Friday, January 18, 2013

Name That Toon

Welcome to "Name That Toon!" blog hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo friends and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you a dozen fun creations that depict comic strips! It might be our favorite, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from the amazingly talented Jane France you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose comic strip-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way!  Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, January 23, as well as at the Hambo Hoedown challenge blog. We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, January 20 at 5 PM CST. Don't miss it!

Confession time...I rarely ever read comics or pick up a newspaper, so when this blog hop theme was announced I knew I had to start searching for something to do.  I knew I wanted to have a comic that had a dog as a character.  I was thinking Peanuts which was my favorite comic during my childhood, but then I came across "Mutts" by Patrick McDonnell.  I was immediately inspired because McDonnell uses his comic strip not only to portray the hilarious antics of a dog named Earl and (a cat named Mooch): 

but also as a platform to advocate for pet adoption:

Once I became familiar with Mutts (and now I am a Facebook fan), I knew this would be comic strip, or "toon", I would depict.

For my card, I used several Hambo images, both rubber and digital.  I printed the following digital images onto X-Press It cardstock: HouseSign Posts, and Cat.  I colored the images with Copic markers and cut around each image with my Cutter-bee scissors.  I also stamped the Hambo image of "Dog" (1701) with Marvy black dye ink onto X-Press It cardstock.  It too was colored with Copic markers and cut around with my Cutter-bee scissors.

I framed two white squares of white cardstock with black carsdstock.  I arranged these squares onto a piece of newspaper depicting various comics.  I thought this would make a cool background.  I then added all of my colored images onto the "comic squares" to depict a happy little furever home scene.  I used my own handwriting to write a message with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker on the sign post.

Now laugh on over to the incredibly talented Paula for another great Comic Strip that will tickle your fancy!

Here's the hop order, just in case you need it:

Talk to the Ham~Hambo blog








Kecia (you are here)



Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!  Enjoy the hop and "Name that Toon"!


Deborah Anton said...

I LOVE Mutts! Your card is perfect for that. And the bg comics is a wonderful addition!

Monica Hunter said...

I haven't seen Mutts in a long time, so thanks for reminding me of this strip! I love how you coordinated all of these images, and the b/w comic background is so fun!

Dawn Mercedes said...

So clever to put the comics in the background!!

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet! I am not familiar with this one but will look it up. Your blog explanation was great- the "Furever home" made teary - how awesome is that! Of course the coloring is awesome as usual but I just love the whole thing!

Jane France said...

Awwwwwww Kecia, your card is soooooo cute, and the sign you wrote is touching, what a great idea to put a comic as a background (damn, I wish I had thought of that!) your card is gorgeous.:)

Blue Kube said...

LOVE IT...I must admit I was sorta expecting SNOOPY! LOL. You've done an amazing job with this "strip".

Mel said...

Very cute card, great colors!

Carolyn Cochran said...

I just love how this all came together! I too was in the same position as you~funny to see we both used the B&W comic background paper! LOL great minds think alike! Super card!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Love the comic strip background. I love the colored images on top of the b/w & amazing coloring too.

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and sentiment.

stamps&cars said...

I've never seen Mutts.......BUT I think your card is awesome!

Judy Rozema said...

I had never seen this comic before and am glad you introduced me to it! Your card is just awesome. I love the background -- I had put my B.C. comic in my back panel and then decided to cover it all up with DP. Your definitely works here~! Love that house.


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