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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hot & Steamy

This is my second post for the day.  Scroll down to see my YNS creation.

Here's my first DT sample for 7 Kids College Fund!!  :)   I hope you will take a peek at our new challenge this week for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog ~ Hot or Cold.  

I chose HOT!!   And not just hot ...but STEAMY too!!  LOL
This will be my husbands Valentine's Day card this year.   I was so excited and happy with the way it turned out I've had a hard time not showing him.  LOL  I know he's going to love it!!

I don't have many Valentine images (a problem I'm sure to remedy very soon, LOL) so I thought my High Hopes, Luigi would do just fine.  Don't you just love him?!?!  There is just so much fun stuff going on with this card.  I used October Afternoon, Thrift Shop paper (which I think worked out perfectly for a manly Valentine) which I inked all the edges with Fired Brick distressing ink.  The oven mitts were paper pieced and popped up on foam tape for dimension...and so is the pizza!!    Oh, and his buttons are little black pearls.  

Here's a side view to show the dimension.

And a close up too!!

Hat/Coat: E43, E42, E41, Colorless Blender
Crust: E35, E34, E30, YR31
Cheese: YR24, YR31, Y21, Colorless Blender
Hearts: R59, R24, R14
Pants: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Books/Hair: E59, E57, E25, E35, E31
Skin: E21, E11, E00, R02, R00, E50
Outline/Shadow: W7, W5, W3, W1

Again, I was burning the midnight oil on completing this one so I had to make do with how my photo came out.  I wish you could see that the cardstock is actually vintage cream and not white.  It was a little challenging for me as I colored because the colors showed different than I'm use to when I color on white paper.  But I love the results.

I hope you will pop over to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and take a peek at the Fabulous Design Team creations.  There is a $20 gift certificate being offered for the the new Belles and Whistles pre-order going on in the store right now!!   You guys know how much I love Elisabeth Bell's images, but I only have a few B'nW stamps.  When I found out that 7 Kids College Fund was going to start carrying them,  I was quick to put an order in... can't wait to get them!!  Click HERE to get yours.

Papertake Weekly = Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges Celebrate Something (Valentines)

Thanks so much for all the congrats on my new DT spots!!  You guys are the bestest!!  :)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (Heart Blocks)
Border Punch: EK Success (Arrow Border)
Pearls: Hero Arts
Nestablities: Circle


Alica said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Your coloring looks like something out of the book, not hand colored! I'm speechless! and the sentiment is perfect for it too!

~Jeri~ said...

Oh my goodness Wendy!!!! This is tooooooo adorable!! I would've never been able to come up with something on this Tooo darn cute as usual..I'll be lifting this one I'm sure!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! and Congrats once again!

Sylvia Blum said...

OMG.. this is the cutest 'chef' I've ever seen in stamp-land :) And your card is just A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! Your hubby will be super happy to receive such a treasure from his Valentine *smile*
{hugs} Sylvia

Brandie said...

As always your sentiment is so clever. The coloring is great too!
Love this card and so will Eddie!!
Great Job!

Tracy Valure said...

Omg - he is soooooo adorable. I have chefs in my chefs! Btw your coloring is fab. The shading on his outfit and hat and awesome!! Nice job!

Pattie said...

Wow Wendy! This is STUNNING! Your coloring is superb...the best! Adorable card and I love that heart pizza!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is too stinkin cute!! Your coloring is superb and I love the papers and embossed hearts.
Hugs, Shelby

~Jeri~ said...

awwww man!! See you make things sooooo adorable you cause them to sell out!!! lol No more Luigi right now..he's out of stock!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

How adorable - I'm sure your hubby will love it! Great coloring as usual! I have a blog award on my blog for you and it comes with a $5 gift certificate to a digi stamp company:

Crystal said...

OMG this is soooooo FABULOUS!!!!! He is absolutely adorable girl!

Kate said...

I LOVE this!!! Even the little pepperoni bits are heart-shaped!! And the sentiment is just priceless!! What a perfect Valentine for your husband!

scrapn_momof2 said...

ACK!! This is so stinking cute.....would be erfect for my hubby too...he loves loves loves pizza. Wendy your coloring makes Luigi jump right off your card. Amazing!! I need to get that stamp!!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Bummer, Luigi is out of stock. You made him to cute Wendy! ;)

Unknown said...

Stunning card Wendy! Love the image!! Greetz, Frea

Julie said...

This is super cute! Your coloring is fabulous and that pizza looks good enough to eat!

Welcome to the team. I look forward to working with you!


Anita said...

Wendy, this card is amazing. Your coloring is fantastic and I love the papers you used. The sentiment is great too. I'm sure your hubby will love it!

mycardz said...

Hi Wendy! Ohhhh, you've used my all-time favorite V-Day stamp! I love luigi ... and pizza! You really did such an awesome job with him too. I love your card. More importantly, I'm sooooooooooo happy to have you on the team!! Yay. Awesome job on our first challenge. hugz, Mary

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant début DT card Wendy that image is great and I so love your design it all looks superb.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Wendy, what an adorable Valentines card for your hubby! I adore your coloring and layout! I'm so thrilled to be on the 7kids team with you!

Kerri said...

Oh I just love him, and your coloring looks AMAZING!!! Your hubby will love this, and mine would too as he is a pizza finatic!

Denise Marzec said...

THUD!! Seriously in LOVE with this!!

Unknown said...

This card is wonderful! I love all the dimension you've given it! So glad to be working with you as a 7 Kids DT!

Shell said...

Brilliant card, thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Shell xx GDT

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