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Friday, May 23, 2008

Blogger Challenge, Week #48 & TSSC18




This week our challenge was to use Red, White and Blue. I decided to combine this with another challenge I missed this week for Monday Technostamper Lunchtime Sketch Challenge.

I'm so thrilled I decided to try this layout as I absolutely love it so I did 2 cards again. I used a few more images I had laying around.

The card on the left uses the Penguin from Imaginesce and I knew when we were given this challenge that I wanted to use him. I just couldn't figure out the coloring medium I wanted to use so this is about my 4th one. I tried colored pencils, pure color pencils, markers and finally settled on watercolor/marker combo. Do you remember during the hot summer months eating Bomb pops? We used to always get these from the ice cream truck that came around. I used the shaving cream technique for the background on the front along with faux brads with my white signo gel pen in the photo corners.

For the other card I used one of my new images from Stampotique called Peacock. I used my pure color pencils on this, it's very plain looking card with no embellishments but I'm okay with that. I printed out the phrase on my computer "Birds of a feather flock together" which I thought was a perfect sentiment for Peacock. The background paper is retired Stampin'Up!

Have a great holiday weekend, I have one more card to share in another post.

Make sure to click on the Blogger's Challenge Logo to the right --------> for all the other participants to see what they created this week.

16 comments:

Connie said...

Fun! I have some red/white/blue shaving cream paper left over, too! Forgot about it! Love the layout and the little stamps you used. Great job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Cute little penguin eating his bomb pop...how fun! Love your shaving cream paper. I love the look of this technique but hate the mess....lol

Lisa Somerville said...

Great way to use the BC with the TSSC - these turned out great! Love the the little penguin guy.

Elizebeth said...

Love that little penguin he is too adorable!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Both cards are awesome, but I really LOVE the shaving cream on the penguin card! Great effect!

KimberlyG said...

Oh my! They are both delightful! I especially love the penguin's swimming trunks and how you make the popsicle look like a rocket pop! Very clever! :D

Sheryl said...

Great cards, Kim! That penguin is too cute!

amycara said...

These are wonderful cards, Kim! Great combination of the challenges!

Lori said...

I love that penguin image! It works perfectly with the shaving cream paper. And, I totally remember buying bomb pops from the ice cream truck, too . . .

Ida said...

Oh your shaving cream technique looks fabulous on your adorable penquin card (I have those stamps).
Great job on both of your cards & I love the fold you used for them.

Lisa Bohler said...

This layout is super cute! That would be so cute to display! I love the little penguin and the shaving cream "wave" look!

Kathie said...

OMG Kim, these are both so cute! Great work on the challenge.

Karrie Baker said...

Love your tall cards!! :0)

Chrissy D said...

Both of these projects are great! Love your bgs! Great job on the challenges! TFS!

tonistamps said...

OMG that little hula penguin is the cutest! I love the shaving cream technique too.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh too cute, Dude is decked out for the Holiday! Don't you just luv those stamps...I do!

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