Wednesday 6 March 2013

Fab'n'Funky Challenges #161 - Cute and Cuddly

Hi All,

We're back with another great challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  But first, if you were one of the lovely people who entered our Pastel Colours challenge last week head over to the Fab'n'Funky Challenges blog to see our random winner and Top 3.

I'm sure you're all wondering what we have in store for you this week.  Well, the glamourous Judith has picked a fab theme for you all...

Cute and Cuddly

We will be looking for cute makes featuring cuddlies!  It's really up to you how you interpret this one.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps.  The winner will receive 7 digi stamps of their choice.  Click here if you fancy checking out the great designs in advance.

The DT were lucky to be able to use Bugaboo stamps for this challenge and as soon as I saw this image I knew it would be perfect.  This is Sock Monkey Boy...

I used the current layout from Sketch Saturday for this card and here is the example

I coloured my little cutie with ProMarkers in Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Starfish, Cornflower, Cobalt Blue and Capri Blue.  Using the blender pen, I dotted around the image to add texture. 

My brown and orange cardstock are Coredinations and I scrunched up the orange and then sanded back to reveal the core.  I created the background with an embossing folder from Spellbinders - Twigs and Tweets.  I hoped you can see the dimension.  The dotty paper is from Create and Craft and I bought it ages ago in two sizes!  My buttons started as plain white but I used the Walnut ProMarker to make them match my image.  They dried really quickly too after I had blotted with some of the Hunkydory foam pad backings!  Crafters really do use everything in sight for creating!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #248
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #206 - One for the Boys
Eclectic Ellapu - Something for a child
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #196 - Use embossing
A Gem of a Challenge #69 - Button It
Send A Smile 4 Kids - For the Boys

I really hope you can make it cute and cuddly this week.  Be sure to click onto my fellow Fab'n'Funky's blogs for inspiration.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Ciska said...

What a cute little monkey, Rachel, love your orange scrunch-up/sand down technique.

Wendy said...

Fab card Rachel, love the cute sock monkey.
Wendy x

Sue said...

Awww I love that cute image and your colouring is fabulous. The papers and textures are gorgeous.
Sue xx

coops said...

aw so gorgeous rachel.i love the adorable monkey :D

xx coops xx

Marijke said...

Nice image and a nice sketch. Thanks for sharing with the DDCC challenge. Hope to see you again? Love Marijke.

Unknown said...

Very sweet card. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Dare.

Shirley said...

He is too cute Rachel. Love the design on your card. I will have to give this sketch a go later this week!

Home sweet home said...

Lovely card and your image is so cute:):)


Debs said...

What a cutie Rachel.
Sweet image and fab DP's and cute buttons too.
Thanks for playing along with us at AGOAC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Judith said...

Aw he's such a cutie Rachel - great cute and cuddly choice and great job with the sketch too hugs Judith x

Alex H. said...

A really sweet image and nice card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
;-) Alex H.