Friday, April 30, 2010

Hambo Sketch Challenge #8

I had a lot of fun with this sketch by MacKenzie!

I wanted to use the digi stamp I won in the One and Done Auction last Thursday. I loved the cool cat. He has some serious cattitude! Since he reminded me of the free Cool Cat digi at Hambo Stamps, I decided to use a miniature version of that one for one of the smaller circles.

I also used some of the grosgrain ribbon from Hambo to create the medallion in the center. I stuck the ribbon to a piece of paper and cut it out using a Nestabilities circle on my Cuttlebug....sort of....I tried cutting it several times, but it never finished cutting through so I had to cut it with scissors to finish it out. I missed a bit so the circle is a bit lopsided in a few places, but it is danged close enough!!! I also used their "Stay cool" stamp to finish it out.

As usual, all images colored with Copics:

Cats: C00, C0, C1, C3
Collar/Innertube: YG11, YG13, YG17
Oranges: YR12, YR14, YR18
Noses: R81, R83
Mouth: R22, R24
Flip Flops/Umbrella: B00, B02, B04
Background: BG0000

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hogs and Sketches Sneak Peek!

Hey there!

Just a reminder about the Hogs and Sketches Challenge for April...

You have until midnight on April 29 (Thursday) to post your entry. The folks at Hambo Stamps have been VERY generous with their prizes, so please check out the website for details and to see the samples from the DT! Get busy making those cards!!!!! It is a simple layout, so you have no excuses!

Winners will be posted on Friday along with the May sketch challenge. If you can't play along with the current challenge, join us in May!

To tease you a bit, I decided to give you a sneak peek at part of the card I made for the May challenge! Check it out!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Muddier the Better?

I love this little guy from Mo's Digital Pencil. I just fell in love with that adorable face! Who could possibly be mad at him even if he was covered in mud from head to toe? The papers are from a line by We R Memory Keepers called "White Out." The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

I created this card using a sketch layout by Liza, a new Dream Team member for Mo's Digital Pencil. They are offering a chance to be a guest Design Team member for May, so I figured why not? I love the sweet style of the stamps and decided to give it a shot.

If nothing else, I hope my card puts a smile on your face!

Copic Colors Used:
Overalls: B91, B93, B95, B97
Dirt: E31, E33, E35, E37
Shovel: Y32, Y35, Y38
Car: R22, R24, R27
Tennies: C00, C0, C2
Garden Hose: YG05, YG07, YG09
Shirt: R22, R24, R27
Hair: Y23, YR23, E33
Skin: E0000, E000, Eoo
Lips: R32

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tribal Dance Fun...

This one took FOREVER to color, but it turned out so cute I can't complain! This card uses a whole series of digital and regular stamps from Hambo Stamps. The big jungle background is a digital stamp...all others are regular rubber stamps. I wish you could see the Spica marker bling on the fire and the looks so sparkly....

The sentiment that goes with this card is meant to be an inside and out set, but it took me so long to color the front, I couldn't bring myself to cover any of it up! So....I put them both on the inside with the scary totem as well...

Copic Colors Used:
Background Scene:
Huts: E30, E31, E33
Doors/Frames: E41; E13, E15, E18
Tree Trunks: E70, E71, E74, E77
Greenery/Palm Fronds: YG11, YG13, YG17
Forest Greenery: YG91, YG93, YG95
Stones: Wo, W1, W3
Fire: Y32, Y35, Y38; YR15; R22; R05, R08
Ground (airbrushed): E40, E41

Chief Hambooli:
Feathers: R32, R35, R37; YR12, YR14, YR18; B01, B04, B05
Mask: E51, E53, E55
Shirt: YG11, YG13, YG15
Grass Skirt: E53, E55, E57
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11

Totem Pole:
Wood: E51, E53, E55
Reds: R32, R35, R37
Greens: YG11, YG13, YG17
Blues: B01, B04, B05
Oranges: YR12, YR14, YR18

Tiki Torch:
Bamboo: E41, E42, E43, E44
Thatch: E30, E31, E33, E35
Oil Pot: E15, E17, E19
Flame: Y32, Y35, Y38; YR15; R05, R08

Friday, April 9, 2010

You're a Lifesaver!

This is one of Hambo Stamps newer images and sentiment that I have been wanting to use. I used one of the new papers from the Basic Grey line "Green at Heart." I love the vibrant colors and thought it looked very sunny...thus the decision to use this summery image. I also had the chance to use some more of the yummy grosgrain ribbon from Hambo Stamps!

Copic Colors Used:
Chair Stand: E40; YG91
Life Preserver: R22, R24
Umbrella: YR12, YR14, YR18; R81, R83

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Long Time No Sea

I just had to create a card with these funky fish from Hambo Stamps. I thought the sentiment was a nice pairing for this card as well. I love these fish, but if you love them, you better get 'em while you can. They are on the retiring list, so hurry up and add them to your collection before it is too late!!!
Copic Colors Used:
Fish 1: BG01, BG02, BG05
Fish 2: E31, E33, E35
Fish 3: BG10, BG11, BG15
Lips: R22, R24
I also added a LOT of BLING from my Spica marker, but alas it does not show up in the photo...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Feeling Blue?

I was going to color this cutie pie from Hambo Stamps in some bright red colors, but when I saw this ocean-y looking paper, I decided to go in another direction! Just had to make him a blue-shelled crab and added the sentiment to match his mood... I almost put some "googlie eyes" on him/her, but thought it might be too silly...
Copic Colors Used:
Crabbie: B91, B93, B95

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jellyfish fun

I love this cute jellyfish stamp from Hambo...I decided to pair him with the anemones stamp. The paper is some from Cosmo Cricket. Thought it was kind of bubbly looking, but in a bright FUN way! The background is actually a deep purple, but the pic makes it look black. I also used some pretty light blue ribbon from Hambo as well!
Copic Colors Used:
Jellyfish: V12, V15, V17
Background: B0000

Monday, April 5, 2010

Reading is my Love

This is one of the newer digital stamps from Hambo Stamps. I am such a book nerd that this one spoke to me in "volumes"...get it? Har Har.... I decided to pair her up with one cool quote from the AWESOME author...Dr. Seuss! The paper is by....ugh...can't remember...Bo Bunny maybe? I also used some of my new grosgrain ribbon from Hambo. You can get several colors or a sampler pack!

Copic Colors Used:
Chair: R22, R24, R27, R29
Book 1/Bow: YG11, YG13, YG17
Pants/Book 2: BG000, BG01, BG02
Pink Book: R81, R83, R85
Yellow Book: Y32, Y35, Y38
Blouse: BV000, BV00, BV02
Hair: Y23, YR23, E33
Face: E0000, E000, E00
Tennies: C0, C1

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Under the Feather?

I love this stamp by Inky Antics... The sentiment that is on the inside says "Heard you were under the feather...hope you feel better soon."

I wanted to keep this one simple in terms of colors used so it would have a more monochromatic look. I liked the way it turned out!

Copic Colors Used:
Quilt: E231, E33, E35; E93, E95, E97, E99
Chick: Y13, Y15, Y17
Beak/Comb: YR12, YR15, YR18
Book: R02, R05, R08
Pillow: E40, E41