Friday, 9 May 2014

Geeks change the world

I know it may seem an odd title for the post but I do believe it to be true as without those peeps who come up with wacky ideas we would never have any new inventions and in this day an age techno geeks are the ones that seem to make advances and inventions appear almost on a daily basis.                                                                                                                                I'm sure most of us know at least one geek in fact anyone with children must feel like they have been left behind when they start talking technology and text etc. I'm lucky I not only have a geek son but a geek husband too so they have conversations that to me may be in a foreign language I've never heard before let alone speak . They do try though especially my son, he tries to explain things simply but no matter how intrested I try to be my expression obviously isn't very convincing as the conversations are usually short and end with 'you haven't got a clue what I'm on about have you mum?'. Then there are the times when my son and hubby digress into geek and I just make a point by flinging in some crafting terms or medical words from my nursing days and they get the message and start speaking english again.

Anyway back to my card which I made for my son for his birthday, I love this sweet James image from LOTV and can see it will be well used as I know many folk who use computers of one form or another which makes this wee chap perfect for all of them and for so many occassions too from birthdays , new jobs and even exam cards. 
My son acts as though his arms have been severed if he has no access to a computer or the internet in one form or another even if its only reading fan fiction on his phone. I coloured James with my promarkers and used some small stamps my son chose when he was little and liked crafting with mum to make things he uses his computer to look at or play etc. He plays star trek game online so I had to draw that one and the heart well without embarrassing him represents the dating sites he and his friends use and compare notes on. (if anyone knows any nice young ladies who want to meet my eligible son and wouldn't be put off by him using a walking frame or wheelchair to get about please contact me for further details- not too far from sheffield though as I have to play taxi driver and i need time to craft too lol). The cat represents him researching kitten care as he was looking to get a kitten see previous post to meet Issy .

I kept the design simple and tried something new making my own apature card which I filled with red paper that I then covered with acetate to give a nice shine to before attaching the images. The top layer is embossed lattice design that I then coloured with different greys to try and represent pixels (bits used to make pictures on computer screen and cameras too) sorry if that sounded geeky but thats about as far as I can explain it. It must have worked as my son knew what it was supposed to be so that made it worth the effort.The sentiment is simply a peel off.

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

A creative romance-one for the boys
Artbymiran-anything goes
chocolate,coffee and cards-circles and squares
left of centre-card for a male
4 crafty girlz-anything goes


maureenjscott said...

Oh what a cute card! I love the title of your post - I completely identify having a geeky 13yo son myself! I love the icons on there, the layout, fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Left of Center! mo xxx

Joanne said...

Ahhhh, such a cute card! Your little Teddy looks adorable! So happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC, hugs, Joanne.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our fifth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Mi Ran Jung said...

Wow it is so cute!!! Lovely image and I like the images around the cute bear. Thanks for joining us at artbymiran challenge. Hope see you again. Hugs, Mi Ran
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Steph said...

What wonderful one-of-a-kind card for your son. What a great idea to include all his interests. Thanks for sharing with us at Left of Center Challenges.