Monday, April 20, 2020

Clever Bowlers


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
Art Impressions Challenge #280 Kid at Heart
Simon Says: Knock On Wood
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
Arty Divas Challenge #20
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #118: Anything Goes

Have you had a chance to play along in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? Today is the 11th day I am participating in challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring.

For today's card I started out by stamping onto both the card base and some ROCK label paper. I then fussy cut the bowler babes from the ROCK label to create a removal paper mask. The coloring was done with a mix of alcohol markers and colored pencils. (You can see the way I blend my colored pencils in THIS video.) When that was done I put the label paper over the babes. I covered the bottom of the card with Post-It tape to create a division between the top of the card and the bottom.  And then I brought out a stencil and Amazon makeup brush to create the background. The bottom was created when I moved the Post-It tape up to where the stenciling had been done. Then I took the Almond ink pad and swiped it along the bottom of the card. After that I then brought out my T-square and a sharpie to draw lines over the swiped area of the card. This creates the illusion of the bottom being a wood floor. And then I brought out my Brown Grey marker to create a shadow under the bowler babes. To finish the card off I took some wood paper to stamp the sentiment on and placed it onto the card.

Stamps: TCP Welcome to the Funny Farm, AI Spare Me
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, BARC Wood White Birch
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Pacifica, Almond
Accessories: Amazon makeup brush, Fantastix, Copic E31 Brick Beige, Shin Han WG4 Warm Grey, Prismacolor Premier Dahlia Purple, Raspberry, Poppy Red, Metallic Gold, Silver, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Mulberry, 10% French Grey, 30% French Grey, 70% Cool Grey, 90% Cool Grey , Spectrum Noir Triblend Earth Brown, Brown Grey, Coral, True Blue, Jade Green, Dark Red, Fair Skin

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Fabulous fun card. Just what we need at this time. No social distancing here LOL. Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations for the Stencil Challenge.

  2. Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
    DT Maria