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Monday, April 1, 2013

Dancing Grampa


It's time for another challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges, and this week's theme is Challenge #56 - Laughter Is the Best MedicineOne winner will receive 5 Digi Darla images, and any entries using a DD image get entered into a SECOND drawing for 3 images, so you could conceivably win 8, yes, eight Digi Darla images!

If you use a Digi Darla image, make sure after you link up to add DD with your name so we won't miss you! 

My masculine birthday card today uses the Digi Darla stamp Dancing Gramps, which you can find here, and Dance And Pray, which you can find here.

I've paper pieced his mismatched (on purpose) clothes in two sections each so as to give the impression of depth and dimension.

You can get a better look at the layers here.  I've colored the rest of him with Copics and airbrushed the background with Copics as well.

And no, he is not drinking iced tea.  Not dancing like THAT!  The glass is shiny with Glossy Accents.

Some grommets add a bit of pizzazz to the sentiment.

Thank you for joining me today, and please do head on over to Digi Darla's challenge to see what the lovely design team has cooked up for you.  We'd love to have you join us!

Happy crafting!


Stamps: Dancing Gramps, Dance and Pray (both DD)
Ink: printer
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Basic Black (SU), A Mother's Love (MME)
Extras: Dies: Rectangle Stax 1 & 2 (Dienamics), Copics and airbrush, grommets, Glossy Accents,

Challenges entered:

Simon Says...Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes ("A very strict challenge")
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner #56 - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #88 - Humor 
Divas By Design - Use Metal
Charisma Cardz Challenge #12 - Happy Birthday


Kristi said...

He's so cute! He made me LOL!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

I really love the way you have paper pieced this image!!!! Totally fabulous look. Just love the missmatched clothes!!!!!

Michaela said...

LOL, love this card,Shea. What a great image love the way you paper pieced him and the sentiment made me LOL too.
Michaela xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Just came from Red Carpet Studio and your name was selected as the big prize winner. Ck it out. Congrats!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Shea. I love the fun image and fabulous paper piecing. Great sentiment too
Hugs Sue

Helene Siermans said...

This is wonderful! I love the miss match! great tutorial as well, TFS!

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Shea said...

Thanks Melissa - I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw it! Thank you so much!

Laine said...

Such a fun creation Shea. Love the paper piecing of this fabulous image.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shea, the image is cutie and your paper piecing looks fab.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Lin said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our humour challenge. Thanks also for bearing with us with the link moderating thing. Sadly it became necessary because of the large number of people who appeared to not have bothered to read our challenge requirements.

If you could see my old boss you would swear that this is the living image of him, and will be sending me off to bed with a smile, thank you

Good luck!

Lin xx

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE his mis-matched clothes. Perfect!
3 more sleeps and I get to hug your neck! Can't wait!

Donna Ellis said...

Great card, Shea! the paper piecing is perfect - the pants remind me of some an old boyfriend wore back in the late 60s early 70s. LOL Perfect for the guys in our lives! hugs, de

Candy C said...

Hi Shea...your dancing grandpa card is so cute. Love his typical older guy outfit! That is so funny. I love your design of your card. The two bands of striped color really are a nice touch against the grey background. Your sentiment is really funny and so perfect for this card! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Papercraft By Carole said...

Love the image and sentiment - and great paper piecing - the choices of paper are perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

Suze Bain said...

What a great card, I love the paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

Sharon said...

Ha ha fabulous card!! Love the sentiment - I keep that in mind every time I dance!! Great use of the paper piecing. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

OMG! Another card with no glitter, or ribbons, or flowers???? What did you do with Shea??? In all honesty, I love the CAS look. Well CAS for you anyways! Awesome job with the paper piecing. Love the mismatched look!


Michele said...

Sooooo fabulously awesome!!!! The paper piecing is so perfect!! Love seeing this creating side of you!! :) This is such a great CAS card!!

Leah the Orange said...

ha! this is totally adorbs! love the image and the sentiment, but your paper piecing just makes him all the sillier and more endearing! :) thanks for sharing with the Charisma Galz this week!

Desire Fourie said...

This is precious. Love the paper piecing and I had a good old giggle.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Viv's Visuals said...

This soooo made me smile Shea! Great job - and thanks for joining us again at CCM!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card Shea, love the paper piecing and the layout
Hugs Julie x

Rebecca said...

Hi, love this as it made me smile. Thanks for playing along with crafty cardmakers, Rebecca x

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shea,love the image and your paper piecing and papers are lovely...
Mandy x

Anonymous said...

This is so cute and I couldn't stop smiling Shea! Love the paper piecing.
Amelia x