I was very lucky to win this fabulous digital image by Gayle Cook for Ladybug Crafts Ink called Beer Belly Man and couldn't wait to make some time to play with it. The look on his face makes me smile until I laugh. I'm pretty sure that he'll have the same effect on several of the guys that I care the most about. You can get your own Beer Belly Man at the Ladybug Crafts Ink online store here.
Here's a closer view of my Copic-filled image . . . My botched attempt at making his huge belly cast a shadow onto his pants makes it look more like he's wearing a pair of shorts over his pants. Oh well. Sometimes I've just got to leave well enough alone - LOL!!!
I printed the entire digital image onto My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline collection's Fiddlesticks "You and Me" Bloom patterned paper. I shaded just the outer shirt using Copic colors Y26 and Y28. I fussy cut the outline of the outer shirt and lined the edge with my Copic Multiliner brush tip so the white core of the paper wouldn't show. Then I carefully adhered the cut pieces of the shaded, checked paper to my image.
Layers of Imaginisce A Shore Thing "Cool Pool Chatter" patterned word paper with Bazzill Carob and smooth golden and blue cardstocks form my card. A few Creative Impressions Tropical blue mini brads line two corners. A Stampin' Up! scalloped square punch shaped my older Stampin' Up! Say It With Scallops set sentiment. I've attached a Creative Impressions Metallic Mini Paper Clip to my sentiment then tied a brown gingham 1/4" Offray ribbon to it. A QuicKutz foaming mug die cut in vellum and yellow cardstock includes a layer of heated white liquid applique for texture.
Here's a view of my completed card front showing my use of Ladybug Crafts Ink Beer Belly Man . . . and he's still making me smile and laugh!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time "Use a Digi" (here)
Hooked on Crafts "Cards for Men" (here)
Everybody Art "Anything Goes" (here)
Ladybug Crafts Ink "Paper Piecing" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Let's Celebrate" (here)
Oldie but Goodie "Paper Piecing" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
mug - B000, 0
pants - B00, B02, B06
beer - Y13, Y15, Y19
undershirt - E43, E42, E41, E40, 0
outer shirt - Y26, Y28
sneakers - C1, C3, C5
airbrushed - B01, E31, E31
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!