Isn't Ruffles cute? I stamped him on white Bazzill cardstock, which I then heat embossed like everyone says not to do if you are going to color with Copics. I do it all the time, and it really does help me with my coloring. I use black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. That little ridge you get from embossing helps me stay in the lines better. I just don't color over it with my Copics, but that is the point, isn't it?" lol Anyway, I took my stamped image and ran it through my BigKick, using oval scalloped Nesties for the cutting and embossing. I then went back and colored the image with my Copics, as well as coloring the embossed edge with a pale blue color. I adhered this piece to some bright blue cs in my stash. I also stamped the sentiment (from MSE) on that same bright blue. The background is Basic Grey from the Olivia collection. I added some pearls and ribbon from my stash and a Prima flower.
I am sending this into this week's challenge from Practical Scrappers which is to use cartoons, animation or characters (think I have all of that right! lol). Ruffles is certainly a character, so in he goes. Also I am sending this in for A Spoonfull of Sugar's Card Drive. If you did not know, Michelle Oatman, one of the very talented dt members from Stampavie, who has the blogspot Donkey Smiles, was kicked by one of her beloved donkeys and is now blind in her right eye. A Spoonfull of Sugar is doing a card drive for Michelle. They have several wonderful prizes offered as well as a link to a free adorable donkey image drawn by two of Whimsy Stamps artists, Melissa Jenkins and Ann Vento. In addition, if you go to the Stampavie dt blog, Tina Wenke has drawn another darling donkey image for you to download. They simply ask that you donate at least $3 to Michelle's Paypal account to help pay her medical expenses for a new eye. How wonderful that the Lord has blessed us with the knowledge to do such things now! The information about donating is on their blog, and the info for mailing your card from the card drive to Michelle is on the Spoonfull of Sugar site. If for any reasons my links do not work, they are also in my sidebar if you are interested in helping Michelle in either way mentioned. It is certainly a wonderful way to give back a little to someone who has given so much to our papercrafting world. May God bless you all!