The CropStop Challenge Blog will be challenging you, beginning Thursday, April 7th, to use those fabulous Spellbinder dies on your creations! The CropStop Challenge Sketch will have an added "plus"! You will have two options with the challenge....create a project with the sketch and be eligible for the CropStop Gift Certificate Prize, or create a project with the sketch, "plus" use a Spellbinder die for the opportunity to also win a Spellbinder Die Prize!
You will definitely want to check out my fellow DT sisters' blogs throughout the month of April because several of us will be offering blog candy! I'll be offering my blog candy on April 21st, so make sure you check back!!
Here is the sketch challenge for this week:
Here's my card:
All of the paper came from the awesome 6x6 BasicGrey Pyrus paper pad that I got from my wonderful friend Chris....thank you so much dear!! I think they fit perfectly with my Surfer Edwin! :) The surfboards at the top were cut from the same paper pack. I topped them with Glossy Accents to give them that shine. All the surfboards are raised on pop-dots for added dimension.
For my Spellbinder Die, I used Labels 10. I smudged Old Paper Distress Ink over the white mat behind Edwin, then embossed it with Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder. The edges of the paper were distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The sentiment is a sticker (Creative Imaginations) that I backed with orange cardstock and raised up on pop-dots. The ribbon is from my stash.
I colored Edwin with my Copics and did all my shading with chalk. I'm still building up my Copic stash and don't have all the colors to do shading. Although it takes longer to color with chalk, I like that it can be erased if I get chalk in the wrong area or if I make the shading too dark. I added Glossy Accents to Edwin's surfboard and raised him on pop-dots.
Here's a side view:
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Edwin card! I appreciate all your wonderful comments!! Just FYI, this is my month to post projects for CropStop so I'll have a new post up every week this month. See you all soon! Don't forget to use my 10% discount code on my sidebar when you place an order with CropStop for an additional 10% off.