Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Speech Bubbles

I think I must lead a bit of a sheltered life.
The challenge I am trying to do requires the use of a speech bubble. Now, I know they have been popular for quite a while...but I do not have one! I have just never had the need for one...until today.

I looked through all my stamps and almost decided that I would have to give this challenge a pass...and then I saw it. I saw this little frog and mason jar...and I had to find a way to make this work. I picked up this stamp set at a Garage Sale last summer at my local scrapbook store. They sponsor four of these sales a summer and I am lucky if I am in town for one of them! Bargains abound as the store does not take a cut of the profits...just opens up their parking lot and rents you a table for $10 I am so looking forward to this years sales.

I knew right away the words I wanted to put in the speech bubble, so I just had to find a way for this to work. I printed out my sentiment for the bubble on the computer, and then printed it onto kraft card stock.

I  cut out this sentiment using a circle die and then punched some smaller circles to be the bubbles leading to the speech...My speech bubble was born!

Phew,,,thank goodness that was sorted. Then it was just the fun part of fussy cutting the lid and popping it up and colouring in my image. I didn't do a very good job on the dirt...the frog was positioned kind of funny on the jar (stamping operator error)  so the dirt had to come up quite high. Not too fond of that part!
I did pull out my Gelly Roll pen and went over the lid, to make it look metallic. It has a lovely shimmer now!

Here's the arty view...

and the inside view...

Recipe:
Card base - made from my stash
Design paper -  MME, Notable Wonder; from my stash
                      - Basic Grey, Origins Hot Stone; from my stash
                       - snippets of blue background paper is from my snippet stash
Card stock - snippets of white from my stash
Dies - Memory Box, Small Alder Tree and Spellbinders Deckle Rectangles and Petite Circles
Brads - ivory glitter brads from my stash
Twine - snippet from my stash
Ink - Cats Eye Chalk Ink , Chestnut Roan from my stash
Copic Markers
Stamp - Stampin' Up, All wrapped up (mason jar and frog)
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover base with paper

34 comments:

  1. This is really cute and way to think out of the box for that speech bubble! I love the toad in the jar!

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  2. I think you achieved that rather well! Love the design of your card and love the frog in his jam jar. hugs Mrs A.

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  3. This is such an adorable card!!!
    Love how you made the speech bubbles, I don' think I have any either. But if I ever need one i know what to do now ;)
    That froggy in the jar is so so cute.

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  4. I love your speech bubble! I love your whole card, that frog in the jar is too cute!

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  5. The construction of your speech bubble is so creative! Very clever indeed. I personally think you did a fantastic job on this card!

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  6. I've never thought about it before Mo, but if it helps neither I have I.

    But you are right they have been quite popular and it's such a great card with the froggie image.

    B x

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  7. What a fun card with the frog in a jar and I love your speech bubble, brilliantly put together xx

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  8. Wow Maureen this is fab what a cute image and love how you did the speech bubble! I think they might have some in Word maybe in Clip Art? Hugs Susan xx

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  9. How wonderful to be able to find the die in your stash...It's a great one...Your card is very nice. Hugs, joann

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  10. It's gorgeous, Maureen. The little guy in the jar, the one with the cute smile.... I wouldn't mind giving him a little peck! Tooo cute!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  11. Oh what a fun card Mo! Great little frog in a jar - and clever the way you did the speech bubble too!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  12. Ribbett Ribbett! Love it! Love it!
    Great card there Mo. Very clever.
    Hugs
    xx

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  13. Well you did make it work and very well too!! I like your bubbles although I must say I have never wanted to keep a frog in a jar. Well to be honest, I never wanted to keep a frog at all but I have been known to eat their legs! Well done - blurp, blurp, blurp.
    Sandy xx

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  14. This is adorable and you are a clever crafter to think of doing the bubble the way that you did. I LOVE it! I don't have any 'bubbles' either. I think your frog's position is just fine...it's called "Whimsical". You did a super job on this card, and your metallic lid was spot on! Sorry to be so late in commenting..behind again! Also congratulations on your guest designer spot at Hazel's. That is such a wonderful accolade...(I need to get round there too! Have picked up some of the entries on my regular rounds, but need to go see some more!) Well done, You, & TFS & lots of big hugs.

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  15. Back to edit: Your comment on the stenciling had me smiling. I assure you: No skill involved..just messin' about! Glad if you liked it. I sort of did too..at least enough to try some more of it. Hugs & Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  16. This is brilliant, Maureen!!! Love everything about this card, the image and design, and what a great looking speech bubble! Very clever!

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  17. Great card Maureen. Well done with the speech bubble. They do say necessity is the mother of invention. Hugs Christine xx

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  18. This is fabulous and very well done on the speech bubble, fantastic idea and love the super cute image.

    Kath x

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  19. Hi Mo - wow you were fast on the button! Stamping right onto the sailing card was vastly helped by the fact I realised I'd been using my SU Stamp-a-ma-jig a bit wrongly. I guess you already have one, I'd been using mine with the T of the positioner facing downwards, sigh, which meant I was working a bit blind. O a roll here now!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  20. You created your own fabulous speech bubble! Darling card!!

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  21. Oh my goodness, this is such a cute card! And great idea for the speech bubble!!

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  22. I wonder what 'love it' is in ribbet speak. Fabulous card, frog is great and the jar, and a fab way to make your own speech bubbles. Have a lovely weekend x

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  23. Now THIS has become my favorite Scrappymo card!! Clever, clever you! I love it in every way, shape, and form and I especially love that, wow, you MADE a speech bubble without a fancy schmancy die!! Go you! It does give me a giggle how we get used to the new things and our brains (mine anyway) struggle to go "back" to just using a pair of scissors or coming up with some other creative process like you've done here! Great snippets use, too!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Such a fun and cute card, and I love how you created the speech bubble.
    Caroline xxx

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  25. haha, cute! a very creative speech bubble that's a great result of your determination. i would've given up. lol
    linda

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  26. Oh this is fabulous Mo! What a great idea to have the frog being sorry to be late! 'Sorry I'm late but I was trapped in a jar' is absolutely the best excuse for being late EVER! Vicky x

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  27. This is a perfect belated birthday card! Love the speech bubble and the sentiment inside!

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  28. What a fun card! Love the improvised speech bubble :-)
    I so wish I could come to that garage sale- sounds like crafty heaven!
    Hugs
    Debs x

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  29. This is a fabulous card, such a fun image and I love the speech bubble.
    Pauline
    x

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  30. This card is wonderful! And fun! And made me smile big time. I love your homemade speech bubble.

    And I love those crafty yard sales. I'm usually a seller at them but I also buy plenty from my fellow sellers so it usually is a wash but so much fun.

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  31. Great card!!! I have to admit I have never used speech bubbles. Time to broaden my horizons. :)

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  32. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your super fun card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  33. What an awesome card - LOVE how creative you were in making the speech bubbles (I never would have thought of it!) - and love the sentiment.

    Jocelyn ♥
    Instead of Ironing Blogspot

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