Friday, March 15, 2013

Swingin' into Spring with Sunshine Mail

Today begins a new Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge (March 15 - April 1). The only real rule is that you send in at least one card (Donation guidelines here).

Our theme is Swing into Spring, and we're sponsored by A Day for Daisies digi stamps. It's such a fabulous, unique digi stamp company, and the Sunshine Mail DT was lucky enough to be able to choose their own images for this challenge. I used Boys Love Trees:

The background is embossed with my Darice embossing folder (if you follow my blog, you know I can't get enough of this embossing folder). I printed the sentiment (TLC Creations) and then embossing it by lining it up in the folder. Then I just fussy-cut it out and popped it up with foam. The sheer rainbow ribbon is from my stash.

The image is colored with Copics. I made the image background in several steps: First I colored the blue portion & texturized it with Blender solution & cloth. The I painted the tree with Crackle Paint (Ranger), and added Flower Soft to the leaf sections. The boys are cut out and glued on to top for a little dimension.

Celebrate the Occasion #103: Spring Is In The Air
Crafting for all Seasons #47: Spring
Crafty Ribbons #40: One for the Boys
Crafty Sentiments: Hello Spring
Delightful Challenges: Here's one for the Boys
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #56: Boys Only

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us for the Sunshine Mail Foundation Challenge,


  1. It is so pretty! those boys are adorable and you cut them out!

  2. Cute as a button. Love how you cut the boys out and added the to the tree.
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments
    Anne x

  3. LOL, this digi stamp made my day! Soooo adorable! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  4. Hi CG;

    Good photograph of a really funny boys' card! I like the real-like tree and the boys playing. Thanks for playing along with Crafty Ribbons in this challenge for the boys!

    Charlotta / DT La Vikinga

  5. Oh this is adorable . I love your little scene
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbon.good luck
    Hugs Kelly

  6. fabulous image - love the embossing folder too - great work! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this time and good luck x

  7. I love this! - those little boys are so cute and the scene is just fab! thank you for playing at Delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

  8. So pretty! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  9. I just love that image and how you have created such wonderful texture and dimension, beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)

  10. Fun, fun, fun! From the images, to the clouds and the trees - which look fabulous. Thanks for joining in the fun at Little Miss Muffet Stamps with our Boys Only challenge!

  11. What a super card. Love your sentiment it goes perfectly with your adorable images. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges!

  12. Such a fun card! Love the cute images and the terrific scene! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Boys Only challenge!


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