Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Design Team Challenge

Hambo Stamps recently issued a challenge to the design team members to come up with a card inspired by a song...using Hambo Stamps of course!!

Being a classical music lover, I am not super familiar with the pop/rock/country music titles, so my first card was inspired by an aria from the opera Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Loosely translated, the title means "the clowns." Therefore I decided to use Hambo's cool digi-stamp of the clowns. I used the first few words of the aria "vesti la giubba" (put on your costumes) to help explain things a bit.

Copic Colors Used:
Noses: R22, R24, R27
Teals: BG01, BG02, BG05
Yellow Greens: YG11, YG13, YG17
Oranges: YR12, YR14, YR18
Reds: R22, R24, R27
Yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38
Border: YR0000, RV000

My second card was inspired by the song "Sea of Love" by the oldie goldie, but I immediately thought of the cool ocean and fish digi stamps. I wish you could see the sparkle of the Copic Spica markers used... The hearts were hand drawn....

Copic Colors Used:
Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43
Anchor: C0, C1, C3
Trunk: E53, E55, E57; C0, C1, C3
Rope: E51, E53, E55
Coral 1: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24
Coral 2: YG11, YG13, YG17
Coral 3: R32, R35, R37
Coral 4: V12, V15, V17
Coral 5: B00, B02, B04
Starfish: E93, E95, E97
Shell: C0, C1, C3
Fish 1: YR12, YR14, YR18
Fish 2: YR20, YR12, YR14
Hearts: R32, R35, R37


Monica Hunter said...

Oh Melissa - I LOVE them both! The colors are so rich and yummy -- both cards colored PERFECTLY, as usual. I love your song selections! Thanks for playing along!

Judy Rozema said...

I am so in awe of your coloring. Every time I try to use my Copics, I think of you and wish you were next door so I could come over and get a hands on lesson!!

LOVE that aria, btw!! And your card is so awesome!!!

The sea scene is just so fun!! Perfect coloring, just like Monica said!

Anonymous said...

WOW! These are so gorgeous!! Love your coloring on both of them!! Great way of thinking about the challenge too!! :)

Anita said...

Cute cards!

Trena in Naperville said...

Your cards are adorable! Your coloring fabulous!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!