Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Dive In With Us!!

Greetings Hambo fans!!  I'm SOOOOOO super excited to be here with you today bringing you my first ever Hambo creation!  You are going to be in awe of the wonderful creations that are going on today at the Hambo Hoedown Challenge Blog!

Today we are challenging you to add sparkle into your project!  Glitter, Stickles, gems, flourishes, sparkle spritzes, you name it!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!!  And you'll get bonus "Oinks" for any creations using one of the Father's Day sentiments! 

My creation today is using the fabulous Snorkel Boy - Digital Image by Hambo Stamps.  It comes with two awesome fishy sidekicks and  four awesome sentiments!  
 I created a fun, scrappy and bright masculine card for my sample today.  I started by printing Snorkel Boy onto Xpress Blending paper by Copic and coloring with my Copic markers.  After coloring and shading, I used Glossy Accents to heavily glaze up his diving mask and the air bubbles floating above him.  I then used a glitter pen to brighten up his handsome fishy companion!
I distressed the edges with Hero Hues Latte Chalk Ink and backed it with Bazzill paper.  I did a bit of stitching on the edge for some added visual interest.

Here are the markers used in my coloring:
The round markers with no writing are from Prismacolor. 
I used one of the Father's Day sentiments that came with the set cut out with MFT Fishtail Flag STAX Dies.  I also lightly sponged the edges to make them pop a bit more.  I added a fluffy Grosgrain bow tied with a bit of rustic twine to make it more manly!  ;)  I did add a tiny bit of a blingy flourish interpretively to represent the water he's swimming in.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the double loops on the bottom and created these rolled flowers by punching three circles measuring 2.5".  I then cut them into swirls and rolled them inward upon themselves sealing them tight with hot glue.

Oh this project was SO fun to create!!  Please come join us right at the Hambo Hoedown Challenge Blog!!
Looking forward to seeing your sparkly creations over there!!

Crafty Hugs!


Judy Rozema said...

You did a super job on this, Meredith! I love the flowers and all the layers (I am a layer girl!). I am so happy you are on the team!

Annette Allen said...

such a cute Father's Day card...I love those rolled flowers and that image is too cute...

Kecia said...

Meredith, I love this. I am in awe of the coloring you've done on this and the way you combine papers is just super special. I am excited to be on the team with you!

Kris Chirhart said...

Meredith, your card is awesome! Love all the details with the border, sparkly flourish, rolled flowers, stitching, tab... you combined them all so beautifully!! Happy to be on the Hambo DT with you!

Ana Carolina Little said...

Meredith, your card is gorgeous... I knew it was going to be!!! I'm so glad you are part of the Hoedown!!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Meredith your card is fabulous! I love all the detail, the flowers the ribbon, those papers too - wow!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card and coloring Meredith! It is wonderful to be working with you!