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