Friday, March 13, 2015

A Boy's Gift !

     I admit when I first saw this image from QKR Stampede (Digi 12806 'Little Boy'), I knew I was going to use it for a Mother's Day card.  Every year, I make cards for my daughter, my wonderful DIL, and my Granddaughter-in-law.  I also make cards for their kids to give to them.  The fun part is that each of them have boys so I get to use some fun, boyish images.  :-D

     A new QKR Stampede challenge starts today and this time our theme is "Stitching - Real or Faux."

I was inspired by the colors at Cosmic Colors.
I used a sketch I found at Sketchtanten but I'm not entering that challenge since they don't allow the use of digital images.  I reversed the sketch because it fit better with the direction my image was facing.


     This time I colored the image with chalks but most of the shading is done with Copics.  It's difficult to get enough chalk in the right places to make good shadows.  I hand cut the image, leaving a good margin around it for the faux stitching.  It's adhered with Pop Dots for a bit of dimension.

     Both of the papers came from a stack by The Paper Studio and I did stitching around the edges of the argyle design and the white CS mat behind it.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the twine came from my stash.  The tiny flower was punched and I added a small gem to the middle of it.  The stitching, the flower, and the bow are my only 3 embellishments.

613 Avenue Create
2015 World Wide DT
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe
Come and Get It
Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
DT Showcase
Really Reasonable Ribbon
That Craft Place

     I hope we're going to see you playing along this week at QKR.  You can use any digital or rubber stamp but if you choose to use an image from QKR Stampede, you'll qualify for a separate drawing to win images.  That really does increase your chances of winning so think about it, won't you?

Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is really cute. I especially like the faux stitching.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Such a cute little lad gorgeous card Ginny x

Viv said...

Great card and such a fun image too ;) Viv xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "recipe challenge” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

*Vicki* said...

This image is an absolutely delight and reminds me of the boys when they were younger!! :) This would be something they would do!! LOL!! Love the pretty blue papers and ribbon!! Wishing you a great weekend my friend!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous image, I can just see my daughter in laws face if she was presented with the frog LOL!
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

cute cute CUTE! love your little guy holding his dear froggy, Connie - it's a wonderful image, and beautifully colored. I especially like the background paper and your neat frame! hugs, de

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely Card.
Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.Hugs Sue DT xx

Tamie said...

Hi NanaConnie!! I adore the image and how you fussy cut it out and added the dotted lines around it. I love your clean and simple design. Another fantastic design :) Thank-you for joining us at the CraftsGaloreEncore Anything Goes Challenge!

Tamie DT

Annette Stapylton said...

Oh so gorgeous.
Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Annette DT Leader

Bunny said...

Hey, NanaConnie. What a great card. I love the doodling that you did on it. The image is so cute and you colored him so nicely. I love all the blue and that pop of green. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Aw, this is so cute. He reminds me of the little six-year-old in our weekly children's ministry program. He is a busy fellow and you have to watch him almost constantly. Last night he asked to go the bathroom, but I didn't trust him not to take off into the main lobby afterward so, unbeknownst to him, I stayed outside of the door until he was finished. Well didn't he start singing at the top of his voice while in there. We both grinned at each other when he came out. Gotta love that kid. :)

Crafting Vicky said...

That is soooo cute!!!! I really love the fab card and the idea that the kids are given their mom's cards!!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I'm partial to little boys only because that is what I Had. Girl clothes are cuter but boy images are totally adorable. I don't send out Mother Day cards but you have me thinking about my DIL and a few friends.

Sassy Raggedy said...

So cute NC. I always love the boy images from QKR. They are always so cute. Hugs, joann

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What an adorable card. I love that sweet digit. Thank you for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Hugs, Antoinette {DT}

Michelle Windsor said...

This is beautiful thank you for entering the 2015 world wide open DT challenge
Oh and I love the photo's of your cats they are gorgeous
Michelle DT

Scrap World da Leo said...

Lovely Card.
Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good Luck!
Eleonora DT

silverpaws1000 said...

lovely thanks for joining the world wide challenge - Carol DT x

Kim Rippere said...

Adorable! Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

Design Team Showcase
{Craftisan Studios}

Faith A said...

Fabulous, I can see my son as a little boy offering me a Vole he had found LOL. Thanks for the memory and this fab card.

Chasing the Dream said...

Another cute and more cute beauty for the little guy holding that frog. I can see this so clearly for the typical boy, bringing it home to mom. Fun doodling. Delightful.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. Love that image. It is so sweet for you to make cards for ALL those women.

Asha said...

Adorable card, NC. I don't know what I'd do if a froggie came my way! LOL.
hugs Asha

Colette said...

Such a cute card, reminds me of when I was little - I loved frogs, still do. I once took one in the bath with me! Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month :O) x

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant boy card!
D x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x