22 May 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge 8 - One for the boys

Hi everyone, Friday and time for another DU2DS challenge where this week the Dare is 'One for the boys'. Hope you can join us this week and put some of your digi images to good use for those Father's day cards that will be needed shortly :D. There's some great inspiration from the Design Team, hope you can pop over and have a peek. 

I've used Sandra's :D fantastic Simples meerkat for my card which is a birthday card for my hubby on Tuesday, hopefully he isn't going to read this post! The image is marker coloured, cut out and mounted over the background layers of bazzil card and a copyright free web image that I've resized and printed. I added a couple of tabs at the top which are corner rounded then added some BG Ambrosia brads. Doodled in white, trying to create a kind of leather look luggage effect, not sure if I've achieved it but I love doodling with white pen. Added my sentiment down the blank book spines and a bit of stickles to Simples cravat to finish it off. Hope you have a great weekend and for those in the UK a great bank holiday weekend, lets hope the nice weather continues. See you tomorrow with my BG card. Chris x

24 comments:

Karen said...

Gorjus card Chris. Love that image.

Love Karen xxx

The Crafty Snouter said...

Its SIMPLES! What a fantastic card! So much fun beautifully coloured and designed I am sure your husband will love it.
Sue x

Donna said...

Oooooh gorgeous card Chris, fab colouring as always and what a fab idea to use the book papers as a background, absolutely amazing, I love his little paisley cravat :) Donna x

Wendy said...

Great card Chris
Wendy x

joey said...

awww Chris this made me grin from ear to ear what a fantastic card! love it. Joey.x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris, youve chosen my hubbys favourite animal, he would love this image I will have to come and get it from you in the near future. Its a stunning masculine card and I love the colouring. Lots of love Shirleyxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Chris!
Love your beautiful colouring and such a great background!
Have a wonderful weekend!
hugs
kim x

Crafting Joanne said...

Fantastic card Chris, love Sandra's meerkat images.

The weathermen still seem optimistic that we'll be having a glorious bank holiday weekend, so fingers crossed. Enjoy your weekend.

Joanne x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Chris I love the way you have coloured Simples in, and those BG brads are perfect x

megastamper said...

hi wendy, oh what a funny and so lovely card, looks really fantastic and cute.
have a nice and sunny weekend,
hugs, bea

Julie said...

fantastic card

Lynsey said...

Wow great boys card Chris! Hope you enjoy the bank holiday weekend!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris,l love the image and colour.

Hugs Riet.

POPPET said...

I love what you have done here, fantastic, have a great weekend hugs Pops x x x

Kim said...

Chris that is such an adorable card!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

Gem said...

All I can say is...awesome! how sweet! and I like how you did Simples's cravat! (I thought I was just going to say one thing, LOL)

STAMPMOM9 said...

Chris how adorable!!! Very creative!! Have a GREAT Weekend! Dawn

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris, you were asking after those stamps Ive used especially my last one, I got them from http://www.justritestampers.com/category.aspx?categoryID=148 they are an american company, and you will have to buy the wooden stamps as well for some of them, just make sure you get the right one. Hope this helps, love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Di said...

Hi Chris this is just fabulous, i can spend ages on your blog looking at your cards, your painting is just so inspirational, its like visiting a art gallery!.
I love the meercat and the books background just great!!!

Hugs Di xxx

Dawn said...

Woweee that is amazing - so imaginative and the background is just perfect - what a great find..

I love that advert...

Dawn
xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous card Chris - I love the book background!

Rica said...

Oh Chris this is so adorable - love it. That meerkat is so cute - he's going to have to find his way into my collection. Love what you've done with the books they look amazing.
hugs Heather xx

Wilma said...

I love using that meerkat stamp and i think your card is fantastic but how do you get the hairy effect - it looks so natural - if you have time could you email me at wilma.thom@btinternet.com - I am not an artist like you buy any means but i like to try - thanks :)

Sandra said...

Wow Chris. Top notch card Hun. Love how you have coloured 'Simlpes'... you know how much I lerrrrvvvve this card ;o)
Hugs
Sandra xx