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Friday, 2 September 2011

Light Blue and Brown Prairie Fairy Lewis

This is one of the many masculine cards I need to make at the moment. I decided to use the amusing digi image of Lewis from the Prairie Fairy.

The image was coloured with Copic markers:
  • Skin: E00, E11, E21
  • Glasses: B45
  • Glass: N1
  • Jumper: B41, B45, B93
  • Shorts/Boots: E41, E43, E44
  • Shadow: W1, W3
Highlights were then added to the cheeks on the image using the Papermania Snow White gel pen.

 The image was then trimmed and the corners rounded with the XCut large corner rounder punch. This was then matted onto a panel die cut using a Mega Curved Rectangle die from Nestabilities that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen embossing folder.

A strip of the light blue and brown stripe paper from the HOTP Ultimate Cardmaker's Creative Pack was matted onto beige card and a strip of blue paper punched with the XCut Diamonds border punch.

This was added across a panel of the light blue paper from the same paper pad.

A couple of lengths of mid-blue hemp cord were added across the stripe panel and the panel was then matted up onto the card blank.

The sentiment, from the Personal Impressions Paula Pascual Mixed Sentiments stamp set was stamped using Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink and die cut using a classic circle Nestabilities die and matted onto circles of the beige card and blue paper.

A small beige eyelet was added to the tag and threaded with the blue hemp cord and tied to the cord across the card.

I also decorated the inside of the card, using the same papers as the front of the card and the sentiment, from the Personal Impressions Paula Pascual Mix and Match Sentiments stamp set, was stamped across the patterned paper using the Faded Jeans ink.

Here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:


Sandra said...

Hi Kathleen, great male card not always easy to do for any male but you have nailed it here with this fab image and greatly coloured too :) Sandra H

Rainbow Lady said...

Super card great colour scheme and love that folder. Thanks for embossing with me this week
Love Cynthia x

CraftyLoops said...

I love his wee face! Terrific card Kathleen, I absolutely love this card. Lee xx

Lisa xx said...

gorgeous car, and what a handsome little chappie!

kim edmonds said...

great card, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges. i have become a follower x

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card! that image is so much fun.
thank you for joining our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends! :)
also happy to have you play along in the birthday challenge at Happileigh Scrappin'!

Cassie said...

Hi Kathleen! What a cute image! Thanks for playing along with CIC35 :D

Shelby said...

Perfect boy card! Love the colors and all of the little details executed perfectly! Thanks for joining us at MMCS recipe challenge this week, good luck and hope you'll join us again


Judy Miller said...

Kathleen, very cute card! I love his cute face. I'm gonna have to get that digi. Thanks for sharing. Great job.

Laura said...

I love it, Kathleen!!! It looks soooo adorable! I like your coloring and I love the way you used the embossed paper with an image... I never manage to pull that off :)

Thanks for playing along with us over at Lia Stampz! & Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Teehee! He made me smile! Thanks for sharing on Make It Monday's blog! :)
Karen C

Marilou said...

I've never seen this image before and I nearly LOL just seeing him!! You've done a great job of coloring him and the papers are perfect for a masculine card! Nicely done!! Best of luck over at MIM, where I saw your card.

Big Hugs,

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

I think hes a gorgeous male image and I love your papers and colouring. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyx

Mike said...

I really liked your image concept.The layout is very fine.I will share this idea with my little son because he likes this type of idea very much.
Thanks !

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Lisa M said...

Wonderful card! Reminds me of the cartoon, Rugrats, that I watched endlessly when my kids were little. Very adorable. :D
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, just leave a comment for another entry. Mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! WOO HOO!!

Debs M said...

love this! great colours, saw it on mim!

ElizabethR said...

He is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card Kathleen, I love this image and you have coloured him perfectly. Debs xx

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great card, Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Izzwizz said...

Fab card Katleen - love the colours x

Heather said...

Fab card, love the image you've used & the colours go so well together xx

MissyG said...

Great male card - love the colours and the stitching

Fiona said...

This is just fab!!! Such a cute image and the colours are great. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving so many comments - think I'm going to re-do the 'metallic' card and move the sentiment.

Alex said...

I love the image, his face is adorable. Great card x

Cards by Alison said...

Kathleen I have such trouble for some reason with your blog page, my computer freezes when I try to comment but hopefully this one will go through ok. I love all your cards, but the wee laddies face on this card just cracked me up. Love it.

Hopefully if this is successful will be able to comment on more of your cards. Alison xxx

lizzies said...

Oh this card is xo cute, love the image you have used.

Catherine said...

Fab card, such a cutie! Love what you have done with it!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Kathleen, I love the colours & that image is so sweet :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck.

Karen said...

Great card. Love the image and papers. Congratulations by the way on all your challenge winners. xx

Wendy said...

Fantastic card Kathleen,love that fab image and great colours.
Wendy xx

alifrew said...

I love that image!! Fab male card. Have a stack of male card to make, and it is just not my fave thing to do!!! xx

Dawn Mercedes said...

Thank you for joining Our Craft Lounge this week. Your "Anything Goes" project is so dapper.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Lynn said...

I love this card - great colour combo and a super image.

Lynn x

Peggy said...

This card is adorable!!! Great job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super card ... love your image he is a real cutie and love the papers you have used ... well done and happy crafting love sandy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card Kathleen

Becky said...

This is great, I love that image.

Becky x

Made by Mandy said...

Well done on another fab male card, you do them very well.

Many thanks for another fab entry in our Happi Birthday challenge over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges

Mandy (DT member for Happileigh Scrappin')

sparklingblackrose said...

Aww cute :-) I love your little details :-)

Flowergirl said...

Great card, what a fab image, beautifully coloured x
Wendy x

Kathy D. said...

What great pp for a masculine card! And that image is adorable and you did a great job with it.

thanks for playing with us at CIC35 challenge. Hope to see you on the 16th when the new challenge is posted!

Heather Huggins said...

Totally cute! Thanks for playing!
Good Luck..

Lia Stampz DT

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Kathleen, love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

KarenB said...

Hi Kathleen, such an adorable card and I love your attention to detail :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Love your card! Your image cracks me up! He makes me smile...! Thank you for playing with us at Lia Stampz and Happileigh Scrappin'for our birthday challenges and good luck!
Lia Stampz DT

Crafty Karen said...

Fantastic card :-D love the image!

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