Monday, July 25, 2011

Melon Boy for my FCCB Challenge #70

Hi everyone,
I'm so excited to be back playing with Fantabulous Circut's design team with weekly challenges, and daily inspiration.

This weeks challenge is "Melon Time"
Make a project using any fruit or melon.

I went with a watermelon as my fruit... just couldn't resist, don't you just love eating a ripe juicy watermelon? I have a friend who does not like watermelon, she loves the look but just not the taste, so every year she gives watermelon another taste just in case her taste buds have changed for the delicious red juicy fruit. I do hope one day she learns to like it like I do.... mmmmmmmm.

OK, now to my project "Melon Boy," he too can't resist the taste of watermelon, and I'm sure he will see how far he can spit the seeds when gets them in his mouth.

I used three cartridges for this project and my gypsy, Doodlecharms for the watermelon cut at 5.83" wide x 4.62" high, the small watermelon is cut at 1.68" wide x 1.33" high then I cut this in half for the boy to hold.
The boy/farmer is cut at 3.58" wide x 5" high, his clothes can be found on page 68 of the handbook. I cut the shirt out twice so I could fold the boy's arm over and have the sleeve showing on the other side, and folded his thumb up so it looks like he is holding the watermelon.
I used my gypsy to weld the watermelon and a rectangle from George and Basic Shapes cartridge, just for a unique style of card.

I used Tim Holtz distress ink (vintage photo) on all the pieces before assembling, it sure makes the boy look like he has been playing in the dirt all day long. For the face I used the Basic Paper Doll Face stamp set from Peechy Keen Stamps. Then two little brads were place on his overalls for a super cute finishing touch... what a sweet boy... who loves watermelon.
Now you've got to see the yummy and amazing projects that the FCCB design team has made, head over to Fantabulous Cricut -HERE and join us in this weeks "Melon Time" challenge.

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  1. Great looking shaped card! Such a cute little fellow! Love it!

  2. Robin, I love your card! The distressing is great! I like how you folded his arm to hold the watermelon! Nice to see your projects again!

  3. This is so adorable! I love the shape and the watermelon boy is too cute! :)Amy

  4. Oh, Robin -- this card is fabulous! I love all the thoughtful details you did like adding the extra shirt layer and folding his arm and thumb. Simply gorgeous -- almost enough that I will try watermelon again like your friend. :)

  5. You did an amazing job on your card. I love it. The distress ink adds a nice touch!

  6. Love, love, love your card and all the details. I usually end up over doing my distressing and start all over LOL Very nice Robin!

  7. Such an sdorable little boy, Robin! I love how you put this altogether! Welcome back! We've missed you!

    Saundra :)

  8. Cute! Love that he's holding a slice.

  9. Robin, I don't even know where to begin with this many cute little details! I love the brads and the way he is holding the melon. But your inking really takes this card over-the-top! Love it!

  10. This card is adorable! I love the cute little boy and the inking you did, just like he's been playing outside for a while. The card shape is unique and fun!

  11. Great card! Love that the front is a watermelon shape. The inking is fabulous! The vintage look makes the card. great job!!

  12. This is adorable I love how you made his arm to bend over and hold the watermelon. Great shading and the shape is perfect.

    DIANA L.

  13. Incredibly cute and creative!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  14. Love your card,the shape,the little boy eating his watermelon,all of it. Fabulous inking too.Very happy to be your newest follower.

  15. This is SO adorable, Robin! I love the inking and distressing that you've done - and the little piece of melon in the boy's hand is such a fabulous touch. Great card!

  16. I love the melon card and the cute face. Thanks for sharing


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