Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Birthday Boy

On of my sons turned 10 this week and it feels a little bit like we have been celebrating for four days! I made him a card combining my new colouring skills and some lovely Stampin' Up! DSP from three seasons ago (Sweet Pea Designer Pack).
It is really hard making cards for boys who fall into that in between gap - 9-14 because they aren't into the usual things that little boys love and they haven't yet gradutated to the stuff that the lads seem to enjoy so I have picked an image from Some Odd Girl which is possibly a little immature but kinda made it more mature by tying it in with the words from the new Stampin' Up! set Animal Talk which will come out with the new cattie in three sleeps!
For the 10 I used the Timelss Junior Alphabet Sizzlet Dies - which are retired now and actually all sold out )-: and ran it through the Big Shot about 4-5 times for each number using Real Red cardstock.  I then glued the numbers one on top of the other to make the number thicker and used Crystal Effects to seal and shine the whole thing.

Cardstock colours used includes Whisper White, Not Quite Navy (yum one of my favourite colours), Old Olive and Real Red.

I coloured the little boy and puppy at my third coloring class. . . I am improving. . . slowly. . . but I never realised how hard it was to work out where "light" is coming from or shining onto in an image and where the shadow needs to go!

See you soon,
Shanni xx


  1. I love this card to bits. caught my eye on MIM xx

  2. Fantastic Shanni!! You have coloured this image beautifully. Shading/shadows are really tricky but you are getting the hang of it super quick! I love this whole layout with the fun sentiment and the way you have really popped the 10!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  3. Spotted your card on MIM, ah so so cute, I love the little image and how you have used it.

  4. Shanni this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look. Wishing you a fab Wednesday. Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps from DS4J to the value of 20$.
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  5. Adorable! Your coloring is fabulous.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


  6. Well wow, I think your coloring is just sensational! I can definitely see the light pattern and where the shade is applied. It looks fantastic and what a terrific card for your son. The multiple layering of the numbers really made them stand out. Nicely done. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...

  7. This is such a lovely card for a boy. The image is so sweet, love this big eyed boy with his dog. Thanks for the lovely comment you left me on one of my cards.

  8. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  9. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!


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