Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Super Hero and a Fail


I needed a card for a boy, and chose to use this Bugaboo Super Hero image

Before I printed him out, I added an age circle, a freebie from Cindy Close in 2011. I have tried to 'find' her since to insert a link, to no avail.

I masked the images and sprayed the background with a colour wash and a wee bit of Lemon Shimmer Spray before painting the super hero with acrylic paint, and  colouring his face with chalks.

I coloured the outside edge of the circle with red pen, before adding clear stickles.  The number was covered with gold stickles, which blobbed in the process, so after a quick scrape and dab, I was left with a smeared background, much to my frustration.  I touched up the digit with a gold pen (which does not show as much IRL, as this image is approx 2x the size).

I layered the mounting of  the image, sponging the edges of each layer as I went, and stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold on the top of the middle layer.

The fix for the smear - yes, the stars!!  As a friend of mine says, "there are no mistakes, just opportunities for creativity".

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(The chalk is on his face and hair)

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  1. This is a cool card for a 5 year old Maxine - Superheros never 'get old'! Great use of the different mediums and love the age sentiment! {{{hugs}}}

  2. What a fun card Maxine!! Just popped in to send you big hugs and wishes for a very Merry Christmas!! :)

  3. An adorable card Maxine! Happy Saturday!

  4. I just love Bugaboo, no matter what you need they have an image that suits! Lovely card for a superhero fan. Thanks for sharing with us. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

  5. A perfect card for anyone who loves superheroes. I love the sparkle.
    Thank you for joining in with the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Polkadoodles Mia - GDT Member xx

  6. Gorgeous card and a very good save.

  7. Super cute TFS Craft Rocket Challenges Lis DT

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog, keave a comment and become a follower! Always great to get to know more stampers and cardmakers! Your cards look so personel, well coloured! So I will love to spent time again here...and became your newest follower! Have a good sunday!

  9. Excellent Maxine. Love the colors and the creative way this card is done.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  10. No matter the "oops", there is always a fix. Just stick a star or heart on the boo boo and all is well. You have recovered your card perfectly!! This is so stinkin' CUTE!! The recipient will love it. So creative, and I love all the glitter! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad


  11. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  12. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge, and good luck.


  13. such a lovely card! perfect for a boy! I'm sure he will love it! Merry Christmas!

  14. Always enjoy reading about a good 'save', which you've done well on this cute card. All that I see, looks planned & pretty. Your 5 yr old recipient will love it. I love all the different techniques you've done on this cute image and your card looks splendid to me!! Merry Christmas, & Blessings for 2016. South Florida is very pretty this morning. We left the Carolinas in brrr weather, but it warmed nicely as we drove south. Hugs & TFS

  15. Hi Maxine! Sorry I haven't been by in a bit but my personal life has been crazy (in a good way) and I haven't had a ton of time for commenting. But I have read each of your sweet comments and just want to say a big THANKS for all the smiles you left me!

    We all know how much I love splatters and this card certainly delivers! It's super in all the right ways! :)

  16. I just love your Super Hero card- love the image and your embossing- and all of the color!


  17. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an attitude!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  18. Such a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Creations challenge.

  19. super cute:) ~ thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

  20. SUPER Cute! thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes this month! good luck!!


  21. Super work! Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #47.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  22. Fab card! Thanks so much for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

  23. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  24. Great make - Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles xx


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