Friday, June 19, 2009

Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni Challenge

Each month the current Dirty Dozen and all of the Dirty Dozen Alumni are invited to take part in a is a reunion of sorts, and I am very excited to be taking part in my first one today as a brand new dirty girl! Our challenge was to make a card inspired by the fact that school's out for summer! There were two specifications: we were required to use brads, and could NOT use buttons.

Every once in a while it is kinda fun to take a challenge more literally, and that is what I decided to do with this one. Not long ago I participated in a Florida group ATC swap, and had these fun Cosmo Cricket scraps left over, so I decided to use a little school of fish and some of my OCL stamps for my interpretation. I hope you like it! I'll have to hide this from Matthew (my 15 yo). We are homeschoolers, and he is still working through the last little bit of his Math-U-See book, so for us, school isn't really totally out yet. Besides, he would hate the corny word play...actually, I believe he secretly thinks it is funny but would never admit it.

I colored layers and layers of prisma colors onto these images from OCL's set, Oceans of Fun (on sale now at i {heart} papers!), then cut them out and popped them up onto dimensionals. All of the papers are inked with Tim Holtz distress inks, and their edges distressed and worn.

This was such a fun card to make, made even moreso by the great girl-time I had while I was coloring...I spent Friday afternoon with Asela, and we had the best time! So warm and relaxed and mellow! Our boys played video games and we stamped and colored and chatted the afternoon away! {{hugs}} Asela! Hope to see you again soon! Looking forward to Thursday!


  1. Wow, I love your colors, and what a clever idea using the school of fish {lol}. Love it! We started using Math-u-see this year too, and so far I really like it. Blessings to you, Deb ;D

  2. Ooooooohhhhh.....I {heart} this!! Love the colors, and that little octopus is just too cute!!

  3. So cute, love your coloring!!
    Congrats on your new gig too!