Saturday, September 5, 2009

TEBB Challenge #9 Hosted by Sharon Harnist

Good afternoon -- we're excited you've been here today helping us celebrate Cuppie's 1st birthday!

I have an inspiration challenge for you this hour -- just about the polar opposite from Taylor's bold, bright and graphic one ... mine is shabby/chic & distressed!





This is one of my favorite styles , so I hope you'll join me and give it a try! Think soft, muted colors accented with brown for an aging effect, distressed & shabby!

CHALLENGE: Get inspired by the photo -- Pull out a color combination, single image or element, theme, or maybe even a layout and use it to 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 TEBBSH. Then come back to this challenge thread 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!

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE 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 -- WOW!

Here's the card I created for my inspiration challenge, using For The Love of Cupcakes set. I drew my color choice from the inspiration photo, as well as using a grouping of three cupcakes on a hanging plaque. It's 5.50" square.

Thanks so much for play along -- I can't wait to see how YOU are inspired! Don't forget to check back for four more challenges today!

Happy Stamping! ~ Sharon
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Stamps: For The Love of Cupcakes.

Paper: TE
Choice Buttercream, October Afternoon, Teal patterned paper from TE The Paces You'll Go Key Ingredients Kit.
Ink:
Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress, Copic Markers: BG11, BG72, R83, R85, E33, E57, W2.
Accessories:
Spellbinders Fancy Tags & Mega Rectangles-Sm dies, Star Dust Stickles, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls, transparent glitter, foam tape, aqua satin ribbon, corner rounder







27 comments:

Coralee Perry said...

Love the seafoam green and light pink color combo. I think thats what I will use...maybe even with a cupcake! :)

ryannmarin said...

Loved this challenge! I was inspired by the colors for my card here:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470762?&cat=500&ppuser=144026

Mary (Happy Now) said...

I just played up the pink and brown in the photo, but I love your cards with the blue as well... I also managed to combine this with two other TEBB challenges! Thanks!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1470986?&cat=14070

Vera Ling said...

Here's my card. The colors just super fun. http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expression-birthday-bash.html

Lisa said...

Here's my entry

the whimsical butterfly said...

Here's my card combined w/ Laura's sketch for your challenge, Sharon! LOVED this!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1471850?&cat=500&ppuser=84123

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

here is mine:

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

ctprezzia said...

First time making a shabby card...hope this isn't too bad...
http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/2009/08/amoronia.html
:)

Lori said...

Hi Sharon! This was a fun challenge for me, I usually don't go with this style, thanks!! Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/2009/09/dotted-present.html

Gwen said...

Hi Sharon!! your card is gorgeous!! I have not done much of the shabby chic thing but love the look of it! Thanks for the challenge here is my card:
http://mycraftydaysoff.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-birthday-bash-10.html

beadz said...

I love your card and really enjoyed this challenge! Here is my card.

Kelly S. said...

LOVED your inspiration pieces and your sample! Here is mine combined with Karen's sketch:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472813?&cat=500&ppuser=146898

Jackie said...

This card was just so pretty, and the picture was wonderful! I did try it out, hopefully you like it! Thanks for hosting a fun challenge!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1472885?&cat=500&ppuser=44862

Kelly Braund said...

Great challenge, your card's adorable!Here's mine:
http://kellystamps.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebb-challenge-9.html

Ann Kranitz said...

Pulled from the green and pink for mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1473502?&cat=500&ppuser=171460

Heather said...

The colors reminded me of babies so I made a baby card: http://cardoftheweek.ning.com/photo/taylored-expressions-challenge-8?context=album&albumId=2076575%3AAlbum%3A663272

Coralee Perry said...

Here is my card

I loved the colors Sharon!! :) Thanks for letting me participate.

Carrie said...

Great card and challenge! Here is my card. This was so much fun. I've never really distressed before but now I am definitely going to again.

http://stampermom23boys.blogspot.com/2009/09/taylored-expressions-challenges.html

NinaB said...

Here are my cards CARD #1
CARD #2.

Jami said...

Loved these colors and the shabby chic style!

http://jami.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/09/09/shabby-chic-for-tebb/

Sharon Harnist said...

subscribing

Marge said...

Here's my card:
http://maricopastamper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebbsh-challenge-9.html

sunghee said...

Here is my art work (hehe): http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog/tebb-challenge-9/
Thank you!

Isabelle said...

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

Elaine said...

Fun challenge; I like the soft colors. Here's my card:
http://sugarandpaper.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebb-challenge-9.html

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Better late than never . . . . here is my card (and my daughter played along too) . . .

http://purrfectpapercreations.blogspot.com/2009/09/tebb-9.html

Chris

JessicaK said...

I loved the soft color shades in the top right photo and used those in this Pocketful card, along with paper and some ink distressing

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1475010?&cat=500&ppuser=178164