Tuesday 9 April 2019

It's All Fun and Games

Morning all.  It's time for some fun and games over at Cardz4guyz - quite literally!  Sian has chosen that very subject to inspire you.  You can chose any sport or game.  Now, traditionally, that means me getting my cricket stamps out but I decided to challenge myself a little. I'm not a gambler myself (err, does the odd game of bingo count)?  I did quite like this little digi from Twinkle Lane Designs though.  I thought it would be handy for male cards.  Then I tried to colour it!  I have to say that I was very tempted to bin it within the first ten minutes.  However, good old Alyce at Kit an Clowder is a great advocate of the 'keep going' school of colouring.  I very often find that walking away and coming back to it later makes such a difference to how I like an image.  When I went to bed last night I hated it.  It was flat and lifeless.  First thing this morning I came back to it and added some shading and decoupaged some bits.  I even added a bit of shimmer to some elements.  Then I coloured the background and stippled some ink over the blue.  I can't believe how much I like this whole thing now.  It's a pity the picture doesn't show up the shimmer.  It's so much nicer with a bit of sparkle.

What do you think?  Did perseverance pay off?

Why not pop over to the blog and join in the fun.  You can see the other DT cards too.  They are fab, I promise.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. A fabulous card Dawn, your perseverance certainly did pay off - this would make a perfect masculine card.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Yes persevering was definitely the thing to do, fabulous colours and card

  3. This is awesome Dawn, I love that image and you've colored it beautifully! Persevering was the right thing to do, it's fabulous.
    Hugs, Tammy

  4. Wonderful card, love all the details. You definitely persevered on this one and it was worth it :)

  5. Dawn - This card is a winner! The background blue is a perfect choice to set off all of the foreground images! Yippee! :)

  6. Great card Dawn. There are many things I can't do. lol Have a great day.