Saturday, April 6, 2013

hackneyed: adjective

lacking in freshness or originality
( I turned the sketch on it's side )

Here is my card for the DCWV April's Stack-a-holic Template challenge using the Animal Crackers Stack, and I have to tell you that it's been awhile since I have had this much fun making a card.
First off, this is one brightly colored stack, that's what drew me to it in the first place. I love all the glittered pages but it caused me some problems in the beginning of the sketch as all the colors were competing against one another...but I rubbed some Ranger's Distress Ink over the leaf portions to tone the white background down, and wow..instant resist!! ( Ink it and then rub off with a paper towel any ink left on the glittered leaves! ) Now I began to enjoy the process a little more!
One of my favorite pages from this stack is a page of toucans, and I love to cut them out to use. I fussy cut this one, outlined him with my Faber Castell PITT pen pop dotted him to try and separate him a little more from the background elements.
I also love this sentiment which I printed off the computer, the Happy Birthday is a stamp from CARDZTV.
Now how many times can you say that you have giggled at an element that you created? I wanted to make it a birthday card so that I could also enter it in Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Birthday. ( second entry ) I knew I wanted to add a birthday balloon in the toucans beak, so I had this Balloon shaped raindot by Cloud9 that I wanted to use and I was randomly placing it over images from the stack trying to figure out what would work and when I placed it over the monkey I actually LOL'd! Come on...I know you're smiling too!
It looks to me like the monkey somehow ended up inside the balloon and is quite surprised about it himself!! I think the toucan has an evil sense of humor if you ask me!
Also entering this in
 Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 88 Humor
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #42 - Birds
Sister Act Card Challenge - #1 Anything Goes


Carole Z said...

What lovely. bright and cheerful cards! Love the toucan, Carole Z X

~ Jo ~ said...

What an adorable card! I love that you rotated the sketch to its side and love the colors! Very tropical!


Nana said...

What a fun card. Love that bird.

Have a creative day.
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Winnie said...

So much fun! Love the toucan and glittery leaves, but yep, the monkey in the balloon just cracked me up! Have a great weekend! We actually got some sun and warm weather today! I can't wait to go in the garden today!

Kristi said...

So cute! Love all the bright colors and the cute little toucan! Great sketch!

Kalea Wavedancer said...

Or Sandee has an evil sense of humor. ;-)

Lin said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our humour challenge. Thanks also for bearing with us with the link moderating thing. Sadly it became necessary because of the large number of people who appeared to not have bothered to read our challenge requirements.

Fabulous card. Lots of lovely details. Love the simple shape of your bird and the sentiment is really fun.

Good luck!

Lin xx

Jean said...

Great take on the sketch! Such cute cards!!

Suze Bain said...

I love that tucan and the monkey in the balloon. A super fun card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

Meggymay said...

A real fun card, loving that bird.
Thanks for sharing it with us at CCM this time.
Yvonne x

Lin said...

This is a great sketch, and your card is full of pattern and color, so happy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, fab take on the sketch... such fun and colour and fizz about it! Great card, Sandee... Waving hello, and catching up, from the hills of South Bohemia!
Alison x

wwilloww said...

Totally adorable Sandee!!! I just love the colors and both the toucan and the monkey and yes he looks pretty surprised to find himself inside a balloon. LOL He looks like he is hangin on for dear life!!

Katie said...

This is such a fun card! I love how you cut out the toucan, and how the monkey is in the balloon! How funny is that?!

Helen said...

Great card. Love the Toucan. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Birds' challenge.

Hugs Helen DT xx

Cards By MI said...

Lovely bright colours. Made me smile. :) Thanks for joining us over at CCM this week.
Love n hugs

Anonymous said...

That monkey in the balloon is hysterical, no doubt. :) I like your funny sentiment, too.

Unknown said...

This is a fun card! Thanks for sharing at SACC!