Wednesday, 4 May 2011

This one's for a boy

Hi all another for my son and now he has added 2 more to the list. This one is for one of his friends who is leaving to go to college in Alabama USA, on a soccar scholarship, it seems odd saying soccer when we call it football but hey ho.
I used this LOTV stamp that my son chose though as I only ordered it at the end of last week with the bank holiday weekend I didn't think it would arrive in time so when it dropped through the letter box on Saturday I was happily surprised as was my son. I decided I needed a change from purple as still have more purples to do, I never realised it was such a teenage girl colour.

I used a mix of papermania papers and some embossed papers from costco I have had ages. The ribbon is from my stash. The image I coloured using silver glitter and pewter glaze pens from sakura and promarkers warm greys 4 and 5. with cool grey 4 and 5 for the ground. The button is actually from a button box my gran gave me years ago and was originally from a coat sleeve a definite change from it's original use.

I decided to have a go at one of these triangular easel cards not sure I'm fussed about the design though but you never know it might grow on me. The sentiment is again from LOTV and I thought it apt as Brad is off to follow his dreams and I wish him well going so far from home. Hope he likes his card. I did suggest to my son that although they intend keeping in touch electronically he ought to get Brad's postal address as I'm sure he would like to receive actual post too it's somehow a bit more meaningful than an email, but maybe I'm old fashioned but surprisingly my son agreed.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Cards for men-circles
Make it colourful-black white and a splash of red
One stop craft challenges-in stitches
Sweet stampin-try something new
sew many challenges-easel card
The sweet stop-layout
paperplay-something not intended for craft
Ladybug crafts-dotty
Lothian online-easel card


Deirdre said...

Great card. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

Lothian Crafts said...

Love the twisted easel and the image is very cute. Thanks for joining our challenge.

Fiona said...

great easel card and a super cute image!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Lisa Jane said...

what a great little image and love the colours for a male card
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Zoe said...

Great card, love the easel style. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin x

Jen said...

love how the dark colours change the way the LOTV image looks...

thanks for joining us at cards for men
jen xxx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

CAU-TE image and nicely coloured.

I need to give this style of card a try some day lol!!

Thank you for colouring with us at Make it colourful,RubyM:)

Sarah said...

Such a great card, I love the image. Thank you so much for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

Janice M said...

Cute kitties! Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Val said...

So cute these kittens!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Tray Something New' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.