie Junkie Boutique; Clock Face by Heidi Swapp; Charm Clip, Jump Ring, Fleur de Lis Charm, Game Spinner, and Long Fastener by Tim Holtz; Flower by Prima; Seam Binding by Hug Snug
  • Tools:  Circle Stencil by The Crafter's Workshop; Foam Dimensionals; Glue Dots; 1/16" Hole Punch
  •  Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

32 comments:

April said...

Wonderful card. I love your tag in the card with the pop of orange!

Dan said...

Your card is wonderful! Great composition and such smart colour choices too, great job! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Chris said...

LOL!

love the card, very very fabulous!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card - love the BG on the tag and the wonderful splashes of yellow! Thanks for your continued support of Artistic Outpost!

Danni said...

Fabulous card! Such great colors and textures!!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Beautiful happy card. And the Sheila anecdote made me laugh out loud.

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors...I hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-18.html

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Challenge. Joann Sassy Raggedy

Yvonne Garner said...

Beautifully done. Love your color choices. Thanks for joining in at Artistic Outpost's Referral Program. Yvonne

Candy C said...

Deb, your card is so striking! I love the yellow burlap looking feature behind your stamped Parisian tag. It really pops the color on your tag, the ribbon and the beautiful little flower you've added. The tag looks amazing! And I love the addition of the clock! Absolutely beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

WencheP said...

What a wonderful creations. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Annie said...

Hi Debs. Guess the stylist was a bit worried you might leave Reid!! I love your stories, they so brighten my day. Lovin your tag, the colours/stamps everything. Wishing you good luck in the challenges. Thank you so much for sharing and take care.....Annie x ( I am still smiling from your story) x

Anita Houston said...

LOL!!! You crack me up! This card is fantastic! I love love love the orange netting...talk about pop!!! Thanks for joining in at Artistic Outpost...good luck!!!

Sandra said...

Love this card! I love Paris, and I'm so happy that I'm going this summer. I'm going to climb the Eiffel Tower for the first time in my life! Can't wait!

Gail said...

Fantastic choice of colours ,great stamps ,I love anything French.... but then who doesn't.

enjoy your weekend.

Pauline said...

This is beautiful! Love these fab images, great inking too!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

So adorable Deb!! I love how you pulled all of this together. Great job!! Gloria

Visit my blog - would love more members.
http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love the combination of images, colors, and elements you used on the tag. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

Mary Jo said...

Terrific card! Poor Sheila-lol! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Michelle Looi said...

Love the colors.. really!
Thanks for joining us at 365cards!
~Michelle

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic card, great idea to add a tag. Love the colors.

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining our Favorite Embellishment at 4 Crafty Chicks, awesome job, love it!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautiful bold design, love the composition.

Ren-Yi said...

What an absolute amazing card. I love the tag and the mixed media. The charm is really beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Ren-Yi said...

What an absolute amazing card. I love the tag and the mixed media. The charm is really beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Becky B. said...

WOW! Great card!! You need to enter this in the May challenge over at the Scrap-It-Girl site too...the challenge this month is to use flowers on your projects! :) Here's the direct link:
http://www.scrapitgirl.net/index.php/2012/05/01/april-showers-bring-the-may-flowers-challenge/

Kim x said...

Fabulous card, I love the Paris tag in particular.
I wonder how many terrible kids your stylist has been left with!!!
I know sometimes it might seem a tempting option to leave them behind lol.
Thank you for entering the challenge at The Stampman with your favourite technique.
Hugs Kimx

Shanna Shands said...

Lovely job on the card I really love the jute in the background. Thanks for playing with Unique Crafter.

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Love your card! Love the colors. I got a good chuckle out of your story! lol Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's May Flower challenge!

Maya said...

Very pretty! Love the color combo! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Love tags.. so of course I love your card w/ a tag..great flower too. thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl

Scrappekatten said...

great colours. a little touch of sun and summer maybe. We could use that in rainy Norway LOL