Saturday, September 5, 2009

TEBB Challenge #2 Hosted by Karen M.

Welcome to Challenge #2 for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash! There are lots of fun challenges and fabulous prizes to celebrate Cuppie's 1st Birthday! We hope you'll play along in as many challenges as you can. Did you already start working on Taylor's challenge? Isn't her inspiration piece just yummy!

A new challenge will be posted each hour by our fabulous Baker's Dozen design team. We'll have a variety of challenges including sketch, technique, colour and inspiration. You'll have 5 days to complete these challenges and be eligible for the prizes.

My challenge is the first sketch challenge of the day and I've kept it clean and simple.


So what do you need to do to participate?

CHALLENGE: Create a card, scrapbook page or 3D item using the sketch. You're not required to use Taylored Expressions images for our challenges.

KEYWORD: Upload your creation to your blog or online gallery (or both). If you're uploading to online galleries, use the keyword TEBBKM. Then come back to this challenge and leave a comment with a direct link to your creation! In order to be eligible for the prizes, you must leave a comment with a link to your card by midnight PST Wednesday, September 9th.

PRIZE: I will choose my favourite creation from among all the participants and mail you the card I created for this challenge along with a $10.00 gift certificate to the TE Store!

GRAND PRIZE: One random person who participates in ALL 13 of our Birthday Bash challenges will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the TE Store in addition to an 8x10 custom watercolour Cuppie painting by our very own Jessie Oleson! Click here to check out all of Jessie's adorable artwork at her Etsy Shop. Once you complete and link all 12 challenges, send an email to tayloredexpressions@gmail.com to be eligible for our grand prize. Just include your name and "I completed all 13 challenges".

Here's the sample I created using Branching Out and Branching Out Coordinates.
I stuck with the simple layout but added plenty of detail and texture. The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream. The tire is paper pieced, the branch is covered with Espresso Dimensional Pearls, the leaves are popped for dimension and I added a swipe of Green Apple Smooch to each one after colouring them with copics. I pleated some paper and stitched the pleats down so they'd lie flat then added some ribbon. Lastly I added some Multicolour Twinkles for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for playing along! I can't wait to see what you bake up with the sketch! Don't forget to check back every hour for a day full of the fun challenges!

Happy stamping!
Karen


Stamps: Branching Out, Branching Out Coordinates
Paper: Choice Buttercream, Prism Blush Red Medium, Prism Frosted Yellow, Prism Suede Brown Dark, My Mind's Eye PP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: copics, circle Nestabilities, Espresso Dimensional Pearls, Green Apple Smooch, Multicolour Twinkles, foam tape, ribbon, sewing, scallop border punch.

50 comments:

Coralee Perry said...

I dont know if Im just hungry or if anyone else is thinking it, but the branch almost looks like chocolate! Mmmmmmmmmm!! lol Very cute, love the simple sketch.

Many more cheers Cuppie!

Donna said...

oh I love your card, Karen!! I made a card using your sketch I will upload later! it was FUN! what a sweet card!!

CoSaS rArAs Yo said...

Hi, Nice cards...

Muy bonitas tarjetas.

ryannmarin said...

Fabulous card Karen!

Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470020?&cat=500&ppuser=144026

Lori said...

Thanks Karen, I love this simple sketch!! Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-birthday-cuppie.html

the whimsical butterfly said...

Awesome sketch...here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470577?&cat=all&what=keywords&si=TEBBKM

Coralee Perry said...
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Coralee Perry said...

Very cute cards everyone! :)

Here is mine!

One last time before bed....
Happy Birthday to you Cuppie!!!

Sharon Holden said...

Hi Karen, great sketch! Here is my card http://lollystamps.typepad.com/blog/2009/09/challenge-card-1.html

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome sketch and pretty sample card! :)

Here's mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470667

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

One down, 12 to go - EEEK!

http://buckygirl.blogspot.com/2009/09/lots-of-challenges.html

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Karen! I played too!!
http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/2009/09/party-party-party.html

TannyP said...

Fabulous sketch! I gave it a try for a clean & simple card.

HERE

Dina said...

