Life is Like….

It’s time again for our monthly “Bugaboo Challenge” at The Crafting Circle. I chose this image because it’s a little different from what I usually do, which is one of her “funky” older gals or guys.  This little guy is called “Riding A Bike,” and I loved the message that came with him.

He’s colored with my Copic Markers, and I used a Sukura Micron Black Pen to add the road and stones.  I don’t usually color in the complete background, but since it’s something I learned while taking a class at Kit and Clouder, I thought I’d give it a try.  I like how it came out and I’m sure I’ll do it again. Maybe next time it will a different medium.

The Clouds and Sun are Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.  The Twine is from Hobby Lobby.  The Peace Charm on the front of his bike is by Darice.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the Bugaboo Digi Stamp site. She keeps adding new stamps each week and these and others are often on sale. She also has a great selection of $1 stamps.

Challenges Entered:

Easter Parade….

This image was my choice to use in the March Progressive Challenge by Bloobel Digi Stamps.  I though she was cute, different and it would be a good challenge for me to make her look “Eastery.” (Is that a word?) She’s called “Easter Parade Bunneh.”

I used my Copic Markers, Prisma Pencils, and a Jelly Roll White Pen to color the image. I really like to mix these mediums, as the pencils make it easier to get in those small places.  That’s really important when you don’t see well.

I had a new paper stack that I picked up on sale at a Beal’s Outlet and the papers were all Spring and Easter oriented — just perfect for this card! The stack is called “Umbrella” and is made by American Crafts.  I had some 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 pre-made card bases from Hobby Lobby that I decided to use. I thought it would be fun to work with a bigger size card than what I normally use.

I used one of those dollar punches from Michaels to make the flowers for her hat and the one she’s holding. I added a few rhinestones from my stash to make the flowers “pop” a little.

The Music Notes Die is by Memory Box and the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle is a Die-namic by My Favorite Things.  When I finished the card I thought it still needed something, so I decided to add the Sequins. These are also by MFT, and I thought they were the perfect addition to put the finishing touch on this card.

Why don’t you get your Bloobel image before the month is up and come play along with us?

CHALLENGES:

 

Feathers….

This is my Card Sketch #3 for the Monthly Challenge Forum over at Crafting Circle. Our instructions were to follow the Sketches and the Extra Credits that were picked by the monthly host. Since the Sketch showed Feathers, I thought it was a perfect time to pull out this unused Die-namic Dies by My Favorite Things. The real Feather is compliments of my bird!

This was such a simple card to make because there is no image to color. The Pattern Paper is a single sheet from Hobby Lobby and the small pieces of Cardstock were in my scraps pile.  The Hemp Twine is from My Favorite Things.

If you have time, please come and join us. It’s a “just for fun” challenge and gives you something fun to keep you busy.

Thanks for dropping in.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

A Happy “HI” to Spring…..

My second card for the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge reminds me that the warm weather is already here in my area and the wild flowers are blooming. This cute Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamp is called “Heart Ant.”

I chose to do a very simple card this time, which I’ve colored with my Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils.  I made the card base from a white heavy-duty Cardstock from Hobby Lobby and rounded the corners with my Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. I finished it by adding a few embossed lines at the bottom with my Martha Stewart Scoreboard and tying some Twine around the top to finish it off.

Come and join us and have some fun!

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

Baby Birthday….

This month on the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge we are being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter. The first image I’m using is of an adorable baby elephant with a birthday cake.  It’s called Baby Elly’s Birthday. All these great stamps sell for under $3.  What a deal!

I wanted to do the card in bright colors and chose this green paper with white polkadots from the “Birthday Blow Out” Paper Pack. This is from a 6×6 paper pad by My Favorite Things.  They have quite a few great paper packs out now besides their solid color cardstock with matching inks.

The Pink Corner Tag was cut from a sheet of Birthday Paper from the 6×6 stack called “Birthday Wishes” and made by DCWV. The twine on the tag was from my stash. I also used my Copic Markers to color the image.  The Happy Birthday and the Wonky Circle Dies are by Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The number 1 is made of chipboard. The Flowers and rhinestone were also from stash.

I hope you enjoy the card and please check out the wonderful digi stamps from Sasayaki Glitter.

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