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Friday, February 19, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 101

Hi everyone and WELCOME FRIDAY!!! I have another very special challenge for you this week! This week, Taylor is doing a Dragonfly Card Drive benefiting the Neo-Natal Unit at Sanford Memorial in Sioux Falls, SD. Taylor has both a friend and sister-in-law that are nurses at Labor and Delivery at SMC and the dragonfly symbolizes hope for families who have lost a child during delivery or during the early stages of life. So what they need and have asked for, are handmade cards featuring dragonfly images. Will you help?? :) Please consider making and donating some cards featuring dragonflies...from any stamp company! As a thank you for participating, Taylor will enter your name to win a $50 gift card to the TE store! Ok, let's take a look at the sketch (no need to use the sketch for your card!) and my take while you're thinking and then I'll give some more details. :)

And here's what I came up with...

And here's some more details:

  • Create cards (1 or as many as you'd like) that feature a dragonly image (from ANY stamp company.) Sentiments can be things such as "thinking of you" and inspirational quotes or they can be blank.
  • If your cards are standard A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") Taylored Expressions will provide the envelopes. If your cards are any other size then we ask that you please send a blank envelope along with each card donation.
  • The more entries we receive, the more prizes there will be. Taylored Expressions will give away 1 $50 Gift Certificate for every 50 entries received. So there will be one GC given if we receive 99 cards or less. For 100-149 we will give 2 gift certificates, for 150-199 there will be 3 gift certificates and so on.
  • You will be entered into the drawing once for EACH card you send in with no limit. The more entries, the better your chance to win.
  • Please visit Taylor's Blog for the mailing address!!
  • Cards must be received no later than March 25th.
So, for my card, I did something different and new to me! Instead of having a square panel, I painted on some White Crackle Paint and then applied a border rub-on on top of that. I thought that was sooo super cool at the time, LOL! I also rotated the sketch. Paper is from the Urban Artsy line by Melody Ross.

I hope you can participate!

Here's some more inspiration for ya in the meantime. :)


Jami said...

Wow Melissa that is so not what I was expecting, but it IS really cool! Really cool! The crackile paint and rub-on border is so creative! Beautiful result!

Lori Craig said...

THUD.... that dusting on the dragonfly wings is incredible... beautiful. I know this will touch the eventual recipient. Have a wonderful weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Melissa. Love the papers... that frame images... the buttons! :o)

Lynn Mercurio said...

Holy cow, Melissa. This is really stunning!

Danni said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!!

Alice Wertz said...

great take on the sketch!! gorgeous card!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Beautiful card Melissa! The details are amazing as always. Truly incredible!
:) Rachel

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