Friday, September 25, 2009

TTSVC5!! Sam Merlotte!

Twilight Tuesday Sookie Stackhouse Challenge day!!

Here is our challenge...

"For the September edition of the Sookie/Southern Vampire Challenge (TTSVC5), we are going to ponder on the character of Sam Merlotte. Sam is such an interesting character – he is kind of like Sookie’s Jacob, in that he loves her unrequitedly, but purely. And for all the right reasons. He is her friend, her protector while Bill sleeps, her confidant – someone she trusts and adores. But, Sam, as we know, is also a rare, pure Shifter ~ he can be anything he chooses to be! (How awesome would THAT be?) Being Sam, the unassuming, gentle guy he is, his shift of choice is an equally gentle and unassuming Collie Sookie calls, Dean. It is hard to not root for Sam, even though we know Sookie just isn’t into him the way he would like. We love him, and want him to be happy. Do you agree?

PS~ For this challenge, I’ll allow that we can draw off of book Sam or True Blood Sam. They are very similar, and we want to hear from as many people as want to offer opinions!"

So… for this challenge, I offer two suggetions:

1) If you were a pure Shifter, as Sam is what would your shift of choice be and why. Create a project that captures your “inner shifter”. Tell us why!

OR… 2) Create a project that captures the essence and aura that IS Sam. Explain your thoughts and tell us your feelings about the character.

I created this card for the challenge! I used the Wolf stamp from Artful INKables...It could be a border collie from True Blood, right?? Well anyways I tried! I colored him brown and white and sponged around the edges. I used marrakech BG paper. Bazzill brown and green for the squares. All words and sentiment are From Beth's Otherwordly Loves!!! Available at Tonya's Stamp Happens shop!!!

Stamps Used: Into the Moonlight-Artful INKAbles, Otherwordly Loves- Stamp Insanity Stamps Paper Used: White cs-GP, Brown and green cs-Bazzill, Marrakech dp-BasicGrey Ink Used: Versafin onyx black, mellow moss,creamy caramel-SU Accessories Used: 1 3/8ths circle punch-SU, sponge

Beth ~ Erica

Please join in and play along with us! If you do, here are a few guidelines to follow:

For posting to a blog: Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Sookie/Southern Vampire Challenge on and please provide a link back to our site.

For posting on another gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers or Flickr: Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Black Dagger Brotherhood Challenge on and please provide a link back to our site. Please use the appropriate keywords for our challenges; an example is TTSVC5 for challenge 5. No number signs (#) or spaces are needed in the keyword. You can also add in more general keywords for Splitcoast/Flickr (such as Twilight, Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge, Sookie Challenge etc.). Thank you for your help with this!

Comments/Posting your link: Please leave a comment with the link to your challenge piece to tell us that you played along with us! Then we can all visit you and leave lovely comments for you. We are big fans of comments around here!

Go check out my girls up there and head to Twilight Tuesday to check out all our fun!! Stop by our FORUM to have EVEN more fun and gab about Sam and all our favorite book characters!!! We are lively and know a lot about everything it seems! ;D

Thanks for stopping by!

Till Later!!


Donna said...

This is the perfect essence of Sam honey...I love this card!! You have done such a wonderful job with this challenge...I LOVE it!!! Xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Sam is such a great character! Great job with this challenge! I would love to meet you at Merlottes!

Sara said...

VERY cool card, love that image!

Rebecca said...

{Gasp!} amazing card! absolutely amazing!

Anonymous said...

awesome sam card!!! go team sam!!!!