I'm getting back in the swing with crafting, slowly but surely. I have the next 5 days off work (yay! another Bank Holiday Monday for us in the UK!!) and so I intend to get some crafting done. I have done a little bit of retail theraphy on Etsy tonight - I've bought some lovely vintage style mohair and some adorable teddy patterns so I hope to get my sewing bag out in the next few days and have something nice to show you. Retail therapy definitely helps - I recomend it, but then again, I'm not a bank manager, just a craft-aholic!!!
Today's card was one that I was asked to make. It is for a little boy who lives overseas and so I have had to keep it fairly flat so that it can be posted easily. I was asked to make a card with a dinosuar on it and so I thought that this Pollycraft image (Dudley with Balloon) was just right. As usual I have coloured the image with pro markers, the papers are Its a boy thing by DCWV and I've cut the main shape with nestabilities.
The orange paper is supposed to be a giraffee but I thought it could also be scaly dinosaur skin (with a bit of artistic licence!). I have embossed a strip of it with a Sizzix texture plate. The card candy was originally white and I coloured it with a pro marker to get the colour match.
I told the lady (who the card was for) if Henry asks what kind of dinosaur it is, tell him it is a "Doyathinkhesaurus" - but then again, a five year old boy probably knows all of the dinosaur names much better than the adults!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting for all seasons - anything goes
Creativ Belli - use old/forgotten tool (Sizzix texture plates)
Digi stamps 4 joy - boys, boys, boys
Paper shelter - anything goes
Creative card crew - anything goes
Digital Tuesday - texture (embossing) and Pollycraft digi image
Stamps R us - going digital (Pollycraft image)
Thanks for looking,