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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Whimsy Stamps Challenge "B.I.N.G.O"


I hope you had a safe Memorial Day weekend.  It's time for another challenge over at Whimsy Stamps and this time we are playing BINGO!  Here's the BINGO board that we will be using.  You can choose three items from the board either vertical, horizontal or diagonal.

I chose the top line...pearls, image and flowers and this week we are highlighting images from Crissy's Digis.  I chose to use her Daddy's Heartbeat which happens to me my all time favorite digital image ever.  I know that is saying a lot, but this image captivated my heart when I saw it.  Today I will show both cards that I created using this gorgeous image.

Here's my first card based on the Bingo...

This card will be given to my brother for Father's Day.  I know it has the pearls and flowers and that may not seem very masculine; however, it will be from my 3 year old niece (his daughter) to him.  I used a light grey cardstock to contrast the feminine touches and layered yellow Bazzill cardstock on top.  The designer paper is from the Take Note collection from Studio Calico.  I then added some pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid and cut leaves from MS punch.  I also used Spellbinder's Lace Oval and Oval for the image and the mat for the image.  I used Copics E11, E21, and E33 (for daddy), E11, E21, E00 (for little girl), and C5, C3, C1, Y21, Y23 for thier clothes.  I also used E13, E25, E27, and E29 for thier hair. 

I know a lot of people (including myself) are fearful of coloring black people.  I would recommend practice, practice and practice.  I took a class with Suzanne Dean and also played with various colors until I found a set that worked for me.  I still scrutinize my work and see where I could do something different.  So I'll never stop practicing. :-)

Here's the card I created a year (or so ago) using this image.  I made this card for the Ready, Set, Create! online magzine.

I took a different approach back then.  I hd just learned how to use the black and white coloring so I tried that on the daddy.  I wanted the little girl to stand out so Icolored her in pink and decided to make that my punch of color.  I used Spellbinders dies and tag.  The designer paper is from SU as is the cardstock.

Okay, so I showed you my creations using this awesome image so why not show us what you can make.  Make a selection from the Bingo board and join us for the this week's challenge.

Stampin Sisters in Christ:  Something you are afraid of
Shopping our Stash:  Anything floral related

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Both of these cards are amazingly gorgeous


  2. Wow, Candy I love both of these cards. Thanks for listing the colors I need to go back and take another class with Suzanne. I see now I am using darker colors so will try these now. Your cards are beautiful. joann sassy raggedy

  3. Flowers or not, this is a GREAT card for Father's Day! A perfect image and card. Love your coloring too. So pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  4. Okay - this card really touched me! I love it and I feel the love. Adorable and powerful image. Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at SSIC this week!

  5. such a sweet image - love how you colored it!
    Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Alica ;)


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Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention