Sunday, June 28, 2009

MTCC 03 & some friendly little mushrooms...

Well, this color challenge was really a no-brainer for me! Dana's picture of her little childhood table for Lauren's My Time To Create Color Challenge is just too cute and brought back memories of my little table toppped with tiny square tiles....with the same '70's color vibe! My Dad has it right now...........hmmmmm.......I wonder what it would cost to ask him to ship it here???? Okay, before I head off on quite a tangent....which I do often, I'll stop myself!

Isn't that mushroom with the ladybug (in the pic) just adorable??!! I immediately thought of a little mushroom I have that has not seen ink in years. When I got it out, I realized it would be too small on its own, so I dug into an old foam set of stamps that also has not come out to play (this one since the '90's!) that I was pretty sure had a larger mushroom stamp. I was delighted when it did!

On some cream cardstock, I stamped my two old friends (aka friendly mushrooms!) with Versafine ink. Initially, I was going to color them in, but after I saw them on the chocolate cardstock, I just couldn't. I like their graphic look, I like them uncolored. I did pop them up though. I popped the middle mushroom up on 1/8th" adhesive foam and the little mushrooms are up on 1/16" foam.

To mirror the petite images, I wanted a smaller card, so I cut a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock down to a 4"x4" card and then layered a strip of Really Rust cardstock atop a piece of More Mustard. Wrapping a piece of New Leaf satin ribbon around these layers completed the four colors that we were given from the picture. I tied a bow with the satin ribbon, separate from the piece wrapped around the card, and secured it with a button, threaded with hemp twine and adhered with Fabri-Tac.

My friendly little mushrooms, Dana's picture, and Lauren's color challenge brought me some happy little fun this afternoon! Quite honestly, after cutting hubby's hair for the first time today, I needed a little stampy ink time for me. Good news though......his hair cut came out really well! That is good news, right???? I think I just added another item to my 'to do' list. :>

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate & Vintage Cream - PTI; Really Rust & More Mustard - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Vintage Sepia - Versafine
Stamps: Small Mushroom (little one) - Leigh's Wishing Well; Medium Mushroom from Land of Make Believe - Rubber Stampede
Ribbon: New Leaf satin - PTI; Hemp Twine - Stampin' Up!
Other: green button - Stash (best guess, Autumn Leaves)


  1. Your card turned out great! I love that you used mushroom stamps! I've been looking (half-heartedly) for some good ones...but coming up empty handed, have been thinking of creating my own :O) Thanks so much for playing along! Your take on the challenge is wonderful!

    Congrats on doing a good job on cutting your husband's hair also...I can't even imagine the pressure :O) LOL My sympathies for adding to your "to-do list" though!

  2. Nice card Karen. Love those colors.
    Congratulations on your husband's hair. That brought back memories of me cutting my husband's hair and my kids hair when they were young.

  3. The card is adorable...super cute little mushrooms. And YAY for you cutting hubby's hair. I am totally intimidated in that area. Can't/won't cut my sons hair for anything. In fact, I'm even afraid to cut the dog's hair. LOL! I know, I've got issues! Hope you have a great Monday!

  4. I love your little mushrooms Karen! Really unusual and really effective.
    So glad your hubby's hair turned out well, my hubby would never me cut his hair, for good reason-I would probably keep going until there was nothing left!
    Love Sarita xx

  5. What a cute card!!!! You're right the mushroom are perfect uncolored....the green ribbon is such a wonderful impact on the card!!!!! Gives it such a wonderful pop of color!!!

  6. hi Karen, thanks for visiting me, good luck with taking that wallpaper down, I know what your going through, i have been there too!!!! he is grouting the floor tonight so we should be able to move the appliances back into the kitchen tomorrow. I cut hubbys hair too, easy thought i just run the electric clippers allover his head and thats it!LOL

  7. Gorgeous card! What a fab vintage color combo!

  8. The great thing about a husband w/o hair is that I'm off the hook! Tee Hee I doooooo sometimes {shhhhh!} miss a good head o hair! THINK of how much $$ you can save, though, by cutting hubby's hair! More money for stamps!

    HOWEVER, being equally savvy, you have a handsome collection {Umm, so I've heard...} and YOU KNOW how much I love diggin' out an oldie and goodie to get the job done! GET 'ER DONE, KARE! And that you did! How adorable! I love that it's a "Karen" card from a mile away! But such excellent use of that darling color inspiration! WTG!

  9. Super cute mushrooms and overall great card Karen. I really like the mushrooms uncolored - they do "POP" off the page. I'm so glad you could play along with us.

  10. great color combo!

    also - i am going to see SYTYCD live on Thursday! Look for me in the audience ;)

  11. Karen! Your wee little mushrooms are SO cute! Way to know your stash and be able to pull out the pieces when you need them. I would lvoe to see your childhood table too...we 70's children have some retro gems in the parents' houses don't we? I really want to do something with the graphic tree on my old table too. But I digress..I love that you left your mushrooms uncolored agaisnt the chocolate background and the green "perfect" bow makes a stunning base embellishment. SO glad you could play along and thanks for purchasing hte Weiman Wranglers. A tip about didn't say if your printer was mad at the weight or just cardstock at all. I typically print out images on lighter weight cs (110 lb) inexpensive at WalMart. Papertrey cs can be a little harder on the old machines. I do hope to see your wrangler creation soon!

  12. This is just gorgeous! Love the shrooms "naked" and on the brown cardstock. Keeps them the center of attention!

    Oh, and congrats on your job as a hairdresser! :)

  13. Oh boy do I remember those colors from the 70s. And mushrooms were a popular theme. Fun, retro card.

  14. Cute card -- the ribbon looks so lucious. Humm I def have to get out and buy some satin ribbon.


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