Monday, February 25, 2013

CYP Banners Challenge

Happy Monday...if that's not an oxymoron for you. One thing I always enjoy about Mondays is that it means a brand new challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. The theme this week is Banners that!  I got to play with this sweet Birdie Brown image by Torico. If you aren't familiar with her images, you are missing out. They are adorable, whimsical, and just plain fun! I coloured this image, Be My Friend, with Prismacolor pencils cut it out as a rectangle and added a die cut border cut from a Spellbinders die. The image is double matted.

The blue and plaid papers come from the MME Oliver 6x6 paper pack. The banner flags are the reverse patterns from the double sided paper. Brown textured cardstock was used to mat both rectangles of patterned paper. The three white scallops to the right of the image were punched, inked on the edge, and faux stitched. Brown half pearls were added to the center of each. The corrugated bracket shaped tag was cut using a spellbinder die trimmed to fit the space.

The banner flags were hand cut and popped up with foam dots. To form the clothesline,  hemp cord was tied around two brown brads before being inserted into the background. Glittery letter stickers were added to the flags and rhinestone stars were adhered next to them.

I love the look on these guys' faces. Like all of the Birdie Brown images, they make me smile. Thanks for stopping by to meet them and thanks also for leaving such wonderful comments. They make me smile, too. If you get a chance, stop by the Craft Your Passion blog to see what the rest of the DT did with their Birdie Brown images and the Banners theme. It's worth the trip.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Cards in Envy ~ Polka Dots and/or stripes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge ~ #78 Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge Blog ~ #54 Wrap It Up ( string, twine, or fibres)

Life is good; so is art.


Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Bonnie, what a fantastic card. So many wonderful elements and details. Love the fun little bunnies - adorable image. Thank you so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. Hope to see you again!

Sandra Carey said...

Beautiful Card Thanks for playing along this week at L.T.C. Hugs Sandra dt xx

Wendy L said...

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week, your card is so sweet, xxx

~ginny said...

I must admit, this image did not inspire the mojo within me, but you got creative with it! I look at your finished piece and I could slap my forehead - dang woman! You see things in images I don't and then you make them come alive. Love all the details to inspect!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love their little faces too! So cute and I'm making voices for them! Cute cute cute! Love your coloration of course!

Candy C said...

Hi Bonnie! Your card is SOOO cute! I love your stamped bunnies and how you have colored them. The expression on their faces is priceless. I also love the little BFF banner. Very cute design. Thank you so so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. You made my day for sure. Hugs, Candy

ParkNSlide said...

Love the cartoon characters---those eyes are so comical. Cute card that could be used for many occasions.

Tracy said...

hee hee YAY! Birdie Brown! They really are fun images. The facial expressions are too funny on this pair. Great inspiration for the challenge Bonnie! :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the bunnies coloured in grey - it really gives their big ol' eyes even more pop.The banner looks great pinned into place and you couldn't have chosen better letters.The shaped pieces of card peeping out add that extra detail.
Lisa x

Andrea W said...

Super cute card! Those bunnies are fun and beautifully colored.

Zingaro Skoolie said...

What a rich card! The scallop circles, the lable, the image the stars in the banner - thanks so much for sharing with Cards In Envy.