Monday, October 14, 2013

Pretty as a Pig-ture ~ CYP Challenge 184

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians. I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend. It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. The theme this week is Embossing: Wet or  Dry. Our fabulous sponsor this week is Stamping Dragons Designs and I was lucky to be able to play with this cute little pig in a frame image. I coloured Parker with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut the image. Scraps of two designer papers were paper pieced onto the  four strips coming out of the frame. The centers of the two turquoise flowers are hand embossed with a sculpting tool and an embossing pad so that they bump out. Black Micron dots were added to the centers to draw more attention to them. Tiny black flat pearls were added to Parker's eyes.

The brown cardstock background was embossed with a TH woodgrain embossing folder matted with a floral designer paper from MME's Reunion pad. The edges of the matting were darkened with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The next bit of embossing was done with a Cuttlebug button border embossing folder and gold textured cardstock. Vintage Photo was also used over the embossed buttons to make them darker and therefore more visible.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed in brown on white cardstock. The edges were inked with more Vintage Photo and dotted with a sepia Micron pen. Caramel coloured brads were placed on either end of the sentiment piece and foam tape was layered onto the back. To complete the card, sepia faux stitching was doodled around the edge.

Thanks for dropping by today. Parker and I are delighted and thankful to have your company. If you get a minute, pop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the projects made by my wonderful teamies for this Embossing challenge. It's worth the trip...or click...well, you know what I mean. We'd love it if you joined in the fun.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #41 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ #31 Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts ~ #21 Favourite Things (Prismacolor pencils, embossing, pink & brown combo)
2 Sisters Challenge ~ #165 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge ~ #101 Recipe (3 designer papers, 2 embellies - brads, pearls, 1 image)
Catch the Bug ~ October theme - Think Pink

Life is good; so is art.


Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
you did a great job with this cute pigglet. I like the bleu color you used to this pink.
xxx Michelle

ParkNSlide said...

Your sentiment is very punny! Love how you made Parker the star of the show.

Redanne said...

Parker looks so cute in that frame and I love the wood effect embossed background, it suits him well! Happy Thanksgiving from a 'lapsed' fellow Canadian who is so British now that she forgot...... Hugs, Anne x

Unknown said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous and cute, xxx

Edie said...

Bonnie you were very thorough with your details on how you made this beautiful card. I love the richness of the colors. We at 613 Avenue create are pleased you chose to share it with us.

katslittlepassion said...

cute piggy!!!

~ginny said...

When I looked at the pig I did not see the possibilities... but you did!!! LOL! You have done Parker proud toots! I love the colors-scrumptious! And of course, your coloring is masterful as always. And I love what you did with the frame - now I want this image too. Hope your Mom is getting some relief, and you are getting some rest!

Kathy said...

So cute. Love the pig and the sentiment cracked me up. Thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug!

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a cute card love your creation and how it turned out beautiful, hugs Denise DT Sis CYP xx

Unknown said...

Amazing card! Thank you for joining us at Challenges4everbody. good luck!

Wendy Fraser said...

This is just so adorable, love the cute piggy. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Min said...

Too cute!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Think PINK Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our next challenge that begins tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Jen Leeflang said...

What cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo Stamps this week! Good luck in the draw!
Please pop back later today to see if you are a winner and the theme for our next challenge. I would love it if you joined us again!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Kaylee Snyder said...

Love the fun button border, Bonnie. It's super cute.

Anonymous said...

You've certainly given this sweet image the wow factor,Bonnie.Your colouring is amazing,as always,and by placing him on a dark background it enhances it beautifully.Such a clever idea.
Lisa x