Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meet Eric!




When The Greeting Farm released their new Sprouts, I grabbed Eric right away. There aren't too many boyish images--or maybe I'm just not lookin' hard enough--and I just love his anime look. He may just be my new favorite Sprout!







I really like making easel cards and use Lysa's great tutorial here to make them. The finished size, folded, is 4x4" and I can make three easel cards from a sheet of 12x12" cardstock.







I paired up the kid's quote together with some star buttons and I stamped the portion of the stamp which shows the author of that quote. Kids are so thought provoking!



Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Inkadinkado
Ink: Memento, Versafine, Ranger Tea Dye distress ink
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Martha Stewart
Paper: Fancy Pants
Other: Copic markers, EK Success binder edge punch,
buttons, twine, pop dots

Edited to add: Thanks to Shirley for directing me to Copic Creations challenge #26--coloring black hair. What a happy coincidence that I gave Eric black hair! Thanks, Shirley!

35 comments:

  1. This is so darn CUTE, Donna! Love the little star buttons, they are a wonderful touch :0)

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  2. Lovely card Donna...Thanks for Sharing

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  3. Wow wow wow! I almost grabbed the ERic image, but I didn't...because I know Donna will be amazing with this and why should I even "bother"? Love evrything about this card~~

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  4. This card Rocks Donna....Love how you did SWEET Eric!!! I LOVE him too.....I just Love all those kids quotes...I must Look for some more they are FAB!!!
    GREAT card!!!

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  5. Oh dear, Blogger went all odd during my comment... anyway what I was trying to say was how much I love your card and how fab Eric looks. Great kids quote - I have just bought the two clear sets but haven't got around to inking them up yet. Another wonderful easel card Donna, I love it! Jo x

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  6. What a cutie! And you did such a beautiful job coloring him. Those camo pants are too much! Great job, Donna!

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  7. I love the look of his hair, that kind of 'messy', uncombed look that makes boys look so cute!

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  8. Love your boy card Donna, so cute. Love the easel design too.

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  9. Oh yes Eric is cute. Those star buttons even cuter. That quote is cool too. All in all, this card rocks!

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  10. Handsome Eric....Love this cute card with the adorable Eric. Love all your creations.
    Hugs,
    Denise

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  11. Hello Eric, nice to meet you, you are one cutie patootie!!! Another fab card design and sentiment and I love your coloring of his hair especially. Super job!!!

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  12. WOW! This is amazing, Donna! Your coloring is fantastic and all the elements are perfect together. I'm in lOVE!

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  13. This is a great "boy" card! Love that saying too! Actually, anyone (boy or girl) would love receiving this card! I know I would! Love how you colored his pants! Have a great day!

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  14. I totally agree about Eric being a new fave... he's just way too cute and fun to color! I really love that kid quote you paired him with and the easel design is perfect! Love this Donna!

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  15. Aw, love that the author is a kid! What a cute card, and look at your fab hair coloring!

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  16. Woot woot Donna! LUV THIS CARD WITH ERIC! I luv the black hair too! Wish he was my boyfriend . . . hey wait! I'm already married . . . sorry Eric. :) You wouldn't want this old hag! hee, hee!

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  17. What a handsome young man Eric is! I am just amazed at your talent for coloring, the shine in his hair is so real. Love this, Donna!

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  18. Hi,
    I love the way you color.
    I'm gonna have Eric soon. I COULD NOT resist him LOL

    XOXX

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  19. This is one super cute card, Donna! I LOVe how you colored his hair! Great job!

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  20. Aw... your easel card just ROCK, Donna!! Love Eric... he is very sweet, and love your superb coloring! Hopefully someday I can have you as a my coloring teacher!! Hugs!

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  21. A serious dose of CUTENESS!!!
    xo

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  22. such a great easel card. I know what you mean about boy images...you did a great job with Eric. can't wait to see more! have a fabulous night!

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  23. you are right, not many boy images!

    eric is cute!

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  24. Way too cute Donna.... love the quote - really goes well with the stamp.

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  25. oh! i am in love with Eric! you know i am!! =) have yet to ink up mine (the stamp)... arg!! love love love your easel card!!! =)

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  26. Think he will have to be on my wish list..... another fab image... ADORE your card.

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  27. What a fantastic easel card!
    You did a great job with this! :)

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  28. And by the way... Your coloring is amazing!

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  29. Great coloring! That is such a cool quote! The notebook paper punch is great with this, too! You are sooooo creative, my friend!

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  30. so darn cute and your coloring is FANTASTIC Donna.. love Eric image.. and the easel card is totally awesome :)

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  31. Hey Donna, I found your blog via my friend Kit's blog (she sent you a crocheted lion). Boy am I glad I did! Your work is fantastic. I'm loving Eric, I've just brought him and think he is my new favorite :-) Happy crafting.

    Sarah
    xxxxxx

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  32. Fabulous card........cute Eric, great hair colouring and I love his combat trousers!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Copic Creations.
    hugs Heather xx

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  33. this is awesome and your coloring on the hair is RIGHT ON! thanks for playing at Copic Creations!

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  34. What an awesome image and you colored him fantastically. Love the designa and what a great quote to go with him!

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  35. He's adorable!! I think you did a great job with his hair too! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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