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Monday, May 31, 2010

...Retro Fab TGF Blog Hop

I know you all are having a blast at the LIVE CHAT, but we wanted to give you another surprise, too....don't you LOVE IT when we do that?!?  LOL!  On top of getting to chat with the Farmers, Critter Crew, and CA&F gang, we have also decided to give you MINI BLOG HOP using some of the new images that are being released for this month.  I used Oliver from the new "OA-My Favorite Thing" stamp set for my RETRO FAB card!

I used the CA&F Sketch #20 from Saturday (designed by my precious friend, Pam Varnell) as a starting point.  He was stamped in Black Ink onto some PTI White Cardstock, then colored with Copics Sketch Markers.  I reached for some patterned papers from the BasicGrey Archaic paper pad since they matched the colors on the focal image so well.  I also collage stamped one of the sentiments from the set in Rich Cocoa Ink onto the rust-colored piece of patterned paper.  I added some simple paper piercing to that same piece of patterned paper, then embellished simply with Copper Brads.


That's it for me!  Thanks for hopping over to see me tonight, and I will see you back here tomorrow with another Tuesday Sketch Challenge!  Until then... 
Supplies
Stamps:  OA-My Favorite Thing (The Greeting Farm)
Papers:  Sage Shadow, Soft Suede, PTI White, Archaic DP (BasicGrey)
Inks:  Black, Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  copics, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, circle punches, brads, nesties, big shot

41 comments:

Shaela said...

this is soooo cute! I need to learn how to color clear like you do - great job on that fish bowl!

Kelly Booth said...

He is so cute Mercy!! LOVE your card!!

margie c said...

Awww, he's sooo cute! I love this BG paper! I just found a bunch of it in my stash, yea!
Hoppin' along :)
hugs, margie!

Lorraine said...

this is adorable huni xx

Thanh Vo said...

He's super cute, Mercy! I have that paper too *must use it up!*

WickedPixie said...

Mercy, this is fabulous! i love how you used the brads with the CS circles in place of the flourish! :-)Traci

kim-paperbabe said...

Wonderful card Mercy love these papers too perfect for little Oliver, HuGs Kim :)

Tasha said...

This is so adorable mercy, i love your fab colour work
love tasha xx

gobeagirl said...

Great card! I love how you colored his fish bowl. It just looks so real. Hugs, Lisa G

Tink said...

CUTE Card!!

Melyssa said...

Really cute card Merci!
But what really got my attention is the amazing job you did on the colouring of the sleeve through the fish bowl!! Pefect!

Rachel said...

SO Cute!

kadie said...

Cute Cute Cute!!

Cindy Haffner said...

FUN and SWEET!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is sooo cute! I love how you did the brads around the circle.

Carol said...

OOOh!! I just have to have him!! What a great card!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Your fishbowl is perfect! Love this new little guy and your use of the sketch is perfect!

Kimberly S said...

Oh my...how adorable! This little guy is a must have, and you're coloring really shows him off perfectly! :)

debbif said...

What a surprise - another boy!! I love him - you did a great job with the colors!!

Kim said...

Your coloring is amazing as always and your papers are perfect retro!

Karen said...

I love your card! The new stamps are just gorgeous!

JenRaff said...

Very, very cute!!

KanataNewf said...

beyond adorable! Perfect papers with this image.

Jodi C. said...

OH, how I LOVE OLIVER!!! You have made him absolutely DASHING!!!! WOW on the card too!!!

Kris said...

Cute!!! Love Oliver and his fishy!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally adorable!! Love it!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

He is STINKIN' sweet as can be and that DP is TOTALLY retro FAB! Awesome release sample, girlie!

fleeceofheroes said...

So cute!!! Love the patterns on the papers...and the coloring of the fishbowl!! So cool!!

Carisa said...

omg,so cute - love the coloring.

Pam Varnell said...

Mercy girl this is fantastic. Love the way you colored that cutie pie and I love your take on the sketch. Sweet sweet card precious.

Jessica said...

this is so cute! love this layout and the great papers you used!

Jenny V. said...

Mercy, this is so adorable. I like how you did the brads and the circles. Great DP too.

Kristy Young said...

OMG Mercy this is super stinkin cute!!! Love it! Retrolicious!
Kristy xx

Sammi said...

LOVELY card Marcy!! LOVE the design and Oliver is just adorable!!
Sammi
xx

P100acrw said...

Adorable!

Karyn Schultz said...

cute card - fantastic colouring in!

ChickieChirps said...

So cute! I just love the new stamps! And your colouring is fab!!!

Arabella

♥Rach♥ said...

I love the colors and papers you picked for this! The little circle looking embellies are perfect :0)

Lysa said...

Totally love this adorable Oliver! and had a blast at the PCP chat yesterday.. you were "cracking" me up!! LOL

Mimi said...

Very cute! Love the new Oliver image. Your cards are always amazing! ;)

Amy said...

LOVE the fun and funky BG paper you used, it really does create a great retro vibe for little Oliver to live in! Awesome card Mercy!