Thursday, 20 April 2017

It's All About A Boy ... with Team Lou at the Southern Girls

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Our awesome sponsor for this challenge is


Today I have used the super cute Shy Flies A Kite digital stamp by Sasayaki Glitter, our generous sponsor this fortnight.

I opened the image in Adobe Photoshop and sized to fit on an A5 panel.
I added the sentiment using the AR Carter font.
... I confess, I cannot see a kite without thinking of Mary Poppins.

I printed the panel on X-Press It Blending card, two copies, one for the card, one so that I could make a mask.  I "set" the printed image using my heat gun.  I placed some X-Press It Mask-It over one of the images and fussy cut it to make a "Shy" mask.

I applied the mask to cover the image then made another mask to create a sloping hill for the background.  I also made a stencil from cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and a digital cut file for the sun rays in the background.

I blended Distress Inks to create the hill and rays of sunshine.

I heat set the inky panel before dragging out my Copic markers to colour Sky and his kite.

I coloured the image panel with Copic markers, adding red Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen to the bows on the kite tail.  Yes, I needed to layer colour on top of the kite tail bows as I forgot to mask them before adding the background, a lesson learnt for next time.

I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to black mat then adhered it to a top folding card base.  It started as 6 1/8" square but I didn't want to trim too much off the sides of the image panel, so I trimmed the bottom off the card instead, ending up with a 6 x 6 1/8" card.

Copic markers - skin E0000 E000 E00 E01
Copic markers - hair - E31 E34 E35 E37
Copic markers - cap - R21 R22 R24 R27
Copic markers - shirt - YG03 YG25 YG17
Copic markers - trousers -  B91 B93 B95
Copic markers - shoes - E41 E42 E43 E44 E47
Copic markers - kite - YR15 YR16 YR18 E37 E39
 Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen - red
added to the bows on the kite tail
Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine
Silhouette Design Store - cut file - Design ID #47228
Sunburst Mat Stencil by Amanda McGee 
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed & Peeled Paint
pre scored 6 1/8" card base
black textured cardstock
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers


Sending a big Thank You to Sasayaki Glitter for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to create a masculine card and look forward to seeing your project shared in the challenge gallery.

Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

AAA Cards - CAS Game #88 - Stencil

A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 15 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #128 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #116 - always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #474 - Birthdays
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - WK 16 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge - So So Cute
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #325 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Paper Craft Challenge - Week 14 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #239 - Flowers or Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog - April Challenge - Colour Yellow
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #114 - Anything Goes option Easter
Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog - Blog Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog - Challenge #35 - Anything Goes / Add A Sentiment
The Paper Nest Dolls - Challenge #4 April 2017 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #290 - Sentimental
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes for the week of 18th April


  1. LOVE that you created that scene just with inks! Thought the hill was a paper cut! So clever and beautifully done. Brilliant boys creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  2. I just adore your rays of sunshine behind Shy & what a fabulous idea to add such an awesome/appropriate sentiment to the card front.

  3. Tracey fantastic and gorgeous boy card

    gr karin

    1. Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
      Good Luck and hope to see you again

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. How cool is that background! Here I was thinking it was paper pieced! Awesome!

    1. Thank You Sarah :)
      Yes, I'm getting more adventurous with my ink blending and masking ... a whole new world!

  5. How wonderful that you and so many others are able to make such great use of technology with such good results. The sunburst makes such a fun background! Thanks for joining us at th QKR Stampede challenge this week.
    Dorothy S, DT member.

  6. Gorgeous card!Thank you so much for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge!Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 325 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  8. Super cute card love the sentiment. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  9. Very sweet and lovely coloring. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  10. adorable card, thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  11. Aw this is so cute Tracey. Love the wording and the cheerful sunray in the background. Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my ATG with Create with TLC challenge. I am honoured that you took the time. Also thank you for your lovely comment.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thank You Desire :)
      I shared about Tlc Creations and your challenge on Facebook with my crafty friends. I gave them a link to the Tlc Creations blog and to your blog.
      I do have a question - when I enter your challenges, do you want me to list is as Create with Tlc or Doing Life? I have two links at the bottom of my left side-bar but thought that maybe you would like to have your own blog named? Let me know how you would like it changed :)

  12. What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  13. This is so so very cute!! Thanks for joining our ‘So So Cute’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  14. Cute Card.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    Good Luck xx

  15. Aw this is so cute, loving your technique. I love this song, sing it quite often.
    Thanks for joining us over at PENNY'S.
    Jean xx

  16. Such a lovely and cute card! I love your background!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge!
    Good luck with your entry!
    xoxo Olga DT member

  17. What a great scene and thank you for sharing how you created it. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  18. Waouhhhhhh j'aime ta carte elle est magnifique, les couleurs... je suis fan. Merci pour ta participation sur Scrappers Delights

  19. Your card is so fun ans sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  20. Hi Tracy! I'm back (wearing a different DT hat:) Again, I love this fun card, and the scene you created. Thank you for joining our 'Sentimental' challenge at The Paper Shelter. Best of luck to you!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  21. Sweet card, thanks for sharing at Scrapper's Delights!

  22. Such a cut and beautifull card! I love it!
    Thank you for joining our Challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
    Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

    DT Creative Moments
    Diana's Creations

  23. This is wonderful! All that hard work paid off 🌹

  24. What a sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our SASAYAKI GLITTER challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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