Thursday, April 7, 2011

April is Spellbinder Highlight Month at CropStop!

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.

Rosie :)


cebelica said...

Great sketch! I'll definitely give it a go as son as I can. :) And your card is very beautiful. I love it! Hugs!

Myrna said...

Most excellent surfer dude!!! Love it Rosemary!!! Beautiful coloring too!

Judy K. said...

Hay Rosie! Adorable card, love your coloring and the surfboards! Gotta try the chalk! Thanks for sharing!!!
Judy K.

Iulia said...

This is lovely, Rosemarie! Great idea to add shading with chalks and the surf boards look great too!
Hugs, Iulia

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Wow Rosie, he's so cool, love the card, totally boystyle. Bye mascha

paola said...

Stunning Rose! i absolutely love these surfboards, and your shading looks great, a really awesome boy card which i really suck at doing. Love this!

Christina C. said...

Fabulous card, Rosemary!!! You showcased Edwin the surfboards! A great boy's card!

Julie said...

Great card. Very masculine. You are right, it is funny we used the same Edwin today. Great minds....


Candy said...

Super EXCELLENT dudette!!!
Hugs, Candy

Rene said...

You know you have small children when you're looking at a card and all you hear in your head is Crush from Nemo, "Righteous, Righteous!!!!"
This is "narly dude!" Seriously, too cute!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

So cute Rosemary! Love the surfboards and the embossed panel behind Edwin just like waves. Delightful Edwin card...hugs...Barb

Anonymous said...

Beautifully colored Rosemary! Edwin is so cute/handsome! : ))
Pam Going Postal

Cathy said...

So cute and different. Love Edwin's hair. Great job!

cabio's craft corner said...

This is so very cute card Rosie. Lovely & bright coloring and the interpretation of the sketch is awesome.

Sandy said...

Hey Rosemary!! Your card is just as cute as it can be ( not as cute as your son). I love the design work with the surf boards and the embossed paper behind Edwin. Wonderful job coloring and I really like the paper you have used to frame Edwin. Nice work my friend.

Chris said...

What a choka card, Rosie! (you'll have to decipher the surfer terms, LOL) I got so stoked when I saw your card! Now I want to make one! Edwin better watch out for the men in grey suits, LOL! He'd be safer if he was more of a hodad!

Love your card and loved having a little fun! Glad you liked your paper!


Cami said...

Awesome card, Rosemary! Your coloring and the shading with chalks looks great! Love your neat surfboards also!
Hugs, Cami

Unknown said...

Wow this is an .....just an wow card!

Danielle Smid

Unknown said...

Wow what an awesome card love it!!!!

charlene said...

Wow this a real cute card...Great job !

Anonymous said...

Oh wowzer!! This is so awesome! I just adore your coloring and the beautiful layout and sparkle!! TFS! Smiles, Vicki

Pam said...

Rosemary...this card is awesome. I have trouble making masculine cards...looks like you don't!!!! Love the surf boards too!
Hugs from Indiana,

Michelle Pearson said...

just love your take on this sketch...the surfboards and swirly cuttlebug folder are perfect touches! Bravo! :)

Vicki said...

This card is so adorable! I love the surfer dude!!