Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Let's Hear it for the Boys!!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday to you!!

I hope you all had a chance to check out (and even purchase) some of the new Whimsie Doodle stamps that were released yesterday!!  And today I have another sample to share with you that uses one of them.

The card I made today is for this week's Whimsie Wednesday Challenge #26 called Let's Hear it for the Boys.  Nicole is our hostess this week and since two of her boys have birthdays this week she thought that it would be wise to challenge us to make a card for a guy!!

Thankfully Melyssa released the perfect image yesterday to work with so this is what I came up with!

This was a really fun card to make!!  Swing Koale takes center stage on his rope swing which is attached to the tree from the Sunny Day set at Whimsie Doodles that was released last year.  I enlarged it quite a bit and originally was going to cut it off at the cord borders even with the card on top, but decided to leave it extending over the edge instead.  The finished card is 5 x 6.5 when closed!

I started with the SCS Sketch SC17 for the bones of the card and then I went a little crazy with adding things that you probably don't see on the sketch!  But heck... we do get some creative license while designing right??

See the resemblance??  The number 2 panel is the grass that I made by piecing some MME paper, trimming the edge to make it appear to have blades of grass and then shading it and adding grass sprigs with various green colored Copics.

Koale was colored in using my Copics. I chose orange for his shirt because I thought it was a complementary color for the greens and blues that were in the MME papers.  The tree top is from the Quite Contrary collection.  The sentiment is from one of the Changito sets by Stampendous.  The inside says "Hi!"

My friend Vianna shared a link to Sherrie Siemen's blog who is a Regional Copics Certified Instructor.  She has a video HERE that you can watch to learn how to shade around images to give better depth to your designs.  I knew about shading before but not to this extent.  So I gave it a try and will definitely be practicing this more.  When you look at it from a slight distance you can appreciate the effect better!  But this is a great technique to have in my Copic's repertoire of tricks!!  Thanks Vianna!!  

That's all I have for you today!!  Be sure to visit Whimsie Doodles 
and get your New Releases if you haven't already!!  

Then come back tomorrow for another Hip Hop with Unity and Ippity DT members!

Have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with the happiness you get when a friend swings by to say hi to you!!  :-)


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This came out awesome Kelly so adorable!!!!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

OH KELLY!! This is just amazing, I just love what you did with that tree!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super adorable card, Kelly!! I love the way you used the tree!!

nessy said...

what a perfect boys card kelly ~love that image ~so adorable!!
vanessa xx

Arlana said...

Hello Kelly, Your card is just so fun. Love the sweet whimsey doodle image and the way that you used it. Hope you are doing well.

Anonymous said...

Great card, Kelly - how do you DO that? I may have to case this one. I will need a baby card to mail to Australia in June. Hugz, Vianna

sweetbloominscraps said...

Fabulous card! The stamp set is so fun! You did a great job on your card creation! Sooooooo cute! Hope you are doing well. We miss you!

Diane Jaquay said...

This card really ROCKS! Such a unique shape with the tree, and the little boy image is absolutely adorable!

Lisa H. said...

I love everything about this-soo, so cute!

Kelli said...

Love this!!