Monday, August 13, 2012

Changito's Last Leg


Today starts the beginning of a week long partnership between Stampendous! and Action Wobble, Inc. They have the latest and easiest way to create motion on your layout or card. Well, anything really! So we are doing it up Stampendous style and having a hop every day this week with some fantastic prizes for you to grab! Details are below. (If you came from Mary's blog then you've come to the right spot on the hop!)


I created a long open sky card so that Changito Pilot could make a pass by today on our hop. Okay, I had more fun creating this card's detail than think for what occasion it might be sent, so you'll have to give me some ideas as to who would get this type of card.

If you want jump past the details of my card and a sweet little video, just scroll down and comment (for a chance to win today prize) then hop on over to Kristine's blog for more inspiration. :)

I picked up an old book called Spanning the Pacific by John Prentice Langley at the thrift shop a long time ago. I haven't read it, so I hope it isn't too glum, but one chapter is called "The Last Leg" and that's where this card took shape. I created the sky background with the pages from the book, tearing them up and gluing them down on copy paper I cut to the correct dimension. I let it dry and then trimmed it down to the copy paper size. Next was creating a border by measuring and taping around the edges with masking tape. I watered down some acrylic paint and made a cloud stencil from the leftover copy paper to create the sky color and cloud shapes.

So with a theme from the chapter "The Last Leg" and a happy banner-flying Changito, I felt I needed to finish off the story. Here's a video of Changito Pilot's Last Leg.



Here's who is playing today:


We'll randomly pick one of today's bloggers to pick a commenter at random for today's prize. That means you want to comment on each blogger's post today so you're entered the maximum number of times. If you wobble and comment today, you could win:

6 Action Wobbles Springs plus:


Challenge:
Details:
Stamps: Changito Pilot (Stampendous)
Paper: Black (Hobby Lobby), book pages (Spanning the Pacific), White (Mohawk)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), Copic Markers
Accessories:  spring (Action Wobbles), acrylic paint (Liquitex, Art Advantage, Daler-Rowney), hemp waxed twine

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69 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I love your background.. Its just stunning! And that image is so great!! Awesome coloring!! Its just perfect!

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  2. Love your card and the video too!
    I have got to try this---thanks for some great ideas!
    djsonny@aol.com

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  3. What a cute card. I love the back ground.
    Thank you for sharing with us. I am s=alos a new follower.
    Kathy:)

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  4. OMG!!! That video is hilarious!! LOVE the Changito card!

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  5. Get out!! I was blown away with your video, but am even more wowed reading how you created the background paper! You painted that sky?!? Amazing work, Janelle!!

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  6. Janelle...love your video AND your card!

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  7. OMGosh, this card is the bomb! I love, love how you created your background, it looks amazing!! I also love the plane and monkey image, to stinkin' cute! And of coure your sentiment is just perfect in my book. lol I think this card would be awesome for someone who has embarqed on a journey and they are wrapping it up with the "last leg" of the journey.
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  8. OMG!! I love your card. Thanks for sharing

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Your card and video truly are amazing. I love your painted book-paper background.

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  10. What a super fantastic card. I love how you tied the theme of your card to a book. I like to do that too. The banner coming off the back of the plane is just perfect.

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  11. LOL!! you made me laugh out loud with your sentiment - that's before I read your post ;) ♥ your card and that bkground is AMAZING!!

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  12. Super cute card thank you for playing along with us over at Action~wobbles.com
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  13. Fantastic card!!!! I so love your Changito Pilot! Great idea to use book pages to create your sky bg. Love your card!!!! :)

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  14. Fabulous! I love how you did black behind! Love it! So creative!

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  15. Adorable... Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love that image especially with the chosen background paper! Too cute. TFS

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  17. I love this card, Janelle. That soft floaty cloud feeling that Changito is flying through. That video is soooo awesome!

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  18. Very cute card. I like how you made the book part of the background paper.

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  19. So cute. Love the paper very creative. Thanks for sharing

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  20. This reminds me of snoopy! I just love your card and i think it could go for anyone headed out on a trip, or even someone who broke their leg hehehe. I just love your creative approach with the book, i don't know if i would have enough nerve to rip up a book tho :-). laura

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  21. Super cute!! Love the background!!

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  22. Great card. I love that you were so creative with the background paper. I would have never thought of that.

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  23. What a wonderful idea!!! You are an amazing artist. I love your card and would send it to someone turning 40 lolol or someone who has recently had a leg operation.....

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  24. How funny....you have a great imagination. Love it..

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  25. Lovely card! You are sooooo creative--using pages from the book and making your own clouds. I love the short video (with sound effects!) illustrating the wobble!

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  26. He is so cute. I love action wobbles.

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  27. Great project. Love the sky and banner.

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  28. Your sounds made the wobble even better! Loved the video and your card is terrific with the type print!

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  29. Great card. Loved it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
    Michelle
    tanner9868@gmail.com

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  30. Okay girl the little guy is super duper cute and I love the card...but the background is just downright amazing and I seriously need you to show me (step by step) how to re-create that please!!!!

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  31. Such creativity! I adore your creation! Maybe you cou8ld give it a student who is finishing up Grad school before making their way into the real world"...
    Hugs!

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  32. Adorable. Awesome Coloring too. Glad to be in the hop with the Stampendous! Team.

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  33. How cool, I loved your clouds and the textbook background paper:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

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  34. Super fun and fantastic!! Love your background!!! And your video is adorable. Thanks so much for playing with us today!!

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  35. This is soooo cute. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  36. Cute card and Video. I think this would be a great card for a man. someone on the last leg of getting well maybe. We have friends that love airplanes.

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  37. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  38. Adorable little guy! You can almost feel the wind rushing past him!

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  39. LOL your card is so cute. I love the video you did. TFS AJ~

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  40. This card is so cute! LOVE the background!
    And your video is the bomb!!! :D

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  41. I really love how you put your card together. What a great idea using the pages of the book for the back ground! I love your little pilot-so cute!

    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  42. What a perfect image for action! Super cute and fun card!

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  43. Very cool! He looks so fun flying along in his plane over the acetate background. Sweet card!

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  44. What a cute card!!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  45. great job on this card. it's right up my husband's alley. when's take-off?

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  46. Ok, your card and story are the CUTEST things I've seen in a LONG long long while! Very creative. I'm in awe! I can't wait to complete my blog sign up to see what you do in the future! Thanks for sharing today on this hop!

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  47. Love your card and video. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

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  48. Wouldn't the party hat girl look cool on a birthday card wobbling around?!!

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  49. Very cute card loved the video great job...stierlen.c@gmail.com

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  50. Very cute card. I love your background. What a good idea!

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  51. Oh Janelle, your card is sooooo lovely! I can almost feel the wind in my hair! lol ;)

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  52. Such an adorable card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  53. Very cute, Janelle, and the long card is perfect for that Changito!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  54. Great card and lots of imagination.....vrooom...vroooom.

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  55. OMG this is so cute!! Love that image!! Hugsxx

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  56. This is truly the cutest card video I have ever seen! The card is awesome too, but that video is awesome. Love it!

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  57. Fabulous card. These wobbling cards have to be the cutest cards ever. Love it. Hugs, Robin

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  58. The video was so hilarious! Absolutely LOVE your card and thank you for the instructions! So fantastic!

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  59. What an adorable card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing. I think this card would be perfect for a retirement card.

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  60. Maybe you could send it to a pregnant friend just about to have her baby or some one that is going to graduate ... I can see a few more occasions or you could sent it to me: LOL !!!
    Nice one ;)

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  61. Super Duper Cute card!!
    Migdalia
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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