The TGF challenge was to case this card. I will have to be honest. This challenge was tough for me!! I am still having a hard time getting used to this new style of multi layered mats. I am used to 1 mat and then on with the show! :) Here's what I finally came up with:
The image is Grad Anya and I was lucky enough to win her and Ian during the blog hop a few weeks ago. That was the main reason I chose this image for my case. The patterned papers are from DCWV. The solid cardstock is Only Orange and Tempting Turquoise from SU. I colored Anya with my Bics. The sentiment is from a SU graduation stamp set. I can't think of the name for some reason. I cut the star from the patterned paper and wrote the '09.
The second card was much easier for me! I am pretty happy with how this card turned out.
The cute, little monkey is from "All That Scraps" CC Designs. The paper is SU. I drew the leaves and cut them out.
The challenge here was to use kids bedding from JCPenney for inspiration. Here is the bedding I chose: http://www5.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx...infant+bedding.
I love doing challenges because I really think that it "stretches your creative muscles". The only problem I am having is I feel like I am kind of losing my personal style a little. I used to be a very clean & simple type crafter. Now that I've had to do a lot more "embellished" work I am sort of hovering in the middle. It's good though, I think, because it helps me to try things I would normally never do. Maybe in doing that I can find a new personal style! :)