Thursday, May 21, 2020

It's a Surprise!

Hey there. I'm still taking it easy, finishing up my meds, trying not to spend a lot more time at the computer than I'm needing to for my required stuff. I do need to post this card as I'm a Surprise Guest Designer over at Bugaboo Stamps Challenge Blog this month!

The challenge this week is Bingo and there is still time to play with us!
I have used the middle row across: Die / Bugaboo image / Players Choice (Stenciling).

My card design is based on last time's Bugaboo sketch - a new one came out on Sunday, Sketch #810.

I chose to use papers from Prima's A4-sized Madeline pad on the card front. I edge-distressed it before adhering to the SU card base. I also used a few strips of scrap paper and card stocks. I used A Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Labels die to cut my focal image, a Bugaboo digital (that I had printed on card stock with my laser printer) named Scarlette Cafe.  I printed Scarlette again on Avery Removable Sticker Paper which is what I've been using as masking paper. Today's card is the first time I used it to mask a digital image and it worked great! I fussy cut and applied the mask. Then I took A Colorful Life's Boho Fabric stencil and with a variety of my inks and my blending brushes I stenciled a disco background of sorts for her.

I colored in the stencil negative and Scarlette with ProMarkers and lightly traced around her hair and my stenciling with my fine tip Carbon Desk pen. I stamped some dots in the hot pink circles of the focal background with gold and silver pigment ink and then heat-embossed them so they would sparkle like disco balls. A final ink distressing around the edges and some Wink of Stella gold in her drink and clear Wink randomly on the background completed the focal image. I stamped some MFT sentiments on the sideways label that's part of the base paper, and also stamped and heat-embossed a Wild Rose Studio round birthday greeting on some pink card stock, punched it out and layered it on two of Avery Elle's Signature die cuts.

For the inside of the card I used stamps by Impression Obsession, Hot Off The Press, and My Favorite Things.

On the back, I used a paper from Prima's A4 Melody pad, plus more of the patterned paper stash scraps. I edge-distressed before adhering to my card base. I stamped an Impression Obsession siggie on a punched circle scrap layered on top.

Some close-ups of this cute cute image.

I hope you will play along if you get time! I will be contributing for the next two Saturday challenges. I love Bugaboo stamps, so it's a pleasure for me to be their Surprise! LOL Stay well and safe and see you again soon! XOX

1.   A Place to Start May Challenge: Make Your Own Background
2.   The Creative Crafters #28: AG
3.   TTCRD Week of May 19th Challenge: AG
4.   Outlawz Festive Fridays 5/15-5/28: Birthday theme
5.   The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #242: Feminine -- 11 challenges max
6.   Colour Crazy Challenge Week 18: AG with Colouring -- I coloured with ProMarkers
7.   Scrapping 4 Fun #166: Ladies
8.   I Love ProMarkers #410: AG -- I used ProMarkers on my focal image.
9.   Passion for ProMarkers Week 543: Special 11th Anniversary Spots And/or Stripes
10. Try It on Tuesdays: Lovely Ladies
11. Mix It Up Challenge #37: AG + Opt. Masking -- I played the option and masked my image for stenciling.


Elaine Stark said...

A lovely colourful and cheerful card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promakers. Elaine

Nat said...

Fabulous card, love your layout! Thanks for sharing at PFP

Leslie said...

What a cool sketch and sassy image! Congrats on your GD gig! You're so talented... wouldn't surprise me if they want you full-time, lol! Glad you're feeling better and finishing your meds! So many times we're tempted to just stop taking them when we feel better and that's not cool! Take care, my friend! ;)

My name is Erika. said...

She's a riot Aimeslee. Love all those bold colors too. Thanks for sharing her with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Aimeslee, love the image and you created a great background.
I'm off for a catch up - I never seem to get notifications since you changed your blog over to this one so I've signed up again.
Hugs, Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I can't find words to say how much I LOVE this card. I have spent a long time looking at it and reading how you made it...WOW again! My new favourite of yours definitely! I'm here for a bit of catch up too but mainly I must thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

AlisonC said...

These are fun images and the colours you have chosen are bold and unusual and sure to stand out. Great cards. x

Lisa Bird said...

Fantastic card and design :) Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Alyson Mayo said...

I love that image - “she” is so full of life and interest. All the little details - you continue to amaze me with your creations!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the happy colours that you used and your lovely lady looks like she is having a fun time ­čśŐ. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and happy weekend! Take care! Hugs, Jo x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Congrats on being a guest designer!! Whoo hoo. This is an awesome piece to showcase. Wonderful job with the Bingo. Love this image and what you did with it. This is a Bethie card for sure.

Tw├│rcze pasje Danki said...

Cute card, I love this image and design.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Tw├│rcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Becca Sadler said...

Aimeslee: What a groovy card!! Love the stenciling background you gave to the image! The whole card has a great 1970s vibe for me! :) Thanks for participating in our custom background challenge at APTS blog! --Becca/resident designer

cass said...

Wonderful design. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation in our Feminine Challenge" at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

Aunty Sue said...

Great card thanks for sharing at PFP this week good luck

KathyA. said...

What a sweet card! Your background is amazing. Thanks for providing all the details and for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. DT Kathy []

Leslie said...

Back again with a DT hat on! ;) Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's May Anything Goes + Masking challenge! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, MIUCB DT
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