Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Isabella's Challenge - Scraps

H and happy Wednesday! It's time for another challenge at Isabella's!

This time we want you to use up your scraps. Here's what our challenge said: "Except for the card blank, no paper or card stock can be any larger than 3”x3” (or the equivalent sq. cm – 9) and all embellishments must come from your stash or be made from items on hand - NOTHING NEW.W

I had piles of scraps from my this summers Big Obsession - MME Little Boy Blue papers. So guess what I used!

I didn't punctually measure all my scraps, some of them might have been bigger but to use them I would have had to cut my scraps even smaller - I don't keep tiny pieces, they go into circular file or into my kids Next Big Projects. If I recall correctly the wee bits from these papers became a Patchwork Owl long time ago.

I used a funny birthday mutt from Isabella's store in keeping with my promise to make some more "man" cards. Colouring is done with Copic markers, I tried to keep that a bit "rough" and manly too, lol.

Fur: E47/44/43/41
Cake: E99/97/35/33
Hat: YG97/95/93
Pom-pom: BG49/15/23
Table: W9/7/5/3, YG21
Background: BG:34/11/10/0000
Candle light: Y11/10/000, YR15

Stamp: Isabella's Boutique
Coloring Medium: Copic Markers, Old Paper Distress Ink
Paper: MME Little Boy Blue
Accessories: twill ribbon and yarn bits, golden Dew Drops, drawing pin
Tools: Purple Cow guillotine, MS scoring board, Cuttlebug Herringbone folder, MS border punch, Quickcutz flourish die

Be sure to have a look at the inspirational work of the rest of our DT!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails 
Crafty Cardmakers - It's Our Birthday
Paper Sundaes - Metal
Kaboodle Doodles - Add a  little metal
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Stampin' B's - Use a Dog Image
Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge is Celebrations
Our Creative Corner - It's Embossable
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - It's a Man's World

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!


Sylvia Blum said...

super cute card, Annika.. and the colouring is amazing, as always! I really love your 'dotted' (or spotted?) backgrounds/shadows... soo cool!!
{big hugs} Sylvia
PS: I hope everything's ok with you and your family?!

Shirley said...

What a beautiful card Annika.
There is so much detail and it all works well. I love all the textures and your stamped braid. Your colouring is perfect and your attention to detail is superb.
Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at Kaboodle Doodle and we look forward to you entering in our forthcoming challenges.

Kylie said...

This is so cute Annika! I love the twill and your colouring is amazing. Such a cute male card.

slbt17 said...

Love it!

Patti P. said...

I love your card...coloring is superb and I love the colors that you used. The twill ribbon is adorable, I am going to try and remember that and case you sometime. You have made this image so adorable and I am sure everyone will want him!

Cheryl said...

I was admiring this card when it popped up in my google reader and then I saw it was one of yours. I decided I had to come leave some bloggy love.

Great card! Your coloring is fabulous (as always). I love how you used the ribbon at the top.

Crystal said...

Super SWEEET Card Annika....WOW these paper is just awesome with this darling image..Can I borrow your coloring skills gf???? Another amazing card!

Skraptacular Designs said...

What a fabulous card! I just love the papers you've chosen to go with this darling puppy dog image! Great take on this week's "Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails" challenge and your attention to detail is exquisite!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Lynne said...

As always your colouring is amazing - and what a cute doggy he is :o) even tho you've used ribbon and pearls/gems it's definitely a "boy" card - gorgeous xx Lynne xx

Kimberly S said...

Amazing job Annika! Fun image, gorgeous coloring, and such fabulous paper to go along with it. (great use of your scraps!) :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Annika,How sad do those dogs eyes look lol,Hugs Debbie x

Netty said...

I love the humour of your card Annika, its fab. Annette x

cnelson said...

cute, cute, cute! Your detail work is AMAZING!

Cec said...

Terrific card for a guy. I love the colours and the papers. All your added elements are spot on.

~jan said...

What a wonderful card!! The coloring is just fantastic and I adore your use of scraps!

**Farrah** said...

I LOVE this card! All the layers and textures look fantastic, and your colouring is outstanding! You did a great job, thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Anna said...

Adorable! Fun card and sentiment! So glad you could joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. Wonderful coloring of the doggie too!

Fiona said...

stunning the image..and the it..thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Archies Mum said...

Love your card, that image is so cute, and so suitable for a male card (they are so hard to do aren't they). Also love the ribbon with the birds image printed on it x

Benzi said...

This image is just too cute and really good for a masculine card. Super coloring going on here. It is just a super creation! Glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

Debbie Schneider said...

