Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown -- I'm on the DT !

     Good morning all my friends and followers.  Hope your day is bright and happy.  Mine definitely is since this is my first day as a Design Team member at Tuesday Throwdown.  :-)  You know I'm excited and honored to be part of the new team.  The challenge this week is sponsored by McMahon 5 , where you could win a $10 coupon, and the challenge is to use a non-stamped sentiment.


     The image I used is Dog Watching and I thought he looked like he wanted to join his fish friend and have a cooling swim.  The sentiment is my own ("Can I come in & swim?") and, instead of using a stamped sentiment, I printed this one from my computer, using using one of the many handwriting fonts I have.

     I started with a sketch from Pixie Cottage,  and the colors from  Play Date Cafe.    

    Do You Stack Up wants to see embossing and I embossed the front of the card base with circles and dots (although it's hard to see in the photo), then added the rectangles of dp (DCWV), which had been matted with black CS.  I colored the Dog Watching image with Copic markers and sparkle gel pen on the fishbowl.  I fussy cut it and adhered it to a Spellbinders, scalloped circle die cut (blue CS), matted with a larger die cut from kraft CS.  I cut a much smaller scalloped circle of kraft CS to mat the sentiment which I had printed and cut into a long, narrow oval.

     I used a black marker to highlight the outside edges of the large, kraft die cut, the sentiment, and the die cut matting the sentiment.  The final touch was the brown twine (The Twinery) around the card front and the flowers. Pixie Cottage wanted us to do their sketch and add some flowers and 4 Crafty Chicks wants us to use twine.

     It would be great if you'd join in on the challenge this week at the Tuesday Throwdown.  You don't even have to make up your own sentiment -- just print one instead of stamping it. You can print it with your own handwriting so you don't even need a computer, printer, or old typewriter (does anyone besides me still have a typewriter???)

     Thanks for stopping by to visit today and I hope to see lots of you at the Tuesday Throwdown challenges from now on.   Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. how cute is the image on this fab card :)

  2. Ahh, so sweet. Love the great colors you used.

  3. I love how you highlighted the fishbowl! We have an antique typewriter inside our front door. The neighbor kids always ask what it is LOL!

  4. NanaConnie, welcome to the team. It's going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to your wonderful creations.
    Your card is just adorable. I love the cute image and I always LOVE houndstooth. Great sketch!

  5. Nana Connie so glad you are a part of the team now :) You did a fab job coloring the image and the fun dps are so perfect!

  6. Connie, Great card, love your sentiment. Congrats on your DT position. You are a great person to be a DT member as you are so talented. Have a great day.

  7. Cute cute card!! I love the twine and the flowers you added to the card too. what's a typewriter?? - saw Yolanda's comment and I can't help myself... tee hee...

  8. So cute, Connie! He really does look like he's looking though that glass bowl too!
    Oh, and congrats - again - on your DT spot! Great.
    And YES....I actually still have a typewriter too!!! Scary, I know. I really don't use it but still have mine...maybe it'll be worth a ton of money some day! LOL!

  9. Your card is wonderful! I really like how you laid this out, and the flowers as accents. I also like how you colored the image, especially the diagonal stripes to show the glass effect on the fishbowl, and the glittery accents. So excited to have you as part of the Tuesday Throwdown team!!! :-)

  10. How super cute, I love how you colored in the image, accounting for the different shades behind the water! Fabulous twine accent and beautiful flowers, too! Congratulations on your DT spot as well! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  11. So cute! I love the sentiment! Welcome to the TT DT! We are so happy to have you!


  12. I am sooo excited for you being on the TT DT, Connie! Yay! Your unique sentiment is so cute, and should be a stamp! ;) THanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  13. Cute card, and I print my sentiments all the time. I don't have many stamped sentiments that make much sense lol.
    I wish I had a typewriter--I think the fonts on those are ever so charming. And when they print a little off once in a while, it's even better. Especially for vintage cards.

  14. Fabby card and oh boy do I like the twine you used. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  15. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Embossing Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!



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