Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Stampin Boutique Sponsors For Fun Challenges This Week

The Challenge at For Fun this week is to create a project using summer colors, bright colors, and even neon colors from the 80's. I had chosen Patriotic AJ earlier from The Stampin Boutique and decided that to make him fit this challenge that there is nothing brighter in July than red, white, and blue. Needless to say, I had to really jazz up the paper for it to look like I wanted it to look and that took me hours to do, so I really hope you can see the background with all the bling and brightness.

This is one week you will definitely want to play along with us at For Fun.  The Stampin Boutique will be giving away  digi images to one lucky winner.

  • DP is Imaginisce and all the explosions are done with Ruby Red and Stardust Stickles.

  • Center was cut with a Spellbinder's dye, covered in craft glue and smothered with Barbara Trombley's Crystal Glitter.

  • The fireworks coming out of the flowers are wire with Score Tape wrapped around them and dipped in more of Barbara's glitters, Crystal, Red Oak, and Canadian Blue. I tried glue first, stickles second, and then got tired of the mess so decided to try Score Tape. So much easier, no mess, and no drying time.

  • Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with Stickles added - ribbon from stash

  • AJ is colored with copics, gold stickles for the belt and buttons, silver stickles for the flag pole and stars and Glossy Accents added to the shoes.  Ever see a military man without a spit shinned shoe? I sure haven't!

  • Copics: B39, 37, 29, 24, 49 - R46, 49 - E11, 00, 000, R20 - C7, 3, 2, 0, 00 and 110 Black - .03 Black and Red Multiliner Pens
Be sure to hop on over to For Fun to see the beautiful creations by the rest of the DTs.

Thanks so much for visiting my little corner of the world and I hope to see you back again soon.  If you have the time to leave me a comment it will be much appreciated and I will be sure to stop by to visit your blog.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)


Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Carol, I love the sparkle :)


craftieodmae said...

Fantastic card!!!

Patti J said...

WOW!!! What a bright and beautiful card! Sweet image, great job of bringing this little guy to life!

Rufus said...

Love all the sparkle, bling and zowie!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card, Carol! I LOVE all that sparkle. You really took this card to the next level!


Mandy said...

Granny Caorl your card is fabulous, such a sweet image and I love the paper and the sparkle you've added
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

I would have liked to have seen your face after you had finished this amazing creation. I bet you had glitter on it from wiping your brow after putting in so many hours doing all the bling...but we know you like your bling. Absolutely sparkley!!!! *Hugs*


Wow Carol - this is fabulous! The hours spent adding all that bling were worth it in the end - it really does sparkle! Great colours and papers too. Hope you are well.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

A Consuming Passion said...

Ooh I really like this patriotic card Carol! Great job!

Stef H said...

this is definitely a WOW!!! a HUGE WOW! i absolutely love, love, love that background paper!!!! WOW

Sandra said...

Great card... very patriotic colour combo.
Sandra x

Annika said...

Absolutely wonderful colouring and gorgeous colours. The layout is just perfect, fabulous card!

Mary Ski said...

Very patriotic! Love the fireworks. Have fun with your granddaughter see you on the 18th

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Stunning card, Carol. Love the colours and the backgound with all the sparkle.
Amelia x

Janie Printz said...

Love your little cards !!! They are amazing & I signed up so I can follw you as you create more ...
Hugs, Janie