Monday, July 15, 2013

The Evil Doublemint Twins Challenge

Have you ever met someone and thought....oh em gee, I think we were separated at birth? Well, that's me & Chris. She's one of my awesome teamies over at the Drunken Stampers - and based on our crazy sense of humour and love of all things Paper Smooches, we MUST be related somehow! If you haven't visited her blog, Chrispy's Creations, you are truly missing out.

Since we both love Paper Smooches, a lot, we thought it would be fun to pose a little challenge for the two of us. First we figured out what sets we have in common, and  then like an idiot I suggested having my son Connor pick two sets. The challenge was to use one image from each set, and then anything goes for the rest. WHY did I let Connor pick? Because you know what he picked....two sets that both of us looked at together and went.....

*shrug*

I dunno.

Hmmmm......

Zoo Crew   and Green Acres. Zoo animals and farm animals. And a farmer. Hmmm. How the heck are we going to combine them?  I can't wait to see what Chris came up with - this is the reveal for both of us, as we haven't seen each other's cards OR talked about what we did - other than the 'omg, we're never letting Connor pick again!' discussion.


Supplies: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Markers; and googly eyes; Paper Smooches sets: Green Acres (hen) and ('t' from 'snort'); Zoo Crew (hippo and 'hippo'); Birthday Buddies ('bird' plus 'y', 'wo' from 'worm'); Simply Said ('we' and final 'e' from 'welcome,' 's' from 'so sorry'); Party Posse (sheep)


 I stared at the two sets for days, and this pun kept popping into my head. I was lamenting the fact that the sheep wasn't part of the Green Acres set when I remembered "DUH! As long as I use those two sets I can use anything else!" Five sets on this one card is a lot, but once I got going I was determined to cobble the sentiment together with only Paper Smooches stamps too. The hen is paper-pieced so that the colouring didn't bleed through the single layer. The hippo & the top sheep are both popped up on foam tape. And, with plenty of masking, cursing, and smudging, the sentiments came together.

I can't WAIT to go see what Chris made!  Thanks for a super fun challenge, my evil twin ;)
xoxo,
Jessi

ETA: she KICKED my butt!! Go look!

15 comments:

Chris D. said...

Shut the front door! Your card totally ROCKS Jessi!! I'm sitting here, still with my jaw in my lap, saying 'This is brilliant! Why didn't I think of that!!' This is punny perfection at it's best!! (I bow down in shame, saying I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!)

Jenny said...

Haha... great pun... Connor obviously knows how your mind works too!!! Brilliant card Jessi and such a cool mini challenge :0)
Jenny x

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, that's hilarious! I loved your story, too. :D

Audrey Pettit said...

Just popped over from Chris' blog to see your fun challenge creation! You two are adorable! Very, very fun and very clever design!

Donna said...

Woot woot way to go evil double mint twins! This is such a fun idea!
Kudos to Connor for picking awesome sets for you to work with!
hippo birdy two ewes...LOL thanks I will be singing that all afternoon now!

fairyrocks said...

I think EWE nailed it Jessi, and so did your evil twin LOL too cute.
Thanks for popping by with kind comments, and you can come play with me any day!!

jimlynn said...

I think Conner picked out a couple of great sets - and this is just as cute as can be!!! Fantastic.
Lynn

Barb Murphy said...

LMBO!!! Such a cute design and such a great process!!

Dana said...

Ha! Well if any one could but zoo animals and farm animals together, its you!!! I love it!!

Debbie said...

So cute!! Very punny!

Barbara Godden said...

I would say a draw, I love them both. fab. challenge. and super fun for all.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER duper cute! I came from Chris' blog-- so glad I did! What a fun challenge! LOVE this little sentiment!!! You two should do another Paper Smooch-off!!! FUN!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the punny card, and the self imposed challenge, too!

Dawn said...

lol - fantastic!!

lostinpaper said...

Cute sweet and totally gorgeous, it's the purple hippo that really makes me smile!