Monday, June 10, 2013

CYP Challenge 166 ~ Father's Day

It's time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion. This week the theme is Father's Day and you know what that means...masculine cards. I always find those trickier than cards for women or kids. This card, though, came together very easily because of the fun image I chose from Eureka Stamps. It's called Cool Cat With Shades.

I coloured him with my Prismacolor pencils in short choppy strokes to create the effect of fur. I used four colours in layers and ran them in the direction the fur would be growing. Once Cool Cat was coloured, he was fussy cut and placed on foam tape for added dimension.

The card base is cream cardstock. The papers used are from Authentique's Strong paper pack which is double sided...Bonus! The gold background is the back of the striped paper and the two thin strips above and below the band are the border from the top of each page. The papers were inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and then doodled around with a Micron pen.

The sentiment was computer generated and cut out as a banner. The edges were inked with Vintage Photo DI and then dotted with the Sepia Micron pen before the sentiment was adhered to the background. Two short lengths of brown ribbon with white dots were looped into tabs and adhered beside Cool Cat. Three brown buttons were threaded with natural jute and glued to the left side with Glossy Accents. A sunglasses button had the shank cut off (ouch) and was adhered to the bottom right corner to balance the buttons and draw the eye through the image.

A fun card...something my dad would have enjoyed. Thanks for popping by today. I appreciate your visits so much. Be sure and stop by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the wonderful creations by the rest of the DT. They are an awesome bunch! I hope to see your Father's Day/Masculine project linked up to our challenge so I can come visit you and get my infusion of the inspiration you always provide.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #73 ~ Masculine with Ribbon or Trim
The Crafter's Cafe Blog Challenge #17 ~ Fathers/For a male
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #93 ~ Father's Day
Eureka Stamps Challenge #43 ~ Father's Day
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #66 ~ Manly Card/ Father's Day

Life is good; so is art.


ParkNSlide said...

I have a few Eureka cat stamps but not this one...he's definitely cool. Love your fur effect. Great Father's Day card.

Tracy said...

You got great dimension with the fur Bonnie. He's a cutie and all your doodling adds so much fun. Hugs!

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
Your card is adorable. Like the way you made the cat his fur. He looks really cool.
xxx Michelle

Lin said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous Father's Day card with us. Love the image, and you have coloured it well. The sunglasses are really cool and the way you have done the white diagonal lines really looks like the sun is hitting them. Great papers and embellishments too

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Words and Pictures said...

Definitely one cool cat! Love the buttons, and how you've sat him on the "carpet"!
Alison x

Redanne said...

L-o-v-e cool cat! Love the treatment on his glasses too. Hugs, Anne x

Feebsy said...

What a wonderful card. I love the texture you've created on the fur it looks so effective. Great papers and embellishments too.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Meggymay said...

Fantastic Fathers Day card, love the 'cool cat' image. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love that cat! I love the buttons and doodling!! Fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Senior DT @ Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Sandy said...

Cute, cute, cute - to a cool dad from a cool cat. I could just kiss that cat right on his pink nose!!

fionalawlor said...

Awww this is soo cute! I love his sunglasses and the little sunglasses embellishment is great :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Father's Day challenge.
Fiona x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

I know someone who would love this is so funny...good luck on the challenge

~ginny said...

LOL! I like your sense of humor! I love how you colored the cat - nice technique there Bonnie! I especially like all the doodling!

Crafting Vicky said...

That is such a cool cat! Love the embellishments you have used for this card as well!

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Heather said...

Cool Card!! Love the kitty!! Fabby coloring!!
Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!!

Soul said...

Awesome card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this month!