Friday, May 24, 2013

Read the Book


The second post in the same day.  This one has a card.  I played along again this week at the Hambo Hoedown.  Gotta love progressive challenges. It's great for you to get freebies and for the site to have their images used.  I've played along for quite a few months.  I look forward to seeing what the challenge is every Wednesday.
So this week the challenge was to "add your own sentiment".  And if you use a Hambo Stamps image, you get the next week's image free.  Here is what I created.




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Stuff I Used:
Image-Reading Boy digital image by Hambo Stamps
Colored with Copics
Skin-E00, E11
Hair-E31, E33, E37
Book-B00, B02, W1, W3
Sweater-YG63, TG57
Background- Photo I took, of the book shelves behind my desk, of some of my Dad's books
Ribbon-from my stash
Sentiments-Computer generated
Books inside-created on CorelDRAW X4

I popped up the image and front sentiment on homemade black foam squares.  Then popped up the book, hands and arms on more foam squares.
I added the ribbon to imitate a ribbon book mark.

Hope I did okay.
Thanx for looking and please comment.


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6 comments:

Monica Hunter said...

This is SO clever! The sentiment is hilarious (wish I'd have thought of it myself!) and I love the ribbon bookmark you put behind it. Great job with the Hoedown challenge Greg! :)

mypurplehouse said...

Greg - this is great! I couldn't wait to see what you put on the inside, then I totally laughed out loud!! Of course I wouldn't be laughing if it were for me... :)
Love all the dimensions and the little books on the onside are a nice touch!! Thanks for sticking with us at the Hoedown! I look forward to seeing your take on challenges each week too!
Lyn

Julie E said...

Ackkk this is so fun! What a creative way to use a photo. I am sooooo stealing this one (errrr casing this one). I had no idea how I would use that image on a card.

Deborah Anton said...

Greg... fabulous job with the challenge and brilliant sentiment!! Love it.. Thanks for joining us at the Hoedown!

Sherry Hickey said...

Your card is great, Greg! Love the photo and your sentiment is so very funny!

Granmargaret said...

Great idea Greg. Thank you for your comments on my SSD card. It is funny I had the same idea as you and I hadn't seen your card till now.