Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mudpie Scores

Are you ready for some football? Challenge #96 at House Mouse & Friends is a football frenzy challenge.

When I went to check on what the challenge was today, I had a great surprise….I won the last challenge! After that shock the next one was that the challenge is a football frenzy, I was lost, in more ways than one. I don’t have any HM football stamps, I don’t really like football, oh I’ll sit and watch a game with my husband every now and then, but I don’t have the slightest idea what is going on half the time. As far as a favorite team, I picked the Steelers just because my hubby doesn’t like them…..he is a Ravens fan. I have always said football is just a bunch of over paid and overgrown men running around jumping on top each other, I sure can’t see sitting around yelling at the TV when a game is on, I won’t mention any names, but his initials are husbandSmile

. I do like the Super Bowl…..for the commercials and the half-time show. So for my card I sort of went with the green & yellow, but threw in the black & gold too.

Yes, I did yet another acrylic distress technique card, but I did try something new with it. All along I have been using the Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers, I have a whole rack of the little acrylic paint bottles like Folk Art and Apple Barrel, now call me stupid, but I was wondering if they would work too. DAH! I guess acrylic paint is acrylic paint no matter what they say. I definitely won’t have to buy anymore paint for a while. So I picked out a bottle of Apple Barrel yellow, that I thought would match the Packer color and painted my paper with a paintbrush, that I had embossed with a Cuttlebug folder from the Heritage Collection.

I know they sell the dabber tops, I have four brand new ones, that I have had for a while, I guess I’m saving them for a rainy day. Anyway, I used the heat gun to speed up drying, then sanded the paper and sponged with Peeled Paint Distress, and wiped with a damp paper towel. I am happy to say it worked like a charm. I looked through my HM stamps to see what image I could use and came up with a couple. I even made a second card, because half way through the project, another idea hit me, and I switched the original image I had for this card to this image.

I will be leaving here tomorrow and returning to non-stamping land, and won’t be able to make any new cards for a while, so the past two nights I have been up half the night trying to crank some extra cards out.

Ok, back to this card. The base card is black, the next layer is gold cut to size (the Steelers lost, so their colors in under the Packer colors) . I chose the HM stamp Mudpie Tells 02 for this card. He was stamped on white with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Prismacolored pencils & Goo Gone, then cut out. A black Glaze pen was used on his eye.

All three white circles were punched, then sponged around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. In my warped little brain, I chose circles for spotlighting. Doesn’t Mudpie look like he wants to giggle? Hence the sentiment from an SU set called Warm Words stamped with Peeled Paint. The letters on the big circle are brads I have had forever, and never use. The numbers were punched.

Thanks for stopping by, I really enjoy getting comments.

Happy Stamping!


  1. what a cute idea! I`m in the same boat as you! dont have any hm football stamps,but i found some cute soccer paper and clipart on line,so i`m gonna have to go with that and see what i can come up with! HUGS!

    karen adams

  2. Fabulous card Jude great interpretation of the theme !! :-) Congratulations on winning the last challenge too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

    please consider turning off word verification x

  3. oh what a great acrylic paint technique. Gotta give that one a try. Too funny about your football feel. I wish the Packers hadnt beat your Steelers or my beloved Chicago Bears too!!!! :( Sooo, we gotta act happy for the Wisconsin crowds and the crafty GBP fans. hehehh....

    Thanks so much for going out and being so creative with this to play along on our Football themed challenge. We really appreciate you and love when you can join us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Hi Judy!
    Congratulations on winning the last challenge.
    I didn't have any footie-themed HM stamps either. Love what you've done with the colour scheme!
    Thanks for joining HM&F Monday Challenge again!!
    Esme xx (GDT)

  5. Judy - thanks!!! You've given me my first laugh of the day with your sentiments about men and their sports - bit like mine really!!
    Brilliant card - I love the techniques you've used and a great take on the challenge.
    Finally congratulation on you last week's win.
    So glad you shared this with us at House Mouse & Friends,
    Heather xx

  6. LOL I am with your hubby on not being a steelers fan. But this is cute and you did a great job. Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.
    Stacy aka Twinshappy

  7. Awww Judy what fun this creation is..well done on your techniques..looks great..thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall..congrats on your win too.

    smiules Christine xx

  8. Hey, we are soul sisters when it comes to football! Great take on our challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K


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