Sunday, June 16, 2013

'Ey there Mr Cool Guy!

It's time for a "Use a Digi" challenge at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT)! I love stamping, but digi stamps are so much fun too, and StitchyBear's Digi Outlet has hundreds from many wonderful artists.

Vicky chose our image this time, and I couldn't have had more fun with Cool Buds by BBKakes:
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I pieced the image together in 3 layers: The dog & base; The boy; and his hair, sunglasses, and jacket. Everything is colored with Copics, and the sunglasses are colored with black and clear glaze pens.

I find that I really enjoy coloring leather jackets. Maybe it's because I grew up in Spain, near Morocco, with a large Navy that I think about it, I've spent a lot of time around leather. I've visited Ubrique many times; as a child, I loved the feel of their embossed leather. The whole town had a rich, leathery smell that I remember fondly. And I've been to several Moroccan leather factories...the reality and smell of which I remember less fondly (although I adore Morocco). And I'm pretty sure most of my friends' Navy dads had leather jackets. Look at me, getting all sentimental...

In any case, I'm pretty pleased with how this jacket came out. I gave it texture with Distress Crackle Paint.

I ran his hair through my Xyron sticker machine and covered it with fine Flower Soft.  I used a glue pen to apply white flocking to the dog. You can read some of my tips about adding Flower Soft and flocking here.

You may remember the cityscape die cut from several of my recent posts (archived here).

Here's another photo, where you can really see the texture:

  1. Alphabet Challenge: I for Image
  2. Crafting for all Seasons: Masculine
  3. Delicious Doodles #40: All Creatures Great and Small
  4. Hanna & Friends #173: Banner + cute person/animal stamp
  5. Jellypark Challenges: Masculine
  6. Polka Doodles: Male Theme
  7. Simon Says Stamp: Transport
  8. Stampin' For The Weekend: Cute
  9. The Perfect Sentiment #83: Masculine + Sentiment
  10. Top Tip Tuesday #103: Masculine

Hope you'll join the Use a Digi challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week (and be sure to check out my teamies' fabulous projects). For entries using a StitchyBear Store product (be sure to add a # after your name when entering), you'll be eligible for our main prize. You're welcome to enter the challenge using different products, but instead you'll be entered into the draw to win a $3 coupon to StitchyBear's Digi Outlet. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thank you for visiting,


  1. I love your great ideas you used on this card. Looks wonderful. Hazel x

  2. Like the wonderful texture & paper piecing. The hair on the boy digi is cool. Like the way you paper pieced the jacket. Like the skyline background for scene.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. A great fun card. love how you have constructed it. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  4. Cool image and great job on the leather!!!


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  5. Terrific masculine card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  6. Brilliant CG, so many techniques :) Throughly enjoyed reading your 'leather' story, sentimental is good . A great card, so touchy feely I want to hold it and, as always, awesome colouring. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT xx

  7. Great card, love the layout looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Lovely card with a great image and super colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Pat xx

  9. This is so totally adorable! I love the glitter and the sentiment is just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  10. Fabulous card, I love all of the textures and that fun image! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  11. This is a fabulous card, great colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  12. What a wonderful creation with all of your added textures! I love it! Thanks for playing at Jellypark Friends for our Masculine challenge.

  13. This is fabulous, I love the image, great design and wonderful textures too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx


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