Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Boys Are HERE!!

Well finally the Here Come The Boys challenge blog is up and running!  As Guest DT for the very first challenge (I'm pumped!) I made this card.
The challenge theme is Anything Goes: I told you it would be easy!
As soon as I saw this fabulous digi image "Strongo the Magnificent" from Just Inklined, I thought "stud muffin" - which I have only just learned - suited him (or at least I thought HE thought Stud Muffin suited him, lol)  Creative Inspirations has its regular Digi Day challenge, so I'm "in".
I used sketch # 42  from Sketch and Stash, which had a free choice from all their sketches for their challenge this week, of course the challenge is choosing one, being so spoilt for choice! Cute Card Thursday had an unusual challenge this week in that you could use any sketch, so I've used this one!
I've got new and neglected stash on this card: the image is new (I got him last week, along with several others who will no doubt be making their debut very shortly!) The black card is leftover from when I made the favour boxes for my son's wedding in 2009 and the black and aqua designer papers, inside and out, are from DCWV All Dressed Up mat stack and I've had that literally years!  I've always loved the aqua colours and rarely get around to using them.  It set the tone for the whole card, I used Copics in the Green and Blue/Green range.  The background paper is from DCWV too, the Mariposa 12" Collection, it is a really good match IRL. I matted everything on gold foil to give it a bit of a lift, and used tiny gold stickers for the sentiment on the front; the punchline inside is computer generated.
I cut out the swirls from one sheet of the black paper and "paper pieced" it onto the background sheet, using foam dots.  I've never done that before, it was a bit fiddly but it's really effective I've tried to get a photo of it's 3Dness -new term, ;-)  You can sort of see it.  Sweet Stampin' has Try Something New as it's challenge, and this is new for me, so in it goes.  Strongo is on foam dots too (as usual, I hear you groan) Craft Your Passion has Show Us Your Layers this week, and Stamptacular Sunday has Pile It On, use five layers; there's five - count 'em! so I'm entering there.  
Digi Stamps 4 Joy has Swirls and Pearls as it's challenge this week, I entered a card (here) before reading the part where it says "to add a romantic feel"; I don't think Conroy the Cow or Strongo could be described as adding anything like a romantic feel, so in a bit of a twist I'm just letting you know I WON'T be entering this card there.....I just wanted to mention my pearls which are in fact Dew Drops that I got as part of the blog candy I won from Tracy, aren't they lovely?  However, Simon Says StampMoving Along With the Times and Crafts 4 Eternity all have Anything Goes, so I AM entering there......don't forget Here Come the Boys has that too, so why don't you pop over, have a look at the other DT work and - as we say in Australia - 'avago yourself!?!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee


karen said...

Hello Donna,wow awesome card, fabulous colouring, definitely a stud muffin!! hugs, Karenxx

Lynne said...

Hey Donna - this is fab!!! love that image - so cool!!! thanks for being our GD your cards are great!! Hugs Lynne xxx

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

I absolutely love Turquoise so this card has bowled me over! Love the Muscles too! Made me smile! Thank you so much for joining as our GDT Look forward to more or your amazing cards! Hugs Woo xx

Brenda said...

What a great card! Fun image and I love your popped up swirls!! Your coloring is fabulous and congrats on GDT member!
hugs, Bren

Sue said...

A fabulous card and a great image, i love it:)

Thank you for joining us at sketch n stash


Lisa Jane said...

oh whata fun card - love the strong man image lol
Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge at MAWTT
Lisa x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Donna, Ah this is brilliant and I love your sentiment. It made me LOL.Thanks for joining in on this weeks Anything Goes Challenge on MAWTT Hazelxox

Carrie said...

Lol... he reminds me of one of those old time movie guys lol.. so funny.. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet stamping xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card and fantastic image, I haven't seen this one before and he's great fun. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Tracey T said...

Wonderful card, Donna - what a great image! The 3D layering has worked really well - I would never have known it was a first attempt! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Lisa M said...

Stud Muffin..LOL...LOVE IT!!!! :D

pinky said...

Donna your card is absolutely brilliant!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Fiona said...

fab card for a guy and a perfect image!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is fun, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Zoe said...

What a lovely refreshing change to get a male themed card and he's a real stunner. i love the image, made me smile as I have a friend who is very similar!!! Thanks for entering him at Sweet Stampin this week x

Bea said...

Fab male card!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


Suzi said...

What a fantastic card you have created. Love that quirky image and your colouring is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x