We have a new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog, the theme is All About Animals. My Animals are of the stuffed variety, I've made a card to welcome a baby girl - I realized I didn't have a single "girl" card on hand when my son asked for one recently, so I've made one.
When my eldest son was born (33 years ago!!) my Father in Law gave him a panda. He was a very "difficult" man, so this personal gift was of particular significance, the fact that my son loved it was such a bonus. He loved it so much that when it needed washing (as it got dragged around everywhere it was a regular occurrence) he would sit under the line gazing at it waiting for it to dry - lucky we live in Australia and it usually didn't take too long! So when Di drew this image, called Washday, I just knew I had to have it, you can get it here.
I've used some Copics but mainly Prismacolor pencils to colour, the cloudy background was done using a home made stencil and Kaisercraft ink.
I used a Memory Box Corner Bow Die (cut up) as "ends" for the clothesline adding a tiny punched flower in glittery white with a Copic-coloured pearl in the centre. The sentiment is computer generated, Aud Sentiments wants to see a sentiment other than birthday so I'm entering there, Little Red Wagon has Girl Power for their challenge so I'm entering there and Fab'n'funky Challenges has For the Kids so in there too.
I cut two rectangles out of the card base and (finally! I've had it for ages) used one of my new dies, Spellbinders Fancy Lattice to cut panels to fit into them. I added strips of pearls around the edges, Totally Gorjuss wants to see Pearls, so I'm in. You can see through to the pink cardstock I used on the inside of the card, to which I added a white jotting panel trimmed with more bits of Memory Box Corner Bow.
That's about it for my CAS card, I have been soooo busy, achieving little to show for it I might add, so I didn't have a lot of time to make this card, but I'm really happy with it. My Mums Craft Shop has a CAS challenge so I'm entering there. Top Tip Tuesday, Simon Says Challenge, Art by Miran, Brown Sugar Challenge, Sister Act, Stempelsonne, Cute Card Thursday, Crafty Girls Challenge, Simon Says Challenge, Simply Create Too, Simon Says Challenge and Crafty Calendar ALL have Anything Goes challenges so I'm entering them as well.
Pop over to Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration = awesome! I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too, it's a fun theme and there's a great prize from Love Bug Creations - and don't forget that if you use one of Di's fab images you go into an extra draw for an additional prize... win win!!
That's it from a very wet Perth (we have had the wettest August day in a decade, 50mm or two inches! It's not that cold just WET and we did have enough sunshine to sit at the beach for lunch so not all bad) Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna