Sunday, January 08, 2012

Sketch Time at Here Come The Boys

Well, this is my first post for 2012 so HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Hope your "silly season" was filled with love and laughter and  that 2012 brings all that you wish for.
What better way to start my blogging: I love a good sketch, and that's just what we've got for you to follow at the Here Come The Boys challenge.  
Anyway, I'd better show off the fabulous sketch that we have for you: nice isn't it?!  
I've followed it pretty much literally, pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out my teamies renditions; it's amazing how different the same sketch can look :-)
I used a great La La Land stamp I won in a challenge at Copic Oz - this is Star Boy Luka, he comes in digi and Rubber.... and mine is RUBBER!!  Crafty Calendar has "New News" as it's challenge, this is some of my new stash so I'm entering there. Now I don't use a lot of rubber (love my digis!), but this is really nicely etched so it stamped very cleanly; still it's a bit more "sudden death" than digis, 'specially for the unpractised , lol.

I've coloured Luka with Copics, this is the first time I've done black hair; it is quite tricky but having a reasonable range of greys does make the difference.  Crazy 4 Challenges want us to do "New", including new toys or techniques, so I'm entering there.
The papers are from Kaisercrafts Class of '87 collection, I love the bright colours for boys cards. Charisma Cardz has "Over the Rainbow" as its challenge theme, I've used the colours of the rainbow in my card, so I'm entering there.
The black and silver paper is from Starfish Lane; part of my Christmas gift from my son Chris... he always finds the best stuff!  Simon Says Challenge has "New Something" as it's theme, and new stash counts; so I'm entering there too.  The corrugated blue card is from my stash, as are the silver filigree corner stickers.  I've used silver Card Candi (I got from Crafts4You) with tiny buttons from my stash glued on top.  Digi Stamps 4 Joy has Anything (something old something new) Goes as it's challenge, this has both old and new, so I'm in!

The sentiment is computer generated, as always as soon as I can get a .png version done, you can grab it from my freebies page.
The inside of the card is finished with papers from the front (isn't it always, lol) with more Card Candi and some holographic star stickers that I've had for so long I'm astounded they still stick!

The Pink Elephant ,The Paper Shelter , Papertake Weekly,  Crafty Emma's Store and Bizzy Becs all have Anything Goes challenges running; which is great - after the Christmas and New Year madness I for one need a nice easy challenge - or a nice sketch like this one, lol.  
Do pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out all the inspiration using the sketch, and why not enter the challenge this fortnight, all you need is to make a card for a man or boy... you know we all need some of those in our stash!
That's it for today, I'll be back in a day or so with something new (as "it" isn't even started yet, I've no idea what "it" will be, lol) or something a little bit different that I've never posted before. Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Mephisto said...

What a funny image. Great card.
Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysStamp!


catherine said...

Fab card and love the colours. the buttons are fab embellishments

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Vicky said...

I love it Donna...he has made me smile :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Daniele said...

such a great card, love the colours you have used, so kind of you to leave such a kind comment on my blog

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card Donna.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous stamp and colours Ginny x

Andrea said...

Such a lovely project, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Andrea x

Cheryl said...

Hi Donna, love your card , it's Super cool! Your colouring looks beautiful , fantastic job on the black hair. Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's Anything goes challenge.
Hugs Cheryl

Ellis said...

Great card for a boy! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Wishcraft said...

Love this Donna, such a fun card! Super cute image, fab colouring and love the bright colours. Great layout too - I must have a go at this one :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Aww,how cute! He looks like my son did when he was about 2 hehe!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz,best of luck!

Starla B. said...

Oh!! How adorable is this?!? Your coloring is just fabulous, and I love the bright papers. Just too cute. Thank you for playing along with Digistamps 4 Joy's Something Old/Something New challenge! I hope you join us again for our current challenge.

xx Star

Brandi said...

Awesome card! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge. :)

Caroline said...

Fab Card!!! It is great to see your new stash. Perfect for our New News challenge with The Crafty Calender this month. Hope you can join us again next time.

Caroline x