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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Boys Will Be Boys

Hello!  I'm sure you've heard the expressions "boys will be boys". Well, for this week's Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz that's the optional twist. So for my DT card I chose to use this cute little guy cling stamp from DRS Designs, called Frog Boy Cutie Pie Kid, which I won in one of their challenges.

My first step was to stamp my image of the little guy. I needed to stamp the image in order to know where to position and color the background scene around him so I did not color him. (I would later color another image of him and cut him out to place over the stamped image.) Next, I stamped the water's edge using a stamp from Theresa Momber's GKD Follow Your Dreams stamp set. I masked the water's edge as well as the top third of my panel and used Memento Summer Sky and Danube Blue inks to create the ocean. Then I masked the ocean and used Memento Desert Sand and Cantaloupe inks to create the horizon. Again, masking the ocean, I colored the ground and water's edge by sponging with Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa. I used a copic marker to color the grassy strips and stamped a flock of birds (Stampscapes) flying in the horizon.

At this point I stamped the little boy image on ivory card stock and colored him with Copics. Next, I cut him out and adhered him over the stamped image on the focal panel. This completed the scene that I had wanted to create. I die cut my focal panel using a die from Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationary and matted it with ivory card stock which was cut and embossed using the larger die from the same die set. 

My base card was prepared in ivory and layered with blue, which was scored around the edges with a single score line. I adhered my focal panel to my base and went to work on the sentiment.

I found the little frog image on line and added the "Boys will be boys" to the sign. I colored the frog with Copics and then die cut and embossed the image with Spellbinders Labels 11. Using Memento Desert Sand  ink, I sponged around the image before removing it from the die and popped it on my card with dimensionals. My project was complete.

Thanks for visiting and make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Mod Squad  -  Challenge 8/20 - Coastal Inspiration
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #85 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge 8/19  -  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  -  Challenge 8/19 - To Die For
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge  -  Challenge #25 - Anything Goes


Verna Angerhofer said...

What a fun and cute card for a little guy! I really like it and your coloring is awesome.

Andrea said...

You made a wonderful job of this card Olga, it looks so good on our Challenge page - your boys are hard at play lol Hugs Andrea

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is lovely. September is right around the corner which means the leaves will be turning here in North America. As beautiful as that is, your wonderful art is really a gift to so many. Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Happy hugs and sweet smiles from Carole
God Bless you and you family,

Angie A said...

Cute boy card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

Liz Smith said...

This is such a fun card. The image is so so cute! Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create! Dont forget to come back next week for an all new challenge! ~Lizzy DT