Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

Well, today is my last card for TTCRD. I am stepping down, as my term has come to an end. I would like to thank Colleen Holmes so much for having me serve on her fabulous DT! And thanks to Sandi and Jo for providing such great leadership while I was there! It has been such a pleasure working with so many talented peeps. I'd thank them all individually, but with my aging brain, I'd forget one and hurt her feelings. So I'll just thank all members of the A & B teams while I was there. You know who you are! And it was a blast working with all of you.

This week our sponsor is Squigglefly. They have scads of fabulous images, done by several different artists. So you can always find something to suit your needs. Good luck with the draw! 

I decided to once again use a sketch and picked CLP Sketch #58:

I chose Squigglefly Cover Girl for my image this week. She just spoke to me. Don't ask me what she said, because I can't remember that either--aging brain again. But I know it was something nice or I never would have selected her. I printed her on MICBC and then colored her with Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Eyes: E17

I wanted her to be the main focus of the card, so I picked neutral DP from the Basic Grey Little Black Dress collection, and distressed it with my Zutter Distrezz-It-All. And I used black Stampin' Up CS with my DP. Since the Cover Girl was nude, (gasp), I created a fancy bodice for her with some black floral lace. And then I did my usual die-cutting using: Memory Box Palace Oval Frame, Macarena Corner, Madeira Corner, and Typewriter Lower. (I didn't plan ahead to use dies from only one company--that's just the way it worked out.)

I also added some other embellies: chipboard dragonfly and fancy corner from Make It Crafty; Stampin' Up Vanilla Flower Trim; Maya Road Dress Form Clip; a black dress form button; some black beaded floral wire; ecru lace; and black mini pom trim. And that does it for me. 

Do check out the wonderful creations by the rest of Team A this week. Such a great group of talented gals--I am sad to leave them. And, if you haven't gotten your subscription to Through The Craft Room Door magazine, why not? It's a great publication--chock-full of fabulous tutorials, free digital images, and design ideas. Well worth the small investment you would have to make. To check out the current Spring issue, just watch the video to the right of my blog post. Have a terrific Tuesday!


  1. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the image and the papers are just fab as is the design and colour scheme.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the image, wonderful colouring and the papers and embellishments looks amazing. I especially like the frame around the image
    hugs Sue xx

  3. This is gorgeous Penny! I love the colors and your coloring is fantastic! All of the added extras really make it pop. Great inspiration!

  4. gorgeous penny!! i just love the beautiful image you have used... the colours are so elegant aswell...and of course you did a gorgeous job of the sketch. glad to see you playing along at clp too :D

  5. She definitely looks like a cover girl! Gorgeous with the super fabulous embellishments!

  6. You know already Penny, but I lvoe this card!!
    We will miss you sooooo much at TTCRD, glad we still have the Outlawz :-D
    Enjoy your vacation and stay safe!!

  7. fab card! love the pearls and frame

  8. You card is elegant and so gorgeous. I love it all, beautiful design and beautiful coloring, papers and dies. Love the black pearls.

  9. Just gorgeous and I love how the image pops from the rest of the design.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. wow, your card is gorgeous - so beautiful. Love it Penny
    It's so elegant....wow
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  11. Hi sweetie, this is fabulous love the colours too huggles Pops x x x

  12. Hi luv, this is an awesome creation that is beautifully crafted. just love it. What a beauty and eye catching details. Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

  13. Penny, your card is gorgeous. Love your coloring and the beautiful paper. Those are elegant pearls. You are so creative!

  14. Penny, a beautiful card especially one as you leave the DT! One of my favorite dies..and this is awesome in black!

  15. Penny, Your card is just amazing, I love your choice of embellishment and the image it is so elegant. The black and white theme and your sketch with her red hair sure makes her the main focus and your coloring totally rocks.
    Hugs, Patricia

  16. Loving your gorgeous coloring and embellishing on this card- love the die cut that is framing her face!

  17. Wow. Fabulous!

    She's gorgeous and colored so well. I love her hair color. I also love her lace bodice, the die cuts, and papers you chose.

  18. Hi Penny,
    Great colouring, she's really standing out against the black papers and embellishments on the card. Looks fab with the pearl spray and the little black dress form. Thanks for sharing with us @CLP. Hugz, Sandy


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Hugs, Penny