Awesome sketch Karen!! I just got my Nesstabilities on Friday and I was so happy to finally be able to play in a sketch challenge with a large circle-LOL!!! Here's mine:

http://mrsnoodlesdoodles.blogspot.com/2009/09/yummyhappy-birhtday.html

Gwen said...

OH! Such a cute card & a great sketch!!! here is my card!
http://mycraftydaysoff.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash.html

Mary (Happy Now) said...

I like this sketch! Here's my card, which I combined with Charmaine's color challenge. Thanks!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470974?&cat=14070

Julie said...

Very lovely sketch!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1471291?&cat=500&ppuser=13926

Lisa said...

Here's my entry

Alex Maldonado said...

Thanks for the wonderful sketch Karen!! I decided to make a scrapbook page with it!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1471603?&cat=500&ppuser=43912

Marge said...
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Marge said...

Here's mine:
http://maricopastamper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbkm-challenge-2.html

Jackie said...

This sketch is just too cute! I love the sample you made for this one too! Great job hosting!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472316?&cat=500&ppuser=44862

Whimsey said...

Thanks for the great sketch; the challenges were so much fun!!

My entry for the sketch challenge is towards the bottom of my post:

http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2009/09/sasi-challenges.html

TFL!

Donna said...

love your sketch, here's a card I made! of course, don't enter me in the contest *wink*
http://www.serenityinstamping.com/2009/09/te-birthday-bash-in-full-swing.html

Heather said...

Great sketch! Here is my card:
http://cardoftheweek.ning.com/photo/taylored-expressions-challenge-4?context=user

Kelly S. said...

Here is mine combined with Jodi's colors!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472811?&cat=500&ppuser=146898

COOOL sketch, thanks so much!

Elaine said...

I was able to participate. Here's my card:
http://sugarandpaper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbkm.html

NinaB said...

What a great sketch to work with. Here's mine:
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/another-multi-challenge-card.html

TannyP said...

LOVE the colors you chose! I went for subdued with your cool sketch. It's Here

Kelly Braund said...

Love your card, I love that set!
Here's mine:
http://kellystamps.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebb-challenge-2.html

Carrie said...

Great card!! Love this sketch!

Here is my card!

http://stampermom23boys.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbkm.html

Dana White said...

This is a great sketch, it was so much fun to make this card sitting across from you - like old times my BFF! http://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/2009/09/sleepy-in-mass.html

jo said...

What a fun sketch!

Here's my card: HERE'S my card!

lynn said...

thanks for a great sketch, and the fun!

here is my card;

http://www.millers-ink.net/2009/09/tebbkm-challenge-sketch.html

Ann Kranitz said...
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Ann Kranitz said...

FUn sketch my friend!!

Here is my card!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473509?&cat=500&ppuser=171460

beadz said...

Thanks for the sketch! Here is my card

Janice M said...

Fun sketch! Here is mine.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473554?&cat=500&ppuser=116312

Margaret de Witt said...

Loved the sketch Karen. I will be using this many times over. Your card is so beautiful as well. I have included a link to my card.

http://whimsicalcreationsunlimited.blogspot.com/2009/09/stamp-sweet-impression-2-more.html

Angela said...

nice sketch, thanks for the inspiration

Here is my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1474146?&cat=500&ppuser=148742

Angela

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sketch challenges are my favorite - thanks for the fun sketch Karen!

sunghee said...

My scrapbook layout:
http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/tebb-challenge-2/

Isabelle said...

here's my take on the challenge thanks!
http://isabelle1976.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash.html

Crafty Math Chick said...

In case you can't access my card by clicking on my name:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1474347?&cat=500&ppuser=88429

BishopsMommie said...

thanks for a fun and cute sketch.. I just found your site last week.. and the stamps are so cute..I dont have any yet..but I hope to soon.

BishopsMommie said...

duh forgot my link ...sorry

http://mayofamilyblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash.html

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Here is my card (and both my daughters played along on this one):

http://purrfectpapercreations.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebb-2.html

Chris

JessicaK said...

Yay! I got to play! I love this sketch and would like to play around more with some new stamps. For now, this Pocketful of Love will have to do: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1475010?&cat=500&ppuser=178164

Randi said...

Here's my card. Thanks

Randi said...

Ok maybe this is my card.