DIY or Do It Yourself is the challenge theme starting today over at the Here Come The Boys blog... so we want to see your DIY images or embellishments, or like me both!
I've used this cute little image from Di's Digi Downloads, called - appropriately enough - DIY Puppy. I've coloured with Prismacolor pencils, I received my new pencils just in time to make this card before I came on holiday (I'm posting this from my hotel room in Kuala Lumpur... just about "shopped out"....well maybe a bit left in me, lol) I would usually use Copics for the brighter/stronger colours I've used here, but as my new pencils are the brighter ones available I thought I'd give them a run... I'm pretty happy with the result; not as vibrant as Copics but on the plus side I didn't have to worry about bleeding as you do sometimes with the more intense Copics. I added Gloss to the paint and puppy's nose and faux stitching with a Signo gel pen.
Sundays with Chrissy challenge theme this month is Animals, so I'm entering there.
Cards for Men has Cheeky Chappies as their theme, now I am the DIYer in our house, but I think this is "Male" enough to enter and this pup is one Cheeky Chappy, so I'm in: I'm entering the Totally Papercrafts (Male Card) and Craft Your Days Away challenge (Just for men and boys + Buttons) on the same basis.
I've used the sketch from Crafty Cardmakers, you know I love a good sketch. The papers are from Kaisercrafts Konstruct collection, it's hard to see but the stripy paper on the top section has sort of paint runs here and there, which I thought went with the puppy's paint situation! The paper on the bottom half has foil highlights - which never show in photos! The image panel and green mat (more of the Konstrukt paper) are Nestabilities Wonky Squares. Simon Says Challenge is Bit O' Green and Crazy 4 Challenges and Sweet Stampin' want us to Use Some Green, which I have so I'm entering those challenges.
I used one of the tags that came in the pad for the mat behind the sentiment, which is from Hobby Palais - I added the purple circle in Word before cutting it with Nestabilities Standard Circles. The strip across the middle is also one of the precut borders from the pad, the double sided ribbon is from my stash as is the black card that everything is matted on; it's left over from my the boxes I made for my son's wedding, I've still got loads left!
The cute little DIY embellies come from my blog friend and HCTB teamie, Woo and the button comes from my stash... it looks like it has a crack in it, but it is just part of the colouring!
The inside of the card is soooo simple: it's just one of the pages from the Kaisercraft pad matted on to more of the black card.
The Craft Place has an Anything Goes challenge, as does The Paper Shelter so I'm entering there.
Well that's it for today's card, don't forget to pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog to check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration... there are some real beauties over there, all different.
The prize for this challenge is this fabby set of stamps courtesy of Sharon at ewe2cancraft, in addition she's offering a 5% discount for the duration of the challenge.
We're flying later up to the island of Penang until Wednesday to mix it up a bit, and to meet the people who run the hotel my folks stay in every time they go on holiday - 40 so far!! including taking each of the grandchildren in turn. Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna