Saturday, September 5, 2009

TEBB Challenge #3 Hosted by Donna

Good morning Taylored Expressions/Cuppie Fans!! We’re so excited you’re joining us for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash! We’ve got so many fun challenges planned for you today and lots of SWEET prizes to celebrate Cuppie’s 1st Birthday!

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, color, and inspiration. You’ll have 5 days to complete these challenges and be eligible for the prizes. It's also o.k. to combine a few of the challenges so you don't have to make 13 cards (unless you really want to!) *wink*


My challenge is the first TECHNIQUE challenge of the day; I am a HUGE fan of the of paper-piecing your line art images, it gives you a FUN, easy option in lieu of coloring. All you do is pick out your patterned papers to coordinate with the rest of your supplies for your card or project. Then, you will stamp your image on your card layer directly, then stamp your image directly on the patterned paper and cut out on the line or just inside the line for a perfect fit, because then you glue your pattern piece onto your stamped layer.

So what do you need to do to participate?

CHALLENGE: Pick out your stamp set and pattern papers and follow the directions above if you've never tried this technique before. You’re not required to use Taylored Expressions images for our challenges, but if you got 'em, you may as well use 'em!

Here is the card I made for this challenge - I brought out one of my favorite Cuppies from last year's Trick or Sweet set illustrated by Jessie Oleson, dracula and he is standing in front of his spooky house from Frightful Night, also a release from a year ago. What I love about these sets is they never get old - they were JUST as FUN to use this week as they were LAST YEAR! That speaks VOLUMES to me as a consumer!

FUN PAPER-PIECING TIP: Since I planned on using the technique so it became a purple spider-web house compliments of the Basic Grey Eerie designer paper in the Halloween Key Ingredients! I did not have to mask the house after I stamped it so I could sponge in the spooky night sky, isn't that great? What I did do, though was make a few extra stars & a moon by using a watermark pen on the paper and embossed with clear embossing powder, the ink would 'resist' those areas and stay white.

Now you see how the house fit in perfectly on the background and it looks great, huh? I also want to point out to you the attic window on the house. You will notice it is not cut out and colored in with light in the windows like the others. That is because no one was hanging out in the attic that night. That's a place strictly for storage of non-Halloween decorations, like Christmas decorations. (that's my truthful explanation for having not realized I forgot to cut out the window until AFTER I had already made & photographed my card-HA!) Now you know I'm not perfect, nor do I ever claim to be. This card was a lot of work and I put my heart into it and did not have time to make another one. I hope you still like it & would be proud to own it if you win!

ANOTHER PAPER-PIECING TIP: In order to make dracula's cape look like it was really OVER his cupcake liner, I paper-pieced both with the purple designer paper. Then, I paper-pieced the cape with the polka dot paper so it was on top. It creates a more fluid and realistic effect.
KEYWORD: Upload your creation to your blog or online gallery (or both). If you’re uploading to online galleries, use the keyword TEBBDB. 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 favorite 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 gift certificate to the TE Store in addition to an 8x10 custom watercolor 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 13 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!” HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!
HAVE FUN & GOOD LUCK!

36 comments:

Karen Motz said...

Donna, your card is adorable!!! I love the paper layers to create the proper depth and you are Queen of the spooky sky!

Lori said...

Fun challenge Donna, I love to paper piece!! Thank you, here is my card
http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/2009/09/happy-birthday-cuppie.html

ryannmarin said...

Spooky sky Donna! Great challenge and a great card!

Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470306?&cat=500&ppuser=144026

Gingerbread Gal said...

Amazing card Donna! So spooky and cute! I LOVE paper piecing! Awesome challenge!

Here's my card:
http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/2009/09/te-birthday-bash.html

:)Rachel

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome card, Donna! Love the scene you created with that eerie sky!

I got a chance to play, too! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470667

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO fun Donna! I played too!
http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/2009/09/party-party-party.html

Dina said...

I LOVE paper pieceing Donna...your card is too cute! Here's mine:

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

Gwen said...

