Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

Not only is today (March 2) Mr Geisel's birthday, it's Read Across America Day. I don't have any children here to read to, but maybe my husband would listen to a poem or two (actually, I love it when he reads to me...)!

My sister-in-law posted the cutest photo on FaceBook of our niece celebrating Dr Suess's birthday at school, eating green eggs and ham (green-colored scrambled eggs and cut-up ham slices... so clever!), so when I saw the Inspired By...Dr Seuss challenge, I just had to make a card.

The quote image is by TLC Creations; she gave it out as a freebie last year and I had to go through her whole March 2012 archive to find it! So worth it though! I was naughty and darkened the yellow in Photoshop... sorry, I just couldn't see it in the print-out! Speaking of being naughty, I grabbed the Dr Seuss images from coloring pages available on the web. What can I say, I colored them!

I colored the "Truffula trees" and then added FlowerSoft to them for texture. It's difficult to see in this photo, but I colored the background for the trees with Copics and texturized it with Blender solution and Aida fabric. I cut out "Horton" with deckle scissors and colored him with Copic B60, Pale Blue Gray. He's attached with an Action Wobble, so he bounces really nicely on the card!

Art Impressions Challenge 102: Use a Wobble
Inspired By #64: Dr. Seuss
The Sketch File: February Sketch

Update: This won the "Wobble" challenge at Art Impressions, as well as Inspired By #64!
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Laurel said...

Love, love, love! Great take on my challenge!

scrap_in_time said...

Love the Truffula trees!

Kerry said...

OMGoodness, so so cute!!! Love all the flowers too, so fun!!! Thanks so much for joining the Art Impressions' challenge this week!

Krystie Bohmer said...

this is such a fun, colorful card, love it! great job on challenge!

Mary said...

I love the Dr. Seuss images and the sentiment. Great card!

8upscrapin said...

Love this card it's so colorful and any child would love it , love your Lorax trees , too cute ... Congrats on winning

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh so much fun and how very resourceful of you. It's a terrific card - just love it :o)

Marlena M. said...

This is SO ADORABLE!!! Congrats on your well-deserved win~