Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Challenge - Crafts Galore Encore: fav color

It's time to announce the April challenge for Crafts Galore Encore! You're going to love this one! Include your favorite color in your project. Our sponsor for this month is Kenny K Downloads  Two winners (one chosen at random and one chosen based on their submission) will be able to choose two Kenny K digis each.

My fav color for male-oriented digis is red! I started with Kenny K's digi called J-Cool. I was excited to color this image because I have not colored many men at all - specifically not African-American ones. I really had fun with this one!


  • Skin - E13, E15
  • Hair - E29, E79
  • Hankie - C3
  • Glasses - R29, Y06, Y15
  • Shoes - B93, R29, Signo ball white pen
  • Earrings/chain - Y15
  • Sweatshirt - R29, R59
  • Shirt B93
  • Jeans - B0000, B34, B45, B93, B95, B99
  • Copic multiliner black

Once I had colored J-Cool, I looked into my stash and found a Sizzix movers and shapers Circle flip-it card designed by Stephanie Barnard of The Stamps of Life. I just knew it was the setting for J-Cool. Then I thought, let me add some brick texture, so I pulled out my brickyard Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Cuttlebug to make that happen. I added stamping and thought I was almost done.

But then I was stumped! J-Cool looked too corny by himself with the clean bricks and I had to reach out to crafty friends to help me get a clue of which direction to go in next. Shout out and thanks to Lyne, Anna, Carol, Ellen, Leila for sparking my creativity. They suggested a boom box, graffiti and street light/signs. I marinated on that for a day and then went about my task. I love the result! I wrote all the names of my household on the walls of the card.  I may have found a new way to sign my cards...who knows.

Additional supplies:

  • 2" boom box  - rock princess - DCWV black adhesive cardstock, Bazzill White, silver from my stash
  • 4" traffic light - Artiste - Bazzill yellow, red and green
  • Core'dinations - VC Ruby and whitewashed collection
  • Brickyard cuttlebug folder
  • Kenny K Digi - J-Cool
  • ATG, Xyron, Zig 2 way
  • No Fear, Play Hard - CTMH Later Sk8r - stamped in Chipped Sapphire distress ink
  • Background (card interior) - CTMH Later Sk8r - stamped in Broken China distress ink
  • Sunburst, Trophy - CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection: Kudos
  • 100 Copic black and Uniball Signo white opaque pen for graffiti
  • EK Success powder tool
  • Copic Xpress it blending card



  1. The Crafting Cafe - One for the boys
  2. DL.ART - April Linky Party
  3. Crafting by Designs - ATG


  1. Super cool creation! I love that your color is red for masculine cards and how you rocked using these colors. Love this image and your layout....another fabby bunch of inspiration.

    Hugs from your DT sisiter.

  2. FABULOUS card La-Vie! You really rocked this one! Great colours and great design and layout. Bet you will be getting orders for this one :) So pleased you are part of the CGE DT! Love, Denyse x

  3. He came out great La-Vie. The graffiti really gives him a finished look!

  4. Hi La-Vie, a fabulous card, love the colours and the design. great image too.

    Hugs Erin x

  5. This is such a super cool card, great job on the coloring. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  6. Fantastic card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx


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