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Friday, April 22, 2011

New Challenge + Exciting News!

There's a new challenge up at Guylou's Inimitability! My friend and fellow GI DT member Tracy picked the it, and I know you'll love it!  For this challenge, you'll need to used the following color combo from Creative Khaki:

AND, as a twist, Tracy has asked that you use an unconventional household object on your card.  You have until 10 p.m. on May 5 to upload your card. Remember, you don't have to use a GI stamp to enter the challenge (but there are freebies all over the place including an adorable wedding digi that's up now on CDAC). Also, if you're chosen as the random winner, you'll receive 2 Guylou's Inimitability digi stamps and an opportunity to be a GDT on a later challenge!  Our GDT for this challenge is my super sweet, South African friend Theresa aka Flatback Pearl! (I've decided I'm going to call her that from now on as she has gifted me a number of times with pearls in all colors and sizes!)  Sounds like a pirate name, right? Seriously...she's a sweetie pie!

Here's my card for the challenge:

Caroline is my digi stamp from Guylou's Inimitability, and my unconventional item is a sheet of styrofoam padding. My mom just ordered an exercise machine; I put it together and was looking at all those sheets wondering if I could do something with them. Let me tell you, it's not the easiest product to work with. I tried a Copic marker, Staz-On ink, and regular Colorbox ink AND the blow dryer. I don't know if that flower has dried yet! You might not be able to see them, but there are little black leaves on the side of the flower. Okay... rambling... The stamps behind Caroline are from Hero Arts (Trees, Birds, and Messages) and CTMH (True Friends); the bottom sentiment is by K&Co (Amy Butler Lotus Greeting Stamps). Martha Stewart punch, Spica atyou glitter pen over the sentiment, We R Memory Keepers grommet... Done!

Guylou's Inimitability has new stamps coming soon! So, we're going to have a blog hop May 6 - 8 to showcase them! Because I like you, here's a sneak peek...

See you in the challenge!


  1. Great card Trina. Love your twist! Great coloring and design!

  2. Trina... I just love how you stamped all the wording on the bg pp and the design is awesome! styrofoam padding sounds like a hard material to use; I am glad you told me your experience, I don't think I will try to use that stuff. :)
    Beautiful card!!

  3. Wow...what a wonderful card. Love your idea for the styrofoam...great way of recycling it! And that dp you made with the stamps...fabulous! And I love the border that you did with it.

  4. I had to LOL @ Flatback I have received quite a few packages of them from her too.. I think that is why that struck me so funny.
    Anyway, love your card.. way to go with the Styrofoam... I would have never in a million years thought to make a cool flower out of it and it totally looks awesome. I really am diggin the way you did the different sentiments behind her too.

  5. Trina, I like the stamped sentiments as a background. Great idea. And the way you colored Caroline is amazing. She is one of my favs to.
    Wonderful card!

  6. Love the handmade stamped bg paper - soooo very cool and totally fits the image which you've colored wonderfully!!The styro flower is amazing!! You did it again, girl...awesome card!

  7. Oh how fab sweetie! Your coloring is so good especially the hair- I am working hard on that one.
    Haven't met the pearl lady
    blessings to you, Dawn ll


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