Lets Play Golf….

Our sponsor this month at the Crafting Circle’s Crafty Awesomeness Challenge is “Digital Stamps 4 Joy.” They were kind enough to provide us with two great stamps to use. Check out their web site here to see what else they have to offer. I also hope you’ll come and join us and maybe you’ll be this month’s winner.  So give it a try!

My first card makes a great card for any golfer in your circle of friends or family. You can find the image called “Golf Stuff” here. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a few Prisma Colored Pencils to color the golf ball. When it came to choosing a patterned paper that would fit the idea I had for the card, which was for a male friend, I dug through my 6×6 paper stacks looking for ones that I felt would be appropriate.  The paper I chose was by Authentique and is called “Free Bird.” I just love how this paper stack combines these “Male” colors and uses lots of different patterns to keep the dark colors from being boring.

I topped the card off with taking some of my black embroidery thread and winding it around the first layer of the card and tying it into a bow.

 

Under the Sea….

Our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for June is to make a “Shaker Card” and to use our “Gina Marie” Dies.  This was a no brainer for me, as I have plenty of her Beach and Sea oriented dies.

I cut my dies using white paper and colored them using my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Colored Pencils. The plastic Domes are available from here.  The sparkling beads used were a type of “Christmas Ice” bought at Hobby Lobby.  (I’m always picking up things that I think will look cool in a shaker card so I have them when needed.)

The circle background paper was an old scrap, but the wood-pattern paper was from a Glitz 6×6 Paper Pad called “Dapper Dan.”

The Shark Sticker was another dip into sticker notebook that I’ve had for years and years.  I’m determined to make use of as many as I can on my future cards!

I hope you can join us and maybe you’ll be the winner. The challenge runs through the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by.