Saturday, January 16, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #13

Wow, the weeks sure fly by.  Here it is the weekend again and time for another challenge at KLSNS. This week we were challenged by Joana to use a dragon/reptile stamp or texture in honor of "Appreciate a Dragon Day".  Since I don't yet own any of the cute dragon stamps by High Hopes or Stampavie, I decided to use "Edwin with Lizard" from the Magnolia collection.  And speaking of Magnolias, KLSNS has at least 10% off all Magnolias in stock AND you can get an extra 20% off with the code "Maggies".

To keep in line with the reptile theme, I used the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder and then some paper from Basic Grey that I thought worked well with this.  I also tried something new with this card, paper pleating.  It definitely takes a bit of time to get the paper all scored and folded, but it adds a really nice touch.  After pleating the paper, I distressed the edges of each pleat and then sponged them so they stood out a bit more.

Please join us this week and be sure to check out the rest of the DT as they all have some fabulous creations to share with you!

If you missed my High Hopes post, they have a new illustrator on board, the one and only Dustin Pike and I am happy to say that the KLSNS store will be carrying some of his new images!  If you are not already familiar with Dustin's work I would highly suggest visiting his blog, you are in for a treat (and each week Dustin has a free digital image available).  Kelly was lucky enough to have one of these new stamps in her hands, so you get a sneak peek of that today when you visit her blog

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - "Distressing"
Crafty Cardmakers - "What's New?" Nesties and stamp 
Creative Inspirations - "Distressing"
The Pink Elephant - Birthday
Creative Card Crew - "Distressing"
ABC Challenge - L is for Layering
Crafty Creations - Textures
Papertake - Sketch
Dancing in Pajamas - Kraft, Chocolate, Baby Blue, Celery
Creative Inspirations - "New Year, New Products"- Nesties and stamp
Your Next Stamp - Embossing
Charisma Cardz - "Anything New" - Nesties and stamp
Raise the Bar - "Debut Day" - use something in your stash that hasn't been opened/used yet and Debut it- stamp and the DP

Have a wonderful day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:   Edwin With Lizard (Magnolia); Sentiment (Inky Antics)
Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa; Creamy Caramel; Copics (E00, E01, E02, R20, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, B32, B34, G21, G24, G28) 
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Certainly Celery; Gina K Pure Luxury White; DP- Basic Grey  (Mellow)
Embellishments:  Hemp Twine 
Tools:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Tiny Mosaic); Nesties; Dimensionals


Risa said...

What a beautiful card Jodi! Edwin is the coolest, especially with the lizard sitting on his neck:) Your coloring is fab and I LOVE the added texture...very awesome!

Jacilynn said...

How cute! I didn't even think of using this image for the challenge. Great idea.

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

You totally rocked the challenges with this one, Jodi!! :) This is definitely one of my favorite Edwin stamps, and I love the layers of paper and texture you created to go along with him. :) Terrific addition to our dragon/reptile challenge! Hugs, Kelly

Anonymous said...

This is SO cool! Love how you layered that paper and your coloring is fantastic!

Joanna said...

Wow, you hit the ball out of the ballpark with your use of layering and texture. Nice card Jodi.

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I love the paper pleating, and the way you used the embossing folder to mimic the lizard's skin, really nice touch.
Beautiful card :)

Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar.

Have a great week

Kristine said...

VERY COOL card Jodi!! Love your paper combo and you colored Edwin awesomely!! *Ü* Love the twine in there too! Great job! So, what's your secret to finding all these challenges to enter each card in? That must take you forever!! LOL - WAY 2 GO girl!! *Ü* Have a great weekend!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW, this is awesome!! Love the paper pleating ... looks perfect with Edwin! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! We do hope you'll join us again next week! Awesome creation!!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) I love this Edwin image and the papers and pleating look fantastic ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Leanne said...

Fab card!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!


Sally said...

Fab card. Love the image. So typlical little boy. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Ann said...

love the texture on this - totally gorgeous card - thank you so much for sharing this fab work with us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What a great card for a little guy! Fantastic!

Queenie said...

Gorgeous card and love the colour combo!!
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck!!

Allison said...

so cute
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Tasha said...

What a fantastic male card
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
love tasha xx

Rose said...

oh what a fun image on your fantastic card!!

thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us on Crafty Creations with your beautiful work! I hope to see you back next time! :)

Greetings, Saskia

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations - lovely card - great textures! Cheers Claire x

kat9 said...

Hi Jodi, great Edwin. This one worked perfect for the Reptile. Can't wait to see your next one.


~*Joni said...

Jodi this is adorable! That pleating is a cool technique that I have to try one day. Love the reptile them, perfect for Edwin! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week. :D

Karen said...

Great reptile theme! Thanks again for joining us at YNS

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