Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's a Recipe... Easy as 1,2,3

A new challenge starts today over at Here Come The Boys... it's a Recipe - a nice easy one; we'd like you to use 1 image, 2 brads or buttons and 3 papers.  Here's what I came up with.
I've made a gatefold card, my blog mate Joey has been making a few of these recently and I thought what a good idea!  Paper Play Challenges has Fancy Folds for their challenge and My Time to Craft has More Than One Fold (but no easels!) for theirs, so I'm entering there.
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time, you know I like a nice sketch.  I added "extra" panels to the front of the card so it overlaps more than a gatefold normally would.  The gold stars are on a "string", they're from the stash I bought earlier this year in Malaysia, the two brads are also from my stash, I think they are by Bella.
The image is Alf With Beer from Digistamp Boutique, so I'll be entering the Digistamp Boutique monthly challenge. Cards for Men wants to see our "digital images and paper", I'm not sure if this means both, I've used a digital image I'm going to enter there and see if it's enough :-)
 I paper pieced Alf's jacket, which I don't do very often, but couldn't find one challenge with paper piecing as the theme... no doubt they'll all come up next week, lol.  I've coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, adding gloss to his eyes and Liquid Pearls to his lovely "frothy", which is an Aussie term for a beer :-) and his buttons.
The papers are from DCWV La Creme 12" pad and Kaisercrafts Le Chateau (La, Le, talk about The French Connection, lol) 6" pad, the paper on the  horizontal panel (which is the one I used for his jacket) has flocking on it, which I've discovered is even harder to capture in a picture than glitter!  The brown cardstock is Bazill. I softened the edges of all the paper panels with Bark Versamark ink; Crafty Calendar has Browns and Creams as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
I made the sentiment up on the computer, mounting it on a little hand cut tag, attaching it with a brad means it moves around - men like moving parts, even on cards, lol.  Paper Crafting Journey wants us to Use a Sentiment, Bizzy Becs has For a Male (include a tag) and Creative Craft Challenges has All About the Boys as their themes, so I'm in!  Bearly Mine Challenges have an Anything Goes theme... definitely in there :-)
That's just about it for today's card, why don't you pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of my teamies creations... there's loads of inspiration to be found, and you can check out the great prize for the challenge, which is such an easy recipe it shouldn't even be called a challenge, lol.
I'll be back in a day or so, until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Alessandra said...

Wowzer, this is soooo cool, love this image and the shape of your wonderful card! Thanks so much for sharing an inspirational card over at Sketch N Stash this time!
xx, Alessandra

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Donna. Such a great image, I love his shirt. The colours and papers are brilliant.


Céline said...

fab card love the papers
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Jovan said...


Julia said...

Beautiful Card! Love the colors, image and style!
Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

Judith said...

What a fab male card - I love the layout -thank you for playing at MTTC this week hugs judith x

NancyD said...

Super man card. I love the layout and the fold too. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. NancyD

Tammy said...

Oh this is sooo cute Donna!! I love that image and your fabulous paper piecing! Rocky looks adorable too!... love his eyes! :)
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Marie said...

This is really cool. Lovely colours, fabby image and wonderful design. The star ribbon is lovely and gives great details. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

jackid said...

This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Donna, I like the image the paper piecing and the papers, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Teresa said...

Hello Donna, This is brilliant Donna, I love your shaped cards and this image is great. Sorry I've been a bad blogger lately, I've not had much time to get round all my favourite blogs.
Thanks for visiting my blog I do appreciate it. Hugs Teresa xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow. Love this Donna! Thank you for entering the DigiStamp Boutique competition....Sally-Ann :o)

Kelly said...

Fantastic card Donna! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs, hugs, Kelly xxx