Friday, July 8, 2011

tiddly inks challenge- get an attitude-we are bad to the bone

Hi everyone! I hope the summer is treating you all well. I am keeping busy making things with my girls. We watercolored, made necklaces, and have gone to Michael's and A.C. Moore for the kids' make and take events. Tomorrow we will be going to Joann's to sign up for some kids' camps. Tomorrow the camp classes are 50% off . So if you are in the U.S. and have kids 7 and older, you may want to go and check out the classes.

This challenge had us making a card with skulls and some attitude. For my card I had to try my hand at the weekly technique at Splitcoaststampers. I just love making different looking cards.

I used the new Whatever! image. She is such a cutie!. I colored her with my Copics and I did the background in oil pastels and I used the skull border that came with the digi. The black band was written on with my white gel pen. And my sentiment was computer generated. The paper is from K & Company halloween stack from last year.

You slide off the band

Can you tell that I am not fond of mosquitos? lol This year we bought these great personal bug zappers that are shaped like tennis rackets and work wonderfully to kill these things before they bite us : )

For the inside of the card, I again used the skull border. And I added the mosquito from Elizabeth O. Dulemba and the fly swatter is from inky antics. I attached the fly swatter to some clear packaging to give it some lift off the page. For my sentiment I inked the edges with some chalk ink.

This was really simple to make & it would be great for gift cards. I am sure that I will make it for a gift at some point this year.

I hope you're able to enjoy your day. I'm off to play and neglect my cleaning chores : )


Starla B. said...

Oh that is hilarious! Being from Minnesota, I definitely feel your pain on that mosquito issue. Ugh! Your little card/box/thingie is just adorable! LOVE it! The oil pastel background is just awesome. So much talent!

Jennifer Shults said...

LOVE that stamp!!! And the inside of your card is AWESOME! What a gorgeous card!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

So fabulous!!! It's so swampy and muggy here in MA that we're just engulfed in insane mosquito season!! This is HILARIOUS! Any chance you'd care to share a tutorial on that fabulous card/box? GORGEOUS!

Crafty Hugs!

mforquer said...

AWESOME!!! You've used this cutey well! I love it - the colors are fabulous and what an adorable opening!!! Gorgeous

jenlynnie said...

Thanks all for the positive feedback!

Meredith- I could do a tutorial for you if you like, but Beate over at Splitcoaststampers does an excellent job explaining how to make it. She has pictures and video. I linked the tutorial in my post.

DonnaMundinger said...

Too funny! I've got one of those bug zapper thingies. Fortunately we don't have much in the way of mosquitos around here, though. LOVE your card. Cool fold and Whatever is the cutest! xxD

Loopylou. said...

OMG OMG OMG this card totally rocks!!!! I love it and the fold is just something I will have to try out!! watch out mossies in your house!!! thank you for playing along with the tiddly inkers this week hugs Lou xxx

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, you are too freaking FUNNY!!! I love the sense of humor you put in these projects...LOL
Always an unexpected twist. Hehe

Great project too! :)

Cheryl Valadez said...

Love this clever bit of paper engineering! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Tiddly Inks! Hugz, Cheryl

Marlena Peduzzi said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! Such a funny sentiment and fabulous card design! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

It's so cute! I love the flyswatter especially. I now have an online gallery at where you can share creations using my Coloring Page Tuesday images at . Hope you'll share there too!
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Children's Book Author/Illustrator

Larissa said...

Great great card/box! Love the sentiment, it is so funny. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge this week!


Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Jenlynnie, I'm featuring your card in the July 19, 2011 Coloring Page Tuesday newsletter. You can subscribe at if you haven't already. Cheers! e

jenlynnie said...

@Elizabeth- Thanks so much for including me in your newsletter. I am very flattered. I already get the newsletter : )

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