Monday, May 20, 2013

Party Animal ~ CYP #163

We have such a fun theme for this week's Craft Your Passion challenge. It's Party Animals and we want to see images with animals celebrating. My card once again reflects my very quirky sense of humour. I used an image from QKR Stampede. So many of the images there make me laugh and are so much fun to colour. I coloured Monsieur Bunny (Daydreaming Bunny) with Prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut him. I inked the edges with a black Pitt brush pen  as usual so that the white from the cut cardstock didn't distract from the rest of his lovely grayness :)

The background papers are from a few sources. The blue is from a Cloud 9 Design paper pack. It has very faint tone on tone vines on it. The green, the cake and ice cream border, and the striped piece are from Paper Wishes Birthday paper pad. The balloons, which were hand drawn, were cut from scraps and popped up on layers of foam tape for dimension. White embroidery floss is tied around the pink balloon and glued in two places to create the curl in the balloon tie.

 Rhinestone hearts were used to separate the words on the border and repeat the black from the balloon, and Monsieur's eyes. White dots and faux stitching were done with a paint pen. The top corners of the blue layer were punched with a 5/16 circle punch before that layer was matted on a darker blue cardstock. The word party is done with a Dymo labeller.

Just a simple card but it makes me laugh. He looks like such an enthusiastic bunny so ready to party...or not. Perhaps he's already started partying without us and that's why he looks this way. Either way, it's a fun story. Thanks for stopping by today. Monsieur Bunny would get up to thank you himself but  apparently it takes too much effort. Maybe we should start the party without him :) Be sure and pop over to the Craft Your Passion Challenge blog to check out the rest of the Party Animals (and I don't mean the Design Team...LOL)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #20 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ #20 Always Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time ~ #164 Use a Digi
Robyn's Fetish ~ #160 Four legged Friends
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ #229 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede ~ #39 Children's card or gift tag

Life is good; so is art.


Unknown said...

Hi Bonnie, cute rabbit, love your card! Hugs Frea

ParkNSlide said...

I'm thinking bunny had a bit too much cake & Ice cream but it was a real fun party while it lasted. Love the embroidery thread balloon string and your faux stitching perfectly frames the piece and directs the eye to the focal piece.

Redanne said...

Such a fun card Bonnie, it really made me smile. Monsieur Bunny looks like he has been partying already but also like he had a very good time! Lovely image and I love the whole design of your card. Hugs, Anne x

Words and Pictures said...

Oh dear... he looks rather the worse for wear! What a fab, fun card - a real treat!
Alison x

Tracy said...

If there's one thing I like it's a quirky sense of humor. LOL. Your party animal seems to have over done orthodontics, but I'm sure he'll live to party another day. Fantastic card Bonnie. Hugs!

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
I was laughing seeing your bunny. I like the way you coloured it.
xxx Michelle

Crafting Vicky said...

super cute card. I really love how you have tied the balloons up!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Michelle said...

This is such a fun card. The sentiment and bunny go so well together. Thank You for joining us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

Michelle (DT)

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

This is so cute Bonnie.
DT Sister

Bettina L. said...

What a fun design.LOve the balloons, design and the lovely digi too. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

My Creative Therapy said...

Hi Bonnie,

Great shading on the bunny. Actually, he looks too pooped to party! LOL! I love the design and papers too! Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood again at 613 Avenue Create!

Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Sandy said...

A wonderful fun card, love the bunny. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you again soon.

Jenn Bedient said...

Great card! Love the image and your details. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a great day!

- Jenn DT