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Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Monday!!!



Hello everyone!!! I hope you are having a great Monday!! I was up bright and early this morning and went straight to the craft room. I had to finish my Unity Bachelor Bro challenge #4 card that I started on Thursday. The Unity Bachelor Bro Week 4 challenge is to make a recipe card for dinner with the man you love!! We are going to skip dinner and go right to dessert...who doesn't love gingerbread cookies!!!
I hand drew the gingerbread man out of Creamy Caramel, added stickles to the trim, cutout the hat and added the white glittery paper. The cheeks are red liquid pearls, the eyes were drawn on with a black copic and the eye highlight and mouth were made with a gel pen. The Unity Snowflake from the August KOM was stamped on the corners of the recipe with Real Red. He was attached to the background with foam tape and a little gingerbread girl button and bow finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Snowflake from Unity's August KOM
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Real Red, White Glitter paper, dp, Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Black Copic
Accessories: Red Stickles, Ribbon, Red Liquid Pearls, White Gel Pen, Gingerbread Girl Button, Foam Tape


I made this card for today's CAS challenge on Splitcoast to use the thumping technique.
I worked on my *thumped* background for 2 hours and finally gave up cause it looked like a muddy mess...I cutout some of the thumped leaves and added them to a tree I drew along the side. I hope that still qualifies this for the CAS challenge!!! The Billy image from Clear Dollar Stamps Billy and Maggie Fall Fun set illustrated by Wendy Hall was colored with copics, cutout, and popped up with foam tape. Clouds were sponged in the background and the button, twine, and ribbon finish it off. This also qualifies for several other challenges:
2. The Pink Elephant challenge blog to use a Fall theme
3. Vicki's second Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential to dress up trees
4. The Stamp Something Challenge to use the color brown. Brown needed to appear in good supply.
Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Billy and Maggie Fall Fun, Leaves from CDS's Pretty Perches
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Indian Summer dp by Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Only Orange,
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Foan Tape, Drawing Pen, Copics
Thanks for stopping by today....hope you have a great day!!!

35 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Joan!! Oh wow!! Look at the big gingerbread man!! How stinkin' CUTE!! I love the sparkle!! and that bottom card with the beautiful Fall coloring is breath-taking!! I always love coming here to get inspired!! TFS! HUGS

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

And dah...forgot to tell you, I sure appreciate you playing along with us in the Saturday Spotlight challenge hun!! Your idea is sooo brilliant!! I so much love Fall!! HUGS :)

RekindleMe said...

You make the most incredible cards!! These are just adorable!! I love the ginger and you can feel the crisp, autumn day just by looking at the little boy!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your gingerbread recipe card is totally cute. Very creative and fun. Billy looks awesome in the fall colors.

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely fun cards Joan!! that giant gingerbread man is wonderful!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your gingerbread card is just precious....and the sweetie on the second card pulls at your heart...fab work

Connie M. said...

These are both so wonderful, Joan!! Love your gingerbread man on the first card, and the adorable scene you created on your second!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh MAN Joan....you drew that sweet little gingerbread man?!! He's so adorable! I love that he's holding the recipe. He's perfectly embellished too!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh my, these are so adoraable! The gingerbread one is super cute and little billie sitting on that log is just sweet!

Stamp and Smile said...

LOVE these "heart warming" masterpieces Joan!! The gingerbread man makes we want to start baking a batch of cookie.... 100% amazing!! :)

Crystal said...

AWWW Joan these are soooo FANTASTIC!!! I just love that gingerbread man, that card is soooo awesome!!!! What darling creations Joan, love them both!

tina said...

Billy is such a cutie, as is that gingerbread man. Thanks for joining us for The Pink Elephant this week. :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a cute idea for a gingerbread recipe.

I like the scene you created with your little boy in the woods. Very sweet and such great detail. Good for you for persisting on the thumping and using the leaves.

Ann said...

What gorgeous cards - that gingerbread man is the cutest I have seen in ages. Love him to bits.
Hope you enjoyed playing in our Autumn themed challenge this week too. Good luck in the draw for the prize from Wild Flower Kids rubber stamps.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Dawn Easton said...

