Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July Blast from the Past Blog HOP from Taylored Expressions!!!


----------------- Good Morning Everyone!!! -----------------


It's time for another Blast From the Past Blog Hop that that Taylor is organizes every month!!! This hop is a Taylored Expressions Customer based blog hop which previews earlier stamp sets that have been released. Sometimes its hard to pull a card out of nowhere and so if anyone needed a point for starting their card - here is a sketch that can help. I often turn to sketches to figure out how to put things together and had fun putting my card elements together with this sketch.

The hardest part about these hops is figuring out which pervious set to use --- that part usually takes the longest time because they are all so awesome - check out all the Taylored Expressions stamp sets here- but I finally decided to rock out with the "You're my Hero" stamp set. I embossed the main rocker image with some black EP and then sponged it and to try to give it a hard rock feel - I took a deep breath - and then I crumpled the whole image and sponged it after smoothing it out. I am not a crumpler of paper by nature -but it was a fun technique to do. I did the same crumpling thing to the scalloped edging and the sentiment - it really does give it some nice texture :).
The star stamp that is in this set is also embossed in clear EP after stamping it in Tangelo ink and then sponging it black, I attached it to whole cardstock with an eyelet. I took some dew drops in silver to line the scalloped edge and attached a little ribbon tag with some satin taupe ribbon. I used the Terra Cotta liquid pearls from Adirondacks for a little accent :)

I love the "You're my Hero" stamp set - its so rockin and loved getting my heat gun out and doing a little EP fun :) These blast from the past blog hops are such a great way to see all the TE stamps out there and meet all the TE fans!!! Stay tuned on Taylor's blog for how you can be part of the August Blast from the Past hop!!!

Can't wait to hop and check out all the Taylored Expressions fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
You ROCK!!!
hugs :)
Sankari :)


34 comments:

Radha said...

Love hop ping!!!
o and the guitar too:))
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Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy Cannoli! This TOTALLY rocks my world girlie! My Favorite card EVER using this set!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow amazing card. I so need it for my brother (he is a semi professional rocker,lol). Great job!!

RiNNE said...

Our card is awesome! I love the crumpled effect and all the different details you did to give it a 'rocker' vibe! Great sketch too!

melissa said...

very cute i love it thanks for sharing

Cassie said...

My jaw is on the floor, Sankari, because this is A_MAZING! Wow! Thanks for a great sketch to work with too ;D

Banu said...

WOW..Stunning card. Loved it.

Lea L. said...

What a fun and awesome card!! Looks fab!

♥♥♥Lea

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Sankari! The colors are just jumping at you! Love the great images and all the extra touches!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! You have such a wonderful way with color! I wish I could learn from you!

Tangii said...

You always just blow me away! This is just fabulous!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG your card is awesome - and thanks for such an awesome sketch to use for this blog hop!

Tracy said...

Yay!!! I couldn't wait to get to your blog on this hop. Thanks for such a rockin' sketch Sankari. I had so much fun playing with it. I also love what you did with it. You always have such amazing details to everything you do!!

Dee said...

WOW this is simply amazing, your work always leaves me in awe. Beautiful, in every way possible.

Karen Giron said...

You Rock!! This is amazing! All that gold - love it!

Karen Motz said...

GET OUT!!!! YOU rock!!!!! Wow...this is freaking amazing!!!!! Seriously, you need to share your creative secrets with me at CHA in Chicago!!! See you next week!!! HUGS!!!!

Mercy said...

this is awesome, sankari! i am so far behind with my commenting, and my google reader is about to burst at the seams...i'm such a bad blogger friend! LOL!

Kristie said...

What a rockin' card!! Fab creation!

Rosie said...

Your cards are always amazing! Thanks for the sketch!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great card, has a total "rock" feel. And your colors are perfect!

Chris L.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Sankari!!! This TOTALLY ROCKS!!! But Wait... I don't think it's possible for you to make a card that doesn't ROCK!!!! You're awesome. This was SO fun... I might have to sign up for another blog hop!!!

xx Sarah (SJK)

Katie Cotton said...

i have decided that out of all the blogs out there, yours is my favorite. ;D

TannyP said...

A truly fitting card since YOU are MY hero....and YOU ROCK! Amazing job!

Jodi said...

Must be getting that stamp... Just too cute! Wonderful job, once again. No one works with color quite like you. Love it!

Danni said...

Loved the sketch and your card is amazing!! What a fabulous job you did!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word...this is FABULOUS!!!! I love the dramatic colors you used and how cool to cutout the circle...soooo AWESOME!!!

Tina W. (TeaDub) said...

That card rocks!

FibreJunky said...

Great card!! That is a perfect card for a teenager, boy or girl!

jan said...

Love your U Rock card!!

Brooke S said...

This card ROCKES just like you .. What teen wouldn't LOVE that card.. I love that card!!!!

HUGS
BROOKE...

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I enjoyed playing with the sketch, Sankari... thanks!

Your card is AWESOME, of course!!! Good for you to try crumpling... we all need to try new things every now and then. Which reminds me...

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Sankari, this TOTALLY ROCKS!