Saturday, April 25, 2009

FCD presents Atypical Artwork



WELCOME to Another AWESOME
FireCracker Design Blog Hop!


Did you come here from Ursula's blog? If so great skip ahead to the next paragraph! if you didn't well then you really need to head back to the beginning and start there...no fun picking up in the middle you might miss something!


The Challenge for this hop was to take a stamp or stamp images from any FCD sets we had & create a different image/look with them. For instance: Use a paisley image or an Easter egg image to create a flower by using it for the petals. I must admit I was rather stumped on this one as I had recently just done this with another set (see it here.) After thinking and thinking and thinking I was ready to say COUNT ME OUT this round LOL! I decided to let it go and come back to it another time. Well I am glad I did cause I started thinking about suckers! I have no clue why but I started thinking about this sucker tree that was at the middle school when my daughter was there and how fun it was all bright and cheery. you know with the fun flavors like Blueberry Muffin, Rootbeer Float, Key Lime Pie... I know you are going what the heck does suckers have to do with stamping?!?!?! Well I made a sucker tree!



So what do you think? Does it look like a sucker tree? It does remind me of the one at the middle school and frankly I am wondering if they still have it cause I wouldn't mind a Strawberry Shortcake one right about now! LOL.

Here are the sets I used to make it:
Be Naughty - the tree.
Cken Up On You - the large bird foot - makes great sucker sticks doesn't it!
Mahalo - the sun/moon single stamp - great suckers! YUM!
I had it all done and thought it looked a little odd with no base so I admit I did use one Non FCD stamp and that was the A-Muse Oval just to ground it.

I stamped the sucker sticks and tops and then cut them out to arrange them on the tree which was stamped onto a rectangle base. I used the Bingo Blast Technique from the latest TJ newsletter for the background paper. Threading water punch for the scallop and dark purple base for the card. The brads in the corner were just some I had in my stash and I thought that they complimented the suckers well.


So there are a few changes for this blog hop :) Have to keep it fresh you know! The hop starts at 11 AM (EST) on Saturday April 25th and ends Wednesday, April 29th at 8:00 PM (EST). Why would a hop end? Well cause there is candy of course! BUT you don't know where the candy is this time! he he...you have to go from start to finish and it will be somewhere along the way... We are also asking that you please leave a comment on each blog as you go.

**If
you are here after the blog end date feel free to hop and check out the posts but the blog hop prize(s) are gone already.

So where to now? How about hopping over to Vicki's and seeing what Atypical Artwork she came up with! I know I can't wait to find out!

21 comments:

Heather said...

Great job with this challenge! Your card is super cute!

FireCracker082 said...

hey! that is totally fun!! I didn't even recognize the images till I read what you used..GREAT lollipop tree!

Ursula said...

How FUN!! Clever to use the chicken feet as the lolli sticks, and the moon as the lolli tops! That's thinking outside the box! Love that you made this based on a real memory, too! :o)

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a fun, colorful card, Karyn! I'm amazed that you even thought of this, lol. I love all the bright colors and your bg tech.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh so very yummy Karyn!!! I just love sucker trees!! :) You are so clever to think of this idea!! Love how you came about the idea with the different stamp sets!! AWESOME!! :)

True :) said...

Cute card! Graet way to use the stamps too! TFS!

JP Card Crazy said...

Another very creative card love that background!!

Mona said...

Now I have Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli lolli lolli stuck in my head! Very "sweet".

pamcherold said...

Love the idea! Sure spawns the creativity doesn't it!
Great job!

Debbie Yates said...

how ingenous...I love it!

Nancy said...

Awesome idea...I used to love those suckers!! Great card!!

Gitana said...

Hi, Karyn. I see you're keeping busy with FCD. I just hopped by on my way through the FCD blog hop. I'm on my way to Vicki's blog to see what's happening there. See ya soon.

Ballo ergo sum,
- Gitana, the Creative Diva

Jessica G. said...

This card looks good enough to eat! Great background, too.

Anonymous said...

Yummy card - very creative.

Lyn S said...

How clever! I love your sucker tree!

CRYSTAL said...

Who wouldnt love to have one of those sitting on the counter at home....super cute!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Ooooh, this really "gets my juices flowing". Yummy! Now this is very creative. Super sweet - LOL.

Hugs,

P.S. You won the draw on my "Sock It to Me" Saturday. Email me you address and I'll a card(s) out to you.

More hugs,

Libby Hickson said...

This is so cute Karyn! What a fun idea to make a sucker tree!! Now I'm craving a strawberry shortcake sucker too... :-)

Gayle said...

This is really fun. I love blogs and it doesn't take much to get me to go blog hopping. I win even if I don't get a prize. I get to see some blogs that I might not have found otherwise. Thanks for adding your creativity for our blog hop.

Gayle Taylor
Abilene, TX
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Monica-FC said...

I love how youy made suckers out of simple stamps.how clever. what a sweet treat for anybody. :)

Deb B said...

That's adorable!! Love the splat bg. I forget what it's called but Pat just had it as a TJ tech, and I'd seen it somewhere else too. Those suckers are just way too cute.