Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boys will be Boys! and Color Create Week 7!

This week, I needed some cards for my brother and nephews. All three of them have birthdays this month. Is is just me? Or is it hard to make masculine cards? Well, here is what I came up with... (scroll down for Color Create #7)

This totally adorable little Skater Ian from TGF seemed like the perfect match for my youngest nephew. He also seemed like the perfect card for Cupcake Craft Challenge #31, which is to use brown + either blue, pink or green. I chose green. I colored him with Copics and used DP from a DCWV stack called "The Green Stack." It is 70% recycled and has the coolest colors and designs! (being green is a plus!) The CS is from my stash and the brads are Basic Grey Urban Prairie.

I had no idea for the sentiments, so I turned to my trusty friend, Mr. Google, to help me out. I googled, "Skater slang," and found a website ( that gives all the current skater-speak and the translations for yoinkers like me! hehehe (you will have to check the site to get the meaning!)

I trimmed around Ian and popped him and the sentiment up on foam dots. The sentiments were generated on my computer and printed out.

Here is second Ian I made while I was on a roll! All the supplies were from my stash and I (of course!) colored him with the W1-7 Copics and R27 Cadmium Red.

Isn't this guy just beautiful? I found this stamp on sale at Joann and HAD to make him mine! I am a MAJOR dragon fan! My oldest nephew and I share a love of reading, especially stuff like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, so I thought this would be just right for him. I am also using him as my entry for the Color Create Wk 7 Challenge. The colors are red and green, and the option is to put something with wings. He works well, don't you think?

I colored this handsome guy with Copics and cut him out. The CS and DP are all from my stash, the brads are Basic Grey Urban Prairie again, and the ribbon is from the clearance section at Michael's.

The matting under the sentiments were corner punched with the Heritage punch by Fiskars and the sentiments were punched with a corner rounder by Marvy. (I did not like the way the matting looked with the coloring on the edges, so I went back and colored the whole matting with my E37 Sepia marker. It looks better, but I did not get a pic before I mailed it.)

Here is the sentiment on the inside. These sentiments were found by googling "dragon related quotes." I thought these were too funny and I know my nephew will like them as well!

I popped him up on foam dots for a 3-D look. Now, I just have to make an envie to fit him! I made this a slightly larger card (5x7) to fit this very large image. Sorry for the bad lighting in my pics! I will try to take them earlier in the day next time.



debra said...

I am Debra the winner of the Martha stewart puch, god i am estatic with excitment about this as i have wanted one for so long, must be the luck of the irish, must thank my hubby for that part and also yourself for the fantastic opportunity to have won this. i have tried to open your email but it will not work and i so do not want to miss out, please can you leave me a comment on my blog with your email addy or my addy is i have had major problems with my computer this week sorry forthe delay i hope you get this message and i will check out in the meantime the MS punches
thanks so much
one very very estatic lady Debra

Sharon said...

Wow Shannon! Totally amazing cards. I am blown away by all the sentiments you paired up with the images. Sensational work. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

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Barb said...

OMGosh these cards are all amazing!! Over the top! I also LOVE dragons and I am shamelessly coveting that stamp! What a beauty and I get such a kick from those verses! Fabulous coloring!

kisatrtle said...

Lovin those cards! Now I'm even more excited about my weekend of crafting! OH YEAH!

It's gonna me warknie! (the word of the day, which of course means off the hook)

debby4000 said...

WOW what amazing cards, they are are all brilliant. Love the skater cards and their slang but I adore the dragon I think he is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

What a fab selection of cards I particularly love the top two perfect for boys and such a great image and your colouring is gorgeous.


Anonymous said...

just love your dragon son is sooooo into dragons right now and just had a dragon pary...sure wished i had that stamp at the time for his invitations...thanks for the inspiration!! Sharon

LOUISE said...

Wow Shannon, these cards are all great, especially love the Dragon card. I am sure everyone will love them to bits. Louise x

Riet said...

wowww Shannon,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Riet said...

wowww Shannon,what a beautiful cards,l love them all.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Norine said...

love all the cards really cute and the coloring perfect

Chris said...

Fantastic card! I love the dragon and that was a great bargain stamp. Wonderful paper and design too. I think it is harder to make masculine cards as you can't embellish them in the same way, I think yours are all wonderful. Glad you could join the CC challenge this week. Chris x

joey said...

Hi Shannon, all three of these are beautiful cards. I love what you have done with skater Ian, your colour choices are fabulous on both those cards. Your card for the colour create challenge is awesome.

Helena said...

Oh WOW I LVOE your dragonny stamps!!! I'm so jealous!!!!

Enfys said...

These are ALL fantastic Shannon, you really nailed this, great images perfectly coloured, funny sentiments, what more could a boy want - well, maybe a $50 bill tucked inside!!
En xx