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Friday, September 16, 2011

Sing Your Art Out - Hambo Blog Hop is Here

Music runs through my veins, so when Hambo Stamps announced their theme to be “Sing Your Art Out”, I knew I had to join in the fun.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am forever humming, whistling or singing constantly (sometimes over and over and over and…well, I have been known to drive the people near me to madness when I can’t get a song out of my head).  If you came from Leslie's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, start HERE for a toe-tappin', hip-hoppin', jammin good time!
I have to admit that I made not one but THREE cards (and I was hard-pressed to stop there) for this Blog Hop. 

Cool Cat digi image
For inspiration for my first card, I reached back into my teen years to when Tom Jones had a TV show and flung his handkerchief (and, ahem, other personal items) into the audience when he sang his final song of the evening.  Sigh, I had no less than seven Tom Jones LP’s in my collection.  One of his signature songs was “What’s New, Pussycat?”  I used Hambo Stamp’sCool Cat” digi image, which just happens to be a FREEBIE you can grab if you haven’t yet started your collection of these whimsical and humorous images.  I colored the image with Copics: Y11,17; YR16; RV34 & G14.  I added some dimension to my image by using Sakura white gel pen and CTMH Liquid Glass.  The card base is blue cardstock, I used navy blue textured cardstock for the background, and I tore and inked leftover pieces of a lighter blue for the water.  Finally, I punched a circle out of White Glitter cardstock for the moon under which Tom can croon to me from my iPod playlist (yes, I have a couple of his songs there).  Whoa, oh-oh-oh-oh, oh!!

Cupcake Rain

For my second card I used Cupcake Rain digi image, one of my favorites (and a prize for being Queen of the Hoedown on Hambo’s weekly blog challenge).  Mmm, cupcakes -  every girl’s sweet fantasy, yummy daydream - and I am definitely a “Daydream Believer”.  This song by the Monkees inspired me to make my card.  Using Copics B04, G14, E00 & 08, Y11 & 17,  RV34, C1 & 3 and R29, I colored my image, glitzing it with Sakura twinkling gel pen and Liquid Glass.  I used green Glitter carstock for the background and leftover pieces of patterned paper to frame the image.  Even my cupcake embellishments were leftovers from a previous project!

Pig Inmate
Next up is "Pig Inmate" digi image.  I thought hw was an excellent candidate for forgiveness and reconciliation, so I printed my sentiment (and song title) on colored cardstock for the background of my card.  Connie Francis made the song "Who's Sorry, Now?" popular way back when (now this one is before my time, but it's a classic).
I colored my penitent pig with Copics: R29, RV04, N3 & 100 (black).  I cut out a large circle from white glitter carsdtock to spotlight my image, inked the edges a bit (my favorite technique), and attached a "ball & chain" made from a felt button and a key chain.  I popped the fugitive onto the text-background paper and attached it to a 6x6 card base of Paper Trey Hibiscus Burst cardstock. 
Now it's time to sway to the rhythm of Hambo—on to the next blog , but don’t forget to leave some love before you go!! 
Below is the full blog list in case you get lost:
Talk to the Ham - Hambo blog -
Gloria -
Karin -
Debbie -
Dawn A. -
Bonnie -
Jen -
Lynn -
NoraAnne -
Lindsay -
Karen -
Libby -
Carla -
Dawn M. -
Paula -
Mary -
Jenn -
Paige -
Marcie -
Leslie -
Pat - (that's ME)
Beverly -
Yolanda -
Judy -


Dawn M said...

I love your cards..And Tom Jones! I have a lot of his stuff on my iTunes.. Have you heard his album "the lead and how to swing it"? Very funky!

Thanks for sharing your talents!

Pat said...

After visiting all the blogs before me on the list, I had to comment here how wonderful they are!

Libby Hickson said...

Wow these are GREAT!!! Love your Daydream Believer card especially, too funny!! :-)

jimlynn said...

ALL are fantastic!!! Love these fabulous cards - and the songs!

Amanda Phillips said...

Awesome array of sing song happiness!

Paige said...

A triple delight stopping by your blog today! Great cards and song choices!

Hey Hey Paula said...

All of your cards are great! Each is perfect for the songs you picked!

Judy Rozema said...

Oh my goodness!! I love all your song choices - and was singing them all. Daydream Believer was my FAVORITE song back then! And "whoa whoa whoa" is something my friend and I were just singing this week with Tom Jones on our minds. :)
And that Pig Inmate is one of my favorite digis!! Super cute - and he does look sorry!!

Donna Clark said...

Pat as always I love your cards.. they are awesome and your choice of song was perfect for all but i love that pig one "who's sorry now". love your music on your blog too so relaxing.

Monica Hunter said...

What an over-achiever! LOL Your song choices, as well as your representations of them are just awesome! I laughed at the "Daydream Believer" one, but I think my favorite is the sorry Pig, and I LOVE that ball & chain you made for him. Great great work on these cards Pat! Thanks for joining our hop! :)

Melissa said...

All of these are adorable!! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you did 3 great! They are all so wonderful...I just couldn't pick a favorite!

Karin said...

Oh my! You've been so busy! Love the chain on the ball...too cute! The cupcake embellishments were perfect too!

Mary G. said...

What a great collection of songs!!! My mom LOVED Tom Jones...I, peronally, was more of a Monkees type of girl!! :)

Fun, fun cards!!! Beautifully done!

Yolanda said...

That's a whole handful of great cards! That cat is sooo Tom Jones.

Dawn said...

OMG the dp on the pig card is so perfect! I smiled when I read what it says! :)

NoraAnne said...

Adorable cards, you certainly were busy! and you chose great songs to go along with them!

JD said...

Adorable cards. All so nicely done!

Leslie Hanna said...

Mmmm, Tom Jones... Oh, and THREE cards! Whoot! Love them all!

Marcie S. said...

Three cards! Great job! They are so cute and clever!

Jenn said...

Oh my...I love all of your fun cards!