Saturday, July 4, 2020

Guest Designing for Mo's Digital Pencil "Happy Birthday!" July Challenge

Greetings and a Happy 244th Birthday to the USA! I hope to be back later today or tomorrow to share a little something patriotic, but for right now I am sharing a card I have made as Guest Designer for Mo's Digital Pencil July Challenge, which has a "Happy Birthday" theme. I was blessed to win the May Challenge with this art journal page and received a digital image of my choice and this Guesting spot.

I love this old wizard's expression. And his toenails! Hahaha Mo really outdid herself when she created him! I love him, so I had to try him out. :-) Let's see, I colored him using ProMarkers, wax colored pencils and silver and gold Winks of Stella. I used a Verve Starry Die to cut all the stars out of white Springhill card stock and colored the silver ones with the Wink of Stella. I also added touches here and there with my Sakura metallic glitter gel pen. Other than that, though, I let the fab image and card design take center stage.
This is the image I used. It's called Wiz and is available HERE.

I used the current sketch at Tuesday Morning, resizing it to 6x6 in PSE. I adhered almost religiously to it because it's a darned good sketch!

I used a sheet of night sky/space paper from Fancy Pants Over the Moon 6x6 collection on the front, over a black Bazzill card stock mat. My card base is white Springhill card stock, which is the same paper I printed out the digi image and sentiment (both also matted with the black Bazzill)..

This was a card I made just to make with no specific recipient yet in mind other than it's for a man (I have 6 grown nephews, a son-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law, 1 brother and a husband, so I know it will get given to one of them). So I have not done anything to the inside yet. But I did decorate the back by stamping my own 6x6 paper using my new Hero Arts Star Light Star Bright background stamp, Versafine Clair Medieval Blue ink and my Tim stamping platform. Pretty nice ink coverage, eh? I was so impressed that I stamped up 3 more for future use!

That's all for now. I hope you liked my card. It was an honour to be Guest Designer at Mo's and thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend and stay well and safe! XOX

1.   Tuesday Morning Sketches #561 -- sketch is shown above
3.   NBUS Challenge #16 -- my NBUSes are my new Hero Arts background stamp (back of card) and the Mo's digital image on the front.  
4.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 26: AG with Colouring -- I used ProMarkers, wax colored pencils and Winks of Stella for colouring my image.
6.   The Male Room #139: Use Die Cuts -- All of the white and silver stars are die cuts.  


Leslie said...

Congrats on your guest gig! Wonderful image and design! I love it!

Meggymay said...

A fabulous magical card. Its a wonderful image and design.
YVonne xx

ahlers5 said...

Wow, Aimeslee, I absolutely love this card! Your coloring is wonderful and I love all the stars. I have this image and have never used it. You have given me some great inspiration.

butterfly said...

What a great image, and beautifully coloured. Love the shimmering starry sky - a magical card!

And on the smooshing front - yes, I usually do a first sweep of most of the tag through most of the ink and then dry that. Then yes, a more delicate dabbing motion directing specific parts of the tag towards specific areas of inky colour according to where I want them. And the occasional spritz or sprinkle of water in between, dabbed away and dried for droplet effects. Hope that helps!!
Alison x

Andrea W said...

The wizard image is fun and perfect for a masculine card. I'm thrilled you liked my sketch and I love how you used it. So glad you shared your talents with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Wow! This is such a great card! Wonderful coloring a card design. Thanks for joining us at Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Elaine Stark said...

A super card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

Goga said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room. Goga

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting and what a fabulous and magical card. The wizard is wonderful and I like how you coloured him, even his toenails x.

Margreet said...

Great coloring of that magical wizard. Love the text.
Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
xxx Margreet DT

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the image and all the stars
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

Renate said...

Beautiful 'magic' card, Aimeslee
Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun challenges
Renate DT

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That is a really fun theme for a birthday card! Well done!

Debi said...

This is a fabulous card from front to back!!! I usually only stamp the back when I lay my card down somewhere I shouldn't and get it dirty. Mo's images are great and you have done a wonderful job coloring it. Thanks for sharing this at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Katy said...

Very cool card! I love the way you colored the wizard and how you decorated the back of the card too! :)

Melissa Craig said...

This is an adorable birthday card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is such a fun image, and a super background. Perfect sentiment for the image. Good decision to let the image and card design take centre stage - it's perfect as it is! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Promarkers!

Debbie said...

Fun card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Anita in France said...

Beautifully coloured and wonderfully detailed, Aimeslee (including the back with those fabulous stars!) ... this Gandalf-like figure sure is magical! Congratulations on your GD spot! Anita :)

Nat said...

Fab, fun card, perfect to 'make us smile' Thanks for sharing at PFP

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

wauw een super mooie kaart
bedankt voor het meedoen aan onze challenge
groetjes jolanda bongers
DT creative sketchy girls

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the win and the Guest Design gig, Aimeslee! Well-deserved! Your card really is magical! Perfect for one of your many guys! I love the take on the sketch and your coloring. And that blue starry background you created is out of this world!! Keep well and thank you for sharing with everyone via NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

The Crafty Den said...

What a fun card Aimeslee. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lady Joyful said...

Really fun design and great image! Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Helen said...

Love it - a great fun card.

Thanks for sharing it with us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x

Alyson Mayo said...

Wizards aren't my thing but this is terrific. Pairing the image with the stars along the sides is great!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Geweldige kaart. Echt prachtig Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
Wonderful card. Really great. Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


DT Creative Sketchy Girls

Andreja L. said...

Great male card :-)) I like all die cuts you use.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Male Room this week.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your wizards good wishes are THE best!! Hugs, Chrisx

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your GDT spot and love your fabulous card -great image and brilliant stamped B.paper
Carol x

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Creative Sketchy Girls Challenge.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

Nancy Soetaert said...

Thanks for joining our male card challenge with your lovely wizardcard!
Nancy DT Creative Sketchy Girls