Get out girl! That gingerbread man is awesome! hehe! Fantastic card!!

Your second card is beautiful, with that scene you created!!

Francie G. said...

Wow! Fabulous, Joan! Love the gingerbread man! Great idea!

The second card is such a beautiful fall scene and so beautifully colored!

Candy F. said...

I love anything "gingerbread." You did a beautiful job with recipe card -- the gingerbread man is so adorable.

JulieA said...

I LOVE your gingerbread man!!!! What an adorable card and I'm so impressed that you drew him by hand. Wow! Love the second card, too. Bummer about the thumping. I've had those moments too...grrrr.

Hugs,
Julie

p.s. is your cookie recipe for soft gingerbread cookies? I'm looking for a soft cookie recipe.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! Way to combine challenges on that second adorable card, Joan!!! So cute!!! But let's talk about that precious gingerbread man that YOU DREW AND CUT OUT!!!! Get out!!! How cute is he???!!!

Michelle said...

You're going to skip dinner and go straight to the dessert? Hmmmmm...LOL! LOVE your gingerbread man!

acreativeneed said...

What a cute gingerbread man!! Love your sweet cards!!
smiles,Deena

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA ... what awesome creations!! LOVE the little gingerbread man and your art work drawing that tree & dressing it up is wonderful!! Wow... 2 hours on a technique ... uugh ... now that's dedication to a project, LOL!! In the end it turned out beautifully! Well done!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! I always enjoy your creations and look forward to seeing more in the upcoming weeks!!!

Pamela said...

Joan, I love the gingerbread man..he is so cute! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I am in awe of all your work. I wasn't a follower before but had you in my favs..I stalk you alot. I met you in the rubbernecker booth in SA,Texas. MY parents use to live in Temple but you didn't know them..LOL Now do you remember me..ROFL Like you only met hundreds that day and everyone was like me asking hundreds of questions and in complete awe of you, TexasGrammy, Bad Sherry, etc. I really do love your work, and y our blog..I have grandkids too so it's interesting to read about yours too. Thanks again for being on my blog! Pam

Dawn B. said...

Joan that gingerbread man is adorable.. I love the way you used him.. I also really like your "tree" card.. Great way to dress it up... Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight..

Holly said...

Mom!!!!!!! I love your gingerbread man!!!!!!!!! How adorable is that????? And WHERE have you been hiding that cute little fall boy? That is just too darling. I'm surprised to see you stamping already after that long day on Saturday. Hee hee hee!

Betty Wright said...

Joan, these are fabulous!!! First off, that gingerbread dude is super fab. LOVE this look with the off the edge design!!! Second, the boy on a log card is awesome. Your coloring is so vivid and striking and your sky is just gorgeous!!! Great cards!!!

Tricia said...

What a wonderful pair of projects! I personally love Billy best... only because I'm more of a sugar cookie person than a gingerbread person. LOL!!! The card is *wonderful* though! :-) TFS!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Joan, these are both terrific, but I hafta tell ya, I'm especially partial to that handsome gingerbread man.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow, fab cards! Love the gingerbread one! Such a cute idea! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)

Jessica G. said...

Those thumped leaves look amazing and I'm very impressed with your scissor work! Thanks for playing along in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

Maria Matter said...

hi Joan! These are fabulous!!!

I love that gingerbread man...gorgeous!!
Your Billy card is brilliant...great clouds and leaves!!!
I'm so glad you were able to play along with us at Sat Spotlight!
Blessings, Maria

mustangkayla said...

So darn cute! Just incredible work!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I love the gingerbread recipe card - ADORABLE!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

YOUR CREATIONS ARE ALWAYS AMAZING JOAN! I love your scene you created with the decorated tree for the Sat Spotlight challenge but I really love that gingerbread creation! Too cute!!

Denise Clark said...

You did a great job drawing that gingerbread man. I love how he flows off the card! Wonderful!