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 -