Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - tutti frutti
Sponsor & prize this week - Joanna Sheen (£10 gift voucher)
I chose to interpret the 'tutti frutti' theme with zesty colours - and a colour scheme which would suit my son down to the ground. He has always loved zingy to the point of florescent colours. Now, I am beginning to feel a 'bit ancient' - as you can see from card's photos, this card and matching box is for his 21st - which of course, just cannot be right as I never got older than 24! Well, not in my head! LOL. I fear cameras coming out in case they prove 'beyond reasonable doubt' that I am not. However, I have been organised enough to have made the card in plenty of time for his landmark birthday as this isn't until September, but time marches ever onwards and I feel better that it is done now and 'out of the way'. As long as I can find a good place to keep it safely until required.
The image I am sure most of you will recognise, is from Kenny K and is called 'Party Time'. Isn't he just so perfect for a lad's card? I coloured him with Promarkers but I paper-pieced his T-shirt. For fellow Silhouetters who like to know these things, he is a p&c welded onto a frame that I had 'twenty-one' cut out along one side using the Rockwell font. I also cut out the white mat on the Cameo to include the word 'son' which this time was bound on all sides with a rectangular frame. I also used p&c for the bunting triangles which were added onto pale green twine.
On the inside of the card, I matted up a verse for the left hand side but a popped a frame I had used previously on the other which I like to match to the triangular bunting. Yes, I have used it before & yes it was one of my own cut files - but you don't use your Spellbinders the once & throw it out do you! LOL.
For the box lid I used the same pearlescent white card as I had for the card itself, replicating the orange Cameo cut frame but this time welded 'James' into the centre and cut it out using glitter card (which I had used for various mats on the card itself). If you can't have a bit of glitter for a special birthday, when can you have it! LOL. For the box liner (coz you know I am fussy like that, LOL), I added a more thought-provoking quotation.
Hope you all like it (not to mention James himself, come September of course), and I thank you again for all the lovely comments you leave me. They are always much appreciated.
Challenges I wish to enter this into are:
SJ Crafts - all about the boy (+old stash = glitter card)
PaperCraftingJourney - colour it up (hand coloured)
Passion for Promarkers - lots of layers
CRAFT - male card
Delicious Doodles - for the fellas
Dream Valley - for that special guy
Phindy's Place - masculine or Father's Day
Simply Create Too - for a male or Father's Day
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - masculine or Father's Day
Pan Pastel - boys or fathers
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - for the boys
Platypus Creek - for the boys
Sentimental Sundays - for a special guy
Crafty Pad - let's hear it for the boys
Great Impressions - die cuts or punches
Opus Gluei - it's all relative
Catered Crop - banners or bunting
Scrapbook Sisters - bunting
Lexi's - happy birthday
Ladybug - big birthdays.