My card today is for the Hambo Hoedown, the challenge theme is paper PIERCING, I always confuse that with paper piecing... as you can see I did both. Not really to be on the safe side, those crazy stripped pants reminded me of a doctor who we saw recently so I just couldn't resist.
Here's the quick story -
My husband has prostate cancer so we've been seeing several different doctors since just before the first of the year. My husband works part time for his sister in her very fashionable local clothing store. I know if I could have worked there when I was in high school I would have felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. When we first met his Urologist he was wearing the usual white lab coat, scrubs pants and these wild athletic shoes. He looked up at my 6 ft. 5 in. tall husband, shook his hand and looked at his feet and told him his shoes weren't very fashionable... I think we both cracked up laughing, what is "fashionable" in a size 13 shoe? lol
There are several inspirations for my card today. I was looking at the "Make It Monday" challenge and saw the most gorgeous card from Mary J. who's blog is Where's My Creativity that made my mind whirl with ideas. We also have a dear friend who will be having surgery in the near future and I was thinking this might be a fun card to give him to cheer him up during his recovery.
Along with paper piecing I colored Dr. Needle with Copic markers R20, E000, E00, E11, E40, E41, E43, Y26, E49, C0, C1, W0, W4, B0000, BG10, YG11. The patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Granola mini paper pad, copic coloring on Copic X Press It. I added a little Stickles and Glossy Accents to certain areas that I thought should shine. The shape of my card is made with a Cheery Lynn designs French Flair regular and scalloped dies, the border is a die-namics die and for the banner I used a square Stampin' Up! punch to punch the end into a banner.
I also decorated the inside.
I think Mary J.'s are nicer but I'll keep working on it.
Hey, I almost forgot I was the Hambo Stamps Channel Surfing blog hop winner! I won a $20.00 shopping spree at Hambo Stamps, yippee! You can be sure I placed my order already :)
Thanks for visiting my blog today!