Tuesday, September 2, 2008

BBTB - Clown Challenge & Sketches! Recipe Challenge

I have two design team projects to show you today! First off, at Bitten By The Bug, we were challenged to use the clown on the Paper Dolls cartridge. I don't have that cartridge, so thank you AGAIN to the wonderful DeeDee for sending me the cut so that I could participate. Be sure to check out what the other BBTB designers created for this Paper Dolls clown challenge! They amaze me every single week!


This is my card. DeeDee cut his outfit on the cutest double-sided papers. I chalked some edges, pieced him together, added some personality to the face with chalk and googly eyes, and I finally added some orange Stickles. The "celebrate!" is a Stampin' Up stamp, and I mounted it on pop dots so that it looks like the clown is holding the sign. I added some ribbon, a trio of brads, and some doodling around the green card front. I'm not really into clowns, but I have to admit that this turned out pretty cute!

Next, this is my first week as a part of Tamara's Recipe Challenge Design Team at Sketches! {by Tamara}. We were challenged to use 3+ patterned papers, chipboard, and circles. I love it, and this is the page that I came up with!


I used some Karen Foster dog papers, plus a Basic grey patterned paper. I even stamped on yet another patterned paper. I used my Coluzzle to cut the circles on my page, and the "DOG" letters are Chip Chatter chipboard. I did some detail cutting for some accents and added lots of chalk ink distressing. I love the way this page turned out! Be sure to check out the cards AND layouts that were created for the scrapping Recipe Challenge 13! Awesome work!

Well, we survived the parade yesterday, and it was so HOT! I'll post a couple of photos tomorrow. It's going to be another hot and humid day today, so it's a good day for me to stay in and clean the house! I have lots to do plus plenty of laundry to take care of! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

26 comments :

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are both fantastic, Carol! I love that colorful clown and your SB page is awesome!

Hugs, Becky:)

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful, what a cute clown and The LO of Princess is just fab she is so sweet

Janine said...

What a cute clown card!! Love it!
Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Becky said...

Great projects! The clown is adorable, and I love the page on Princess. She must be the most loved dog ever. :) Looks like you got some great things at the flea market! Wish we had one of those around here!!

Marlou said...

awwwwww, WOW!!! look at cute Princess!! how adorable Carol!! :) and I love your card too, :) xx

Mistylynn said...

Eeek, that clown card could be a Halloween card form me... why do I find them so scary!?!? You did a great job though. The papers are great, and the dog page is awesome. I need to do more for our little romper. Cute figurines!
Misty

Catherine said...

The clown reminds me of The Island of Misfit Toys - fun!
And you know I'm a sucker for doggie scrap pages! I have got to get back to Charlie's book! Great LO as always. "Ruff-ruff" to Princess!

Lauren said...

That clown is super cute. The whole card is so festive. I love the doggie layout too - the lettering just pops!

Glee said...

Isn't that clown just the cutest? Oh, I just love him! Your layout is fabulous, Carol, and I am anxious to get to work on the challenge....what an awesome idea!

Chris said...

great projects!! congrats on your new DT position!! i love the LO of princess....the clown made me laugh...brock use to be terrified of clowns!! LOL

Miss Crystal said...

This clown card is just too cute! I love it. I like your SB page too. Great colors.

Liz :) said...

Love the card, the googly eyes and the rosey cheeks are a great addition! The paper is so Clowny! :) haha... the layout is great too, I want to start doing those challenges, I just have to find some more time! haha... I'll check it out for sure!

Alexandra said...

Love that adorable clown Carol!! And, I have to admit, I was puzzled by your page of Princess - and here I was thinking recipe challenge meant literally recipe pages, LOL! I feel so dumb - hah! Your page is awesome though - and now I get it, teeheeeheee! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

kathleenh said...

Carol, the clown card is adorable! I love the extra touches with the chalking you gave it.

I love your page of Princess too! Great colors and papers.

Deb said...

fabulous card and layout, I am not sure about clowns either but he is a cutie, love Princess, her photographs are sweet!

Lori said...

The clown card is so cute! And your page of Princess is fantastic, too.

Deborah said...

Adorable clown Carol! Well, you know how much I love the Princess page! She has such a great smile! Hugs, Deb

~Jules~ said...

Hi Carol
I love, love,love your bright & bubbly clown card.
Your page is awesome too!

When you finish your page with the sketch from pagemaps upload it to our Forum (insert pleading face here!) You will be welcomed by a lovely friendly bunch of ladies.

Talk soon
Jules

Crayola58 said...

What a cute clown, Carol. And I love the Princess LO. What a sweet dog, that Princess.

Terrie B x said...

Love your clown card and I love your LO Carol~X~

Dawn said...

Great job with the Clown card:) And of course that layout of Princess is just adorable!

Mandy said...

What fun projects! The clown card is so cute and colorful! And the dog layout is so creative! What a fun way to scrapbook a loved pet!!!

~Michelle~ said...

nice doy layout! I just got done with a scrapbook on dogs for my brother. I posted some of the pages on my blog. I really enjoyed making it!

Nikki said...

Sharon, your clown card it adorable!! i love all your finishing touches!

And your dog LO is so cute! And so true that dogs (& cats) are children with fur ;p

Hugs, Nikki

malieta said...

Your card is adorable Carol! The colors are beautiful and I adore both the clown and your layout!

Sharon Caudle said...

I love that clown card Carol! Wasn't that challenge so much fun??! I never knew so many people were afraid of clowns though! And your Princess layout is awesome as always! Love them both!!