Saturday, February 20, 2010

Forgetful Birthday

It's been so long since I had taken part in a challenge, and I've really been missing it. So this morning my plan was to check the Saturday Sketch challenge on Stamping 411 blog. This looked like a great sketch, but the crossed elements on the left side would be a challenge for me. I don't think I've ever done something like that on a card before. So today would be a good day to give it a try. When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make, it hit me that I had forgotten to make a birthday card for my camping friend. How could I have possibly forgotten that?? Oh, this is really bad, so I thought I'd work this sketch around the belated birthday card. Hope you like what I came up with. (Hope she does too!!!)
This whole card was a bit strange for me, but she'll get a kick out of it. When we get together I'm never sure which one of us laughs more than the other, but my sides always hurt after spending a couple of hours with her.
Stamps: Under the Stars
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla with To the Nines Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Brown pad and Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: WaterColor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Vanilla and Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain Ribbons, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Since I wanted the bear to have a clock instead of a compass, I used the marker to color in only the portions of the stamp I wanted. Then went to the stamped image to add the numbers. Adding a bit of Shimmer Paint to the 'watch case' seemed to fancy it up just a bit. I hope the finished card isn't too masculine for her. It just seemed to be the right combo of colors and DSP for my bear. She does like paisley, so I guess that helps too.
Anyway I hope my forgetful bear brings a smile to your face and maybe a small chuckle too. Thanks for taking the time to check in over here! Have a great Saturday.


Corie said...

This is just adorable!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Too Cute Sharon!!! I love this little bear.

Rhonda L. said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love that bear and how you made the clock! Camping buddy! I love camping!

Lisa Hensley said...

I love this set and I love what you did with the sketch!

Connie said...

Too that little bear and the details on your card! Great job with the Stamping 411 sketch!

Patti Chesky said...

Too cute!! I love how you customized the stamp set to suit your needs. You've shown how versatile stamping can be. Love this...esp. the sentiment!!

Selene Kempton said...

This is EXACTLY how I feel today! I just love this card, everything about it.. your stamp set, the coloring and the sentiment is perfect.

Robin Merriman said...

I think your card is just grrreat! :)
Really, super cute!
Thanks for playing this week!

Tiffany Bauer said...

This bear is just to stinkin' cute!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog this week!!