Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Clown


I think I'm a clown for clowns, LOL!!!  My girlfriend from work calls me a monkey though... basically the same thing, right!  Today's card was created using the Flower Pot Fred stamp from KLM Digi Stamps.  A must have for any stamping collection!  My layout was inspired by the Sketch Saturday Week #116 sketch challenge.  I flipped the sketch upright to fit my image and completely went to town on this one.

The card base is Close To Cocoa layered with a slightly smaller piece of PTI White then Haystack patterned paper.  The shadow layers are distressed Brilliant Blue, So Saffron and Baja Breeze cardstock.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I paper pierced around the edges of the image then layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Close To Cocoa cardstock before attaching to the card base with mounting tape. 

The sentiment is from the Clearly Basic Greetings I stamp set from KLM Digi Stamps.  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White then cut it down to fit beside the image.  To embellish the card I added So Saffron ribbon, a brown corduroy button and two yellow buttons threaded with DMC White.

Hope you have lots of fun clowning around today!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Flower Pot Fred and Clearly Basic Greetings I (KLM Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Close To Cocoa, Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, PTI White and Haystack (Piggy Tales, Little Boy Blue Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E00, E11, E55, E47, B97, BG72
  • Other: Twill Ribbon, Corduroy Button (Stampin' Up), Yellow Buttons, DMC White, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Edge Distresser, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
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19 comments:

Paula said...

Adorable card Karen! The color palette is really striking and I like all the details and embellishing.

racinggrandma61 said...

WOW your project is wonderful. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory challenge and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

Laralee DT

jimlynn said...

So cute Karen! Love how you arranged all that paper - perfect for the sketch. Oh, and this little image is just too cute.
Lynn

uksharon said...

Absolutely love it - love everything about it - image, colours and papers.
Well done.
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week - look forward to seeing more of your work.
Best wishes

laney said...

Fabulous Karen!!!
just love your card!!! thanks for joining us at OSSAT this week would love to see you next week too!!
hugs
laney

Padster said...

Fabulous card - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week - hugs Debbie x

Marilyn S said...

I love this card Karen - the layout, the colors... it's gorgeous!

Laura said...

What a super cute card!I love the colors and the image is adorable.TFS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love the colors on this!

Paige said...

This card is WOW! Love everything about it!

ona_i_ja said...

Karen your card is stunning. I love your image and colours.

Great Job!


Thank you for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time this week . Good Luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

Carrie said...

Karen this is so adorable! You should submit it to a magazine to be published. I love this card, great colors and that layout is fantastic.

Dena said...

What a great card! Perfect colors and layout!
Thanks for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Gemma said...

aww this is a lovely card Karen! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Sue said...

Hi ya Karen
aww fabulous card, great image, luv the colour combo, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

tampatha said...

this is a fantastic card! I love your coloring! thanks for entering this week at AiFactory
-Tammy L Dt Lead

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Karen, I just love this little guy! Adorable creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood! So happy to have you join in on our fun ... hope to see you again next challenge!!

jdmommy said...

Great coloring of this adorable image!! I love the dp you drew you inspiration from for this cute card! thanks for adding the "B" elements to join us in the Belli Challenge!

TannyP said...

Such an adorable card and awesome use of the colors. CUTE! Thanks for playing along with the Birthday challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters!