Monday, 12 May 2008

First Somethings

The sunny weather has inspired me - I've gone very bright and colourful! But, there is a bit of a story behind this one...... This card started as the second attempt that I had at the Ismaki challenge. The first attempt ended up in the bin. This attempt nearly followed until I decided to abandon the sketch and just do my own thing. THEN, I realised that what I had done would actually qualify for a different challenge!

So, this is my entry for the Stamp Something challenge of the week which is 'First Somethings'. The reason this card is a 'First Something' is because it is the first time I've ever used the black and white doodling technique on any of my cards!


I used simple yellow card stock and cut a scallop shape around the outside. I coloured a lion from one of Scrap n Fonts doodlebat collections. The cage and sentiment also came from this collection. I matted these up with some blue and pink card, attaching the lion with 3D pads. I then printed off some of the jungle leaves featured in Kate Hadfield's Animal Doodles pack and mounted both them and the sentiment onto the card using 3D pads. The card was then attacked with my black and white gel pens!

I'm really pleased with this card. It's so funky! Ali actually commented that this was his favourite out of all of the cards I had made! Bless him, he is well trained!

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28 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow Stacey, what a stunning card. I love the doodling, it looks so effective & you would never know it was hand drawn.
Sharon :-)x

P.S - Have you check out the Funky Fairy challenge results?

Beth said...

Gorgeous card Stacey, I love this doodling effect! There's a little suprise for you on my blog! :)

Denise~ said...

What a fun card! I love all the doodles, great detail. Love your blog name and banner too! :) Thanks for playing along in the challenge. :)

kerry said...

I Love It!! The colours are so vibrant, the images are great & your doodled border really sets the card off. Brilliant!!
Kerry xxx

All Pink girl said...

Wow fab card ,love the Lion xxxDawnx

whatkatiedid said...

Wow, what a funky card! I love the doodling on the scalloped edges especially!

mel4christ said...

Very crafty card!!! Great work as usual. TFS

Melanie

Aimee said...

Great card! I love the colors and the work you did with the edges! have a great day!

Erin... said...

What a fun card!! I love the image and the layout!!

made by fifi said...

very cute card - love the lion xx

TinaB said...

That's great!!

Ella Bella said...

fab card Stacey, love the doodling
and the bright colours :)

Kazza said...

Wow Great card ,so colourful, I love it :O)

debby4000 said...

WOW love the doodling it really finishes the card brilliantly.

Shirley said...

love this, very bright and cheery. never throw away a card, you never know what it can be turned into. I often just put it aside for a few days then something comes to me and i can save it

Julie said...

What a fab card, I love the doodling!

Janet said...

Wow Stacey, this is fab, funky and very origional! Love it!X

Michelle said...

Hi Stacey,

I love your card!

I just wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm one of the SBS16...the absent one! Sorry it's taken me so long to introduce myself. I'm looking forward to talking more.

Sonja said...

I love the border design. it is so very cute.

southern fairy said...

fabby so bright and bold!

here's a new challenge for u to try
http://sbs18challenges.blogspot.com

kath said...

Wow love this card - I love this doodling effect - will have to give that a go.

Rita Holmes said...

What a cute card Stacey! I love the colors.

Vicki said...

This card is awesome - so many great elements here!

meayla said...

hi,i`ve tagged you! details on my blog!

Angela K said...

Great card, love it!

Julie said...

fab card Stacey, I love the bright colour combined with the black and white doodling, great work

Jo said...

Great card and your doodling is fabulous!

Jenn said...

Lovely! The colors just scream summer and are so bright & cheerful! Great card! :D