April TSG Blog Hop Challenge Day 1



Hi! Welcome to a week of previews of There She Goes new releases! You are in the right spot if you've arrived here from Tammy's blog!
Once again Chris Dark has amazed us with a whimsical and spring-inspired stamp set. Who wouldn’t want to be outside enjoying the scenes of spring as everything comes to life? This set is a celebration of exactly that!
Garden of Life is a 3X4 stamp set that includes a total of 7 stamps and will sell for $7.



Instead of colouring the image in the traditional sense, I airbrushed with Copic markers to get a soft, overall suggestion of colour. I went tres shabby with this card. My husband said, "It looks like you ripped the paper in some sections." lol... Oh really? It does? 




Have a bad day at the office? Or maybe you have a bad office every day? If either of these pertains to your situation, you will definitely enjoy this tongue-in-cheek set illustrated by Jessica…and anyone would be happy to receive a creation using this hilarious set!
Confidential is a 4X6 stamp set that includes a total of 12 stamps and will sell for $15.

I just bought a copy of Copic's Shadows &Shading book and tried a technique or two out. I struggle with realistic shadows and I hope to start mastering these skills, but this is my first crack at it:


Isn't she cute? So... I realize that a cast shadow (underneath the desk) would not be aqua, but I tried to employ the principles by making the skirt/chair darker etc.. Anyway.. Enough about colouring, back to the stamp set.. The sentiment I chose is hilarious and I decided to put it on the inside:


I can't wait to give this to one of the secretaries at school. They love my cards and will get a kick out of the sentiments in this set. 

You have a chance to win the sets being previewed simply by visiting all of the Trendsetters' blogs and leave a comment on their challenge post. You are at the end of the hop, so head back to the TSG blog and leave your name if you've completed the hop! 

See you tomorrow with another great peek! 


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26 comments

  1. Gorgeous cards Tobi, love the tattered look of the top one!

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  2. Perfect cards and I absolutely adore the copic airbrushing :)

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  3. You certainly mastered the art of shabby chic in your first card Tobi - and I love your coloring in the second card too! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!
    ~Meredith

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  4. really unique look on the first card. I love the way you let the background paper show through with the tears and I think the coloring on the image is so awesome.

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  5. LOVE the distressed look on the first one! And the second one is awesome... great colors!

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  6. I just love how your different layers of paper show through on the shabby Garden card...so fun!

    Awesome shading under the desk too...great glow of color!

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  7. WOW! What gorgeous cards! LOVE the shabby chic look on the first card!!

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  8. Great distressing on the first card and loving the pop the ribbon gives the second card.

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  9. What beautiful cards. Love the shading of the first card. I really like the colors of the second and the way you did the sentiment on the inside.

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  10. Great card! Love the colors & patterns.

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  11. Oh WOW!! That first card is amazing!!

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  12. I would love to have confidential, it looks just like my girlfriend who is a receptionist!

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  13. Great cards! I love these sets!
    Ronda C.

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  14. I can't wait to see more of the sneek peeks! Thanks for sharing. You are awesome!

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  15. Love the shabby chic look of your cards, especially the top one. Great job.

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  16. Oh my goodness! I love the background on your first card. It looks like peeling wallpaper and I really hope I can duplicate it to a degree. It is so cool. It works so well with the card - the way you put it together. Sheesh. These are nice cards!

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  17. Tobi - your cards are just amazing. Love the DPs.

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  18. Great Cards. Love the distressed look on the first card. Awesome

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  19. The way you colored in the first card is simply lovely, and the colors on the second card really pop! Great job!

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  20. Fabulous cards and love your husbands comment on the first!

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  21. Oh wow, stunning creations, I love them both. Thanks for the blog hop.
    Pinky

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