Thursday, March 03, 2011

CropStop Challenge #9 - Sketch

It's time for a CropStop Sketch Challenge! Plus, CropStop is helping me celebrate my spot on the 2011-2012 Spellbinders Design Team! So, this week if you follow the sketch AND use a Spellbinders product, you will be entered for a chance to win a Spellbinders gift just from CropStop! How cool is that! Who doesn't like to celebrate AND win some stuff?!! If you want to see how I used Spellbinders dies in my DT projects, click HERE.

Okey dokey. Here is the sketch for this week.

I did not use any dies on my project. I know. I never follow the rules! But I did use a fabbie Tim Holtz texture fade. This one is the Collage fade.

I used Basic Grey Wander paper. The green is from that paper pad. When I embossed, the impression is so deep that it made the white core of the paper show. I did not have to sand this at all to grunge it up! The image is from Stampin' Up, but the sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp from the Going Somewhere set.

The gears are from Oriental Trading Company, if you can believe it! I found them when I was teaching a class and needed to buy gears cheaply! I am not sure who makes them, but OTC sells them. They are different than either the Tim Holtz Idea-ology ones or the 7Gypsies ones. Never hurts to have too many gears!

CropStop Shopping List:

Basic Grey Wander 6x6 Pad
Tim Holtz Collage Texture Fade
Tim Holtz stamps
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Distress Shabby Shutters ink


  1. i was jumping up and down with excitement, planning to use my new TH bird card that just came from CropStop, and then............"pop" realized it is Sizzix not Spellbinders!!! So on to "plan B" use the new Spellbinder corner dies I just got from Crop Stop :)

    fab card!! and we all know you break all the rules you can :)

  2. What a handsome card filled with such great texture and imagery. Love this!

  3. Congratulations on making the Spellbinders design team :) They have such great products!! Have a ton of fun!

  4. Congrats Gloria on making the Spellbinders will be a true asset!! I love your creativity and this card is wonderful. Love the gears! Hugs, Rosie :)