Sunday, November 2, 2014

OSAAT - Oh Boy

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.

We have some changes going on with the way we run the challenge, we are now going fortnightly with a prize for the random winner and badge for the Top 3 chosen by the DT.

Challenge #223

Theme 'Anything Goes with Distressing

The sponsor is StitchyBear Digital Outlet with a 5 image November prize pack. Remember if you use one of the store items you can enter as many times as you want <g>.

For this creation I worked with the image 'Oh Boy' by My Heart Pieces available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  I desperately need some mens cards so this image was just perfect and with the distressing I would thought it would work really well for the male of our species.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then added a layer of Crackle Accents.  Not used this before and had it hiding in my craft room for quite a while.  I wish it dried instantly though as I get so impatient waiting lol.  Anyway, while it was drying it did give me a chance to get the rest of the card ready so no complaints really.  I am hoping when dry the crackle accents give a distressed look to the image.

 Promarkers used
 I printed my own backing paper using txt language for the birthday rhyme ' Happy Birthday to You'. This I ended up printing three times as I also used it for the inside of the card.
 Now the fun of distressing.  Using the Tim Holtz distressed I attacked the edges then airbrushed with a Black Promarker.
 Next bit, On gray card I used a music embossing folder  by Embossalicious.  Next I rubbed some black ink over the top and then sanded. This is for one of the corners and in a triangular shape so I tore along one edge to roughen it up.
The other day I was looking for an idea on interactive cards.  Got to keep the men entertained lol.  I came across this brilliant idea for a business card where the body parts are attached to the card and folded behind.  Yep I love this, I will have an interactive dancing man on this card.  You will have seen I made a phone shape around the digi which I coloured in black, this will be the dancing mans body (that is the bit that is still drying).  Here I have printed, cut and coloured black the sections that are needed for the head, arms and legs which will all be attached with eyelets.
 Completed front interactive dancing man :)
 This is what the back looks like
And here he is dancing away at his birthday party!!!!  I used velcro to attach this guy to the front of the card so he can easily be taken off and played with and then folded up and put back when he is tired.
Inside of card 
 Front of card

Ingredients :_

  • Digi - 'Oh Boy' by My Heart Pieces available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet
  • Promarkers
  • Embossalicious music embossing folder
  • Tim Holts Distressing tool and Crackle Accents
  • Memento Ink
  • Eyelets, velcro etc. from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:-
Thanks for looking and hope you have a happy crafting day:)


  1. Oh my goodness! This is such a fun project. Love the "guy"!

  2. What a super fun project!! Great Job... I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create: More then one Fold Challenge! Please come back and play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT

  3. Fabulous creation, gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Masculine Challenge;-))m

  4. Well, how clever is that? Fantastic card Jane. This si going to give somebody a big smile when they open it. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Awesome card! Love that the image turns into a person. Thank you for joining our "More than 1-Fold" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  6. Really cool project! Thanks for sharing it in my "Music and Dance" challenge at! -- Karen

  7. Great card - very creative.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

    Helen x

  8. Wow, the more I read, the more cdrative thsi card developed. Wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing withus at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  9. Wow, this is so creative! What a cute image as well. Be sure to check out the Creative Team Call at Fitztown. Hope you’ll take the time to apply or share the information with a crafty friend. Fitztown is taking applications through December 15, 2014 Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  10. a lovely card and the crackle, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and hope to see you again

  11. What a super idea, love how he can dance. I thought the eyelets were just for decoration

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  12. your card has so many lovely embellishments and accents -- it turned out wonderfully! thank you for playing along with our music and dance challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo from michele on the DT

  13. Great male card! Love all the work you have put into it. Looks amazing!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at Crafty Catz!
    Hugs Annette GDT

  14. What a clever creation! Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week!

  15. Such a fun card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Masculine' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  16. What a fun project. Great image and coloring. Maggie - DT

  17. Very cute Jane. Love the detail you show in your post.

    Lynn, Fitztown CT


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