Monday, December 30, 2013

Ready to Ring in the New Year ~ CYP Challenge 194

Hi everyone...long time, no blog! I took a bit of a break over the holidays and now I'm ready to go again. We have a new theme at Craft Your Passion Challenges: Celebrate something new (house, baby, year, job, etc.) or use a new product. Our wonderful sponsor is The Paper Shelter and I chose to play with this fun image from them called Happy Meow Year. Love these party cats :) I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and cut out the image with Spellbinder's large scalloped square die. The outside edges were inked with Broken China Distress ink before the image was matted on black cardstock.

The blue background paper comes from DCWV's The High School Matstack, The colourful stripey paper was from my scrap box. Both were matted in black for contrast before being adhered to a white card base. Primitive stars were cut from yellow scraps with a Tonic punch and two of the three were popped up on foam dots for added dimension. The finishing touch was to adhere two vintage style bingo chips to the front to form the new year, 2014.

To follow the theme, I am celebrating something new...the year. I hope it's a fabulous one for all of us. Thanks for popping in to visit. If you get a chance, swing by the Craft Your Passion Challenges blog to see the awesome projects by the rest of the fun! I hoping you'll join us this week either in celebrating or using something new.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create ~ #52 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time ~ #194 Anything Goes (month long challenge)
That Craft Place ~ Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ #60 Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.


Ingrid Mason said...

Wow, what a vibrant and energetic New Year card Bonnie .....your cats certainly know how to party in the New Year and you have helped them so much in the bright colours accentuated with touches of black. A great, fun card. The bingo chips showing the year are a great touch. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous vivid colours, as always - and such a fun image!

Hope you're having a lovely Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful 2014!
Alison xx

Planetsusie said...

I had to smile at this image Bonnie, the grey cat looks like Donnie and Blossom has a touch of ginger on her head and back, although she is mainly white. However they do like to party together! Your colours are great on here - so bright and cheerful.

Thank you for joining in the OSAAT challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT member

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Bonnie! Now this looks like the kind of crowd I like to hang with!! Joyous fun and full of cat chow!!!!
Happy New Year!!

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie! Primary colors are so strong and they work beautifully in this wonderful design! Great coloring of the image, beautiful layering and nicely embellished! Love your design point of view. Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

~ginny said...

A HAPPY AND POSITIVELY COLORFUL New Year to you too Bonnie - to match your card! Love the Bingo Chips and the Vintage stars - cool details!

Anonymous said...

The bright colours are just right for a celebration.Your colouring is just purr- fect too!Love those bingo chips :)
Happy New Year!
Lisa x

Michelle said...

Hi Bonnie,
your card is lovely. I like the party feeling of it.
xxx Michelle

Lisa Winnard - TheCraftarageStudio said...

So cute.... love the bingo numbers... Brilliant addition. Thanks for playing along @ OSAAT.
Lisa DT

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Oh this card is just super. I love the image and the bright colours you used. It certainly made me smile !!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. Good luck.


verybellemakes said...

Great card! The image is very fun, beautifully coloured and complimented by some great papers. Bingo chips are a nice touch too! Thank you for sharing at One Stitch At A Time and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria DT

Love crafts forever said...

Such a fun image to work with. Sure put smile on my face.
Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!
DT Nataliya

Sam K said...

Great card, really bright and fun and love the bingo chips for the year. Hugs Sam xx