Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Hopping Kind of Day


Well happy Saturday all!! I have had one busy week with Vacation Bible School all week. I was the Song Leader and the Snack Lady extraordanaire. Not sure why it was so exhausting except for the fact that I had to get up at a certain time every morning. Guess I have gotten out of that habit over the summer! Anyway, you aren't here to hear about my week today, you are in the middle of a fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps Blog Hop...yes, yes you are! So you should be arriving from Miss Christi T's Blog (wasn't her Couple of Moodies so fabulous?!)...if not go get started from the beginning at the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog! And don't forget to collect your letters through the hop to get the code for 15% off anything in the August Release!

So I get the pleasure to show you a card with a new fairy, Carter. Carter is a dress-up kind of kid with a BIG imagination...my kids are not so much the dress-up types...we actually had to bribe my son to get into his Halloween costume one year! Anyway, Carter, I think...I am finding it fun making up stories for these stamps...is one that would want to go out in public in the costume and he is pretty much always in a land of dinosaurs no matter where he actually is! So I started off with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #150 for my card and picked up on the fact that Carter is wearing Camo pants. I found the Camo ribbon at Wal-Mart and had to try and incorporate it! My colors are not as close of a match to the ribbon as I would like, but I think it will pass by most people's standards. Carter was watercolored with an aqua brush and ink pads and then I cut around the dinosaur head and tail. The colors of the cardstock matched the ribbon colors best, but the same colors watercolored changed a little bit...found that a little interesting. Anyway, the large panel was embossed with the Distressed Striped embossing folder and sponged with Basic Black ink. Finished off the card with the button brads and some Stardust stickles on the fairy and the dinosaurs toes (hehe!).

So now you are to keep on hopping over to Stephanie's Blog...she is having fun with the Moody for Kitties! Oh wait, you need a letter from me...so here you go:
Thanks for hopping in and checking out my kind of engineering! Don't forget to join us on the FORUM tonight at 8 pm EST for some fun, chatting, games, and of course some prizes!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Carter Fairy, Have Fun Sentiment (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Old Olive (SU!), watercolor paper; Ink - Old Olive, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze (SU!), Black Staz-On; Accessories - Olive Camouflage Ribbon (Offray), White Button Brads (Making Memories), Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder (Provo Craft), Corner Rounder Punch (SU!), Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Aqua Brush, 1/16" Hold Punch (Friskars), Stardust Stickles

20 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a cutie!

Christi Snow said...

I like the effect of that distressed stripe in the background. Great card!!! smiles...

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh Andrea!!! Too stinkin cute! I love it! Great take on the sketch and I love the distressed and embossed background!

Ginny said...

This is one of my favorite stamps from this release, he is soooo cute. Can't believe you found camo ribbon!

Michelle VP said...

What a cutie! Love the distressed background and camo ribbon. :) I work at our VBS too and I'm always exhausted that week as well - I understand! :)

Danni said...

Love the background on this awesome card!

Michelle said...

Oh super cute card! What kid wouldn't love to ride a dino!!

Christi said...

Too stinkin' cute!!!! I love this!!!

ms.espresso said...

I love your take on this sketch and your use of the embossed background- it's yummy!

Sherry Campbell said...

Aww! This is so cute and I totally LOVE that sketch!

FibreJunky said...

So super cute!! The embossed background is perfect!

Tracey said...

This is just adorable!

Kristie said...

Cute card!

AScrappersDelight said...

TOO CUTE!!

Anita Hovey said...

He He.... yours is just the opposite color of mine... Gorgeous card!

Shaela said...

this is fantastic - very boyish and I love all the texture!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

really awesome!

Irena said...

Great card.

Tina said...

Good heavens, this is crazy cute.

Randee E said...

So cute! Love those jammies too! And the distressed background works so well with the image :0)

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