Sunday, August 23, 2009

Something to Squeal about!


I'm squealing with excitement because I finished a card in less than 24 hours! LOL! I have been working furiously on this huge batch of cards to try to sell. The images were already finished, so it's been cutting, die cutting, gluing, etc.

This card is for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge found here: CDS Color Challenge
The colors this week are: Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and optional brown, turquoise & white. I used Patchpal Piggy (for sale HERE). I used black pigment ink, then clear embossing powder on watercolor paper. I used the Stampin' Up Watercolor Crayons to color the image. The sky is Tempting Turquoise and the mud (what pig doesn't love mud?) is Close to Cocoa. The background papers are from different sources. The banana/pink one is part of Basic Grey's 2 scoops paper pack. The brown/pink print is from Basic Grey's Bittersweet. The top one with the flower is one a friend gave me. The bottom right is from my stash of "slab" papers. The greeting is computer generated. I LOVE these little button brads! I used greens ones for the corners, a pink one for the flower center, and my favorite: a PINK BUTTON BRAD NOSE! The ribbon is a roll from Michael's---I think! LOL!

I have the perfect recipient in mind, so need to go add a note and address an envelope!

One last thought: don't color this piggy with a Pretty in Pink marker. He looks sunburned, which is just one step from bacon! ha, ha!

Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

peggysue said...

That is one cute card Lori, love the colors and the embellishments.

Shawne said...

Aww, I love the papers and embellishments you chose, the button nose is perfect!! And the sentiment! Wish I had thought of that!LOL! I know your friend will love it, it is colored beautifully and the shine from the embossing looks great with the shine in the ribbon!

Traci M said...

Look at that pig snout...too cute Lori! And the mud looks pretty clean as mud goes...
I also like your blog background, very classy!

Miss Iowa said...

Way to go! What a cute card. I love the button snout.

Cassie said...

What a sweet, sweet card, Lori! Love that little pig. You made me laugh so hard about your 'sun burned' pig, lol!

Lois Jones said...

This is just squeal-a-rific!! Lucky recipient (well sort of you know!!).

The Stamper's Touch said...

Such a cutie of a card!! Love, love, love your button nose.

Linda

Karen Lynn said...

I sure hope Clear Dollar Stamps sees this!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is so CUTE!!! I love it!

BethH said...

How fun....sure wouldmake me squeal too! Adorable!!!! And, you know my thing for pigs...it's just too cute.