Sunday, August 3, 2014

Clicking Cameras!

NBUS confession...my dear friend Barb gave me the polaroid set from Lawn Fawn almost 2 years ago, and I've never inked up the camera.

*hangs head in shame*

As soon as I saw the little red wagon challenge to use a camera, I said SELF! Get thee to the NBUS! (doesn't that just sound like a superhero cry? lol) I progressed as far as having the stamp set on my desk, and then it sat there, from Wednesday to Saturday morning. Moxie Fab World posted the Clicking Cameras challenge on Thursday, and I thought hey, two birds one...card. And  then I still thought about it. But THEN:


Supplies: camera & polaroid frame stamps from Lawn Fawn; all other stamps from various Paper Smooches sets - Chubby Chums, Zoo Crew, My Peeps, Nine Lives, Little Fella, Word Salad; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; homemade enamel dots

It's difficult to see in the photo, but the camera is coloured lightly with blue & grey pale markers for depth. I fussy cut that, and set it aside to work on the snapshot. I've stamped & cut out the polaroid frame, and then used post-its to mask the edges. I masked the cat & the hippo, and just carefully fit everyone else into the picture. My favourite is the little monster peeping in upside down at the top :)

*happy monkey clapping*

I didn't make a lot of cards this week, but what I did make I thoroughly enjoyed & like how they turned out. Score! Hubby was home on vacation, so there wasn't a lot of productivity. We mainly stuck around the house, but there was a lot of 'but come watch this movie' and 'hey, come to the store with me!' We did make a day trip to Saint John, which is about 2.5 hours away, and spent the day visiting 4 museums and the zoo. Whew. It was a lot of fun, but we all slept very solidly that night!

xoxo,
Jessi

21 comments:

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Oh this is such a cute card love the Polaroid camera .

Donna said...

Hee hee that is a super awesome card! Love the super posey animals (hello ZOO challenge??? LOL) and the camera!
Too freakin cute!!

Carol L said...

oh you clever, clever stamper you! I love the little Polaroid frame with all those colorful critters! Talk about a major photo bomb! Too cute!

lostinpaper said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, mine was spent visiting friends so had a blast too! LOVE this fun card Jessi and I'm so glad the polaroid has finally 'met' ink lol.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Awesome card! The photo is hilarious.

Glad to hear you had a good week!

Melissa Craig said...

Perfectly adorable and I love love love the homemade enamel dots. I want to do this, too. Share how you did it.

Andrea W said...

Fun card! Your stamping and masking for all the critters turned out marvelous. I love how the cat looks like he is biting the dogs ear. Super cute!

jimlynn said...

Jessi, I love, love, LOVE this!!!! The camera on one side and photo on the other is just brilliant! VERY NICE!
Lynn

Barbara Godden said...

Wow what a fabulous card, love the images, and great family photo

Chris D. said...

You win. That is all. ☺

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have some very adorable little critters there, Jessie, and one photo-bombing impish monster! Are you sure you didn't just say you'd had it two years to make old Bama feel better about the age of some of the fossils on Mt. NBUS?? You're very kind like that! I think this card is spectacular! Just the Polaroid of the critters would make a cute card. Just the Polaroid camera would make a cute card, but putting them together on one card to create a scene was inspired!! Hugs, Darnell

Helen F. said...

Get outta here! Jessie, your card is just too adorable! Love this idea and may have to CASE it for my grandson's b-day card :-)

Greta said...

Sounds like a wonderful week, Jessi! Your card is adorable!

Joanne said...

Simply adorable! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Lindsey said...

Well, what do you know, I have a NBUS camera, too! Of course, I'm way too intimidated by this excellent card to even bother now...

Dana said...

Shut the front door!!! The Polaroid is so darn cute, i love all the animals and yes even the little monster!!

Taunya Butler said...

Can I please echo Dana and her sentiment - SHUT THE FRONT DOOR - this card is the cutest ever!!! Wow oh wow - you really excelled on this super cute card!!

Leslie Hanna said...

How fun is this?!?!?!?! I was actually thinking along a similar line for the Z is for Zoo challenge, so now it will be a CASE. :D

SmilynStef said...

Too stinkin' cute ... love it.

Beverley said...

Adorably cute! Love it! Hugs Bev x

teri said...

Biggest smile on my face! This is one awesome card!

Thanks for linking it up to the MFW challenge!

Teri