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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The First Hambo Hoedown Challenge

There's a new challenge blog in blogland called the Hambo Hoedown. Sponsored by Hambo Stamps, they are offering a free digital image that participants can use in their entry. Their theme this week is football, which is not exactly a big draw for me. But as soon as I saw the little football jersey-wearing bear, I thought of my husband's aunt. She's a huge BC Lions football fan and has had season's tickets forever. With her birthday coming up, I knew I had her card.


In case you can't tell, the Lions' team colours are orange and black. I coloured the bear with Prismacolor pencils and layered him up. I thought about cutting him out and popping him up on a white layer, but decided that might be a little fussy for a football card. ;) Amazingly, I had no football-related sentiment stamps, so that is computer-generated. (If you're not familiar with the Canadian Football League, the season runs from June to November. And yes, I had to double-check that with my husb...)

Supplies: white & orange cardstock. Hambo Stamps digital image, Prismacolor pencils Pin It Now!

7 comments:

Angela said...

Aw, what a cute little bear :)
Yep, I wouldn't be jumping at the chance to make a football-related card, either, but you've done such a nice job, and I'm sure your aunt-in-law is going to adore it.

Joy said...

this is sooo cute, thanks for playing with Hambo Stamps! Joy DT

Meg said...

So cute! I guess if you're going to make a football card, then cute is definitely the way to go. Love the orange matting you used!

Silli said...

hehe, this is sooo cute!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is wonderful and so cute, Linds! I love your colouring and the shifted sentiment and frame work wonderfully to balance each other. Your husband's aunt is going to love it!

Karin said...

Yay Lindsay! So glad you decided to join us in the first Hambo Hoedown, and this card sure is a cutie :) Love that sentiment and I know she will love it too...I love when stuff works out!

Donelda said...

This is adorable!!!