Hey everyone! Welcome to the Birthday Bash and my Inspiration Challenge!!
CHALLENGE: Get inspired by the photo. Pull out a color combination, image, or theme. Create anything your heart desires! 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 TEBBDM. 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 the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be eligible for our grand prize! Just include your name and “I completed all 13 challenges!”
Okay, so here's the inspiration photo...
I think there are so many great elements in this photo to work from and I hope you like it too....the polka dots in the costume, the Halloween theme with the grouping of pumpkins and the ghost, the colors, the outdoor feel, and hey...there's a cupcake in it!
Here's the card I came up with from the photo:
I went with the polka dot and pumpkin theme for my card. The grouping of pumpkins in the photo totally reminded me of this pumpkin cuppie stamp from Year of Sweets III ...I love pumpkin stamps! Don't know what it is about them, but I love them! The punched sentiment and orange deckled rectangle behind the main image are both up on Taylor's foam tape. The square button and Intense Orange card base are from the newest Bundle & Key Ingredients that were just released in the TE Store today! The layout is Jen del Muro's sketch from Aug, 29th.
Here's the inside of the card too, in case you'd like to see:
SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: TE Year of Sweets III
Paper: Prism Intense Orange, PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Sweet Always DP, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft
Copics: G40, G21, 0, E41, E42, E43, R00, R11, RV21, YR15, YR04
Accessories: Deckled Rectangles, Circle Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch, Square Button, Brown String, Brown Gingham Ribbon, PTI Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Leafy Cuttlebug Folder
Card Size: 5" Square
I can't wait to see your cards, and good luck in the drawings!!