It is the first challenge of the year over at Quirky Crafts, and it is my challenge and all you need to do is make something with big eyes, lots of eyes, the theme is Eyes Wide Open.
I have to say that if anyone enters an image by someone contentious with Stamp Out Stamp Theft, for example Sherri Baldy (if she later clears her name then we will allow her images), they will not be included in the voting.
I used Poppy from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Digital stamps, they have lots of suitable images for this challenge and I really love poppies, but it was so difficult only choosing one!
I coloured Poppy's hair with Graph'Its markers, it is the first time I have used them and I love the colours, I only have browns, the only drawback for me is no extra fine nibs like Promarkers - I will have to look into this and see if there are any, my colouring skills improved considerably with the fine nibs and I had to do a lot of correction after colouring the hair. The rest of the colours are Promarkers. I added a little Spica to her lips and eyelids. She is die cut with Spellbinders dies as are the other shapes (except for the poppy), and I added some flat back pearls mainly because I cannot find a rectangle die that fits the fancy rectangle shape, there is a gap each end.
The poppy is die cut with my new Sizzix Bigz Tattered Florals Tim Holtz design die, moulded with a rub on tool and lines drawn in (badly), finally I added a dark green button, and topped that with Ranger Distress Stickles, which I also put round the button. I added some polka dot ribbon before attaching the black mat to the green mat.
The greeting is from a free stamp set I got with a magazine, not sure which one now.
Will the recipient of this card realise it has taken about 4 hours to complete I wonder? No of course not!
So hop on over to Quirky Crafts to see some fabulous makes from the rest of the team and to join in our easy challenge.
I have entered the following challenges:
Graph'It Marker Challenge - Anything goes and any markers allowed. (Fridays)
Allsorts challenge - Anything goes (Saturdays)
Craft Mojo - All things new (Graph'its and Die) (Jan)
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes (Tues 14th)
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes (Jan)
Papertake Weekly - Pick of the Year, I chose Die-ing for a punch (7th Jan)
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything goes - (17th Jan)
Stamping Sensations - buttons, ribbons and bows - (Jan)
Craft All Day - Handmade flowers - (Jan)
Ali Craft - Anything Goes - (Jan)
Cards Galore - Anything goes (Jan)
Avenue 613 - anything goes
Pink Gems Challenges - Something New