There's a new challenge starting today at Di's Digi Challenge, we have a Tic Tac Toe board with a great range of combinations. As it's our anniversary (36 years!!!) on Tuesday I took the opportunity to make an easel card for my hubby :-)
As soon as I saw this image, "Seaside Moments" I knew it would be perfect for a card celebrating "us"... one of our very first dates was a day at the beach. As we had eyes only for each other, I failed to note that my under-sunscreened legs were protruding from under the umbrella, as a consequence they got roasted - when I got home I got another roasting from my Mum for being so careless! I've made sure that the lass in the image has got sunburned legs... it will be interesting to see if my husband recognizes the reference :-))
The line I have used from the Tic Tac Toe board is Digi/Sentiment/Embossing... or is it Embossing/Die Cuts/Stitching? Both!! The image (coloured with Copics and some Prismacolor pencils) isn't the only digital element on this card, the papers are digital too - Shery K Designs Summer Fun collection. The purple and black card are from my stash.
I cut the wave with my new Memory Box Oceana Border die, which I embossed with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls folder - I think it gives a sense of movement to the "wave". I also heat embossed the top edge with white chalk ink and Bridal Tinsel EP - very glittery IRL. Craft Your Passion wants us to use any of their themes from the last year; I've used #195 which is Fancy Borders, Cute Card Thursday has Clever Cutting so I'm entering there.
I also embossed the Memory Box clouds with Cuttlebug's Tiny Bubbles folder, inking a little to give depth. 2 Sisters Challenge is Embossing, so I'm in. The corner die is, you guessed it Memory Box (Macarena Corner). I pierced around the panels then used a black gel pen to faux stitch them, I added some tiny seashells (real ones) to the bottom corner of the image panel then made the sentiment on the computer... card finished :-)
Fab'n'funky Challenges, Divas by Design, Paper Crafting Journey, Totally Papercrafts, Card Mania Challenges, The Crazy Challenge, Corrosive Challenge, Crafty Calendar, Crafting for all Seasons, Whimsy Inspirations Challenge and Cutie Pie Challenge all have Love themes so I'm entering them, Kaboodle Doodles has For My sweetheart, which my hubby is :-) so I'm entering there too. Colour Me Copic and Through the Craftroom Door have Anything Goes challenges - I'm in :-)
Well that's it for today, pop over to the blog and check out the rest of my teamie's work, it's awesome :-) Hope you get a chance to join in the challenge - easy peasy and a great prize from Love Bug Creations to boot. Don't forget that if you use one of Di's great images you go into an extra draw to win some more.
We started excavating for our new pool yesterday, of course we have to "undo" the garden first so it looks so much worse than it did, ah well, you have to break a few eggs when you make an omelette. I'll post photos of progress, we're hoping to have it all but finished in time for my husband's 60th birthday in the middle of April, for which we're having a party here; we're still crazy busy with other people's pools so wish us luck, lol
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna