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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Sweet Life...

These whimsical figures from the imagination of Megan K Suarez at Silly Dilly Beans Stamps are a lot of fun!  She has some "Frida" images that are to die for in my opinion!!  
This card was created for:

Craft Your Passion Challenge #153 
"Favorite TWO Colors"

( We are looking for TWO colors only!)

The CYP Design Team  has created multiple examples (which you can see HERE!) to help kick-start your mojo.
Enter your creations by 
Sunday March 17, 2013 
for the chance to win a prize from our sponsor 
 I started with dominantly red papers from The Paper Studio and opted to use black as my second color.  I cut a layer from each of the three "reds", layered each on black and used the left over paper for the inside.  This figure is one of three wild creatures on a Collage sheet called "Sweet Life Digi Collage".  It also includes the sentiment, sucker & black and white checkered border used on the all red and a variety of candies that can be cut out and collaged together!  I added color to the candy with Copics and after cutting each element out, I sculpted the little boy(?) and the large sucker. Diamond Glaze was used on the sucker and his eyes to add shine & some dimension.  The sentiment was punched out with an SU punch & layered on black also.

This card should be eligible for the following
 The Paper Shelter #102 - Punches and Dies (Sentiment SU punch)
Totally Paper Crafts #157 - Punch It (Sentiment SU punch)
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Pile It On #10 - Yummy
One Stitch at a Time #154 - Anything Goes

IMAGES:  The focal image, candy and sentiment are from the "Sweet Life Digi Collage" sheet by Megan K. Suarez of Dilly Bean Stamps
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from "Back to Basics"  at the The Paper Studio; black base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Used a SU punch for the sentiment and Diamond Glaze to add shine on the eyes and sucker.
INKS:  The images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & color was added with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly
and always, always, make what amuses you!


  1. Fantastic card Ginny, love the striking colours, thanks for joiningus at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

  2. Love black and red! Cute card!

  3. Hi Ginny,
    Your card is fabulous. I loike the colors you used. And the image is also great.
    xxx Michelle

  4. I love the layout on your card, not sure about the image (it's a bit creepy for me!) but a super card nevertheless! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  5. Thank you for sharing this oh-so-fun card with us at the Paper Shelter, Ginny! Great colors, patterns and details (polka dots are one of my faves!!!). Have a wonderful, crafty week :)
    Love and blessings, Lori

  6. a fabby card. thanks for joining our challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
    hugs, annie x

  7. This is a wonderful interpretation of the 2 colour challenge. I love the papers you have chosen and the wonky angles of the layout. The black matting makes everything pop and lends great cohesiveness to the card. Sculpting this fun image is a clever detail that adds so much. Fun and funky card, ginny.

  8. definitely a 'different' image but i do love what you've created with it. thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  9. Hi Ginny, just wanted to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my CYP challenge entry - it really means a lot so thank you very much!
    Love this somewhat quirky image and so wonderfully different from all the usual cute characters! hugs Karen


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