Monday, February 21, 2011

Sassy Cheryl Recycle Reuse or Repurpose Challenge

Well Cheryl has gone and done it again. Another gotta have it image. This one is called Tricycle Fun Girls. If it is a "gotta have it" image for you too, you can click here and get it real quick. LOL. When I first heard the challenge this week all these images ran through my head. Should I alter a checkbook box, a matchbox, a cute jar (but Ann did that so beautifully I couldn't match or top that). I had some old buttons and lace, shaped pasta even popped in my mind. But when I saw the lttle girls on the tricycle I knew immediately that I would use drywall tape as a sidewalk for them to ride their bikes on. How do you like it?

I used my Exacto Knife to trim the wheels and right shoe to allow me to run the drywall tape under the wheels. I left all the digi stick up a little bit so it looks like the bike is really on the sidewalk. I sponged on some SU Soft Suede ink to give the dry wall tape some color. Background is sponged with Brilliance Sky Blue ink using a cloud mask. I sponged a bit of green to give it a subtle hint of grass. I had to use this little dog. It is a stamp I bought at the show on Saturday. My precious dog, Bonnie, looks like her, so I will probably be using it on every card I make, ha ha. The dress is paper-pieced with some PaperTreyInk paper. The digi is colored with Copics and I used Prisma pencils to highlight and shade the hair and clothes on the girls. The little girl I am making this for is strawberry blonde, so I attempted to match. Not real pleased but this is my first attempt, so I will have to do some practicing in the future.

Ribbon is Martha Stewart and the 2 is a sticker on white circle that I edged in blue and then Paper Glazed glued on a larger circle stamped with a Just Write Stamp. Cardstock is Almost Navy and Pretty In Pink from Stampin Up. The DP is from Hobby Lobby - Jen Wilson's Breaking Free collection. This sentiment is from here . Doesn't it match just perfectly.

Hope this brings a smile to Our Little Jillian who is celebrating birthday #2!  Since I seem to be on a "2 theme" today I will just enter this card in a second Sassy Cheryl Challenge, the Color Me Challenge.


  1. Well, personally, I just LOVE it! I've used my share of drywall tape, but not for sidewalks. This is adorable Linda! Thank you for joining in BOTH Reuse, recycle, repurpose . . .AND. . . .the Color Me challenge.
    You go girl!

  2. I had to have that image too... so dang cute and so is your card ... love it..:)

  3. OMgosh! what a fun idea.. I would have never thought of this tape...It is so perfect for your little scene..
    So glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

  4. Oh my gosh! How funny is it that we both used a bow with the number "2" on it!!! Too much time together this weekend I guess. Lol
    Love the drywall tape Linda, great idea. ~jeni :)

    I also see that you used your new little puppy stamp....

  5. Fab Fab Fab it...and great using tape idea - wanted to enter this challenge and just did not get round to it..hey ho...I love that image too - reminds me of my red one when I was small..
    Sarah x

  6. Oh, Linda, this is fabulous, my friend! What a great idea! I love this image too-just finished coloring it this afternoon---I like yours better!

    Thank you for joining us this week for Sassy Cheryl's Challenge! Please check back tomorrow for the newest challenge.

  7. So adorable! Drywall tape? Who knew?! Turned out fabulous!

  8. Happy Presidents Pets Day - the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, we love our presidents..... pets. See my blog for a good ol' irreverent howl.

  9. Linda, this card is delightful. Love your sidewalk and how clever it is. I also love the peaches and the aqua colors, a truly winning combination.

  10. Absolutely fabulous Linda and the drywall tape is a terrific idea, just love it. I think you did a great job on the hair, you're too hard on yourself.

  11. Lovely card, such a sweet image, fab colouring, hugs, Christine x

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  13. Linda, thanks for the note on my blogspot -- I tried to email you but got a failure notice so ... could you send me an email and I will reply with my mailing address as you requested in your comment. Thanks. I love turtles!!!

    Had to delete and restart -- my email address is


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