Monday, September 10, 2012

CYP Challenge 127 - Blast From the Past

Love the challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. It's called Blast From the Past and the idea is to choose a favourite CYP challenge from the past year and replay it. The only stipulation is that it can't be Anything Goes. Fun! For my first card, I chose Challenge 97 which had the following recipe: 1 ribbon or twine, two different patterned papers, and 3 or more buttons.

The image I got to work with on this card comes from StitchyBear Digital Stamps and is called Lunchtime. It's so cute! A perfect opportunity to work on my fur-colouring skills. I've discovered that a very choppy almost zigzag stroke works well for this, using three different colours of Prismacolor pencils and no OMS. You don't want to blend but want that individual stroke look with the bottom colour showing through. That creates depth and fuzz. I did use OMS to blend the other items coloured with Prismas. A template was used to trace the shape around the image. Vintage Photo DI was layered around the edge and brown marker dots created the border. The image portion was mounted on brown cardstock to add weight and tie it in with the brown matting elsewhere. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension.

The background papers come from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite paper pad. The sentiment was computer generated on a scrap of the same paper and cut out with a punch. Four buttons were threaded with a piece of baker's twine and glued to the corners of the card.  There you have it: 1 piece of baker's twine, 2 patterned papers, and 4 buttons. Recipe complete. Wish cooking came that easily to me :)

The second card I made used a fun image from Kenny K, another of our wonderful sponsors. This one is called Freida Flapper and she is a fashion diva ready to party. The challenge I used was #107 which is the photo inspiration from above.

I coloured Freida with my Prismacolor pencils. I added sparkle to her shoes, beads, boa and headband with Stickles, Sakura pen, and bling. Freida was cut out with an oval template, The edges were doodled, inked, and mounted on dark brown cardstock.

The background papers were scraps from my stash, matted on dark brown cardstock with the largest mat scallop punched. The sentiment was computer-generated, inked, matted, and popped up with foam tape. Freida was also popped up on foam dots. The four flowers are punched and stacked with bling in the center. I use my white scraps and preassemble these ready for the centers and spraying if I want. Three flat back pearls balanced out this card.

Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to check out the awesome projects from the rest of the DT which you can find on the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog. Then browse through past challenges to find the one you want to replay. Can't wait to see what you pick.

Life is good; so is art.


ParkNSlide said...

Great challenges! Your fur coloring really looks realistic and your use of all the embellies makes for a well-balanced composition. Frieda is definitely the "Bee's Knees"---great color choices and pattern picks.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So darn cute! That fur looks touchable soft!!! I'd think it was real!

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
both of your cards are fabulous. The one with Freida is my favourite.
LG Michelle