Friday, September 18, 2015
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog is having a "Teens Rock" challenge this week. (Actually, only for a few more hours!) I created this card for their challenge, to send to Send a Smile 4 Kids.
I started by choosing my design, based on Operation Write Home's Sketch #160:
I formatted the "Kidz - Sitter Music" image from Bugaboo Stamps to fit the focal panel, with the boy's legs hanging off the bottom edge. I printed that on a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, and also on a piece of grey cardstock that I'd cut to 3x4.25". After coloring the image with my Inktense pencils, I fussy cut around the boy's legs and along the base where he is sitting. I then mounted that on my grey cardstock, lining up the legs & feet with the printout on the grey. Printing the image on the grey mat allowed me to keep the shoelaces visible, without having to fussy cut around them.
For the background, I used 4 patterned papers from Kaisercraft's "Technologic" 6.5x.6.5" pad. I cut each to 4x1", as indicated in the sketch. For the fifth strip, I used plain teal cardstock. I marked where the focal panel would overlap the teal. I stamped the "You Rock!" greeting from the Essentials by Ellen "12 Days Companion Greetings" set on the teal, centered from side to side, in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I stamped the greeting several more times around that first stamping, this time using Hero Arts Charcoal ink. Finally, I adhered that strip, and mounted the focal panel to the card front. Then I adhered the card front to a white A2 card base. Hopefully a teenage boy who is hospitalized will get a kick out of being told that he rocks!
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Southern Girls "Layer It Up"
Through the Craft Room Door "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Love This Technique" (watercoloring with Inktense pencils)