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:

Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

Janette said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Catherine said...

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 !

Winnie and Patty said...

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!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

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

Fiona said...

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

Fi
x

Colleen Dietrich said...

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

karen said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Jill said...

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

Ann Whitfield said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Claire said...

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

CraftyC said...

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

Amy said...

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

Harriet Skelly said...

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

Susan Raihala said...

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

Thistleblue said...

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

Hazel (Didos) said...

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