Friday, May 13, 2011

Hambo Hoedown #15

Here is the challenge for Hambo Hoedown -- we are to use bright colors and paper piecing. I love to paper piece. I had never done paper piecing with a digital image before and it was really easy. Why did I think it wouldn't be?? Just print it on designer paper and cut. Couldn't be easier. I colored the rest of the card with my Copics. They give the richest colors. I added a little 3D Crystal Lacquer to the hearts and added Crystal stickles to the striped lines above the hearts. It added a little bling. I really enjoy these Hambo Challenges. If you want to play along just click on the title of this post and it will take you right to it.

The designer paper is from a 6x6 stack called Summer Days by echo park.

Farm Chicken

I didn't get my card in on time for the Hambo Hoedown but thought I would post it anyway. We were to use the Farm Chicken with dots and strips. When I looked at this chicken's face all I could imagine is the faces on the picture of American Gothic by Grant Wood. So I opened my Photoshop Elements and got to work trying to make something similar. I am not too good with this program so it took a while but I think I kind of captured it. lol Then I tried to figure out a catchy name that sounded similar but try as I could I couldn't think of a thing. All the images on this card are by Hambo even the church in the background. I colored them with Copics and did a little shading with Prisma colored pencils. Of course there is my sponged clouds. They seem to becoming a standard in my card making. lol

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

And speaking of special women. Happy Mothers Day, Meade Girls.

Hambo Hoedown

Well, I made it back from up north just in time for another Hoedown. Thank you everyone for the well wishes.

This week we are honoring special women in our lives. This card has to have lace and flowers on it to be able to be entered into the challenge. This is right up my alley. I love anything that glitters, has lace or flowers. Although this took me a while, I was having trouble with colors. I had way to much pink.

On this card I used a new die called High Tea Party Doily. It is from My Favorite Things. I love these new intricate dies. I have several and this is one of my favorites. The image was printed on Mohawk Bright White cover paper. I have really good luck with Copics on this type of paper. The flowers are from my stash and same with the designer paper. I punched the butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and used Stickles to give them a little bling. I used oval Nesties to cut out the images. Added a few pearls and I was done. Thanks for coming to see my card. Hope you participate in the challenge and as Martha would say (I think she says this. lol) "Its a fun thing" or wait maybe that was "Its a good thing" Sorry Martha I can't remember.