Monday, March 30, 2009

What to Do with Those Catalogs?

If you are like me you get catalogs in the mail, lots and lots of catalogs, whether you want them or not. Well, some of them I just have to look at, like the Penney's Home Sales. I have sufficient bedding, but I love to look at the beautiful bedding ensembles. One day it hit me --- these are terrific color schemes! Sometimes I just can't come up with something new or different for my cards. Well, ta-da! Check this one out!

I saw this and thought: t-shirt stripes, outdoorsy, masculine. So, Oakley, how about a new outfit? (I love the Whiff of Joy kids!)
Here he is perched on his favorite tree stump under a tree, wishing a happy birthday to a special boy. Colored with Copics YG25, E77, E33, and BG10.

Such a cute little guy!

The sentiment is a clear stamp from my stash and the top is the MS Picket Fence punch to match the front of the card.
So, what do you do with your catalogs? This might not be a break-through idea but it sure triggers the imagination! Try it out if you haven't already!

10 comments:

helen said...

fab idea barb ....now what did i do with those brochures ?....lol
hugs
helen x

Kathryn said...

Aha...and I've got another one...don't throw out those glossy brochures and booklets that come in the mail immediately. You can use your flower punches to make glossy flower embellies and no one will be the wiser as to where they REALLY came from! ;)

Great card Barb. Have to say I like the catalog img too! Where did we get such simlar tastes, eh? Are we twins?

Hope your day's going well.

--Kathryn
Kitchen Table Crafter

(BTW, checked out your other blogs awhile back and enjoyed the "Write side of your Brain". Incidentally, I'm left-handed too... ;) wonhwonh

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Barb, what a gorgeous card and lovely colour scheme. I'm always keeping snippets of things when I like colours put together - so it's nice to see others like me across the other side of the world!!! Have got some of the Whiff of Joy and Copics on my "wish list" - think I seriously need to win the lottery as it keeps on getting bigger and bigger. Hope you are keeping Ok. Best wishes. Kym xxx

Sandra MacLean said...

Very, very nice Barb! I love the willow tree look and how you incorporated the picket fence punch into the scene! Great job!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful idea Barb and your card is simply beautiful.
I might just make up a little swatch booklet of all my fav pictures and colours.
Thanks for sharing.
Jen x

Lynette Neus said...

Spectacular! Great coloring and design.

Jeanette said...

This is spectacular. I really love this! Just beautiful! Hugs Jeanette

Leigh said...

great idea Barb...really nice cards too.

gingerjenny said...

That stamp is sooo cute. You did a great job coloring him. :) I love the background too. This card just made me say wow and take a closer look!

Lorie said...

I love the Whiff of Joy kids too, and you've done a beautiful job with them. Your copic coloring is amazing!!!