Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hambo Hoedown - Anything goes

This week's Hambo Hoedown challenge is "anything goes".  It means just what is says, anything goes.  I received the "fortune cookie" digi from Hambo Stamps and some great sentiments to use for the fortune just for playing in last week's challenge. I thought I'd try something different since anything goes.  I've recently been messing around with Zentangle, I'm not very good with it yet but I do enjoy just letting my mind wander and just doodling.  I decided to use my recent Zentangle as my background. 

I colored and cut out the fortune cookie digi and used one of the great sentiments for the message.  I applied everything to a red background to give it a little color.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hambo Hoedown - Dragon

Hoedown Time...This week I received the "Dragon" digi and some great sentiments just for playing along last week.  If you haven't played in the Hoedown, you gotta give it a try.  Each week, just for playing you get a free digi for the next week's challenge.  I've received some great digis over the past year.  The challenge this week was to use gold and silver.  I've never really liked to use chalks on my projects because I can't stay within the lines when I'm coloring with them (and that's a big deal to me). The other day I was at the store and I found chalk pencils.  They're great, they are chalk but they're a pencil so when I color with them I have more control and can stay within the lines.  I used dark blue cardstock so I thought I'd give them a try.

I used the "Tree" stamp from Hambo stamps.  I stamped the trees and campfire using a Silver stamp pad.  I masked and stamped the tree to create a grove of trees.  I then used my new chalk pencils to add color or highlight the stamps. The green in the trees isn't very visible in the picture, but it looks really nice on the card. I colored the dragon digi with my copics markers, his belly and wings are colored with gold, but the picture makes it look more like yellow.  I speckled the blue background with a white gel pen to make it look more like night and added a shooting star in the right top corner.  I added the "You light my fire" sentiment! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just a few days away and I received this great Candy Heart digi to use for this week's Hambo Hoedown. The challenge for this week's project is to add a Brad, Button or Bow.  I printed the Candy Heart digi and sentiment then grabbed my copics markers and started coloring.   I'm not a big bow person and very seldom use them on my cards, so I went with brads and buttons.

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's - 100th Challenge

I actually got some stamping done today as I kind of watched the Super Bowl.  I stamped during the game and took breaks to check out the commercials. Sassy Cheryl has a challenge this week to celebrate her 100th challenge.  As part of the challenge you have to use a punch and something shimmery.   I decided to use Sassy Sally and her Oversized Birthday cake digi.

 I cut out the background circles with the Spellbinders Inverted scallop circle dies and added some pink dimensional diamond glitter for something shimmery.  The H B (short for Happy Birthday) is from the Katie alphabet by Quickutz.  I colored Sally with my Copics markers.   Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hambo Hoedown - Bailey Cupcake

Time for the Hambo Hoedown. This week the digi is Bailey cupcake.  I supersized the cupcake to make it bigger than Bailey and decided to make the card in the shape of a bone.

I stamped the background with a diamond stamp from Hero Arts and  used my Copics markers to color Bailey and the Cupcake.  I used the"Bone Appetit" sentiment on the outside and the "Hope your Birthday is tail wagging good" on the inside that was part of the digi.  The Hambo digi's are great, if you don't have any then you have to join their weekly Hoedown.  Each week you play in the hoedown you get a free digi to use in the next week's challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.