I learned today of an awesome challenge blog through my bloggy friend, Hazel who is a Design Team Member at I Love ProMarkers where they have the sweetest theme for their current challenge. The challenge is to make a 1950's inspired project using ProMarkers. I have a very limited supply of ProMarkers, and that is why I chose to color an image that didn't need very many colors. I quickly learned that it is not wise to color on Bazzill or textured cardstock. The project would have been much cuter if I had drawn the image and colored on flat cardstock, so that is a lesson learned.
I used a vintage sticker on the bottom of the card with a gumball machine on it. That inspired me to draw another antique gumball machine, so I free-handed this image I used. Like I said, I don't like the bumpy coloring on it, and really wish I had used flat cardstock, but it was too late.
I used some October Afternoon products, including the two patterned papers and the sentiment stickers. The ProMarkers work really well for outlining and blending. I am very new at this technique, and not terribly talented. I really hope to improve this technique, and to grow my collection of these amazing markers. This just happens to be the prize you can win in the challenge this week at I Love ProMarkers Blog and I would SO love to win. My card (with its coloring) is no great work of art, but it is, nonetheless, my humble attempt. I really loved the 50's theme.
Now that I've rambled on about how I made this card, and told you all about this amazing challenge at I Love ProMarkers Blog - I want to share the link with you so that you can see the amazing inspiration by their Design Team and play along. So, here is the link:http://www.ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/2012/06/122-1950s.html - I Love ProMarkers Challenge Blog - 1950's
This card is also inspired by the WONDERFULLY FUN challenge over at Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog where their current challenge is to make a project that is inspired by a movie. Did you know that there was a movie called "Bubble Gum"? Well, it's true. It was a movie about being a teenager, and it makes you reminisce about the "good old days". Here is a link to their super fun challenge:http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/2012/06/dysu-77-inspired-by-movie.html - Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog - Challenge #77 - Inspired By a Movie
My inspiration was the movie, "Bubble Gum"
I also want to share my Design Team project for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We would LOVE to have you play along in our challenges. This is how I met Hazel, my new bloggy friend who I mentioned above. She stopped by to play along in our challenge, and that lead me to the challenge blog where she is a DT Member. Here is the project I made for Word Art Wednesday:
You can see more of our Design Team's projects by going to Word Art Wednesday and I really do hope that you will consider playing along with us. We would LOVE to have you.
I'm entering this little trinket box in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp:
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/06/simon-says-anything-but-card.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything But a Card
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