Wednesday 2 February 2011

#51 Teenage Grunge

Anything goes at I ♥ Promarkers                                                                                - this week's prize sponsor - Joanna Sheen!

Yep, open those flood gates once is the favourite of Blogland....'Anything Goes', BUT..(& I do know I say this all the time!), don't forget to use PROMARKERS on your project.  LOL.

I made my latest DT card with a certain nephew in mind with a birthday coming up in March. This is a terribly busy couple of months for me birthday-wise and I literally have people with birthdays one day after another. Of course right in the middle of it is my own, but fortunately I don't make a card for myself.  I have been known to buy myself a present - but making a card for myself - no.... LOL. So I am trying to get to grip with the situation & get a few 'necessary' cards done.

This one I have made suitably grungy for a teenage lad I think. You know how they are - don't quite finish what they start and everything is at the last minute.  I have tried to reflect this with my card.  The mat with the numerals on has been distressed with sand paper around the edges & the one immediately behind that was pricked with a pricking tool after checks were drawn on it with a gel pen.  It would have been even cleverer if I hadn't then covered up my checks with the smaller mat. LOL.  The largest mat has just the very edges distressed and then painted with acrylic paint for texture.  Both the last 2 mentioned mats are in fact my recycled elements. Both from the same very large roll of card that was inside the middle of wrapping paper. It was darker on one side than the other - so a double-sided freebie!!!  I made the sentiment on the PC before securing with regular staples. The image is recognisably one from Kenny K. 'Cool Kid', if my memory serves me rightly and was of course, coloured with Promarkers. LOL.

All of us at I ♥ Promarkers would love you to play along with us this week and it is nice and easy, providing you remember which pens to colour with. LOL.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter my card for are:
Paperplay - layer it up
Allsorts - recycling
Aly's - for the guys
Crafty Pad - for the boys
Alphabet - men (well, I am sure a 15 year old lad considers himself a man!)
Bearly Mine - men & boys
Stamptacular Sunday - whateva! (sounds like attitude to me, & I reckon this lad has some! LOL)
Crazy - happy birthday
Papertake - anything goes (optional flowers)
Kenny K - my favourite things (my fav thing here? -  'Family' -even truculent teenagers!!!! - well, sometimes....LOL).


  1. Тhis is soo beautiful … , your coloring is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenge this week!

  2. very cute...perfect for a teen boy!!!
    thanks for joinin us at KKKG!!!

  3. I think he'll love it Tine! Your coloring is just amazing, it looks just like a comic book. (that's a good thing lol very professional)
    You're good at making cards for boys, I guess cos your a mom to one. I need to practice as I've gor nephews. :-) They're little yet. I have time.

  4. Fantastic card, brilliant card for a boy. Just love that image.

    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.


    JO x

  5. Well I think your nephew is going to think his card is cool, youve achieved such a lot of different things with it, its quite stunning. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. Very cool card - just perfect for a boy! I love the design!
    Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

  7. This is a great card and I love how you have coloured the image thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

  8. Fantastic card Christine, I have so many boys I have to make for, must have missed that Kenny K image as he is well cool. Love the papers and colours you have used another brilliant creation :) xx

  9. Great card for a teen! :) I can never get them right ;) This looks stunning, fab details, and just 'spot on'.



  10. perfect image! Thank you so much for entering my recycling challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

  11. Great card,but I already told you that,LOL, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  12. This is brilliant.
    thank you for joining us over at the Kenny K Krafty girlz challenge blog.. xxxx

  13. such a fantastic male card, lovely colouring and you could enter this at bearly mine designs as the theme is male.

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  14. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  15. Really wonderful card! Love everything about it! Thanks for playing with us over at Bearly Mine this week.
    Love n hugs

  16. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at BM Challenges and KKKGC......


  17. Great card, and super image. Fab job on the coloring, thanks for joining us this week at BM and KKKG.
    Donna xx

  18. Beautiful card! I love the image :-)
    Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!
    Hugs, Marianne