Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hambo Stamps Nerd

I have my Hambo Hoedown card that I wanted to share today!

I was delighted to find their cute Hambo Stamps Nerd set in my e mail box Tuesday evening.
I had to wait until Wednesday morning to see what the actual challenge was but that's a good thing, the image can play in my mind for awhile before they give the "what to do with it".  When I looked at the Hambo Hoedown challenge Wednesday morning I saw we are being challenged to use PLAID and/or mix patterned papers, how fun!  

Did I mention I think this image is totally cute?!
I can close my eyes and see my Dad wearing a white shirt with pocket protector and pink plaid Bermuda shorts, lol.  My Mom used a pocket protector too but it was in her purse, looks like my parents were nerds...  and the apples don't fall far from the trees do they?!  Then my mind turns to my sweet daughter, for quite awhile she dressed herself in plaids and stripes or dots mismatching her colors.  When I asked if I could help her she told me she liked it so I stopped asking.  She's a little older now and her "fashion" has changed to that of a proper pre-teen girl.  Thanks Hambo Stamps for a moment of nostalgia - 

About my card - I just had to paper piece the Nerd's clothing and use dots and plaid together but my Cosmo Cricket mini deck patterns were just too big.  I tore the plaid and red & white polka dot papers from the pad and scanned them into my computer and then shrunk them to fit my cute nerd.  After playing in Photoshop Elements and Microsoft Publisher I was satisfied with my "work", I printed him this way and that, cut out the articles of clothing and got to work coloring with Copic markers.  

I used G000, G20, BG70, BG93, BG90, E00, E000, E02, E41, E42, E43, E44, Y17, Y15, Y13, YR16, YR07, T2, C00, C0, W1, W3, W5, W7.  To outline him I wanted to match the blueish patterned paper so I used BG000 then blended it with BG90.  After coloring and assembling the card using my Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather mini deck I added Glossy Accents to his teeth and glasses for a little extra shine.  Oh, the sentiment I cropped and stretched out on one line to fit my sketch, it actually comes stacked.  
Don't you just love digital images?!!

Have a nice weekend and thanks for visiting my blog -

Hambo Hoedown - Plaid
Paper Pretties - 2 or More Designer Papers
The Pixie Cottage - Paper Piecing
Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps - Make 'em Laugh
Lawn Fawn - Make 'em Laugh


AllisonG said...

This turned out great, Jan! I was wondering how the plaid on the shirt was smaller than the paper - you are so clever. Wish I knew how to use Photoshop! I've got no time right now to devote to new endeavors though. :-( Maybe some day! Have a great weekend.

Lisa Oliver said... never disappoint! You certainly have mastered the digital crafting thing! This card is absolutely adorable!!! everything about it!!!


Unknown said...

This nerd just kills me LOL!!! Great papers for him and I love the story about your parents.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

how fun - love how you took your paper and used your computer to make it work for your image - smart - should try that with images that are too big for OWH cards. Thanks for the giggle also.

Barb Housner

Lee Mae said...

Jan, your card is so cute and funny! Love him!

jimlynn said...

LOL! LOVE this Jan! I must go buy that image now too. So cute and love the paper you put with him.

Mynn xx said...

This is fabulous! Your patterns look amazing together! And your image is too cute--love the gloss on the glasses! :)

SuzAnn said...

love the nerd and your stories about your parents and daughter. I was a big Bay City Rollers fan back when I was a pre-teen and wore plaid and stripes together too! I love seeing you around the OWHland.

Beverly said...

This card is amazing. I just can't get over your Nerd with plaid pants.. I'm smitten.. haha!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card and funny story! Made me think about waaay back when I was a kid and pattern on pattern was a BIG no-no for anyone, even nerds, I think! Then the 60s came along and there were no rules after that...You do amazing coloring and composition. Glenda F

Sarah said...

Hilarious! LOVE your coloring and sketch--fabulous card all around. I wish I knew how to use digital stamps! You are so talented.

nwilliams6 said...

Love this image! You did a fabbo job on it - the glasses are really good!!!! Hugz.

Davi said...

Ah way to funny this one is!! I love the fun little nerdy guy and your cute stories!! I think we all have a little nerd in us :) Thanks for sharing this one with us at The Pixie Cottage.

Judy Rozema said...

Just darling!!! Love the plaids and patterns and his glasses!! Your layout is perfect! What a great Hoedown card!

Angela said...

Oh my word...this is just too cute! Love this fun image and what you've created with it!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I was wondering how you got the smaller plaid. So clever!

Congratulations on winning Hambo Stamps "Best of Show".

Bev aka sf_crafter