Sunday, 9 May 2010

Boys will be boys!

I sadly have to admit , when I was younger it wouldn't only have been the boys climbing and swinging on rope swings in the trees in the woodlands near where I grew up, that and messing with car engines.
My card I made not really with anyone in mind but as we have so many boys in our family I'm sure it will come in useful at some point and I just love this Lili of the valley image it just has so much life.

The colour scheme is for the challenge over at colour create, chocolate, cream, aqua and khaki with an added option of circles. I can't believe my khaki promarker is on it's last legs, I bought it as part of the second set and all the others seem to be ok and I haven't used it more than the others but it really is strugling so if anyone has any suggestions as to how to revive it please share with me won't you. The edges of my cream card ( sadly on the photo my cream looks yellow, even the promarker which is buttermilk) are just about coloured in it as are my boys shorts and the birthday badge and faux buttons. It didn't help the colour much when I added diamond glaze they seemed to fade to a beige colour rather than khaki but still, I think they look ok.

The layout is for magical crafts fornightly challenge on the sketch there are swirls in the corners that I have left blank. I did try embossed swirls, I also tried piercing swirls and stitching swirls and decided the card looked better without any of the options so sorry but my corners are plain.
The papers are forever friend from the boys collection and the gems from my stash. The faux buttons were a free digi, I think pollycraft but not 100% certain so apologies if I'm wrong.

I coloured my image with promarkers and the background is just chalks.

I am entering my card in to the following challenges;_

Magical crafts fortnightly challenge-layout
Colour create- cream,aqua,khaki and chocolate, there's also a DT call
Stampin for the weekend-man card,also a DT call
Crazy for challenges-card for boy or man
Cute card Thursday-boys to men
Quixotic-card for baby or child
Pollycraft-here comes summer


Rach said...

this is so sweet, what a fab image.x

Dazie said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love the image. I have a couple of pro markers on their last legs too and its always when you need them most!!!

Thanks for joining us over at magical crafts this fortnight!

Carol Ann said...

A great card Julye I love that image you can almost see him swinging through the air. Thanks for playing along at Maqical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Julye,
I love your card, the image has so much life in it and your colouring is great.
Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts

Jackie x

Silli said...

This is beautiful, love the cute image!

Lisa said...

Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!

Amanda said...

This is a great card and a fab image, which is coloured beautifully.

Thanks for joining us at Magical Crafts fortnightly challenge.


Mummylade said...

I really like the buttons. Thank you so much for entering it in the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Nancy said...

This is so sweet, Julye:O) Love the adorable image, cute buttons.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Mina said...

fabulous card, your LOTV image is gorgeous....thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

very sweet card..
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs, Janiel