Friday, February 18, 2011

Hambo Hoedown #3 - Trip To The Beach

It's time for another Hambo Hoedown Challenge! But first, I need (NEED) to tell you I "won" the rights to post this handsome badge:

And I said "won" because I was randomly selected from all the entrants for the last challenge, but still, I get to display the badge this week. Whoot!

On to this weeks' challenge. We got a cute pelican image! We were supposed to make a card with the pelican, a beach theme, and use the colors blue, tan and brown. Well, my brain stopped at blue, so this is what I made first:

Let's deconstruct this baby, shall we?
1. Blue card stock is Baja Breeze that was left over from the layer I cut for my Jingle Belles card.
2. The wood post is Basic Gray run through the Big Shot with the Distress texture plate.
3. The waves are from a piece of old old old old self-adhesive vellum I found in my collection of Every Color Vellum But The One I Need. I punched it with a Fiskars edge punch and layered two of them together.
4. The pelican is the image they gave us (people who played last week) and I colored it with Copics.
5. I swiped my Whisper White Craft (pigment) ink pad over the blue card stock to get streaks of clouds.
6. I drew and cut out some clouds from a scrap of Kaisercraft paper I had in the UFO pile.
7. The sentiment is from Kim Hughes, and you saw it here.

Then I went to post it and re-read the Hambo Challenge instructions. I hadn't used tan & brown. DRAT! I was going to try and sneak it in with the colors in those teeny tiny clouds, but noooooo, I like to sleep at night. And since I am Queen for the week, I should do it right, so I made another one:

Pretty much the same (thank goodness I'd printed and colored two of those guys!), but the wood stump is brown, and I used a piece of the Kaisercraft papers for the background instead of blue. Did you notice there is a something-something in the upper right-hand corner? I call it "the sun". I layered it on a piece of Soft Suede and the card base is Kraft. There, it's blue and tan and brown. :)

I'm not too happy you can see through the vellum on this one so that wood post is floating in the water instead of anchored into the mud. ;( Oh, well.

So this makes two challenges tonight. Whoot! I love it when things work out the way I'd planned.

In other news, I'm having my windows measured for new blinds tomorrow. The ones I have are 18 years old, I paid $10 for them, and it's time. The only problem is I have these boxes of stuff from my Dad's house clogging every inch of free floor space, so if the measurers want to get to a window - not gonna happen. I need to triage the books and get some of those boxes out of the way, then move some of the remaining boxes back into the Dining Room since my classes are done for another month. And they're coming at 10 am. I am doomed.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I like the first one better, if you're keeping track. Nice!

  2. Love love love! The first one is adorable, but I love the little details in the second one. Great work!!!! :)

  3. I love the clouds, and the waves, and the twine, and really everything about this card. Thanks for playing with us at the Hoedown!

  4. Congratulations Hoedown Queen! And your card this week is adorable! I love the waves and the sun in the second one is perfect! Thanks for playing in the Hoedown again!

  5. I love 'em both! The top one reminds me more of a sky at sunset, which is a nice change of pace. Thanks for playing with us this week! :)

  6. both cards are great
    congrats on being "hoedown queen"

  7. Oh...the pressures of being the Hambo Queen! :)

    Both cards are adorable and I love all of the details you have included. Thanks for joining us again this week!


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