Saturday, 13 August 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 93 - Round & Round

Happy Saturday to you all

And now for something a little bit different ...

It's the wonderful weekend and there is a brand new challenge over at the Totally Gorjuss challenge blog where this week the theme is "Round and Round" which is being sponsored by the fabby Crafter's Companion.  

Make sure you go and check out what all the wonderful ladies have created - they are awesome - and get your entry in to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend at their store.

Here is the card I made:

I think there is plenty of roundness going on there :o)  The background has been created using different sized circle punches and the monster has been stamped onto die cut circle.

Now for a confession (yep - another one!) - I had a little clean-up in my craft room this week and came across some stamps that I had totally forgotten about that have probably been in my cabinet for at least a couple of years and once again, not a spot of ink has been on them (hanging my head in shame - yet again - lol) and this is one of them.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  I have no idea as its been tucked away for so long (sorry) but if anyone can tell me that would be great.
Cardstock & Circles:  All Core'dinations from Crafter's Companion (love this card a lot)

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Body:  B05 B04 B02 R24 R22 R21 E44 E43 E42
Shading & Outline:  W3 W2 W1 W0

Everything has been edged in "Weathered Wood" distress ink.

Yuk - can you see what looks like a scratch mark at the top of the image - well this was a tiny piece of a hair that was on my Big Shot when I cut this little monster out - just shows how good those machines are at picking up the tiniest of details.  I must admit though it looks worse on the photos then it does in real life.

Now for a little close-up of the scales:

To achieve this effect all I have done is wait for the image to dry a little and then using the Blender Pen, just pressed lightly so it disperses the ink - I was quite chuffed with the outcome even if I do say so myself - heh heh.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments where this week the theme is "Punches and Die Cuts".
Craft Us Crazy where this week the theme is "Anything Goes".
Stampin' For the Weekend where the theme this week is "Spots and Dots".
Craft Your Days Away where the theme is "Birthdays".
Moving Along With the Times where the theme is "Fantasy".

I hope you all have a totally fantastic weekend and thank you for popping by and having a look.

Take care and be safe.


coops said...

fantastic card your monster, he is fab and your bold colours are stunning :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh brilliant card, love the monster.

Aideen said...

Love how you used the blender pen to do his skin :) thanks for following my blog-I'm following yours too, Aideen :) x

Delo said...

Love the monster stamp and great coloring job the texture is great. I haven't tried to do the shadow but I will, yours looks great.

Faye said...

Oh isn't this little guy adorable? Fab colouring and I love that funky paper. xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card Hazel, you've coloured your monster beautifully! I think its a Whipper Snapper stamp (... I confess I have this one in my stash too and it hasn't seen ink for ages either LOL!)

Ali said...

Hi Hazel, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - I am now following you - ooh very jealous of your colouring - its fab - off for a good 'ol nosy of your blog xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i am loving this little monster and the scales effect .. the circles design background is perfect .. why not enter our fantasy challenge at Moving along with the times too.
Thanks for your kind comment on my bog - and i am now following you too ..
Lisa x

Diane J said...

Such a gorgeous cute monster, your card is lovely... thanks also for the lovely comments you left about my card -much appreciated, Diane xx

laney said...

Hi Hazel
Thanks for the visit, I think your work is amazing and I am your newest follower
love this monster by the way a great card!!!!

Doreen said...

This is a fantastic card Hazel,thanks for becoming a

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love how you have done his scales! It looks awesome. Super cute card and the sentiment is just perfect with this adorable monster! I am now a follower of yours too! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I don't see a follower button on your blog so I have added you to my blog list of places I visit!

Linda Palmer said...

I've signed up to follow you too! I love your beautifully colored monster. Whatever company he is he is awesome in bright blue. I love this card with the zillions of circles.

Debs said...

Fantastic card - the image is fabulous and the 'spotty' background is awesome.
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL this is fab, just love the image he is great!Just perfect DP!

I use a fine nib on my Promarkers to get the same effect, for small areas!

Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Peggysue said...

Oh my gosh, where have you been Hazel?! LOL I popped over because you visited my blog & started following me. I love this card! Such a super idea to decorate the card stock with the circles - simple yet striking! I'm going to start following you too.
Now off to peek at more of your art!

Hazel said...

I love this little monster and your card is great. Hazel x

Rebekah said...

Just gorgeous thanks for playing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

Craftyanny said...

oh he's adorable Hazel, love how you achieved the scales, a great look.
Anne x

mazza said...

Love this lil guy he is great. Brill idea with the blender pen too
Marie xxs

Happy Crafter said...

Awe this is great lov the lil monster and what you did with the circles :)
Hugzz Val xx