Anyway, a new challenge is starting today over at Here Come The Boys, the theme is Paper Piecing.
Paper Piecing is not to be confused with Paper Piercing! We want to see some of your image stamped/printed on to patterned paper then pieced into the image. It's my Dad's birthday (his 84th!) on Tuesday, I've made a card for him.
I've used a great "male" image from Di's Digi Stamps, this is "Time for a Snooze", it looks like a great idea to me; Wine, Cheese and Bread and a little lie down :) Sweet Stampin' wants us to Create a Scene - this little scene was already made, I hope it counts!
I've coloured with Copics and added some gloss to the glass, bottle and Dad's nose! I paper pieced the shirt and trousers, adding some shading where appropriate with Copics. The papers are the same as I used for the rest of the card; from Basic Grey's Oliver pad, the "denim" is Kaisercraft, as is the grey matting. My Mums Craft Shop has Spots or Stripes for their challenge so I'm in there, Moving Along With The Times has One for the Guys as their challenge theme so I'm entering there, Colour Me Copic has Celebrate Something and Creative Craft Challenges has All About Animals as does Cards for Men, (hope Teddy BEARS count, lol) so entering there too.
Papertake Weekly has it's regular "Sketchie Free For All" challenge running (yay!) I chose Sketch #68 as I thought it leant itself to the sort of fold I used, I use it a lot it's a good way of showing off all the layers that I also like to use, Cutie Pie Challenge theme is Lots of Layers, no probs I'm in! It makes decorating the inside seem better value for money too, when you see it with the card closed, lol.
The FABULOUS sentiment, though I probably will struggle to explain it to Dad (wit unfortunately does NOT improve with Age or Wine) is from Create With TLC... and what's more it's a freebie! Thanks Paulette :-) Aud Sentiments wants us to use a Birthday Sentiment, I have so I'm in.
Bearly Mine Challenges, Paper Crafting Journey and
Catch The Bug all have Anything Goes challenges on so I'll be entering them.
Well that's it for today's card... not an embellie in sight! Quite a few foam dots, but you can't see them, lol. I wasn't sure about this challenge when I first saw it, but one of the good things about being on a DT is it makes you stretch yourself... in the end I really enjoyed making this card, using a digi stamp made the paper piecing EASY and I think he looks pretty schmick too, lol.
Why don't you pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out my Teamies work - there's some fab projects as always. I hope you give the challenge a go yourself, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (in the end!) There's a great Teddy Bo image as the prize, yum! We're celebrating our 2nd Birthday too, and have a fab BIRTHDAY CANDY for you to enter - WOOHOO :D
I'll be back in a day or so with another little project I've been working on, until then Happy Crafting, Donna