Friday, September 5, 2008

This Challenge was Grrreat!!!



As Robin would say to Batman: "Holy Color Combo, Batman"!! This one was tricky!!! Lisa, how dare you make me think this hard the first week back to school. My body is so not used to getting up this early again!!!

Here's this week's Blogger's Challenge: use Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red and Tangerine Tango in one card that doesn't look like my scrap pile threw up. The challenge was easy until that Pacific Point got thrown in there. Hmmmm...what to do, what to do?

I know.....hide as much of the Pacific Point as possible. LOL!!!

Once I figured out a starting point, this card came together pretty easily. I knew I wanted to make a boy card. So I debated between my Just Baseball set and Under the Stars. As you can see, Under the Stars won that battle. Of course it did, would you want to fight this big 'ol bear?

Did you know that Under the Stars in on sale for 15% off? Yup...Uh huh...until September 30th. If you've fallen in love with him as much as I have, you can email me to place your order (as long as you live in the US.....I can't take orders from my international buddies...sorry!!).

Did you also notice that I used my Big Shot for the scalloped circle the big 'ol bear is resting on? That machine is totally WICKED. I love it!!! No more pulling out my corner rounder punch, pulling off the guard, punching around my circle and oh no...the scallops don't match up. Now, I need to hide the mess up with something. NO MORE MESS UPS!!! This Scallop Circle #2 die makes working with scallop circles so easy!!!!

Here are some other details about the card

  • dragged my Tangerine Tango ink pad down the strip of Tangerine Tango cardstock to tone down the brightness of the orange
  • stamped the star (also from Under the Stars) in Riding Hood Red and then did a little direct-to-paper technique to make it more distressed-looking.....helps it blend with the Tangerine Tango piece.
  • watercolored the bear.....not really as careful as usual because I wanted a real distressed look to this card
  • used a combo of my Designer Label punch and small oval punch to make a cool embellishment for my sentiment. Do you like the Riding Hood Red striped ribbon tails? This ribbon is sweet!! I'm still offering my ribbon share if you want to try it out for yourself....check it out HERE.

You can check out all the other wonderful creations my bloggin' sisters have made this week. Just click on the Blogger's Challenge icon on the right sidebar of my blog. If you have the time, leave them some comments. They love to hear from you as much as I do!!!

Well, it's off to work!!!! Laundry, dishes and toilets (ewwwww) await!!!

Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!

21 comments:

Connie said...

Great job! That bear is just TOO cute, might have to break down and buy him...especially on sale! My scallop should be here today! Woohoo! Love your card...

Lynn Mercurio said...

HA! Awesome image for a "bear" of a challenge! You did especially great!

Ida P. Krause said...

Mr. Growly bear is adorable here. Love your card.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your bear is just way to cute! What a great job you've done with all your "fun tools". Super...

StampingSelene said...

oh Patty! I just love this little bear! He's so cute! thanks for sharing! Great Job!

Selene~

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Oh, I just love that bear! Delightful card Patti! That scalloped circle is just perfect! :D

Jeannette Swain said...

Love this card! now you're gonna make me buy that set!

Beate said...

Well...it's definitely not scrap pile throw up! You had me laughing there. I think it looks wonderful! I love that bear.
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Robin Merriman said...

First of all, I don't know Batman. Secondly, I laughed out loud at your scrap pile comment because I thought the same thing! Thirdly, your card is Fabulous! Lastly, when is your birthday since you {heart} that box so much? :)

Connie Paxman said...

I know Lisa really cranked our brain on this one..lol
Your card beams brightness, and "so Happy"..That little bear is so cute.
Connie Paxman

Barbara said...

This is just adorable! TOO cute!! Fun colors for a fun card....yes, they work here!!

Nikki Bond said...

This is wonderful! Love that bear...and these colors look great the way you used them! {SMILES}

amycara said...

Fun card, Patty!

amycara said...

Duh! So sorry, PATTI, I spelled your name wrong! Only 5 letters and I still mess it up! ;-)

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the layout you used with this weeks challenge - fun boy card.

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the BS scallop layer! I just love that bear and love what you did with him on this card!!! Super card!

Lori said...

This is so cute! I had the same idea you did--hide the Pacific Point as much as possible--LOL!

Kerry D-C said...

I agree that this was a TRICKY color combo! But this card is GRRRREAT! ;)

Regina Cornelius said...

this is super cute!!!

Tangerine Dream said...

Very cute! Love the techniques on the orange & red. I didn't realize the Tangerine was so bright either until I tried putting it on my card! Great job!
Tangii

MJ said...

This is just adorable. I love this bear. Great job on the color challenge.