Sunday, August 14, 2011

Open Please!

Well, it's time for our weekly MM challenge over at the Farm Fresh Challenge Blog. I'm hosting this week, so I went in search of a card to CASE.  As I was scrolling through the gallery, I came across a card created by Rimna. I luv the colors she chose and the vintage, elegant vibe her card conveys.

My card is not so vintagy, but I luv how it came out.  I used the new AO - Surprise set.  I just luv how Oliver is presenting his gift.  Or it could be taken the other way, Oliver accepting a gift.  :)  I masked Oliver and stamped SLOTCHY using Distress Ink Pumice Stone and used another stamp for accent in Scattered Straw.  The sentiment, also in the the AO - Surprise set, is stamped in Pumice Stone.  I don't sew on my cards, but hand stitched right on the washi tape. 

Here's a close-up.  I colored the gift with copics so that it would stand out.

The Mystery Monday contest runs until Sunday, entries are due by 12 PM CST.  The winner is chosen by random draw and will win a free TGF single stamp of choice, so good luck!  Please post your cards in the TGF Galleria - Home > Farm Fresh Challenges 2011 > Mystery Mondays > Rimna.

Don't forget! You now have two ways to play! You can either CASE the card OR you can use it as an inspiration piece. Meaning that you can make the same style of card, use the same colors, etc, just as long as we can tell that you got your ideas from the showcased card.

Thanks for stoppin' by today! 


  1. very fun card! i love that look! he is so cute!

  2. Totally adorable, love the colors and distressed look you added and Oliver looks just FAB!

  3. Such a cute Oliver Mama~
    Luv the DP you used and the cute balloons...

  4. Hi Mama!
    I love this weeks case! It's always nice when you don't have to color too much. I think I like this.. hehehe.. Oliver looks so cute in blue and highlighting the present is fantastic. Love the color combo and the distressing u did. Hope ur having a gr8 Monday.
    BTW, no new shows to watch right now, the last one was The Voice. :)

  5. This is so COOL! I have a hard time acheiving the full on distressed look, but this I like! Kind of half way between grunge and cute...what a totally neat and new concept! Especially like the part of minimal copic coloring...LOL!

  6. love the splotchy background and the colors you used. fab card, Mama!

  7. Such a fun card Mama and Oliver looks so cool this way on your card! Awesome design and I love the papers you've used!
    Hope you're having a great week! :)

  8. I love it when no coloring or little coloring is needed! hehe It makes the image pop! Love your CASe card, Mama! You did a wonderful job! Love the use of that slotchy set!

  9. Great card to CASE and your card is so adorable! loving the blue outlined image... it really POPS!


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