That's today's My Favorite Things' Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge: Let's Play Dress Up! Create a card or project featuring someone dressing up. Think dressed up for Halloween, dressed up for a night on the town, or just playing dress up.
I was so excited to see this challenge because it gives me the opportunity to use an image I fell in love with at first sight, but never got around to using: the oh-so-ADORABLE Little Loveosaurus:
Isn't he just the sweetest? My little guy, Carter, is a costume LOVER and would eat broccoli to have a get-up like the lil dude in this image. I decided to make a birthday card instead of going Halloween with this challenge because I'm forever in need of birthday cards for little boys. See that yummy green cardstock? It's MFT's own Gumdrop Green, which is my favorite (and green is my favorite color, so that's bigger than the average endorsement from moi). I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and colored him in with Copics. I wanted the Loveosaurus's skin to look a little mottled and scaly, so after I got him all colored, I dabbed at him with my Copic colorless blender pen. The furry ribbon is from one of Miss Jody's famous ribbon shares.
Speaking of playing dress up, I have a picture I just have to share with you. You've heard me mention our friends, Brad & Kristi, before. Well, Carter and Uncle Brad are best friends, and they both have a thing about Iron Man. They like to watch it together (I'm sure they'll be getting together any day now to watch Iron Man 2 since it came out on DVD yesterday), they like to play with Carter's Iron Man helmet and laser-hand thingy, they like to wear Iron Man tee-shirts, etc. Look what Uncle Brad & Kristi gave Carter for his birthday:
An Iron Man War Machine costume! Isn't a costume a great gift to encourage imaginative play? I honestly had never thought of that before. Needless to say, Carter spends a lot of time shooting me with faux lasers...
Head on over to MFT Lady Kim's blog to find links to all of the MFT Challenge Team and Design Team members participating in this week's challenge. You're sure to find lots of sweet and/or spooky inspiration! Kim also has all the details about how to play along and possibly win a $15 dollar voucher to the MFT boutique.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I must study for my first quiz of the semester which is tonight. Wish me luck! Can't wait to get it behind me, especially since afterwards I have Drunko Bunco with my girlfriends. Let the Wild Rumpus start!