I have been discovering Challenge blogs all over the internet lately!! Of course, it does make me happy to create cards - and submit to these challenges - whether for a prize or not - it is just FUN to play with images. The card I made this morning started out just for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge which was to use an Edwin from the Magnolia line. Edwin gets SO neglected - perhaps because there are so few images of him. I was DELIGHTED to be gifted this image from my friend Lynn - I don't personally have this stamp, so she stamped up a few of the images from the Summer Kit and they are quite adorable.
I looked through my massive stamp collection to see if I had a sentiment that might fit. I was thinking something like - 'just hanging around' or 'I'm hung up over you' - something quirky like that - and was even willing to create the sentiment myself on my computer and print it out - because I KNEW I didn't have anything like that - so when I came across this sentiment from Sweetstamps - I thought it was rather appropriate. I am sure Edwin gets in alot of binds and has to have Tilda help him out - and this is one that he really did well. I colored my Edwin with my Prisma Color Pencils - just LOVE coloring with them. You can't really see (because I covered it up) but there is a piece of black taffeta ribbon behind him and some patterned paper of water. I added a bit of 'cloud' using my scallop images to mask and then penned in some birds in the background. I decided to do this shaped card because I also discovered another challenge on the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog That challenge this week was to make a shaped card - well, when I looked at the Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges Blog and saw the sketch for the challenge - well - it just fit perfectly together.
So, there you have it - my Edwin for three different challenges.
I have work today - but will create until I have to go in - so back to the Paper Spa -
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