Saturday, 6 February 2010

Days gone by.

This is another card option for my mum to choose from, this one I did for the sketch and theme of childhood memories at moving along with the times. I keep missing entering their challenges so this week I made a point of actually entering. My brother in law is 51 this year so I tried to work on what kind of things might be his childhood memories.

 I got a skate board off my granddad who worked in a sports shop when they first came out I think I would be 6 or 7 so I reckon my brother in law would be about 12 and might well have had a skate board. It's hard to tell as his family are irish descendents and though my sister met him whilst living in London and he had lived there along time , enough to have a proper southern or Londoners accent he never talks much about his younger days so I don't really know that much about him. He and my sis make a perfect pair, as they want to know everything but if you ask them anything you tend to get one word answers and you feel as if you're prying. The only time they get on a roll is if they are telling you about their holidays and how good it was, better than yours and how cheaply they did it. That makes me sound really catty but I don't mean it like that at all.

Well my card, is a wee boy on a skate board and I fond a piece of this fab backing paper lurking in my bits draw,and thoyught it would work really well with the theme.I coloured him with a mix of promarkers and sakura pens. 

The colour scheme is for the Play date cafes challenge this week of dark blue, dark green, brown and dark brown. I know my backing paper isn't quite those colours but it just worked so well, so please forgive me. The ribbon I love, I found that in my stash too, just an odd length but I wish I knew where from as I love the colours and I thought a button was a more suitable man embellishment.


Sue said...

what a great card and such a fabby image,thanks for joining us at MAWTT:)


Julie Ranae said...

Great use of the colors for The Cafe Challenge and a great idea for both!

Thanks for playing once again!

Nicki said...

Great card hun, love your little Skatr Boi! Nice to see a male themed card too, amongst all our girlie memories! Thank you for joining in the fun at the MAWTT challenge this week.

Nicki, xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

AH this is brill, Its great reminising about when we were young, its all so different now. Thanks for joining in with us again on MAWTT, HAzelxo

thread-bare said...

Ha ha what a fab card for your BIL. I am glad you enjoyed our challenge this week at MAWTT xx Clare x