Friday, March 30, 2012

World's Best Dad & Giveaway Friday!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Friday with Steph. Don't worry - Father's Day is on 17th of June this year and I am mighty early for a Father's Day card. It's only because I have my handmade card business that I have to prepare inventory for in time for June sales. Well - who's a better dad than Benjamin Bunny! Here he is - munching away on some veggie looking all dapper in his signature blue coat.



He was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. I was concerned of using the "wrong" shade for such a recognizable character, you know, like coloring the American flag a wrong shade of red and blue; but I quickly remembered that there is nothing to fret - there is a list of resources on my Spectrum Noir instructional DVD that lists all the colors for the Crafter's Companion characters. Phew!

Here are the colors I used: GB10, EB2. EB1 for the bunny himself and TB3, TB2 and CT3 for his coat. (the instructional DVD lists TB4 instead of TB3 for his coat - I didn't have that shade so I just layered on TB3 a little more)

Have fun with your Spectrum Noir markers - they are a breeze to use.

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GIVEAWAY FRIDAY 
 
This week we are giving away the lovely new Art Kure Britain in Bloom EZMount™ Stamp - Bearded Iris.
 

Just leave a comment on today's post by Sunday night and you could win the lovely stamp. We will post the winner on Tuesday's blog post. Must be a U.S. resident to win.

Steph

21 comments:

Kathy said...

This card is wonderful Steph, your coloring is awesome! Love the fence,where did you get that?
Excellent job...

Hlora said...

Your card is lovely!!!

Larisa said...

Oh my so pretty and just adore the colours just perfect for this beautiful image!

riliska said...

Oh, the image is cute! Your colouring is gentle so much! Love the papers you used here - all is fine!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your card is fabulous, it has a three d effect like Benjamin is walking right off the card. Wonderful job!!

Kelly Massman said...

Darling card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the iris is really pretty!

Paula Huiras said...

Love that fence! And, the coloring too!
PH

Bhawana said...

awesome card. I loved the sentiment most.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Yes he is looking dapper as can be in his colorful coat. What a fun design sweetie

Caryn S said...

This is really cute! I always think of using Peter Rabbit for children's projects but this is a great card.

Irma B said...

Beautiful card! Love the image. Great for fathers Day.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

thanks ladies - fence is a die from Papertrey Ink

Taylor said...

Ooooh, Steph!!! I am so in love with these bunny stamps :) Excellent card!

Kathi said...

Your card is fabulous and so is your coloring.

The Iris is my favorite flower!

Christi in CT said...

I know my Dad would have loved getting this card!! It is so cute, but with a sense of humor.... And that Iris stamp is BEAUTIFUL!

Camille Russell said...

I moved from New Jersy to Florida and had to leave all my beloved irises behind. They wouldn't survive in our soil here------BUT THESE irises would reanimate the memories I had of my many-colored blooms, especially if I watercolored them! I can only hope to win them....

GrandmaAYW said...

Adorable card. Would love to try one of the new Art Kure Britain in Bloom EZMount™ Stamps. I love irises.

Kelly Sas said...

I love the Iris stamp because my Grandmother always had them and it Irises always make me think of her!

Rufus said...

Benjamin is looking very handsome! I'd love to win that stamp! Love Irises, when we moved we had to leave hundreds and hundreds of them, since they said they wanted them. The neighbors told me that later they dug them all up and disposed of them, could have cried! Working on replacing them, slowly, slowly! Thanks for the chance,
R/

Amy E said...

Your card is just adorable! What dad wouldn't love to get that for Father's Day!?!?

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Candy Slabaugh said...

Cute card for Dad and great coloring!