Sunday, December 5, 2010

I only wanna be wanted by you

You know how you start a card and then you look at the end result and think...okay how did I get there!?LOL! So today Im gonna steal a line from one of my fellow stampers...heres my story.. (hugs Cindy!) and warning this is going to be a long post!LOL!

Its challenge time at Kenny K for team B so I started out with this image b/c it was fave from Kenny K's new images just released last week. Shes a cowgirl so of course Im going to color mostly browns b/c our challenge this week was monochromatic. Well as I got everything colored I couldnt figure out another brown color I wanted to use for her top so I decided to give it just a pop of color and stick with mono for the card base. Okay so image is colored so I went looking for a some choc chip dp designs and came across this retired dp from SU. I dont remeber what the name of it was (maybe outlaw) but its the dp that matches the Wanted stamp set so of course now the wheels are turning and I go pull out that set. Now at this point a song keeps playing over and over in my head and its a song by a girl named Jessie James (LMBO!). This song actually used to be my ringtone when my hubby called. So b/c of that then I start making this card for him for a little fun. Since I know now this is for my hubby I started distressing some layers and embossed one of the layers with distressed stripes ef (note: dont distress then run it thru cuttlebug b/c then your dp is VERY easily torn b/c your distressed edges get flattened out in the cuttlebug so emboss first distress 2nd!LOL!) I stamped the medallion from the Wanted set onto the cs tone on tone then embossed it using the stars folder. So by now I've got all the dp layers attached and I have my ribbon and button on. When I put my image against the card it still needs something so I grab the wanted sentiment and hope it fits...good enough so I stamped it off twice and then onto the image. Great!! Now at this point I drop the stamp and have a brown smudge at the top of my dp so now we have stars there and I added one at the bottom just for a little balance. I decided then she had to have some bling so I added some rhinestones to the stars and the twine. Done! Yayy!! Now the reason for my story is this....I took pic of my card done the editing all that fun stuff and so proud of how my card turned out go to load into challenge forum for KK only to realize that ummmm....it was supposed to be a monochromatic CHRISTMAS card!!LOL!! Those blond roots must sure be deep!LOL!! So I hope you enjoyed my monochromatic NON Christmas card! I'll list copic colors below but I wanted to share this song with you since I've sang it all day on the post below. Have a great one!!

Hair: y17, e15, e35, e37, e29, e49
boots, hats, shoes: e33, e35, e37, e39
rope: e41, 42, 43
top, tattoo, and lips: rv42, r24, r27

15 comments:

"Soleil@mayotte" said...

Waouh ! Your card is gorgeous, so warm and so well painted !
Hugs

Michelle said...

LOL, great story Shannon, and amazing card!!

Your colouring is out of this world!! Every element of this card just works perfectly.

Michelle :-)

Jackie said...

WOW.. Shannon this is totally FABULOUS.. your colouring on this is out of this world. Fabby card. xx

Gabbi said...

Thats a funny story. But it did turn out great, even if it isnt christmas. and Im sure your hubby will love it. I sure do. lol

Neva said...

no matter what you started out with the end result is AWESOME. I love it. Great job on this.

Dawn said...

Wow! This card is absolutely eye-popping and I really loved your line of thought! LOL

Danni said...

Glad to know I'm not alone in making these kind of mistakes. Fabulous card, ooo lala!

Dawn B. said...

She could be Santa's elf..Or Mrs Claus living in Texas..LOL.. This is awesome.. Your coloring is amazing..

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow girl!! Your coloring is so awesome on this!! What a darling image!!HUGS

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely AMAZING girl! Your shading is fabulous! LOVE that image too!!

Pam said...

LMBO! So that is how they do Christmas in your neck of the woods? Awe and some of that!

Angela said...

This image is awesome and your GORGEOUS coloring really brings her to life!! You color so beautifully!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Craftdee said...

Great card, I love these Kenny K Images - just gotta get more! TFS, Dee

Kerri said...

ROFL!!! That is hilarious, Shannon! Christmas or not, your card is GORGEOUS!!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous, sassy card! Your coloring is perfect.