OMGEE I had so much fun with these digi images from Vera Lane Studios! I just love Vera Lane’s quirky personality-filled images! The little girl and the pup on the right are from the Curly Girl digi stamp set, and the poodle (yes, I could not leave out a representation of my sweet Biscuit), I doodled myself, trying to mimic Vera’s style.
The background of the ATC (Artist Trading Card measuring 2.5″ x 3.5″), the digital images and the doodled poodle were all printed out on Strathmore Bristol Paper. Then the background was watercolored into a groovy swirly rainbow with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a Pentel waterbrush. I used Light Pink, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, and Cobalt Blue. The edges are inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot.
The Poodle was water colored with Pale Pink, Light Pink, Pink (for the flower around the eye), and Light Blue for the eye balls. For extra whimsy I added dot details with a White Uniball Signo Gel Pen. The goofy pup on the right I colored up to represent my Bandito (but with green rather than brown markings) with Yellow, Light Green, Geranium Red and Light Blue. The girl jumping/dancing up into the air (representing me) is colored with: Skin: Flesh, Pale Pink; Hair and Eyes: Cobalt Blue and Light Blue; Dress Bubble Polka Dots: Pink; and Flower around Eye: Orange and Pink. Again to add some lightness to her hair and flower eye, I added more dots with the White Uniball Signo Gel Pen.
I glued the girl directly onto the background and drew some jumping up lines beneath her with a black Uniball Pen and the White Uniball Signo Gel Pen to give a sense of action. Both pups are only glued down at their bases and their heads are intentionally not glued down to give them a sense of dimension and movement too.
The ATC’s title is a derivation of one of the sentiments in the digi stamp set that reads, “the world can be amazing when you’re slightly strange.” The title is “Slightly Strange and All Kinds of Wonderful” and is a cartoon-ized portrait of me and my fur babies. 🙂
This ATC is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Going Dotty Challenge
Crafty Purple Frog Fabulously Floral Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Use a Stencil
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Life is Colorful Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Create a Container
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
MarkerPOP Color Challenge #120: Rainbow Fun – WINNER
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious, good luck!!! Amy DT
Thanks so much Amy!
This bright cheerful card really made me smile. I love the quirky images.
Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl, DT member xx
Thanks so much Sheryl! I love quirky images like these! 🙂
This is cute and wonderfully colorful!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a sweet comment, Victoria! xoxo
Wow! that is such a fun bright ATC i LOVE it 😀
Thank you for joining us again at Crafty Purple Frog and good luck.
Awww thanks so much Amy! I had fun making this ATC with this silly digi set.
Ok these colors are incredible! So bright and blended perfectly! Thanks for joining us at MarkerPOP!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I loved using these super bright colors for this little ATC. 🙂
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge:)
Awww thanks so much Marzena! I really appreciate your kind words!
Congratulations on winning the Marker Pop challenge for your gorgeous card!!
OMGEE thank you so very much!
This is fabulous, such a fun image and lovely bright colours.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.
Pauline – Crafting with Cotnob
Thank you so very much Pauline!
A great ATC!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional stencils” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…
Such a cute card! I love the happy colors, I’m sure whoever receives this will love it! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT
Thanks bunches Ginny! It was a fun and happy ATC to craft!