Hello everybody; I'm on holiday (well, long long weekend at least!) with my Family (who don't live at home any more, so it's "special") in Melbourne at the moment, and didn't get time to make a card for the "Edwin Only" challenge starting today at Here Come The Boys... so I thought I'd post this card which I made before I came away.
I made an easel card, which I often do when the image I want to use is large or the paper "busy", it is a good way of still getting a sentiment on to the "front" of a card, it's also a way of making a square card a bit more interesting, though Craft Your Passion think it's Hip to be Square for their challenge this time around, lol.
I've used the Sketch and Stash Sketch this time, I like to use sketches as a jumping off point, and this was a ripper! The papers are from Kaisercrafts Le Chateau Collection, they're really lush IRL... Without Words wants us to use dark colours, I have so I'm entering there. The sentiment was one of the die cuts included in the pad. I used Nestabilities Large Scalloped Squares for the image panel and the mat behind the sentiment, Simon Says Challenge has Dies and Punches and Oozak has Die Cuts for their challenges so I'll be entering there.
The image I used is "Tango" from Karen's Doodles, I love Karen's images and she's "back" after a bit of a break, so I'll be grabbing some more (though there's still several unused in my stash!) Papertake Weekly has All Creatures Great and Small for their challenge and Addicted to Stamps has Animal Friends, so I'll be entering those. The Paper Shelter has Love Beats All as their challenge theme, so I'm in there too.
I've coloured with Copics and Prismacolors, quite a lot of the shading and highlighting is with pencils this time, I like the level of control they give you in the fiddly bits, lol. I find Copics give the best solid red coverage (rich and even) but I like to add the deepest shades and lightest highlights with pencils, like her dress folds and straps - Copics can be hard to control in the red department! Colour Me Copic has A Touch of Red for their challenge so I'm entering there.
The very sparkly rhinestone trim is from my stash (actually I bought it in Malaysia earlier this year) I wish I could show just how sparkly it really is, but alas that never seems to show in photos! Paper Crafting Journey wants us to Add Some Bling for their challenge, I have so I'm in. The Deep Ocean Challenge, 2 Sisters Challenge and Divas by Design all have Anything Goes themes, so I'll be entering them too.
Well that's it for today's card, I'd better get to bed, everyone else has long gone... I'm like a blog junkie; I had to have a fix before I rush off tomorrow to enjoy the last day of my mini holiday (it's tiring, this holiday lark, lol)
Why not pop over to Here Come The Boys and check out my teamies wonderful "Edwin Only" creations, and why not crack out your own Edwins (ooh, that sounds painful, lol) and join in the challenge while you're there?
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna