Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Clowning Around with the Hambo Hoedown!

This month, I get to be a Guest Designer with the other Bacon Bits!  I am so honored to be asked to participate this month.  It is a bit of a flashback for me and I hope you have as much fun viewing my creation as I have had making it!

This week features the Clowns digital image from Hambo Stamps.  The challenge this week is to use the clowns image and one of the sentiments...sounds easy peasy right?  Well...there is a twist!  You have to use at least 3 patterned papers!  Now I love me some patterned papers, but this was a stretch for me!  I love to color and usually only use a singular patterned paper on my cards.  I definitely had to go outside my comfort zone.  I decided to print the image on some patterned papers and cut them out to paper piece parts of the image.  I had never actually tried that before and was surprised at how easy it was!

After I colored the remainder of the image with my Copics, I proceeded to cut out the pieces of the various patterned papers and add them to the main image.  Voila!  Just to make sure I had enough patterns on the card (I always was an over-achiever), I added one more for the card base!


I hope you enjoy the card!  Join the Bacon Bits over at the Hambo Hoedown and clown around yourself!  You will feel much better afterwards!!

FYI...I won't be able to participate next week as I will be visiting family in Tennessee, but I will be back for the rest of August! Wheeeee!  I can't wait to see what fun images I get to play with the rest of the month! 

6 comments:

Hambo Hoedown said...

We are so thrilled that you are joining us for some of the weeks in August, Melissa!! Your card is fabulous - I love how you used the patterned papers - and your coloring is superb, as always! Have a great trip to TN and we will see you when you get back!

Judy

Mel said...

That's so cute how you put the DP on, great card!

mypurplehouse said...

Melissa, I am glad to have you on the Hambo team some this month - I love looking through the gallery and seeing your cards! This one is another great one! Great coloring and I like the little paper pieced hat that coordinates with the opposite corner!
Hugs,

Lyn

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Awesome card, love it! Did you print directly onto the DP?

Jane France said...

Hello melissa. When I found out you were going to be on the DT I gave a little squeeeel......I love your work and your humour just cracks me up. So excited to see what you will create in the next few weeks. Off to a great start with your wonderful clowns card. :)

Jeannie said...

I love all of the textured papers and the colors on this adorable card!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie