Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little Boy Blue

We have a new challenge starting today over at Here Come The Boys; the theme is "Little Boy Blue" - we want to see cards (for a male, don't forget) that are Monochrome Blue - so you can use as many shades of Blue as you like - and we'll even let you add flesh, hair or, like me, fur colours ;)
This is in fact the first card I photographed using my portable light studio, it looks a little "flat", but hopefully I'll get more adept and my cards will look more as they do in real life. 
This photo shows the dimension a little better.
I've used the gorgeous Baby Bear Scales from Di's Digi Stamps, so sweet and such a dream to colour with crisp lines and precise detail.  I've coloured with Copics, with a few Prismacolor pencil shadows.  I actually enjoyed keeping this card monochrome, which I didn't think I would! Totally Papercrafts has Monochromatic as their challenge theme so I'm entering there and Without Words wants us to focus on Blues so I'm entering there too.   The papers I've used are digis - the Baby Boy pack from The Stamp Fairy, the blue card is from my stash.
The image and mats are cut using Nestabilities Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles, the flourish is the Corner Bow die from Memory Box... I got it and some of it's stable mates from my lovely Mum for my Birthday; it cuts beautifully!  The scalloped border is cut using Fiskars Apron Lace punch. The little duck is (or was until I cut the shank off it!) a button from my stash.  Sweet Stampin' has Buttons and Bows and Polka Dots as their challenge theme, I've got them all, so I'm in!
I've followed the sketch from Friday Sketch Challenge, I've changed the rectangles to circles and used the flourish in place of the green element on the sketch... it's probably the most interpretive I've ever been with a sketch, but I think it's still clear that my card was based on it, so I'm hoping it's okay :-"
I used the same sketch for the inside of my card, that button is from my stash too.

That Craft Place has For a Child as their challenge theme, Cards for Men has Anything Goes as does Ready Teddy Go and Stamping Sensations Special Occasions Other Than Birthdays so I'm entering those too. 
That's it for today's card, pretty clean and simple really :)
Hope you can join in the challenge this time around, if you haven't gone Monochrome before give it a go... you might just love it like I did!  There's a great prize on offer of a selection of charms.  Pop on over to the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration... even though we've all used blue, it's amazing the variety of projects that we've come up with!
My youngest son Chris is a photographer, he took some photos of his brother's (my eldest son's) new family aka "the twins" who are three weeks old now - I thought I'd share a couple of my favourites, here and over at Show Me Thursday
Nathan thought he'd take a bite out of Daddy's nose
Kruza watching over Emily
I have some other beautiful photos to share... I'll get them resized and proudly display them next time.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Janice said...

A beautiful card & gorgeous baby shots - both you and your brother are very talented, Jx

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

This is such a beautiful image gorgeous card
Wonderful photos Ginny x

Sue said...

Oh my goodness Donna, the photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the cute image and your colouring is fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Dawn said...

OMGosh - those are such sweet photos!

And your card is really sweet too. Cute little image, beautifully coloured and pretty papers and design. That little duck is the perfect finishing touch.

Hugs, Dawn

Debbie said...

Gorgeous photograph.
Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your super blue baby card. Debbiex

carol said...

oooh this is adorable and i love the darlin image, it's so cute...thanks for joining in with our challenge at TPC this week,play again soon x carol

Anonymous said...

Donna the card is gorgeous, but your Grandies are stunning!! How wonderful, love the pictures and can't wait to see them as they grow, It's a privilege that you share them with us xxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and so are the beautiful photo's..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW this is absolutely beautiful. Love your colours and thst flourish just adds the finishing touch. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x

Debs M said...

gorgeous image and papers - fabulous colouring! Love your photo's! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x
Debbie Dt

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Donna. The image is so cute and I love your colouring.
Fabulous photo's too.
Lorraine x

pinky said...

What a gorgeous baby card Donna, I need this image. Your son has taken beautiful photos!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Donna...Thanks for playing along with us at Ready-Teddy-Go this month.
Wendy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the image and colours.

brenda said...

What very special pictures Donna and a lovely new baby card.

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

B x

Joey said...

Donna your card is stunning, gorgeous layout. xxx Thanks for joining us at Without Words. Joey xx

But boy oh boy does baby steal the show, beautiful! XX

Sassy Cheryl said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I bet you are SUPER proud! What a couple of cuties! I love, love, love the photos. Your son is quite the photographer! They are precious!
Love the card too! It's super sweet. Love that little bear. And of course, your coloring is beautiful.
Thanks for playing along in the SMThursday fun at Sassy Cheryl's!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous colours, great take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs
Love your photo's

Wishcraft said...

Aww adorable photos Donna, so sweet!

Love your card. Super cute image, fab papers and great design too! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Shirley said...

Your card is gorgeous, but I'm thinking the pictures of the babies is the bestest thing ever. They are both so beautiful.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the layout & image!
AWWWWW you photos are so sweet!
Hugs Shell xx

Deanette said...

Very beautiful card Donna! The babies are just gorgeous too so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! :) Wonderful to visit your blog and see such a beautiful picture and a gorgeous card too! :)


Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors and you so beautifully colored your darling image. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men challenge. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

mixamatoasties said...

Simply beautiful card. Love the image.

And the photos are gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing at That Craft Place this time.

Susan x

Melanie said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!



Wow - what an adorable card.

Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.