Friday, September 9, 2011

Gluttonous Gruffie

Still making progress on my return to crafting. This time I not only stamped my image - I even colored it. It sure seems like it took a lot longer than it used to, but it's my first coloring attempt for quite awhile, so I guess I'm not surprised. I'm submitting this chocoholic Gruffie for the following three challenges:

CardMaker Magazine Forum - Trash to Treasure
Crafty Creations - Anything but a Square
Colour Create - Pink, Brown and Cream or White; Optional - Lace

This week's "anything goes" challenge on the CardMaker forum is Trash to Treasure. The challenge is to use a candy wrapper or other food packaging that you would usually discard on a card. I paper-pieced (actually foil-pieced) the truffle wrappers that the Gruffie has discarded with pink foil from a Hershey Kiss. I found them at my mom's house and I think they must have been left from Valentine's Day. I also made my ginormous flower (at least it looks ginormous because the card isn't very big) with the paper wrappers from six miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The center of the flower is fancy button from my stash. By the way, paper piecing with foil from Hershey Kisses is a royal pain.

To meet the requirement for the Crafty Creations challenge I cut the card with my largest Labels Nestie. I folded the card stock in half, then left the left edge of the die hanging just off the fold so it wouldn't cut that side. I really like the way it looks, but I wish I had a bigger die like that. It's only a little over 5" x a little over 4". Not a lot of room to do much, especially with the large image. I could have made a rectangle that would have been larger, but I didn't want a straight shape.

This week's Colour Create challenge is pink, brown and cream/white. There is also an option of using lace. I used all shades of pink and brown to color the image, except for the gold metallic pen that I used for the word "Truffles" on the box. My papers and embellishments are also the required colors. I used a lace ribbon on the left side. I also used a clear Glaze pen on the truffles to make them look kind of shiny. I'm not sure if that shows very well in the photo.

It was fun to color again and fun to make a challenge card again. Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Beary Full of Truffles (Gruffies - House Mouse Designs)
Paper: pink card stock (scrap from my stash), brown card stock (Club Scrap), DP (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Jet Black (StazOn); Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz - Ranger)
Technique: Prismacolor pencil blended with odorless mineral spirits
Misc: Labels Nestabilities die (Spellbinder); lace, button, Reese's papers and Hershey Kiss foil


Teresa Arsenault said...

Hi Judy,

Thanks so much for following my blog. Did you want to be included in the draw as well? If so, you will need to add your link to the contest blog post. If you need help, you can e-mail me at


Jenni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and your colouring. The shape of the card is perfect for this week's challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations.
Jenni x

Susan said...

Love your gruffie! Awesome coloring, love the foil wrappers and the everything about this card!

Janice W. said...

So cute and nicely colored!