Monday, August 26, 2013

Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

I'm back today with a card for the new challenge over at Here Come The Boys, with the theme "Lazy Summer Days" - I am a bit late with my post as I was quite unwell earlier - I'm feeling a lot better now, thank goodness!
I've used one of the many fabulous images from Dr Digi, who is our sponsor for this challenge, this is Ambrose King of the Waves.  I've coloured with Copics adding some extra shading (which is really hard to see in the pic!) with Prismacolor pencils and some gloss to the eyes and swim mask. The clouds I did with versamark ink. A Little Bit Crafty  has Summer Sun, as does My Mums Craft Shop so I'm entering there.  Anything Goes Challenge  has By the Sea, Crafts-Too Challenge You has Summer Fun - Beach Colours, The Paper Shelter has Holiday Time and Without Words has Beach Holiday/At the Seaside so I'm entering there... and hoping that my card is CAS enough to qualify. 
I've made the card base with Kraft, again!  The mats are from scraps I had from a DCWV Mariposa pad, you can see them in my "red" scraps folder :-) Tuesday Throwdown are challenging us to Use Our Scraps... I could probably make a thousand cards with my hoard of scraps, lol.  The designer paper is from a Design by Dani pad "All American Summer", I got it as a digi from Jessica Sprague...   I've just discovered this site and they sell Echo Park Hybrids (one of my all time favourite pads is EP Walk in the Park... which is available as a hybrid, yay!)  I did have a bit of a spend up, aah, again :-)  Pile It On has Designer Paper as their challenge so I'm in. The only embellishments I've added are a couple of eyelets and the seashells, which I bought in a pack from my LSS.  I've added some to the front and also to the inside to use them as a stop for the easel. 
I cut the image panel (and the jotting panel inside, with more inked clouds) with an Mpress Victorian Frame die, I hand cut the mats using the die as a guide.  The sentiment is Craftworks, also with a freehand mat.
2 Sisters Challenge wants to see Square Cards, so I'm in, and Little Red Wagon wants Layers so I'm in there too.
Gem of a Challenge want Anything with a B - I have Beach, Burn (check out Ambrose's shoulders, nose and bald pate, lol), Bathers and of course Birthday. Seize the Birthday has Anything Goes Birthday (as always), so I'm in, Cards for Men has "funny birthday" and Inky ImpressionsCuttlebug Mania and Creatalicious Challenges all have "masculine" challenges, so in there too.  My Time to Craft has Sports (swimming, well Ambrose will go swimming after he's finished his ice cream, lol) and Through the Craftroom DoorColour Me Copic, Cutie Pie Challenge, Paper Crafting Journey and Crafty Calendar all have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them too.
Hope you get a chance to visit the blog and check out the rest of the team's efforts, brilliant as always!  With such a nice broad theme and that fab prize from Dr Digi, hope to see you enter the challenge too :-)  
I'll be back in a few days with a card I've got sitting on my desk, until then Happy Crafting, Donna

25 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Donna. I love the image, gorgeous papers and brilliant colouring too.
Sorry that you have been unwell, I hope you continue to feel better.
Sue xx

Nancy said...

That image is sooooo cute! Your coloring is AMAZING Donna! The added shells at the bottom are a great touch! To top it off it's an easel card! WOW! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!!

Corysnana1 said...

What an adorable image! Too cute. How'd you like to see him at the beach?!?! Thanks for sharing it with us at Color Me Creative.
Cathy xx

Paper Tails said...

Love, love your card! Great coloring. Love the sea shells. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Karen

Joey said...

Donna this has made me grin from ear to ear, absolutely LOVE it. Great card. Thanks for joining us at without words. Joey xx

Kimbo said...

What a great image and so well coloured. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

JoAnn said...

YOur card is adorable. Such a cute image. Love your coloring and design of your card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Squirrel x said...

Do you know what hun, I think the shells are such an integral part of your fabulous design that I will forgive you! Thanks for joining us at Without Words for August xx

Danni said...

What a super fun card! Thank you for playing along with the CMC Color Challenge!
Danni~CMC DT

Joanne said...

Fabulous card! I love the sea shells! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Pat K said...

Another fabulous masculine card Donna. Love the image and your great choice of dp's. Good to hear you're feeling better. hugs, Pat K xx

Kerry said...

Great card. I love the image and the shells, what a lovely touch. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

Niinu said...

This is fabulous, I love the image and the papers!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

kanda said...

Fabulous card Donna. Brilliant fun image and those shells are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

PaperDaisies said...

What a stunning card. Love how you have coloured the adorable image. Great entry for our challenge over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

Jessie L. said...

This is just so adorable! That little old man looks so happy with his ice cream and you really brought him to life! Thanks for joining our "masculine" challenge at Inky Impressions. Hope to see you again this week!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Cute card!
Not sure he should go swimming after eating :)
Thanks for joining us at MTTC!!!

Gem x said...

So cute I love the image and your set out is great. I love the die cute shapes very nice. Thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation hun, love the shells!
Hope your feeling better today!

Have a great weekend
hugs Shell xx

coops said...

so stunning.i love the fabulous image and your colouring and design are fab.
Thanks for joining us this month at the Without Words Challenge :D

xx coops xx

Trish Latimer said...

Great card! Thank you for joining in with the Summer Sun challenge over at A little Bit Crafty! xxx

Chris Warner said...

This is fabulous, so quirky - reminds me of the actor Robin Williams.....no? LOL Great card. Thanks for sharing your twist on our challenge this month over at C2CU (Crafts-Too Challenge You). Chris xxx

lynne said...

What a fab card! I really love the shells and the Victorian label for your image. I wish all dies came with a matting layer die too! I find myself hand cutting a lot of them too.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month!
Hugs
Lynne x

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Donna. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck in the challenge.

Donna x