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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Smarties and Splodges for the Lollipop Ladies

Hi everyone - Challenge 67 for the Lollipop Ladies is based around a photo of a stack of Smarties:

The twist is to use a die cut or a punch somewhere on your creation.

 Now, for some reason we don't get many entries for this Challenge and we need seven of them before any prize to be issued. I don't really understand why we don't get entries, as the challenge photo's are really good and the twists are fun, and the inspiration from my team mates on the DT is out-standing. Why not have a go - or if you know why this one doesn't seem to work, let me know.....' cause I have no idea. 

 My thoughts of Smarties ran along these lines - the lolly where the dye does not run onto your hand when you grab a handful to eat.  Yummy chocolate insides and crunchy sugary outside - do you crunch or do you first suck off the sugar coating and then let the chocolate melt on your tongue? Dye.......splodges of colour......... splodges????? Mmmmmm.........out came the Tim Holtz Distressed Paint bottles, and BANG - three splodges before you know it!

I CASed this of course! Saw it first done in Craft Stamper mag, and had cut it out and kept it for my inspiration book - hurriedly flicked through and found it, and then had to look for a suitable flower. I selected a flower from SU Flower Shop set, and stamped it with TH Distress ink Soot.  This takes a long time to dry - be warned - and I marked the card so I had to quickly grad a black pen and doodle in some specks to cover these up! 

I used the same sentiment, and hand wrote it as well - my Grandaughter Lily told me the other day that my birthday card for her was "Totally Awesome, Nin"!  So, that's me - "Totally flippin' AWESOME" to be exact! The die cut is from Spellbinders - Labels.

I used SU Whisper White and SU Real Red to mount, and faux stitching with a black pen. The base card is a commercial square blank in pearly black. I tried to get in most of the colours of the smarties in the photograph - except for the mauve and orange.  

I will enter this in the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz: No 1: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Hip to be square - like the card


Anonymous said...

Encouraging/inspirational words. Got me stumped a bit too.
Great card! Thanks for sharing all the details.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Susan

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Susan.

greetings karin

Donna said...

Lovely card Susan...thanks so much for joining us over at 4 Krafty Girlz
Hugs Donna DT xx

~ Barb said...

Good idea to add the specks, they work perfectly with your splodges ;) And it is totally flippin awesome, lol.
{Hugs} Barb

Scrappy Beads said...

I enjoyed my visit with you!! I ♥ your posts.

I just had to "follow" you so not to miss anything! It would make me so happy if you would follow me too. :)

Have a beautiful week!

Lots of BIG Hugs,


Merry said...

What a fantastic take on that challenge. Those flowers are beautiful.

Digi Darla said...

Beautiful card Susan...


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