Sunday, March 17, 2013

Picture Inspiration at Here Come The Boys

There's a new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys.  We have this fabulous Picture Inspiration for you.  
You could use the colours as inspiration, or there's a "planes, trains and auto-mobiles  theme to all the photos, there's that sexy lady on the Memphis Belle or perhaps the pictures evoke a memory for you.... however you choose to interpret it, as long as it's for a guy (young or old) and we can see how our picture has inspired you, you're in!  I've gone down the "planes" route :)  Here's my card...

The cuter than cute digi is from Di's Digi Designs.  I coloured using Copics, I tried to give a mottled finish to Ted to look like fur. In the "original" image Ted is holding a bunch of flowers, as you can see in this picture.  I drew a bunch of balloons using Word, printed them out, coloured them, added Gloss then cut them out and glued them over the flowers to make it a tad more masculine.  Stampin' for the Weekend has For a Child and Stamping Sensations has Great Outdoors so I'm entering there too.
The papers are from Kaisercrafts Rewind pad and my stash. I cut the image panel and blue mat with Nestabilities Standard Circles, then mounted them on a silver mat made with a Nestabilities Lacey Circles die.  The biggest mat I cut freehand then embossed with Cuttlebug's Divine Swirls folder, which is the first embossing folder I ever bought :) I added buttons also from my ancient stash ;) Totally Gorjuss has Something Old as their theme so I'm entering there.  
I used my paper piercer and a silver gel pen to do the faux stitching, Whimsy Inspirations Challenge's theme is Stitching Real or Faux so I'm entering there.
Simon Says Challenge had a choice of two sketches this time around, I chose Sketch One for this card... but sketch two looks yummy too - might have to use that one too, lol.  I finished the inside of the card to match the front, basically following the sketch for that too, though you didn't have to :) 
I made the sentiment using Wordart, I printed it a bit red so I went over it with an orange Copic... it would have been MUCH quicker to just redo it from scratch!  I did a fluttering banner sort of shape 'coz I thought it went with the plane image. Fab'n'funky Challenges has Add a Sentiment so I'm entering there, and One Stop Craft Challenge and Cute Card Thursday both have Anything Goes challenges so entering there too.
Well that's it for today's card, do pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out my teamies inspiration, I hope you enter the challenge - then I can come and check out YOUR interpretation of our picture montage.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


Sally H said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in our 'Great Outdoors' challenge at Stamping sensations and good luck!

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

I love the wonderful colours on this card perfect for the challenge Ginny x

Craftyrose said...

This is fabulous, beautiful colouring and love that banner. Haven't had chance to say welcome to the team yet, but I have now ;0)xx

pinky said...

Its just adorable Donna. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie....:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Love how you added the balloons!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Donna. I love the cute image and the colours and details are fabulous.
Hugs Sue

Vicky said...

A gorgeous card, thanks for joining this week's challenge at Fab'n'Funky

hugs Vicky xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh I just love this, the colours & the image are perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

brenda said...

Love the vibrancy of your pretty card Donna.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Rach83 said...

Aww! This card really makes me smile. What a fab image and great colouring. Love your papers too.

Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Pat K said...

Adorable card Donna with another fabulous design. LOVE the banner...just perfect. hugs, Pat K x

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card, sweet bear image and fab details, great job using the sketch.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Hazel said...

Hey Donna

I hope you are well.

Such a wonderful card I adore the bright vibrant colours you have used with such a cute image.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will join in the fun with us on our next challenge.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

An adorable image. I love the great colours you have used and fab design.

Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge and good luck.

Hugs Sarahxx

Francesca said...

Fantastic card
Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations