Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Roarin' Day ~

Hey there!  I'm typing this up real quick while I'm trying to get the bathroom painted.  The paint's got to dry so I get a spare second.  Here's a little card I made because I just couldn't help myself. 
I bought this adorable stamp forever ago b/c I just had to have it (I'm quite the impulse buyer!) and finally stamped him out.  Oliver is stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I added a little highlight to his cheeks with a white gel pen.  His hair was colored using the video from my friend over at deconstructing Jen.  The sketch is from the challenge on A Crafty Little Place this week.  The twine that I used is actually from a pair of pants.  They had this twine in them so you could tie them up into a pair of capris.  I never wore them that way, so I cut it off.  I just had to stash it to use for a boy/guy card!  I don't know if it really qualifies for the Greeting Farm challenge, which is to use something other than ribbon, but I'm going for it anyway!
The inside is finished off with a leftover strip of the dp, which is the Oliver line from Basic Grey.  How perfect are they for each other? lol  I had to have this border punch too once I had purchased the stamp.  The little blue dinosaur didn't fit on the front of the card, so I stamped Oliver inside again and glued the blue dude down.  The sentiment says, "Hope your day is ROARIN' with fun" 
Thanks for stopping by again!  I have a post tomorrow with 4 Xmas cards.  Shocker, I know!  I'm just happy to have this many done already!  Have a fantabulous day!  :o) lyss

Here's the list of the other challenges this card qualifies for:
7Kids College Fund Challenge #7: Birthdays
A Crafty Little Place Challenge #63: Sketch for the Guys
Copic Creations #38: Browns
Paper Sundaes #42: For the Boys
Papertake Weekly: Penny for the Guy
Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm: All Tied Up
STAMPS: The Greeting Farm Oliver & Amelia: Happy Days; CC Designs Go Prehistoric (retired?)

INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Smokey Shadow; Ranger Distress Fired Brick
PAPER: PTI SS White; SU Going Gray; DP Basic Grey Oliver
OTHER: Copics {B24, B34, B95, B97, BG10, C1, C3, C5, E00, E11, E15, E31, E33, E37, E49, R02, R39, R59, W5, W7, Y21, Y26, YG91, YG93, YG95, Colorless Blender}; dimensionals; metal flack backed self adhesive brads; twill from pants; EK Success dinosaur border punch; Sakura white gel pen


Sheri Gilson said...

Super duper adorable card!! Great take on this weeks sketch!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

BethieJ said...

Alyssa this is DARLING! That image is so CUTE!!! FABULOUS coloring!!
Have a GREAT day!

Gloria Stengel said...

He's adorable! Love the paper colors as well. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Great card!! I love the re-purposed trim! What a clever way to use it!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Ok, you totally get bonus points for your inside looking just as fabulous as your outside. Great coloring and I adore how you used the twill. Thanks for sharing this great card at ACLP:D

Julie said...

Super cute. I really like how you decorated the inside of the card. Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


Kerri said...

Oh my goodness this is so CUTE!!! LOVE your coloring and the way you finished the inside! So creative once again, girlie:)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Wow! I love how you did the inside and great way to re-purpose your pant strings!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Great use of the space on the inside. I may have to swipe that idea soon. Hope your bathroom turned out as great as your card.


Jen Shults said...

Gorgeous card Alyssa! I love how you stamped the image again on the inside... that looks awesome. :D

Lisa Summerhays said...

So cute. I love how you finished the inside too! I find boy cards harder to do and you make it look effortless.

Lisa Summerhays
7 Kids College Fund DT

~*Joni said...

Alyssa this is so cool! I love your coloring on Oliver and your choice of papers is perfect. Wonderful inside of the card too - brilliant!! Thank you so much for joining in on our sketch challenge this week at A Crafty Little Place!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Chris said...

ver cute, love the lighter image in the inside!

Jami said...

Beautiful coloring - you did an awesome job on his hair. I just love how you did the inside of the card too! Thanks for joining us at copic creations! said...

Sooo cute! I saw your card and was inspired to start creating because I like the way you did the ribbon. Of course I forgot to leave a comment right then and there :>) Great inside too BTW.

Manuela said...

Wow this is such a sweet boy card! ♥

Thanks for joining us this week at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^


Nicole said...

AW, what a great card, just perfect for our challenge! Be sure to check out our new challenge in a bit! Thanks for joining us at ACLP last week! Nicole - ACLP DT

Deb Mitchell said...

Awwww, how cute & adorable!!! This is such a fitting lil boy's card- clever you :)



Louise F NZ said...

So adorably cute! I can totally see why you HAD TO HAVE this one. Great card the colours are awesome and the the hair colouring is amazing.

Christine said...

What an adorable card, inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!