Monday Mania @ Club Anya & Friends...

This weeks Monday Mania Challenge over at Club Anya & Friends, is all about couples, Caz challenged us to make a card using an Anya and Ian stamp, and make them look like a couple.

Choosing which Anya and Ian to use was alot easier than normal; i recently received some new TGF stamps, and Quarterback Ian was one of them, so i thought he'd look perfect paired with Cheerleader Anya.  My paper choice was another easy one too, this paper comes from the Papermania - Love set, and i thought was perfect for this challenge.

I stamped Anya and Ian in memento ink onto watercolour paper, then coloured them with Caran d'arch Watersoluable Crayons; i love these crayons and haven't used them for a while.  Most of the colouring i did with a brush, taking colour from the tip of the crayon, i add some shadows using the crayons direct to the paper, and then added a little extra water.  I was fairly happy with the effect, but felt that the browns needed to be darker, so i used my prismacolour pencils to add darker browns into the image.

I cut Anya and Ian out and mounted them on the card with some foam pads.  I added some paper pricking detail to the flourishes of the patterned paper, and round the edge of the card.  For my finishing touch i added 3 metallic red hearts.

This is a very simple card, and i'm not sure weither i should have added some extra layers to it?  But i like the overal effect, and loved working with a brush again, just need to find my watercolours now :)

Thanks for looking, and please pop back tomorrow to see my debut post for 'Raise the Bar' Challenge blog which launches tomorrow.



Sparkle said…
This is just adorable!
Rachel said…
LOVE the vintage type colors and the characters you used! Awesome football card :0)
This is SO darling! What a cute, cute couple!!!!
Pam Varnell said…
Awwww .... this is so cute. Love the Cheer Anya and Football Ian for a couple. So cute Suzi.