Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bah! Humbug! and Sketch and Stash Challenges

It's not often that I get two challenges with one card.  Usually it's all I can do to keep track of one challenge at a time!  But I've decided to add a couple of new challenges to my schedule to keep things fresh and, well, challenging!  In my first post today (yep, this is my second one!) I entered a couple of cards in the StampARTic challenge.  With this card my original target was the Bah! Humbug! challenge which is "A Child's Christmas" and in looking for sketch ideas I found this one at Sketch and Stash challenge.

Along with the sketch I met the challenge by using new corduroy brads, old stash of argyle paper, and a neglected Whiff of Joy image which was colored for last Christmas.

In keeping with the Bah! Humbug! challenge this card is for a son and the image appears to me to be a youth.  The argyle paper, matched with the diagonal scoring of the tan paper, lend to the masculine aspect of the card.  The corduroy brads are something new I found at Michaels and I love them for this card.  My stash of ribbon includes the blue argyle ribbon as well as brown, but I chose to stay with the blue on this to match the paper.  The image is colored with Copics.  I used peel-offs that I won from the lovely ladies at Bah! Humbug! in a loyalty drawing.  These are fantastic but we can't get them here in the U.S.  :(  At least I haven't been able to find them anywhere!  So I have become very greedy with my stash of peel-offs!

It's been a busy day here in the Made For Keeps Studio!  One of the best I've had for awhile and your visit today puts the cherry on top of the hot fudge!  Hmmm..... I just might take a drive into town now for a Dairy Queen hot fudge sundae! 

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Becky said...

Wow! What a fab card Barb!! I love those buttons, they're so funky!! Gorgeous image and colours too!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash! xx

Lynette said...

Great card - what a handsome young man!

Max said...

Fabulous card Barb ... those corduroy buttons are wonderful! Peel offs are so freely available here in the UK we are almost dismissive of them, but reading various comments from our friends across the water over the last few months has made me realise how lucky we are to have them ... and to have such a wide choice. Thank you for helping me be more appreciative of what's on our doorstep rather than hankering after the things that aren't.

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Ann said...

Love this Barb - that sketch looks great in these colours. A really cool card.
Ann xxx
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DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Barb! All of the elements work perfectly together to make one spectacular Christmas card. Love how the colors aren't traditional but they totally work. LOVE it! xxD

Heather said...

Way too cute!!! Love the embossed back ground!!

Joan Ervin said...

Hi's been a while since I have visited. Hope all is well in your little corner of the world!!! This is such a sweet guy card...I love that adorable little boy image and you know I love your coloring!!!! I'm lovin all the argyle, too...perfect for a guy card!!! Pick me up when you go get that hot fudge sundae...yummmm!!!!