Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beach Bears

This week's House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is a color challenge - red, white and blue. For the layout I used this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch.

Since red, white and blue are the colors of the U.S. flag, I usually think of a patriotic theme for those colors. Since I don't have any House Mouse stamps or images in that theme, I had to come up with something else. I chose this cute Gruffies image, which I received in an image swap. The bear putting on the sun screen is supposed to be the Panda (sorry I don't know their names :), but I colored him like a regular bear. Instead of using designer paper, I embossed one end of the red cardstock with Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder.

This week's CPS sketch is shown below. I rotated it to fit the image. For the circular elements I used punched circles and stamped some beach-y words on them. They looked a little plain so I made them into little tags. I also rotated the image slightly to give it a little more interest.

Stamps: Gruffies Beach Time Fun (Stampabilities); word stamps (Club Scrap)
Ink: Warm Red and French Blue Chalk Inks (Colorbox)
Paper: white cardstock (Georgia Pacific); red and blue cardstock (DCWV)
Embellishments: circle punch (Creative Memories); corner rounder punch; Spots and Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon (unknown)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 4" x 9"


Pamela said...

Very cool! Great card!

Susan said...

I love red, white and blue....love short and wide cards.....so I'm loving your creation!

Emily said...

Judy, this card is soooo cute!!! Love how you changed it up to fit the challenge. Very clever.

scrapperjulia said...

Very cute card!

GiftsByHeidi said...

When I think red/white/blue I think flag too. I wouldnt have thought they would go with this image but it does! I love how you added the words in circles to the right of the image.

Carolyn Bounds said...

What a super sweet creation!!!! I almost used this stamp too:o) You have colored these adorable bears to perfection, and I love that you made the panda a regular bear. This card makes me smile and has me wanting to head to the beach! Absolutely adorable in every way!!! I love it!!!


ant me. said...

Fun! I love this image : ) and I just love how you embossed the end only! As always VERY! creative!! : )


p.s. I love your new mug shot too!!

Elise said...

WHAT a darling card and fabulous explanation of your journey! It turned out adorable: the colors are very summery!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a GRAND card!

lindal said...

Very cute card!

Rica said...

Fantastic card Judy, I just love that image (Ireally think I'm going to have to have it!!) and great work with the colouring and leaving the panda as a regular bear. Love how you've used this week's colours and thanks for playing along at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx

Janice W. said...

Adorable card and great image! I haven't seen that one. It is so cute!