Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Lollipops

Before doing today's post, I wanted to update a bit on my 'Papaya Collages' mystery. It's the stamp set I used in my last post. It was bugging me, because no one seemed to know. Then I got a comment on my post from karmi84 saying "i really like the papaya and the colours you have used, it is a really lovely card". And that got me thinking... is the papaya a type of bird? It wasn't easy but I came up with this on Google. The papaya refers to the 'papaya bird'. In Suriname, the Black Spotted Barbet is known as the Papaya Bird. In Hawaii, the House Finch is known as the Papaya Bird. I'm not bird expert, but to me they look like the same bird :) Below are some references. If I'm wrong, feel free to call me on it ;) In the meantime, thanks to karmi84 for help figuring this mystery out!

http://www1.nhl.nl/~ribot/english/canig_ng.htm
http://www.bird-friends.com/BirdPage.php?name=House%20Finch

Onwards and upwards to this week's Sunday Stamps Challenge. We had a lovely sketch to work with today. I really love butterflies, but I wanted to change it up a bit. I've seen these layered circle lollipops done on a few cards now ~ various blogs, Pinterest and other places. I loved them so much, they're so fun and I thought I could use them with this sketch.


Ususally I use colors from colour challenges or I use DSP as my inspiration. For this card, I wanted to do BRIGHT :) And I think I've achieved that with the Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

Tips & Tricks: 

*This card is easy-peasy, even though there are quite a elements/layers. But it's all punch art! I just punched out a whole pile of different-sized, different-colored circles and put them together with colors I thought looked good.
*Something was missing on the lollipops, they were just too plain. So I used Glue Dots to adhere a flower Brights Designer Button to the middle of each. Problem solved :)
*I wanted to use Baker's Twine for the 'stick' of the lolli. But it was a pain to stick on properly. So I just trimmed little strips of Whisper White Card Stock and used those as sticks.


*For the scalloped layer, I didn't want to take away from the lollipops and ribbon with another layer. So I used my scalloped embossing strip. I like the way it kind of looks like grass.

Even though this card has pink in it, I think it would make a perfect birthday card for any young girl and young boy. What child can resist lollipops? I hope you'll find time to play with us and this great sketch at the Sunday Stamps Challenge.

'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


 

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Monica, I love how you used such bright colors! It really makes the card pop and I agree, this card could be given to any gender, its just adorable!

Joan said...

Monica, this is so much fun. I love these lollipop flowers - all the layers and the fantastic colours.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Hahaha, yay! I'm glad you've solved the Papaya Collage mystery! ;)

Love your card - those fun, bright lollipops are too, too cute. Love your take on the sketch this week.

Hayley Kew said...

Super cute lolipops Monica!!! Soooo going to have to case this one :)