Thursday, June 9

Gallery Idol: Congrats

I had a moment recently.  While prepping all the materials for a totally unrelated project (think: babies), I had an a-ha moment for the Papertrey Ink Alpha-block die.  Are you ready?  Are you sitting down?  SCRABBLE tiles.  Oh. My. Word.  The crafty-mojo goddesses are smiling on me. {click the picture for an enlarged view}

SO, a fantabulous idea such as this had to be for something special... something important... something sassy... something like PaperCrafts Magazine Gallery Idol competition.

I have to admit, Gallery Idol intimidates me a bit.  I mean, we're talking cream of the crop here - the most fantastic crafters from all around the world bringing their A-game to compete for some seriously awesome prizes.  It is worth a try - it is worth my best.  And scrabble tiles, my friends - well, I think they're pretty darn great.


My tiles were cut using coaster board and Papertrey's Alpha-block die then stamped with the My Favorite Things (MFT) Typewriter Alphabet (numbers are also part of the set).  I used Ranger Tea Dye distress ink and the PTI tea-dye duo for "antiquing".  A few of the tiles got a bit of Fresh Snow as well.  I didn't want them all to look the same - some needed to be more aged, etc.  Then, I embossed each tile with 2 coats of UTEE for dimension and shine.

The patterned paper is from October Afternoon and my tag was made using the MFT Notched Tag die-namic and stamps.  The little bit of sparkle makes me smile... something sassy to keep it "me".

Hope you have a great weekend... I've got Father's Day cards to get done so you can look forward to a few masculine cards next week.  HUGS!

What's that?  One more look?  Ok.

P.S. For those that love the little details: I had hubs look up the values for the Scrabble tile letters so that they would be accurate.  My type-A personality loves that sassy something!  ;)

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Typewriter Alphabet and Notched Tag stamps; Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist and Rustic Cream; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - 5 and Dime collection; Ink: PTI tea-dye duo, Memento Tuxedo black, Ranger Tea Dye distress ink; Tools: PTI Seeing Stars dies and Alpha-blocks die, MFT 1/4" Rosette die-namic and Notched Tags die-namic; Other: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel by Ranger (available at Michaels); Sassy Somethings: PTI Basic Black grosgrain, Glass glittered star from MemrieMare on etsy

29 comments:

I'm Renee said...

GENIUS!!
I'm like gobsmacked right now!
And I'm so pinning and CASE'ing...
this is just too fabby for words!!

Keva said...

This. Is. Brilliant. Denise, I love love love this card. Absolutely fantastic. Period.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Oh my goodness, Denise. This is brilliant! I love it! The two coats of the UTEE give the tiles the perfect amount of dimension. And the colors are simply perfect. Super job!

Jill said...

Yep, super duper, Denise! I agree that the two coats of UTEE make all the difference--the tiles look so *real*! Congrats to you--because I'll bet this card will advance you to the next round!

Jen said...

F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.! I have now got to track down those delightful MFT letters. brb. UTEEhas been ordered. Check. You have no idea how inspiring your creation is...once again! Love this. You have really knocked it right out the park here. I think you will seriously be giving those lasses a run for their money over there at Gallery Idol. Show 'em how it's done Denise. The smart money is on you!

Elena said...

WOW - those goddesses are pointing at your card with a "boo-yah!" - that is great!

Stephanie said...

Denise........This is just incredible! Those tiles are amazing and the fact that you embossed them twice is unbelievable. Love this card and wish you luck in the Gallery Idol competition!!!

Amy Papale said...

Love this card, so clever!

kelly said...

i love everything about this card! and such a fantastic idea on how to use the dies!! thanks for sharing

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNING!
Love it what a clever idea..gorgeous card!

ezwiefelhofer said...

This card is so clever! Hope you get picked for the Gallery Idol. It is so different Papertrey should showcase it.

Linda Callahan said...

Out of the park girl! It's like using the Q and the Z in one play and getting triple word score in points :)

Kristin said...

Seriously- if you don't win the first round they are "fixed"!!! :) and, *this* is why I talked myself out of even trying for the Idol competition. Absolutely one of the best ideas and perfectly executed!!

Kristii said...

Absolute genius my friend!!! Such a perfect card for the competition!!! You totally rock girl!

Leigh said...

I love this! Absolutely brillant!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great card, i luv the use of the scrabble tiles...i am a big fan of "words with friends"(app for ipad2)...hope your weekend is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Marybeth said...

UNBELIEVABLE! Such a genius idea! I LOVE Scrabble and will use this idea often. YOU WIN! Thank you so much for sharing. Take care.

Lisa H. said...

genius! looove this so much.

bbourassa said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Wendy said...

This is wicked!! I love your work...I am adding you to my Reader right now!!!

Card Core said...

you're on your A-game, girl! nice work :)

Danielle said...

Picking jaw up off floor....AMAZING!!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Whoa!!! Fantastic idea, perfect execution (down to the proper # - love details like that). Well done crafty girl!

donna calamari said...

Fabulous idea and fabulous execution!! Love your card.

Rose said...

Denise, I LOVE THIS CARD !! Possibly my favourite card you've ever done. Love the glitz, the paper but those scrabble tiles !! Good luck in the competition ! You'll advance next round I"M SURE OF IT !!

Kathy Mc said...

WOW ~ Denise, this card is Super Fabulous. Bet you knock their socks off at Gallery Idol like you did to your followers here. The Scrabble-tile concept is awesome and so versatile, depending on what word is used. May incorporate that into a baby card for my nephew's new son due in July. Good Luck!

Gina said...

Get. Out!!!!!!! Oh. My. Gosh. Oh my gosh. Ohmygosh!!! Denise, this is beyond fabulous. Gallery Idol is so not worthy!! IMO, definitely a top 20 and beyond!

Merilee Lane said...

I just love, love, love your scrabble tile idea! I can't wait to try it myself! :o)

Joan B said...

yes, I agree that this is fabulous!!!!!