Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lots of Challenges :)

OK can I just tell you that today's first card really lived up to the challenge of pleasure and pain???  LOL  The challenge I made this for is the:

So the pleasure of this card was coloring the rather large Tiddly Inks image that I printed out, as I always love using these images.  The rest - a giant pain.  Here's the story:  first of all, I couldn't find any suitable DP for what I wanted to do - so I spent money on printable digi paper from Tiddly Inks that matched the card.  So the first pain was spending money.  hee hee  Then I decided to use silver accents - I really find eyelets a pain, so I went with them.  THEN I decided that because I was using silver, I wanted to try out some of the SU! Silver Smooch Spritz that I had never used yet... OMG WHAT A ROYAL PAIN!!!!  LOL  I didn't realize I had the cap off already and I was tugging and tugging and SPLAT!  Silver Smooch Spritz all over the back (thank God) of my already-colored image and my brand new light pink T-shirt (it came out in the wash just fine).  So after all that debacle, here's what I finally came up with:

Do you like?  I really like that Smooch Spritz stuff, but I admit I didn't realize it was this dark.  The big splotches were what bled through from my little, er, accident... hee hee  Then I spritzed the front lightly.  I just wanted to give it a darker, more gothic effect.  Anyway, the image is called Made For You and is colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  I'm also entering it into the:

Next up - as a member of the Just Some Lines Design Team, I wanted to help promote our sponsorship of the challenge at:
Pile It On - Crooked Angles

So of course I had to make sure I piled on the challenges... so I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #52 - Use an Animal

Cupcake Craft Challenges #145 - Things with Tails

Lollipop Crafts - Inspired by Song (the song I chose was "Stray Cat Strut" by the Straycats)

I used the Just Some Lines digital stamp Cat in a Hat 1, which you can find in the store here.  I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  DP is from My Mind's Eye.  Gemstone stickies are from my stash. 

Don't forget to check out the ANGEL RELEASE PARTY this afternoon at 3:00 EST at Michelle Perkett's Paper Craft Planet group!  Peace.


  1. LOL Jenn you made me laugh with your pleasure & pain desciption - you poor thing but wow the card looks great for the challenge - well done - busy busy again!!!!!

  2. Great cards, Jenn! I'm with you on the eyelets and actually the spritzing to. I ALWAYS mess up the spritzing. So is your pleasure the Smooch after all is said and done? LOL Looks great to me. Love the image with the paper. Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers AND us Minions at HDH. Adorable kitty, too. xxD

  3. Love your story of pain ..... Great cards!!!

  4. You really did the pleasure pain thing justice. This card is fantastic and the bit that bled through only adds to how cool it looks. Loving the bg papers x

  5. Two great cards. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  6. Beautiful cards, Jenn! And your cat is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  7. I like all the splotches...looks like it was on purpose...hehe
    And I love how you only used her top part...nice! :)

    cute cat too!

  8. morning jenn!! omg i lurve your 'messed up' distressy look on your card, it is so cool and the papers look fab too! thankyou for sharing it with us this week over on tiddly inks huge hugs Lou xxx

  9. Jenn!!! I nearly choked on my coffee as I was reading this! LOL! You are too funny girl! I LOVE the splotches!!! If you hadn't told us that it was an oopsy I'd never have known!! You did an amazing job! I LOVEEEEEEEE how you used the TI designer paper! And I also LOVE your kitty card. Beautiful coloring and I love your layout!! I hope you are having a beautiful Monday morning!!


  10. LOL! But it all looks great - and intentional! Both cards are just awesome.

  11. Great card, sorry it gave you so much trouble! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  12. Jenn all of these are fab hon!! I like the spritzing job too - looks perfect with this Goth card!!! I love your little corner embellishment too - nice touch! Gorgeous girly!
    As always thanks for joining us!!! You know I love stopping by your fabby blog!

  13. The cat is so cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.