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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Challenges!!

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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Paula said...

Love your colouring of his shoes & socks & the softness you are achieving in your colouring is so attractive & different. Well done with the challenges - addictive aren't they.
Paula (PEP)

Kylie said...

Hahaha, you'll be "hooked" on challenges now, just like little Edwin! A gorgeous card too.
Thanks for playing at Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges,

Cindy2 said...

OK, challenges will become addictive and then you'll be neglecting your "real" life for the fantasy one. You have a good start, too, this is so cute. Thanks for joining us at the MSL challenge, and stop again, you are always welcome. Cindy2

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Such a cute image and great job with our sketch.
Thanks so much for joining the TPS Monthly Challenge.
Kristy x

Angela said...

Oh this is so cute!!! I love this Edwin image and the sentiment is perfect!!! Love this!! Thanks for joining our TPS Monthy Challenge.

Kylie said...

Oh Edwin is just too cute! Thanks for joining in the fun at TPS monthly challenges.

Hugs, Kylie ox