Hello friends!! Happy April Fool’s Day! 🙂
Well there’s “no fooling” here today as I bring you a post to share the creation I’ve made for a new challenge over at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog! Since it’s the first of April, we have a brand new challenge starting with the “Anything Goes + critter” theme in mind! Hope you will join us with your critter creations!
We are being sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios and this is the card I made for the challenge this month:
Our sponsor was kind enough to share this very sweet image called Mia which I’ve used for my card today. This is my first experience with these images and I must say they have some really cute ones in their store, so hop on over and check them out!
I’ve colored her up with Copic markers including drawing extended lines for the grass and coloring it up all the way across and down. I cut it out with a cross stitched rectangle die and then used a sun ray stencil to ink some yellow behind her by taping off the grass edge so I didn’t get any on that part. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink over top of that.
To continue on with the yellow color theme I’ve got going on, I cut out a piece of yellow glitter cardstock that was cut out with a scallop rectangle die (retired from Lawn Fawn) and attached it to the back of the image panel. I took some plaid papers for the bottom portion of the A2 white top folding card base and then attached some yellow grosgrain ribbon across the top and then attached the image panel and then added a yellow ribbon bow along the edge. Lastly I finished it out with some yellow rhinestone crystals.
Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on the image. I took a black gel pen to color in the eyeballs circles. I wasn’t sure how to go about coloring the eyes, but this is the way that made the most sense to me. I also went around the edges of the butterfly with the black gel pen. I took a glitter brush pen and went over the liquid in her cup.
I have to add that this image really got me thinking about past memories with my sweet little Mocca and how we would go out on nice Spring days like this. She certainly was always “my happy” for sure and I still miss her like crazy. I’m sure any of you that have lost pets understand what I’m saying. It’s great to have the memories we’ve shared after all this time!
Please be sure to hop on over to the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog and check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team and play along with us this month! Looking forward to seeing your critter creations!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it so much!
**I will be back shortly to announce the winner of the “Purple Day Epilepsy Blog Hop” give away! So be sure to come back and see if you are the winner!!**
- Crafty Friends – Spring
- Crafty Gals Corner – Spring is Here!
- Krafty Chicks – Coffee, tea or hot cocoa
- As You Like It – Favorite Coloring medium – Copic Why? It’s my favorite “go to” coloring method and I love the way the markers blend together for shading and highlight effects.
- Creative Knockouts – Outside Fun
- Allsorts – Use Yellow
- Digi Doodle Studios Challenge – #15 Anything Goes