Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One In A Melon

Good morning!! I certainly hope is a beautiful day where you are. It's looking pretty promising here!! Well, I didn't get these photos uploaded in the order I'd planned, and it's too late to go back and change it now, so you get to see the close up first. This card came to life for the weekly Peachy Keen Challenge. This week our challenge is to use faces on our project or card. I just got the adorable "Faceless Fruit" set from Kathy, along with a set of Assorted Basic Paper Doll Faces. Oh my goodness!! The possibilities with these sets are endless!! It just makes one's head spin!! :-) Be sure to check the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog for all the amazing samples from Viv, Diane, Sonia, and Kathy. They will WOW you with their talent!!
The sentiment for this card is computer generated. I was struggling a bit with this challenge, trying to decide between doing a paper doll, and using the fruit stamps, which I was anxious to do, and then the idea for this card came to me in my sleep. I'm always surprised at how often that happens, but it probably explains why sleep eludes me so much of the time. In this case it was a good thing.
I used my scalloped square punch to make the ragged border, and added lots of accent dots with the white gel pen. I hope you like my take on this challenge, and please be sure to make a stop on Peachy Keen's Challenge Blog to play along. Here's a note from Kathy about why you might want to join us this week:
PLEASE pass the word around about this challenge.. here's the reason why.. for every entry over 20 we will add another $1.00 to a $20.00 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!.. That means that if we get 37 entries, the prize will be a $37.00 gift certificate.. if we get 100 entries, the prize will be $100.00 gift certificate! What if we get 500? WELL... then I guess we will be handing over a $500.00 gift certificate! FOR REAL.. please tell your friends! Anyone can play and I know we have sold A TON of faces - many of you have them already! The winner will be DRAWN for this challenge next Monday night! Good luck to all who enter!! :) Please note there is only one entry per person.Have a wonderful week!!Sincerely,KathyJ

Now, wouldn't you like to be the winner of THAT gift certificate? Come on! It's easy to add your submission with Mr. Linky, and we'd love to see your take on this challenge! For the layout on this card, I used the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge. There are so many challenges out there that we should never be at a loss for where to begin! I love to play along with this one whenever I have the chance.

Thanks for sharing part of your day with me! I'm always thrilled to have you join me! May you have a blessed and glorious day.

Love Ya!

Supply List

Paper: Melon Mambo, Green Galore, K& Co. DP, Canson Watercolor Paper, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, Various SU in for watercoloring, computer generated sentiment

Stamps: Peachy Keen's Faceless Fruit, and Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment

Accessories: Melon Mambo dotted ribbon, Dew Drops, Scalloped Square Punch, White Gel Pen, Prima Flowers, Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile


KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Thank you Lorie for sharing your slice of talent with us! You are truly ONE IN A MELON! This card is beautiful :) You have my head swimming with ideas now too!! :)Big ol' hugs for ANOTHER awesome card!! :)Kathy

Mrs B said...

Lorie, those are the yummiest watermelon slices I have ever seen! You colored them just beautifully. I better get a move on for my card this week, so I get a chance to win some big bucks!

Stef H said...

what a fabulous card!

i posted the challenge on my blog.


Lauri said...

Another gorgeous Lorie card!! Love these little watermelons and the colors are beautiful!

Becky said...

This is adorable, I love these melons. I got to go get me some of these faces :)

kadie said...

Hi Lorie! Is it wrong for me to say that I want to eat this card? LOL. Ummm, I mean that I totally want to go to the store and buy some juicy watermelon now. This card is adorable and your coloring is so lifelike I can smell the watermelon through my screen! :) Another Fab card!

Dawn B. said...

This is adorable. I love the embellishments you used. Really grat job. I am a huge watermelon freak and this is so cute. TFs

Unknown said...

There's colouring and there's colouring.....Lorie.. this is one FABULOUS card. The colouring is stunning. The melon looks WET! I'm in awe!
Hugs Viv xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Simply stunning!!! Love the way you color the watermelons, and the faces for each one of the slices. It is jaw dropping...HUGS...SK :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Absolutely adorable, Lorie! Sweet enough to eat! LOL

Mary Giles said...

Oh Lorie this is just soooo super sweet! I love those little doll faces on the watermelons. Your coloring is absolutely perfection.

Anonymous said...

This is such a HAPPY card! It definitely made me smile. Thanks for sharing your cards and your self with us. A more beautiful person than you I don't think I've met!

Arianne said...

What a sweet card!

Thanks for playing along with us at SS&S!

Hugs, Arianne

Catherine said...

This is super cute, Lorie, and you're coloring/shading are fantastic! I don't think I could use these cute watermelons without having to use my "Bite me." stamp! LOL!

Barbara said...

Lorie, I love these happy watermelons! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for including our sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp. It looks great on this card!


Lisa B said...

Love the saying! Your coloring is right on the money!