The idea for the first one just popped into my head... I thought the cute baby image from Pink Gem was perfect for a rocking cradle... well it was once I cut the wheels off the pram, lol. Hobbycutz has Inspired by a Song as their challenge theme, how about Rock a Bye Baby?
I made a semicircle (well technically I made a circle, then folded it in half, lol) then drew the rockers and struts onto the bottom edge; I stuck the body of the cradle on (with the top half protruding above the fold) then cut the unwanted part of the bottom edge away... I actually had to "offset" the cradle as it had more weight toward the back and didn't sit level, easily solved though. Sweet Stampin' wants to see Shaped Cards, I'm in, and Crafty Creations want you to Make It Yourself, so I'm in there too.
I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils as I didn't want the colouring to show through... then I ended up covering the entire back of the card in patterned paper anyway, duh! No patterned paper on the front though so I'm entering Moving Along With The Times No Designer Paper challenge. I'm entering Paper Creator Crafts Pink or Blue challenge too - blue of course, not pink :-) The Crazy Challenge has B is for... in this case B is for Baby Boy and Blue. Colour Me Copic has Dudes, Guy, Masculine for their theme so I'm in there too. The ric rac is from my stash as are the little metallic rhinestones in the centre of the stars.
My second card is another addition to my stash for Christmas. I thought the Bugaboo image Christmas Brat Boy Elf would look good sitting on a little rocking ledge - another thing I love about digis... I printed him up pretty big so he was easy to cut around :-) I coloured with Copics and covered the back with red paper so the card looks okay from both sides. I made the ledge stand out from the front of the card and made a gusset for him to sit on (so you can't see down between the elf and the card) it looks really effective IRL but was hard to photograph.
The papers are scraps from a Kaisercraft pad, I don't know which one(s?) as they were in my Christmas scraps folder. Digi Makeover want you to Use Your Scraps so I'm entering there. Gem of a Challenge, Allsorts Challenges, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Calendar and Great Impressions all have Christmas challenges so I'm entering them all :-) The sentiment is from an ancient pad of el cheapo stickers in my stash... I mounted it on some gold foil card - it improved it a bit, Aud Sentiments wants to see a Christmas Sentiment, I'm in. I added some rhinestones to some of the little ornaments and some gold border stickers around the edge of the green and that was it.
|My Rocking Card doing what it should... Rocking!!|
That's it for today, pop over to the Here Come The Boys Blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration.... it really ROCKS!! I did it again, rofl!!
I hope you get a chance to join in the challenge, it really is EASY to make a rocker card. There's a great prize this time around - from the fabulous Bugaboo :-)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna