Thursday, November 15, 2012

TCP Tuesday 236-Wishing You Sunshine

This week’s TCP Tuesday challenge is an inspiration challenge, courtesy of Jen. Check out the clean, bold graphic lines in the photos—so fun! I knew right away that I wanted to do something inspired by the cool spoked mirror. The card's layout is based on this week’s I Spy Sketch Challenge.  The sketch's starburst panel echoes the look of the mirror beautifully!

My focal image is from the Wet Puddle stamp set. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out, then set it aside while I assembled the starburst background for behind the image. I used scraps of yellow patterned papers, alternating between dotted and striped papers for contrast while keeping a cohesive monochromatic color scheme.

Once the starburst panel was complete, I added a strip of silver cardstock to the bottom of the panel, then wrapped a piece of black satin ribbon around it, covering the seam between the two pieces. The image is added over the ribbon using foam tape to secure it. I die cut a strip of felt clouds using the CutUps Cloud Border die, then cut the clouds apart so I could add two to the sunburst panel. I stamped the set's "wishing you sunshine" sentiment just underneath the knot in the ribbon in black ink.

For all the details on this week’s challenge and how you can play along to be eligible to win this week’s Cat Cash prize, stop by the TCP forum on SCS.

Materials Used:
Wet Puddle stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black ink, CutUps Cloud Border die (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Dots & Stripes—Candy Shoppe-Lemon Drops designer paper (Echo Park); The Paper Studio yellow dotted designer paper (Hobby Lobby); black satin ribbon (Michaels); white felt; foam tape


  1. this is very very cute!! love it :) x

  2. Ohh....perfect use of the sketch and mirror inspiration!! Fabulous coloring and TCP image! Thanks for playing at I Spy!


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