Sunday, 13 September 2015

What do you put on a card for a 14 year old boy...

...who isn't into computer or console games or technology of any kind that much? This is my problem as one of my nephews is 14 real soon and he is into cycling and likes the outdoors as long as he's cycling in it but not much else. Now I hear you all yelling ,isn't it obvious use a cycle problem is I've done this for as long as I can remember with different cycling stamps I have and in different ways too and I just wanted to make something different for him for a change.

I asked the men in my life son and hubby for insight as to what things can go on boys cards and they both said games machines .computer games  and all the usual ,then I said it was for Josh and they both said cycling right helpful NOT.

Anyway I had a rummage and found this stamp I bought from Simon says when I was lucky enough to be a winner ages ago and have never inked it up so I thought the sentiment looked a bit like a text message so decided to go with this. I coloured the image in promarkers and decided that the image lines weren't dark enough so went over the lines with black promarker. The close ups show I didn't quite stick to the lines but ordinarily it doesn't look noticeable at all.

I thought autumnal colours might make it a bit more grown up along with the blue for an autumn sky it might be like the colours he may see on his bike rides when he's out training or doing one of his road races.

The different layers are all made from bits in my scraps folders and don't tell anyone but most of them are not complete and although they look like full rectangles all but one has a chunk missing from the piece of paper but with a little clever layering I think I got away with making them all appear whole.

The sentiment 'Nephew'is a die cut from Britannia dies , I love being able to add things like this as I can personalise each card and make sure its the perfect colour too for what I want.

I rounded all the corners on the card and layers with a corner punch to give a softer look just for a change. I am still not sure whether its suitable for a 14 year old but its a change from cycling images and hopefully a little bit fun too.

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

Artbymiran - anything goes

crafty calendar - anything goes

southern girls - layer it up

crafty catz - autumnal colours

A blog named Hero - 'Happy' 

left of centre - die cuts/punches

A gem of a challenge - boys boys boys

HIMCR - super scraps saturday

The pencil case - B is for Bright

creative fingers - anything goes


Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy


Fabulous card Julye thank you for joining us over on Crafty Catz on this week's challenge
Dianne x

MaxiBelle Studio said...

a sweet card I'm sure your nephew will enjoy. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #40.
Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww, that is a super cute boy make! Love that cheeky monkey! Thanks so much for joining in the Southern Girls for our 'Layer It Up' challenge. Your sweet card is so fun and I love the diecut sentiment. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

LauraEva said...

That turned out great! I know how you feel--I have twin teen boys and always struggle as to what kind of card to make them. This is great! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR blog this week!

An English Lady said...

Super card Julye. I hope your nephew likes it. You certainly put a lot of effort into personalising the design just for him. I love that you got to use something in your stash that you had had for a long time. Thank you so much for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges for Challenge 95 Die Cuts / Punches / LOC. I hope you can join us again for our next weekly challenge. AELx

Eve's Been Reading said...

Fun card - I am sure he will love it. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at The Pencil Cases Challenge Blog and our challenge of 'B is for Bright'. Yvonne (DT)