Saturday, April 14, 2012

TGF Customer Chat & Challenge

Hello Friends & Followers!  Last night I had the honor of hostessing The Greeting Farm's April Customer Chat & Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers - it was a BLAST!  The chat might be over, but you have until Monday at 1 pm EST to upload your card - so I hope you will play along (also, the prize is AH-MAZE-ZING if you need that kind of extra incentive).  The theme was 'musicals' and the challenge was to create a card using a musical play or movie as inspiration using your TGF stamps.  Here is the first one:
(Please click on the photo for clearer resolution - I have no idea why Blogger is making my photos look fuzzy lately, they look fine once you click on them).  I don't have a lot of TGF stamps, so I had to kind of work backwards, looking at the stamps and saying 'What musical could these represent?"  When I saw this kitty image in TGF's Fur-ever set (LOL, which had puppies in it of course) I thought of the poster for the Broadway play 'CATS' which is predominantly black with a yellow cat's eye in the middle with folks dancing over the pupil, so that is what inspired this layout.  This card also fulfills the following additional challenges:


I made a second sample for the challenge as well.  This time based on the musical movie 'White Christmas' with Bing Crosby:
I thought little Holiday Anya's outfit reminded me of that scene at the end of the movie when the main characters are dressed up like Santa & Mrs. Claus standing around the Christmas tree and they open the back door to see it is finally snowing at the lodge (sorry if that was a spoiler for some folks who haven't seen the movie yet).  I created a snowy scene tearing some pre-glittered white paper by DCWV (doesn't show up super sparkly in this photo, but it is IRL) and used a piece of patterned paper from their winter stack to make it look like it is snowing in the background as well.  I punched the tree out of Garden Green cardstock with an EK Success tree punch and added some rhinestones as ornaments and the star on top (I meant to string some silver or gold cord back and forth to look like a garland, but forgot and attached it to the card first, DOH!).  This was my first attempt coloring 'TGF hair' - what do you think of how it came out?  This card also fulfills the requirements of Do You Stack Up's Challenge 67 - Glitter & Bling (sponsored in part by TSG - WOO HOO!!)
     Thank you all for stopping by to see my creations and read my ramblings!  I hope you have a GREAT weekend and hope to be posting more for you to see later today or tomorrow.  Cheers!
~Crafty Math Chick

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Both are soooooo cute!

Shirley said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Fab'N'Funky this week!

Suzanne said...

Super cute!!!

About the blurry pics - trying uploading them to Flickr (or a similar site) and then inserting them in your post from there instead. That might help. ;)

Kylie said...

Both of your cards are simply adorable! LOVE the Yellow with your black card!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Janette said...

What a fabulous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

carol said...

Hello...Super card for our Animal challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, so glad you could play along, x carol

lis-m said...

really pretty cardThanks for joining us over @ Crafters companion for the 4 legged friends challenge . Good luck!
Hugs x. love the lemon....s...

Mary Jo said...

Both cards are adorable. Love the Christmas dress-it's fab! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

princesskitten said...

I will let you off starting Christmas as it's so cute ;-)

kitten - DYSU team

Sue W said...

2 very cute cards.....thanks for playing along with us.

Wendy said...

Great cards...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are adorable, Meredith! I hope that spring is finding all of you well!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great cards!!!! Love both images!
I find the same thing w/ Blogger pictures. So frustrating!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the blog visit :)

Lisa said...

Aww cute cards!

Thanks for joining us at the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

Lisa x

Kathy said...

Your cards are wonderful!! So happy to have found you!<3

The Other Patti Sue said...

Adorable creations!Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Two super cute cards!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea

Sue said...

Beautiful cards, oh so cute! fabulous colouring in both too!
Thank you for sharing with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Moira said...

Love your critter!!

Sorry for the late response.. life has been a little hectic!!

Thanks for joining us over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!!

Hope you see you again this week!!