Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rules of Engagement


 Johnny on the Spot is this week's freebie from Dude Time Doodles and what a versatile image this is.  Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see all the fun and different creations.

I couldn't think of anything more fitting for this image than the Embossed Toilet Paper technique, which is my background.  It's a really easy technique to do and doesn't require a machine to emboss the toilet paper.  I did change up the directions a little though.  I let it dry overnight as suggested, but the next day it was still slightly damp, although well embossed.  So I opened the embossing folder and let it air dry.  The result was lots of dimension and waves, as you can see in the photo on the right.  I loved the way it looked, so I applied my adhesive so it would continue to look that way.

I also printed out the image several times to add lots of dimension to the toilet as well.  I sponged Distress Ink around the edges of the image as well as highlighting the embossing on the toilet paper.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Creative Memories tag punch.  Washi tape, which is all the rage right now was used to create by "ribbons" going through the hole punches and for a border on the bottom of my project.  So it's official: I'm addicted to Washi tape.  It's so fun to use and removable too.

Johnny on the Spot is a freebie for this week only.  Go grab it while you can and create something fun with it.  You have one week to upload your project to the Dude Time Doodles Challenge blog.  Not only do you get the freebie, the winner will also be a guest designer for Dude Time Doodles.  And believe me, we have lots of fun.

One other note, anyone can now upload their DTD creations to the Dude Time Doodles Facebook page.  We would love to see lots of your DTD creations on our page, and there may be some future prizes to be had over there as well.

I'm entering this in the following challenges: Blockheads Stamps (hand made embossed toilet paper); Dream Valley (for that special guy); Great Impressions (die cuts/punches); Simon Says (anything goes).

19 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely FUNtastic Anne and how appropriate to use toilet paper for the background! Awesome tag!

Sharon said...

LOL great rules to live by!!! I love this fun creation!!!

jimlynn said...

GREAT technique and a FUN, FUN, FUN card!!! Love it!
Lynn

Linda said...

LOL Anne, loving those rules and your technique with the toilet paper is fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

LOL Anne, I LOVE IT! The humour is spot on and you did an amazing job with my ETP technique! Thanks for playing with us in the Blockheads' ETP Technique Challenge!

Leigh S-B
Blockheads DT
LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com
DominoARTblog.blogspot.com

mags said...

Brilliant project Anne. Love the technique and your sentiment is fab.
Great job.
Mags
x

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my - total creativity showing here! I love, love, love that you used TP as your bg on this very funny card!!!! I went to the tutorial and watched it - looks like a fun technique to try. I will have to hide it from my DH as he already thinks I am insane!

Dan said...

What a unique card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Karen McAlpine said...

LOL!! You are right, this image is perfect with the Technique Challenge! Great idea. Thanks for amusing us at the Blockheads Technique Challenge. LOL

Joan Ervin said...

I need to hang this in my bathroom...how cute and fun, Anne!!!!! I love the toilet paper technique, too...I'll have to give that a try!!!!!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Anne, Toilet paper technique couldn't be more perfect for the image this week! I'm so glad you explained what it was and thanks for the link to the instructions. I'll definitely have to try this! Fantastic, fun card!

Eret said...

So awesome card Anne. It would be so hard for me to make someting of this image but it is so cool on your card! You are a Genius! Awesome backrond too. I'll try it out :)
Hugs, Eret

Angela Crandall said...

LOL this is a great card - I need to hang something like this in the boys' bathroom in my home!

Thanks for joining us in our monthly challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

Shelly Schmidt said...

You know how much I love to try a new technique....LOVE this card and how fitting to use this awesome technique with TP with your image. Great card- we all need one of these for our bathrooms....

Dawn said...

Fantastic Anne! I love what you've done here, truly inspired!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Faith A said...

WOW what a great card, love the idea of the toilet paper, now that is creative.

trisha too said...

When I say perfect for the challenge at Blockheads, I mean PERFECT!!!

That's too funny, Anne!

:)

Leslie Turner said...

This is great! The image and technique are certainly fitting to the challenge! Thanks for playing with us in the Blockheads Textured Paper With Embossing Folders Technique Challenge!
Hugs,
Leslie, DT
http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Great card
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Hugs
Kat xx