Thursday, 12 August 2010

Rising to the Challenges!

I'm trying to make time among my DT work and other commitments to get back to entering more challenges and this week, I've outdone myself.  This card is for more challenges than I have ever entered before with one card - whew! It's more by good luck than good management, it has to be said - I just happened to make a card that fits several current challenges this week!

So, here's my dude:

Image: Simply Betty Stamps, 'Christian Summer Digi'

Papers: October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket

I recently stumbled across Simply Betty's quirky digi stamps and I really like them.  They're great images for teens and tweens (you know, those between about 9 and 13!) - Emo and Vampire are particularly useful! There are also some brilliant Victorian digis, with a twist!  You should check out her store if you're looking for something a bit different to try.

I recently purchased this surfer dude and wanted to give him a go!  Bright summery colours were in order, with some 'blue for a boy' thrown in!  I coloured him up with my Copics, which I also used to give the impression of sand beneath his feet by applying in small dots in three different sandy shades.  Then I added the blue sky with my Prismas and he was good to go.  He was matted and layered on to embossed Bazzill cardstock, which I also used as a 'belly band' across the card.

So, I guess I'd better list the challenges then - here goes:

One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Fun
Secret Crafter Saturday - It's a man's world
Our Creative Corner - Embossing
Unscripted Sketches - Sketch #67
Stamptacular Challenge - Just for boys
Little Red Wagon - Summer
Simon Says Stamp - Summertime blues

Wow! What a list - thank goodness for summertime challenges, eh?  I'd better get linking!

Happy crafting.


  1. Great card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  2. This is just fabulous! I love the image - it puts a smile on my face! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)

  3. Awesome boy card! I love this little surfer dude! Thanks for playing at SSC this week.

  4. You sound like me, loving to work with the challenges!!! I sneak in time for that too. Wowie, is your little guy every cute! Great coloring and your idea of the "sand" look is fabulous. So glad you play along with Unscripted sketches.

  5. I like that striped paper! Cool image too :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  6. Great colouring and a perfect image for our Summer Fun challenge!
    Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week!

  7. Fabby summer that Betty image!!
    Thanks for playing at one stop xx

  8. Gorgeous coloring!! Super cute card. Thanks for playing along with US this week.

  9. Wow what a cute image! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!

  10. O my he is one way cool surfer dude!! Love how you have coloured him and the colours are fabulous!! just perfect for our boy challenge over at SSC. thanks for joining us this week.
    hugs Leonie

  11. Hi Peri, Great surfer dude this is, bet my girls would like to meet one like him on the beach! Great colouring as always! Really a sunny card! Great take on our challenge of this week, thank you for joining us at SSC, hugs Gemma

  12. Wow i love this and what a fantastic image. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  13. This is just so cute, Peri! Love the bright summery colors and of course your coloring is fabulous, as always! Wonderful job on the embossing challenge. So happy you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.


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