Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cool fun

Welcome again to my guests - I apologise for another long gap in my blogging - the joys of family specifically, and life in general, getting in the way!!

This card was a really 'fun' one to make as it all went very smoothly - the layout was probably the most problematic part of it all.
I started the card by designing and printing out some 'Happy Birthday' dp on the computer.  I did learn from this, and will off-set the words should I do this again.
Next I coloured the main part of the image (Crabby Cat by Bugaboo Stamps) with chalks,  trying to give the cat the look of a ginger tabby. The dark glasses were coloured with a calligraphy pen, leaving the glint white, and the frames with a glitter pen.
I then mounted the two main layers onto a layer of bright orange card.  Then came the fiddly bit while I sorted the layout.  After mounting it all on the dark brown base, I added some bling and then carefully dotted some dimensional glue onto the lenses of the glasses. 

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20 comments:

  1. Oh Maxine - you are so right my friend - this is one KOOL card! I love that image - you have coloured it to perfection and I am loving those sunnies! Fabulous Maxine! I hope you have had a very happy Mothers Day!! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Hi Maxine, Love your 'cool' card, that cat is just fab, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  3. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

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  4. Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! I love your card ! One of my favorite digis and I love the way you have coloured Crabby Cat ! Good luck !

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  5. Oh, I love this little "cool cat" card!!! What a great job you did on the coloring! Thanks for playing along with us this week on Speedy the Cat's challenge!

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  6. Hi Maxine
    A fabulous and cool card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  7. he sure is one cool cat...thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
    x

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  8. I am completely taken with how you colored that cat! Very 'kool', indeed. Thanks for sharing it with Speedy's Friends!

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  9. A very cool card indeed, fabulous! Thanks for joining CES challenges this week, hugs Karen GDT

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  10. Very nice card! Thank you for playing along with us at OSCC!

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  11. He is certainly a cool cat, great image! Thanks for sharing at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

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  12. I love this Maxine! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  13. Fun card, Maxine! Love the cat; love how you coloured him and those glasses are awsome! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz!

    Hugs, Dawn

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  14. wow what a fab card! I love the way you've coloured the cat and your sentiment is great! Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude and Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

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  15. A very fun card Maxine.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  16. LOVE the coloring technique!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug Blog :) Amy - DT

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  17. This is definitely a cool cat and cool coloring too! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  18. What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

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  19. Very cool card, loving his shiny shades. Thanks for sharing and taking part in this months Ellephantastic Challenge.
    hugs
    Michelle
    Elle DT
    x

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  20. Hi, This is a great Birthday card, thanks for playing on Ellephantastic this month, Hazelxoxo

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