I love this card - manly cards are always an issue for me and this one is perfect - I love the image and the way you colored it is absolutely perfect too! I am always amazed at your talents and the projects you come up with - truly inspiring!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful Annika, I am in love with your coloring and the design has that perfectly thrown together look to it. (Something I can never to, LOL)

I love using scraps and things I've had hanging around forever. I'll try to play along this week. :)


Jill said...

Such a fun card and that image is great!! Thanks for playing at Kaboodledoodles this week. Jill

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a scrap happy, detail full, pooch card....thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

Faye said...

I was only thinking of you this afternoon and how I must stop by, check out your gorgeousness and make sure you're feeling a little lesss frazzled this week?
Card is totally scrummy, I love all the scraps and colours you've put together and as always, your colouring is divine! xxx

Peri said...

And you've done it again Annika! Absolutely superb! Love it!
Peri x

Faye said...

If you e-mail me your address, I'll stamp and send! Mwah, mwah! xxx

Viv said...

Card for a man?! Not dirty enough. I want it!!!!!!Hehehe!
Love it Annika, have got this image but not coloured it yet. I love the little smirk on his face.
Another little masterpiece from Annika Da Vinci!!!! Viv xx

France Ringuette said...

Oh I love the coloring og your image... And it's so cute... Lovely card, just perfect.

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes !

Fleur said...

Oh WOW this is stunning, love the colours, the image & how you've done that ribbon, It's all perfect
Hugz Fleur xXx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You are so brilliant at coloring, I just sit and drool - and am inspired by your work. I totally would have passed this image up but now that I've seen it colored, I love it!

I had to laugh at the comment you left on my Simon Says Stamp & Show post - that you wanted to be me - haha, if you only knew how seriously intimidated I am by the talent on that blog - not just on the DT, but the participants too. Seriously, have you seen some of that work over there? I can't even figure out why they invited me.

Anyway, your card rocks, my friend!
Hope you are having a great week.


paige said...

You have interesting details on this great card! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

Marlene said...

Awww...crap. Someone tore the tag on your lovely card.


LOVE THIS!!! (Just thought I'd start out my comment a little "off base" - like ME!)

Nancy said...

Your coloring is absolutely amazing!! I'm in awe!! Thanks for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

Linda Carson said...

Oh this is priceless!! What FUN!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is awesome! I really do love your style!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our For The Boys challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Maya said...

This is so gorgeous!
Love the adorable image and you have colored it to perfections!!
Hugs from Maya

debby4000 said...

wonderful cute card Annika, love all the details.

Annette said...

Wow! Awesome colouring! Love the layout, the texture & dimension! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Ms. Jen said...

Darlin this is fantastic! I love your coloring first off. And those ribbon techniques are really cool too. All those papers and embellies compliment each other perfectly.

Love it!

Katie said...

what an absolutely fabulous card! such a cute pup image and sentiment. Thanks for partying with us at PTT this week!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Annika. He's cute and I love his droopy eyes. Beautifully coloured as always!

Dianne said...

This card is so super fabulous cute !!! I love the coloring of the image.


Dianna said...

WOW! This card is adorable! Your coloring of the dog is fabulous! Thanks for coming to the party at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

Julie M said...

Great card, Annika - love that ole hound dawg!!! It's a great feeling to use up scraps - and those colours are yummy, blue/green/brown - one of my favourite combinations.

Julie xx

Shelly said...

Beautiful coloring, terrific embellishments and great colors. An awesome card!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun card Annika!! I love your coloring and all your details. I know I am going to be inspired when I come to visit you!

Anonymous said...

Look at all your details on this one, amazing girl!

cafty lil pixie said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love your work, I'm a follower of your wonderful blog, :) Hugs Hayley xxx

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love that doggy!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Paula said...

Love how you did the blue background on the dog...adorable! I'm so glad you could join us for our Snips and Snail Challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Annika, love the image his expression is just wonderful. Amzing how you've put all of your scraps together. Sue C x

Gemma said...

Just WOW! Love all of it! Great take on our challenge of this week, thank you for joining us at SSC, hugs Gemma

Ann English said...

Amazing, Annika!!!!

Nana said...

Wow, great card! Love everything about it, just wonderful!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Kristie W. said...

This is such a neat card! I love how you embellished it. Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Great card Annika! Love how you brought the colors of the dp out in the background of the dog. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Abby Beard said...

Oh my gosh! This is sooo cute! Thanks for joining the PTT party! :)

Josephine said...

What an unusual and gorgeous image! A lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

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