The Friday Mashup Challenge: FM172

Cards, Challenges

This week over the the Friday Mashup Challenge blog, the challenge is to create a project using the colours Melon Mambo (fuschia), Wild Wasbi  (pale garden green), black, and white, or to create a project using wood elements, or mash it up and create a project with the colours and wood. The Friday Mashup challenges really get my wheels turning!


I mashed it up! Here is my creation:

My FM172 project

My FM172 project

My inspiration for this card actually came from last week’s FM171 Rockstar, Bridget at Kritter Crafts. I had some scarps of birch bark (woof!) that I had left over from a project I did back in July, so I started with those. Next I pulled out papers in the challenge colours to plan the layout. I cut the crocodiles from a 12X12 paper pad MAMBI, Oh Baby Boy. I left a border around each croc because the paper was metallic and I thought it would add a little “razzle-dazzle” to the project. After I played around with the papers and decided on using a flamingo and crocs, I drew a quick sketch and hopped over to my computer to start work in Silhouette Studio.

I cut the clouds, flamingo, and speech bubbles using my Silhouette Portrait.

I assembled the flamingo and added an eye using a small black enamel dot, and Glossy Accents on the beak and then set it aside to dry.

Using my scissors, I cut a 2X4″ piece of the bark in two with a wavy line and then glued (Tombow Liquid Glue) the two sections in layers onto my card’s background cardstock. I used clothespins to hold it together while it dried.

Next, I lined up beige Kelly Purkey letter stickers on the larger speech bubble to create my sentiment. I punched some tiny hearts in the same colour as the flamingo and adhered them to the smaller speech bubble.

The last thing I did was to assemble the whole card. I adhered the clouds using my Zig 2 Way Glue pen directly to the background and trimmed the edges where the clouds overhang. I then positioned my critters and adhered them down with foam tape. Finally, I used two layers of foam tape to adhere the speech bubbles.

I can’t wait to see what the FM gals have in store for us next week. Thanks for dropping by!


10 thoughts on “The Friday Mashup Challenge: FM172

  1. I love it when someone’s card inspires me too, Julia. 🙂 Your card is so cute…even the crocodiles look cute. I like them on your card much better than I do in real life! lol Love all the dimension you have going on too. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

  2. This is super cute! The scene you created is just plain awesome. I love those gators on paper- not so much in person! My hubby has been air boating and sending me tons of photos that scare me. Here, they are adorable. I love how the pink flamingo stands out so wonderfully. Great to create from inspiration and make it your own. TFS with the Friday Mashup this week:)

    1. Cindy, your comment made me laugh out loud. Would you believe that it wasn’t until I read it that it even occurred to me that the animals might not be getting along?! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What a great way to be inspired by last weeks Rock Star and create your own scene! Love the crocodiles and word bubbles!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

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