Saturday, 20 September 2014

Gardening with Dutch Doobadoo

The theme this fortnight over at We Do Doobadoo is "masculine" and for once, I knew what I wanted to use to create my card. However, I was also attempting to keep my card CAS but alas, again I was unsuccessful. I just can't stop stick things on ..... !

I have used the gardener Bob image from Work and Play 2 from Polka Doodles and coloured him with my Promarkers. Although you can get him on the W&P 2 CD, I have chosen to use the clear stamp of him instead.

I bought several different coloured hessian rolls whilst on holiday in Ireland as they were a bargain... 3 for 1 euro ... and have used a piece as my background. I have also used 2 pieces of the honeycomb softboard to add to the background and then add some gardening bits (digi images from Sundae of Seasons CD).

Finally as I couldn't stop sticking bits on, I added some Doobadoo softboard stars and laser art butterflies. There are some other embellies too but these were from my stash.

Okay, it's busy, busy today .... tutoring this morning, local towns Michaelmas fair, hair is getting a prune and then it's time to turn in to a domestic goddess (I have to motivate myself somehow to do housework).

Have a great weekend everyone,

x x x

Products I have used .....

Gardener Bob Clear Stamp   ** Work & Play Collection 2  Cardboard/Kraft Art A5 - Stars  Card/Softboard laser Art A5 - Honeycomb 

Sundae of Seasons CD-Rom

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:
Cards 4 Guys - no patterned paper
4 Crafty Girls - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - for the men in our life


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Lou.
Gr Karin

~ginny said...

I absolutely love what you have done with this image Lou! I think the burlap and the honeycomb softboard and the button in the wheelbarrow are wonderful additions to your design. I haven't a clue what hessian rolls are... is that what I called burlap? You're a top notch colorist... love the blending and shadows! And I think you are right... CAS is too hard to do when one is into texture & depth like we are! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #89 - Anything Goes
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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Cazro said...

This is so cute, I'm loving the character and the colouring. Great addition with the hessian(Burlap). Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, we hope to see you again. Caz

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lou, I like the images,and the embellishments
Kevin xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Amazing card, everything works so well together on it! Lovely creation. Thank you for an inspiration!
Anna xxx

Helen said...

Love it - a great image and I love the textures you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x