Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Camping

Wow - I'm not sure about all the redness in this card - but it'll have to do.  There are three different challenges incorporated in today's card:

Color Throwdown - Using the rainbow palette....so we have very colourful sleeping bags today.  I used Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Poppy Parade.  I had started out with Bear being Tangerine and Daffodil (thank goodness for watercolour paper!!!!!)  Once he was on the card though, there was just too much red going on - so I dirtied him up with some crumb cake.

I had to give Bear a pair of Sock Monkey's glasses so that he didn't look so angry about camping. His teeth have been whitened with gel pen.

The sketch comes from The Paper Players this week.  I told Nance that I was going to try and think outside the box for the two circle areas (where the sleeping bags are)....but I still ended up using paper. :(       Ooops!!!  I just noticed on the Paper Players blog that this is suppose to be a Clean and Simple Sketch - Sorry - this may be a little overdone for that.

Finally, the summer theme of the card comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments.

We have a beautiful day outside so I think I'm going to go for a walk - I walked SOOOOOO much when I was in Ottawa - I need to make it a better routine.  We're also excited in our house tonight because we're going to see WICKED!  WoooooHoooooo!!!!!!

Hope your day is full of sunshine and excitement!  Thanks for visiting - Joan

10 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is just too cute! I love the coloring! And I would love to go see Wicked with you! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Lauri said...

Joan this is great!!! Love how you used the sleeping bags!!!! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Kirstin said...

I love this card! It is so funny! Great idea!

Shannon said...

Joan, this is adorable, made me chuckle! Great summer card. I automatically think beach, but camping is another huge summer activity:) Thank you for sharing and joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Kristin Eberline said...

So creative! I love this card!

Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!!

Anne Marie said...

Joan, I love it! I really like all of the colors you added and that little bear is simply stylin' in those shades. Haha! The detail of the background is very cool. Thank so much for playing along with BOTH Hand Stamped Sentiments and the PAper Players this week!:)

jaydee said...

Joan, using sleeping bags for the circular elements was genius. Love how you changed up the bear! Fabulous card.
Jealous that you got to see Wicked!
thanks for joining the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Nance said...

LOL, I love that he's got white teeth and sunglasses--what a stylin' bear! You made my laugh because it never entered my mind to put paper where those circles are! You've done a great job with the sketch and the theme. Love the background stamping and those sleeping bags! So glad you could join us at the Paper Players this week! :-)

Sandra Azzopardi said...

This is SO cute, Joan! I love the bear with his cool dude sunnies :) Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Tui Nathan said...

Joan your card is just adorable ... I love what you have done with the sketch .. such a fun card, love the cool dude bear and his smirky grin ... love it!!!
Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Paper Players!!!