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Monday, March 26

Hambo Combo

Greetings Earthlings-

Just a quickie today. Lots to catch up on at work..

This card is for the Hambo Hoedown week 58. I got this great digi BUNNY PARADE from them because I entered their challenge last week.

I combined it with another Hambo digi called TREES.

The challenge was to use the spring colors of lavender, yellow, pink, green and blue! At least 3 of them... I used them all!  . Pastels are not something I am comfortable with but I like the result:
And the Copics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!

Party on, Wayne!

Monday, March 19

Purple Puppy

Greetings Earthlings-

I have been having a lot of fun playing with metal. It's great fun and it sharpens whatever I am using to cut it.. YAY!

I made this card for the Hambo Hoedown week #57. I got this cute puppy digi from them because I entered last week's challenge - and followed their simple rules*.

The name of this stamp is Bailey Hug. This week the challenge was to use stripes. I have plenty of stripes in browns but I thought I would switch things up a bit and have a purple puppy. I colored Bailey with my Copics:

I used metal from Walnut Hollow and embossed it with a Sizzix folder. Now that I am reviewing it, I kinda wish I would have colored his heart tag silver to tie things together more.
Check out the Hambo Hoedown challenge this week. It's fun to see what other stripes are out there!

Party on, Wayne!

*This is from an email I got from the folks at Hambo:
PLEASE NOTE: We love sending out our free images to Hoedown participants! It is great fun to see what you create with them. That being said, because we send them out free to you, we expect something in return. Each email lists the official name of the digi you are receiving. It is always in a colored font. In your blog posts, we expect the official name to be used, and that credit is given to Hambo Stamps. We don't require that you link to the image, but we do require that the official name be used so that people looking at your work know who created and drew the image and can find the image if they would like to purchase it.

If the official name is not used in your blog posts, we will not be able to send out the following week's free image to you. Please understand that we are doing this to also protect our artwork. We appreciate your help in this matter. Okay, now on to the fun stuff!

Wednesday, March 14

Heavy Metal

Greetings Earthlings-

Mo Manning's challenge this week asked us to try something new. I had just found some metal sheets on CLEARANCE at my local JoAnn's. I didn't need to think too long to decide to use the metal on my card this week.

The metal sheets are made by Walnut Hollow. I ended up buying a bunch of colors from them after I played a bit. This metal is so cool! You can emboss it and use punches and lots of other things! Everything I've tried has worked. And I haven't even gotten out my inks yet!

I used Mo's image, Painter Meg. She was so fun to color using my Copics. I added some Glossy Accents to the paint. I thought I could play off the metal of the pain can with the silver metal I had just gotten. I embossed the metal with an OLD sizzix plate called FRIEND. I cut out a portion that had the word FRIEND and several hearts..Then I punched out a row of circles with an EK Success border punch. That smoothed out the embossing a little but that was fine - I didn't want it to be distracting. If I wanted the embossing to be crisper I would cut the shape out first, then emboss it.

So here is the finished card:
Thanks, Mo for pushing me to try something new!!

Party on, Wayne.

Thursday, March 8

Hambo Anniversary

Greetings Earthlings-

It has been so long since I last posted that I have almost forgotten how to do this! Thank goodness, I made myself cheat notes way back when..

Hambo Stamps is celebrating 10 years in business! They will be having special events all month long. Today is the last day to take advantage of free shipping! I think it's great that they have rubber and digi stamps. They have some ribbon and marked down items too!

This week challenge number 56 is a tic-tac-toe challenge. To enter you need to use everything in a row from their board. I chose Orange (Background paper), Glossy Accents (Glossy Sticker and Glossy Accents on his eyes) and Dots (Background paper, again). I also used last week's challenge sketch - it worked out great!

Since I didn't have the chance to submit an entry last week I didn't get this week's free digi to work with so I dug out a digi that I did have from Hambo: Caped Chick.

I did a little paper piecing for his body, mask and cape. Then I colored the rest  with Copics, like usual.

I hope you like it!

Party on, Wayne!