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Monday, August 10, 2009

TPE Color Challenge--Happy Birthday

Good Morning---I can't believe that I already made this one for The Pink Elephant challenge. I needed a really fast card this morning and thought of their challenge that was just posted. We were to use brown, turquoise and neutral colors. I've had this paper from Cloud 9 Designs that fit perfectly. Although the photos don't do this card justice, it looks so much better irl... (You can click on the photos for a better view)
I used the birthday Cuttlebug embossing plate and sandpapered the embossed part. I really need to use that machine more to. I also used the skull from Tim Holtz' grungeboard and added Distress Crackle paint to that. The starburst brad is one of my favorites right now from Karen Foster. They are just soo fun and adds some great texture. I also pierced holes around the card and circles and roughed up the edges for a distressed look.
the inside view
just alittle closer view of the crackle skull. I just love this stuff and always love the chance to use it on something....lol...(even my bathroom walls--the real stuff though)....
Well have a great day and stop on over at The Pink Elephant and play along with the challenge this week. They have the best challenges and the Design Team totally ROCKS!!!! Thanks again ladies for another great challenge!!!! Hugs from Charm City

12 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow! Love this combination of grunge and bling! Gotta go try some of that crackle paint. The effect is AWESOME! xxD

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Nancy!!!! Been WAY too long since I've come to your place to play! This is FABULOUS!!! Sure hope you're doing well! HUGS!

Ann said...

wow that cackle paint is so effective - I'd love to give that a try out. A great cardwith some lovely combined skills.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Scrappy Witch said...

I love the crackle on the skull! Great card, love your Halloween one too!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

Oh there you are!!!...and I finally have your blog on my list...I have missed you so so much...I love this card...I know a teenage girl..a real sweetie that this card would be perfect for...great job.... hey I just bought those same pearls on sale half off....love what you did with them.
hugs
Jeannie

Lana said...

Hi Nancy,
I love this funky card my sis would love it....
hugs
Lana x

Carol said...

Wow Nancy, this is fab!! Love the skull and the bling and those brads are gorgeous :) Great card!
Thanks for playing our colour challenge...

Hugs
Carol x
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

itsabrt said...

Fab card love you detail shots! BR-T

Berit said...

Greate card. Love the bling !

Berit

PaperCrafty said...

Great card!! Love the crackle on the skull. Thanks for playing with us at TPE!!

Sheri
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

tina said...

Cool crackle effect! I still haven't gotten that down :( Thanks for creating with us @ TPE this week. :)

LORi said...

Wow!!
Thanks for joining us at TPE!!