If your weather is anything like ours at the moment then I hope you're enjoying it!
I'm off work this week (Yay!!) but I decided to take advantage of the week off and re-decorate my bedroom - I bought the stuff for doing it over 9 months ago, just before the accident so I wasn't feeling up to it since. Not that I really do yet either, but it has to be done! The heat is making it difficult though! I started yesterday by clearing all the stuff I could clear out of the room (isn't it amazing how much crap you accumulate over the years?!) including the bed - it was a hard job getting the big double mattress out all by myself! So there are just a few bits of furniture left in the room which I'll move to the middle today, give the walls a wash and get them painted. Then to move everything back in tomorrow!
All the while my shoulder, back and legs are shouting at me "STOP, don't do it!" Even my face hurts! But it's almost half way done now!
In the mean time, how about a new challenge? A lovely one from the Creative Card Crew which is perfect for our lovely weather and the holidays this week! The theme is...
The Great Outdoors!
And we are being sponsored this fortnight by the very lovely Crafty Sentiments Designs who are offering 3 digi's to one lucky winner!
They very generously gave the design team some images to work with for this challenge and here's what I did:
I used the image "Patches Gone Fishing" and I coloured him with the following copics: Patches: E39,37,35,33. Clothes: YG97,95,93,91. Bucket; W7,5,3,1. Grass: E49,31,G99,07,YG13,07,05. Sky and water; BG02,01,000,0000 plus C1,00 for the clouds. I then used some white acrylic paint for the daisies in the grass and for some ripples on the water, which I also added some glamour dust to.
I drew the Gone Fishing sign and the fish by hand and coloured with the following copics: sign; E49,39,37,35 and a white gel pen for the lettering. fish; YG95,BG02,RV11 and coated with glamour dust. I used an earring hook fixing for the fishing hook, I used my round nose pliers to re-shape the hook.
The papers are real oldies! I used my Basic Grey Archaic papers (no pun intended there by the way!) The only other bits added are the string, which is just string! and some hessian-y type ribbon-y stuff (which I can't remember the name of!) from my stash.
The inside follows on from the front using papers from the same book and a Wild Rose Studio sentiment.
So go have a peek at what the rest of the fab DT did at the Creative Card Crew!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog: Project for a male
Cute Card Thursday: Stars or stripes
Delicious Doodles Challenges: Heavy Metal
Dream Valley Challenges; Make your own embellishments (sign, fish and hook)
A Gem of a challenge; Lots of layers
Here Come the Boys Challenge: Use a digi stamp
Patties Creations Challenges; Summertime fun
Sweetpea Stampers; For the menboys
ABC Challenges; Q for quite a few
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges: Lets hear it for the boys
Thanks for looking!