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Friday, July 22, 2011

TESC143 "Dude! You Rock"

Hey and Happy Friday all!
While Fridays are always great, it's an extra special, happy Friday for me today as I am one of the guest samplers for today's TESC143 sketch.

Thanks, Taylor for this opportunity!

When I saw the sketch in my e mail from Taylor, I knew almost immediately what I wanted to create with it. I've used one of the new July release stamp sets, Moka Justin. Isn't he just the cutest? I have two teen nephews who I love to pieces, and Justin makes me think of them. When I saw this set at release time, I knew I'd be snapping it up.

Here's the inside:

Justin is colored with Copics. The patterned papers are from last year's Rockstar Key Ingredients kit. (I thought a perfect showcase for Justin.) No ribbon and bow for Justin, so for the horizontal element, I used the guitar strings and the "You Rock" stamps from the TE 2010 "You're My Hero" stamp set and a paper guitar die piece from the 2010 Rockstar KI kit to finish the sentiment. The blue paper star die is also from the same KI kit.

To participate in this week's TESC, just create a card using the above sketch as inspiration. Upload your card to Splitcoaststampers and use the key word TESC143. All of the details can be found on Taylor's blog here.

To view the samples of the fabulous, regular TESC sketch crew artists and Pattie Goldman, my co-guest sampler for today, click on their links below:

Stamps: Moka Justin and You're My Hero by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: TE blue, black, green and choice snow white
Patterned paper: Teen Angst by We R Memory Keepers (2010 Rockstar KI kit)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Spica glitter pen in silver, Color Box chalk ink for inside sentiment
Other: classic circle Nesties, medium and small black brads, paper star and guitar dies from 2010 Rockstar KI kit, Seeing Spots EF, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Wow! So much fun to be a part of this. Thanks all and have a great weekend.



  1. Fabulous Card! Love your take on the sketch! Wonderful work!

  2. Congrats Colleen! This card is awesome! I love how you so cleverly turned the sentiment into a guitar!


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