Hi Donna! such a cute little halloween card! thanks for the challenge :)here is my simple card:
http://mycraftydaysoff.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash_06.html

Julie said...

Great challenge!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1471290?&cat=500&ppuser=13926

Mary (Happy Now) said...

What an adorable card! Can't go wrong with paper piecing! ;) Thanks!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470971?&cat=14070

Lisa said...

Here's my entry

Please be sure to click for the close up. The velvet paper of his suit doesn't photograph well. Thanks!

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

What an adorable card! I combined your challenge with one of the sketches. Here it is: http://thecraftycat-michelle.blogspot.com/2009/09/birthday-bash.html

the whimsical butterfly said...

Thanks for a great challenge Donna! Here's mine:

http://thewhimsicalbutterfly.blogspot.com/2009/09/talk-about-playin-your-cards-right.html

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Love the card Donna, and great challenge! here is mine, which I combined 2 other challenges with (#6 and #9)

http://buckygirl.blo gspot.com/2009/09/hello-still-working-on-sasi-challenges.html

Karen Motz said...

Paper piecing is SO much fun and I had a blast doing the entire gingerbread house on my card:

http://paperplayhouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/home-sweet-home.html

NinaB said...

This was a fun challenge, Donna. Here's mine:

http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-is-most.html

Kelly S. said...

Here is mine combined with 2 other challenges:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472812?&cat=500&ppuser=146898

Paper piecing is my FAVE thing...so I LOVED this challenge!

Alex Maldonado said...

Donna I just LOVE this technique and your sample is amazing!! I love your background!!

Here is the PP I did on my teddy:

http://alexstamps.com/2009/09/07/baby-teddy

Dana White said...

I love paper piecing so I knew this was a challenge made for me! Here's my cardhttp://danashouseofcards.blogspot.com/2009/09/sleepy-in-mass.html

lynn said...

love the paper piecing challenge, donna! great halloween card, too!
here is my card:

http://www.millers-ink.net/2009/09/tebbdb-challenge-3-paper-piecing.html


thanks for the chance!

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

Love Paper Piecing...thanks for a fun challenge...here is my card:

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

Heather said...

Fun challenge. Here is my card:
http://cardoftheweek.ning.com/photo/taylored-expressions-challenge-7?context=album&albumId=2076575%3AAlbum%3A663272

Coralee Perry said...

Here is my card for the challenge

beadz said...

Your card is really cute! Love the midnight sky! Here is my card

Jackie said...

What a great challenge, I love the layers you used too! Great job!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473884?&cat=500&ppuser=44862

Carrie said...

Adorable!! Great challenge. Here is my card!

http://stampermom23boys.blogspot.com/2009/09/who-doesnt-love-cupcakes.html

Sharon Holden said...

Great challenge Donna, here is my card http://lollystamps.typepad.com/blog/2009/09/sasi-challenges-combo-3-11.html

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi Donna! I just realized my card fit your challenge!! LOL! I'm such a dork!! I LOVE to paper piece, too!

Here is mine: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1474350?&cat=500&ppuser=100666

Marge said...

Fun challenge! Here's mine:

http://maricopastamper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbdb-challenge-3.html

sunghee said...

Here is my card: http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/tebb-challenge-3/
Thank you!

Isabelle said...

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

Kelly Braund said...

So much fun & your card is super cool! Here's mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1474749?&cat=500&ppuser=152368

Randi said...

Well Donna I made the 13 total challenges! Thanks for the encouragement!

BishopsMommie said...

okay can I just say.. I feel so dumb I never even thought of doing this before.. How smart are you.. So this would be perfect for those times you dont have a copic color that you need and you have paper. I am so glad I did this you have just opened a new world to me.

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

JessicaK said...

I love this spoooooky card. So cute and perfect colors for Halloween. I usually paper piece clothing or table cloths, and this time I wanted to try paper piecing a solid shape - in this case hearts - in my Pocketful of Love card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1475010?&cat=500&ppuser=178164