Okay, I'm back from the bush and ready to roll….you could say “snake, rattle and roll” lol. My card for today is for the Here Come The Boys Challenge…our theme this week is “Critters”.
The image I’ve used is a digi from Just Inklined: I do love their cute but not cutesy images: I mean this little guy’s a snake and yet he’s still really appealing! His name is Ringo and he’s coloured with Copics, with a little green Stickles on the rattle. It’s the monthly “Digi Day” challenge at Stamp Something, so I’m entering there. Creative Inspirations has Summertime as its challenge theme, and Divas by Design has Summer; Ringo is a summer kind of critter - well definitely where I live in Australia, (though we don't get rattlesnakes) so we’re in.I made an easel card, because I wanted to make a round card and I find an easel is the easiest way to get round cards to sit straight!! Whoopsi Daisy Challenge, Moving Along With The Times, Crazy 4 Challenges and Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges all want Shaped cards - other than a square or rectangle this time around (pardon the pun!) my circular card is definitely not a square, so I’m in.
The image panel is cut and embossed using Nestabilities Standard Circles, as is the mat. The background paper is from Basic Grey’s Lauderdale collection -part of the goodies I funded with a recent voucher I won…or should I say partly funded; you know how it is – you may as well add a bit to make the post worthwhile, before you know it you’ve doubled the value!!
I struggled to get the right trim for this card, in the end I am really happy with the twine (which I purloined from my husbands shed); I plaited three pieces to make it nice and “ropey” looking and just tied it off in a knot leaving the ends loose.
I cut the grass from a piece of hand-made green paper glued to light card to make the “stopper” for the easel – if I had a die cut I would have used it, but I don’t so I just used my trusty scissors. I coloured the edges to finish them off a bit more. The leaves along the front edge are from a ribbon or string I got ages ago, the little Kaisercraft pearls are from my stash.
The sentiment is computer generated – my husband suggested turning the capital “S’s” into little snakes so I added forked tongues, cute eh? Craft Your Passion and Papertake Weekly have Anything Goes as their challenge theme, so I’m entering there too.
What an easy card…quick to colour and so few embellishments!! I really liked making it; I hope you enjoyed looking at it. So why don't you go over to Here Come The Boys and check out the rest of the Design Team critters? Check out the great 1000 follower candy up for grabs while you're there!
I'll be back soon, until then, Happy Crafting, Dee.