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...
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
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