Good grief. I'm over a day late now with my JiFFy challenge card for this month! Suffice it to say, it's Friday but I feel like I've had a week of Mondays.
Ugh. I'd go into detail, but then you'd be depressed and want to jump off a cliff and that would make me feel even worse. Instead, I'll just play a little catch-up and as I do so, I'll sing a happy song like, say, "Zip a Dee Doo Dah." Here we go!
You remember the gist of our Just For Fun (JiFFy, for short) challenge, don't you? It goes a little something like this: each month, a group of my stamping friends and I get together for a little challenge. One of us selects an image. Before that image is revealed to the group, another one of us mails out some patterned paper to everyone. The patterned paper has to be used to make a card with the selected image, and no other patterned paper can be used. Sometimes the image and the selected pattern go well together, and sometimes they're a ... challenging fit, but it's always JUST FOR FUN!
This month, Christina selected the so sweet Sugarplums Pumpkin Emma by CC Designs. Meanwhile, Amy sent everyone Krafty Dots patterned paper by Recollections. Pumpkins, black and kraft? Why, I HAD to make my first Halloween card of 2011 - how could I not?
You know, all neutrals and no pops of color make Carole a dull girl, so I pulled out this fun & festive striped ribbon from Doodlebug Designs and based my color palette around it. I drew stripes on Miss Emma's tights with a Copic Multiliner pen, then colored her in with Copics. Her apron looked like it needed something, so I added some Adirondack Dimension Pearl polka dots in eggplant. Then, I trimmed her out, and gave her a couple of silver brad hub caps for her little wagon, and popped her up on dimensionals.
Here's a closer look at Emma's tights and apron...
If you haven't already checked out how my JiFFy Girlfriends met this challenge, be sure to do so. It's truth, it's actual: they've pulled out all the stops this month and created PROJECTS that are far more than satisfactual!
Now, (just in case you want this song in your head all day, too) here's a little something special from me to you...
Stamps: Sugarplums Pumpkin Emma by CC Designs, sentiment from Hello Pumpkin set from The Cat's Pajamas; Paper: Krafty Dots by Recollections, Kraft, Black, Grape Jelly (by MFT), Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Sentiment Flag die by Lil Inker Designs, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug embossing folders, Doodlebug Designs ribbon and Sugar Coated Brads, Adirondack eggplant Dimensional Pearls, Inkessential opague pen, American Crafts silver minibrads, foam boosters from Jody Morrow's Sticky Stuff Store.