Monday, November 4, 2013

Whimsie Doodles - Octopus Kids Birthday!

It's that time of the month again, when I share my Alacraft make, and once again, I've got a card to show you!
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Now, onto my creation!
I started out printing a digital stamp, by Whimsie Doodles, onto white card, just using my inkjet printer. I let the ink "set" for at least 12 hours before colouring it up, just so it doesn't smudge when I colour using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used a colouring effect that looks great, when used on animals, instead of colouring in circles like I usually would, I dotted the markers on top of each other, blending from darkest to lightest that way. Once that was done, I set the little octopus aside, and went through my stash! 
I grabbed a square card base, from the boys card making kit, these kits have everything you need (including envelopes,) to make a minimum of three cards! I then went through the patterned paper pad, Masculine and selected two fun papers. I stuck them on to more white card and doodled around the edges, using my favourite fine tip pen. I attached the image, and papers using double sided tape, added some purple braid, from this awesome trio (3 different ribbons, for $2!!!)  I love that they are all so luxurious, and different! I then attached a button, from the masculine card making kit, as well as a button, enamel dot, and washi tape from my collection. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, but Alacraft also has a selection of stamps!
 Here is the close up- 
Retro Sketches - #88
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Middle line, across)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #104


Katie said...

What a super cute and fun birthday card, that colored octopus is awesome! Thanks for joining in at Retro Sketches :) - Katie

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely DARLING! I love the bright colors with this adorable little image. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to play along in our challenge this week, Jess. It's such a joy to have you share with us, and I hope to see you again soon.
Be blessed!
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. I have sone BLOG CANDY on my personal blog. Just leave a comment to win (and follow). I'd love to have you enter! I also just "followed" your blog! Hope to see you there!

Lisa Carroll said...

This is adorable! Love all the textural embellishments, and your coloring is spot-on! Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card and so beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.