Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Night or Day

Rain or Shine, Night or Day? That's me today. I'm totally out of whack. I actually left work because I was half asleep. I had a nice little nappy and got up to make this card. It's for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge. I have a great time over on the MFT forum at Splitcoast and in case you haven't noticed, I love MFT stamps and products, so it's a no brainer that I play along in the challenges. This week Kim challenged us to make a card with the theme "April Showers", or to use her lay out, or to create a custom embellishment. I think the hardest part of this challenge was to decide which April Showers stamp I'd use. I picked "Rain or Shine" because I haven't gotten the WTG inky in awhile and she has always been one of my favorites. I love that she has polka dot wellies and her doggie has a sweater, this time I put some dots on his sweater to match her boots, I'm sure WTG would gotten her doggie a sweater to match her outfit. Then again, if she's anything like me she might have gotten the doggie sweater first and then compiled the rest of the outfit to got with it. Oh, yeah, like you haven't bought a pair of killer shoes that you didn't have anything to go with and then proceeded to build a killer look to go along with it. And if you haven't it's only because you haven't found those shoes yet, but trust me you will and when you do you'll be remembering this. Oh and by the way, if you did this with a Coach bag or any other accessory it's the same thing.
I also like to do the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo challenge and this week it's Green Galore and Gable Green which I love and Dusty Durango which I loathe. Odd because I loved my orange beetle but I find it yukky in card stock, so for me this one was a challenge but I have a package of Basic Grey "Phoebe" paper and those colors are all in it so I used it for the dp. I colored the boots, sweater and dog with SU markers and the flesh on WTG with copics. The puddle was painted with Pearlescent watercolors. I used ranger glossy accents on the boots in the tag.
I don't always go into detail about all the stuff I do on my cards because it seems to me it's obvious but if you're looking at any of my posts and have a question on how to do something just leave your question in the comments.
Here's the deets:
Stamp - My Favorite Things "Rain or Shine"
Paper - Basic Gray "Phoebe" dp pack, Stampin' Up Dusty Durango cs for card base
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Miscellaneous - SU tag punches, SU twill ribbon, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pearlescent watercolors, Mowed Grass Dew Drops, eyelet, The Cat's Pajama's linen thread, dimensionals
The Challenges:
My Favorite Things - Wednesday Stamp Club
Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #44 - Dusty Durange, Green Galore, Gable Green
Stamp Something - Something Layered (3 layers)
Paper Cutz #37 - Use a tag and any theme you like
Thanks for coming by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. I'll be going Girl Scout camping and with the preparation starting tomorrow I may not be back till next week. I'll be having fun with my buddies but I'll be dreaming of stamping.
Hey, don't think you're getting out of here without a reminder to click on the pink ribbon, it's a good thing. The universe will bless you.


  1. HAHAHA!! Hey, don't the knock the shoe thingy. :) I also do this with gems. Love the matching boots and sweater. Fun card, Chris!!

  2. FUN FUN FUN Chris, one of my favorite sets.

  3. Fantastic Chris. I really need to pull that set out and show it some love again.

  4. This is such a great card! This is one of my favorite sets too! You did her justice here!!!!

  5. Fabulous card Chris! This is also one of my favorite MFT WTG sets! I love the boots! I'm so thrilled that you play along with us each week! We love ya!

  6. Great card! I've been missing the headless woman - was wondering when she was going to make another appearance on your blog! I love how the doggies sweater matches her boots - adorable! And I definitely get buying the outfit to match the shoes!

  7. Thank you for using SPCC colors on this fun card. I love the boots!

  8. Those boots and that sweater rock! Thanks for playing with us at SPCC!
    Robbyn - SP Diva

  9. Love those rainboots! So cute.

    Emily-SP Diva

  10. i love this card & your little rainboots tag is the bees knees- LOVE it!

  11. Love this image....that dachshund is adorable! Love your paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! I hope you can join us again soon!

  12. Just a fabulous card! Love all your paper piecing too!

    Deanne SP Diva

  13. That twill is an amazing detail. I miss your posts!!

  14. Love this wonderful card! Great job! Thanks for playing at SPCC!


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