Thursday, February 12, 2009

Club Anya Challenge

I have decided that I'm going to do less swaps (*gasp*!) and more challenges. I'm going to participate in them and originate them. Fun! Are you ready to take some challenges with me?

OK so this little cutie is for the Club Anya Challenge - Marie designed the sketch. I went to bed last night thinking about this card and how was I going to accomplish making Anya a basketball player. With basketball being in full swing at my house, basketball is on my mind a lot. The sketch is perfect for a basketball court. But which Anya, I only own two actual Anya stamps - Dress Me Anya and Mermaid Anya. So another challenge was laid out.

I used Dress Me Anya and didn't ink her eyes. I drew in her eyes because, well, we can't have a basketball player playing with her eyes shut (she could probably do it but...), I used her cute little outfit that's a cotton top (I imagine it that way) and a denim skirt and turned it into a basketball uniform, again only inking parts of the stamp. I didn't have any rub-on numbers, but she's Anya and isn't a number - she's an A for adorable.

I created the background with a faux woodgrain technique that I've seen several You Tube videos on, so I can credit any particular person. And then using the rounded edge of the box of mini-glue dots I created the court. My youngest son, Levi, helped me make the ball look like a real basketball.

I hope you like her!

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

~*Joni said...

I love her!!! She came out sooo stinking sweet Mel! Better than my cheerleader Anya with the you know what's. HAHA!!

Anonymous said...

Your faux woodgrain is great - I thought it was printed paper! Love how you set her on a basketball court.

Jessica G. said...

Oh my goodness -- you drew in her eyes AND made the court's wood grain?? You're awesome!

Susan said...

Oh wow! This IS adorable!! I love what you did with the sketch. What a fantastic card!!

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