My Dad is constantly working in the garden (not always his own idea, lol) but as it's his 82nd Birthday I thought he could take a little instruction from this little guy and take a break.
This is the second card I've done as Guest Designer for Here Come The Boys, The challenge theme this time around is this sketch, go and check out what the other ladies have done with it, why not have a go at the challenge while you're there - it is a great sketch! Pollycraft Challenge this time is Boyz to Men, so I'm entering my dad's card there.
The image is from Di's Digi Downloads, he is called Gardening Pop and he is one of about a zillion great images that Di has available - Digi, of course - I am a Digi kind of girl!! Allsorts Challenge this time around is "Teddy Bears Picnic" so I'm entering there too, as this is a Teddy Bear and this is my dad's idea of a great picnic!
I've coloured Pop up with my trusty Copics, adding some Stickles to the little bird and Glossy Accents to the ladybird.
This is the first twisted easel card I've done, I don't know why I thought they'd be complicated - they really aren't! I suppose the main thing to remember is to put the front panel on at right angles to the body of the card.
Most of the paper is from the candy I won from Tracy ( boy am I getting value out of that!!) so I'm not sure what it is; I do know the mat behind the image panel is from Basic Greys Indian Summer collection. The ribbon - don't you think it's just like a ladybird?! - is from my stash, as are the little letter stickers making up the sentiment. Delicious Doodles has "Inspired by..." as its challenge theme, and really this card was inspired by the little ladybirds...my dad LOVES them (it's so cute to see him gently lift one off his roses and set it "free"), so I'm entering there.
The card is made of Textured Cardstock from Die Cuts With a View, the yellow panel is actually slightly shimmery semi-translucent paper my son got me as part of my "birthday basket" from Starfish Lane...it's really nice adding a sort of glitteriness that isn't at all feminine.
The chipboard letters are from Die Cuts With a View, they are glittery, but of course this doesn't show in the photo! I have had the ladybirds for absolutely ages, they were on little wooden pegs.....but not for long, lol. The twine is yet more of that fabulous candy from Tracy, and the black pearls around the edge are on a strip from Bella.
Cards For Men has Someone Special as it's challenge theme this time around and Digi Stamps 4 Joy has Celebrate, as my Dad is someone special and he is celebrating, in my card goes! Crafty Creations has Anything Goes, as does Stamp Something, so it's definitely in there too, lol.
I hope you like my twisted easel card.....my Dad absolutely loved it, he is going to keep it - which from a man of his generation is high praise indeed!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee