Friday, 5 February 2010

Say it with...

...goofy looking aliens? I'm not sure that's going to catch on as a marketing slogan.

Some of you know that I really struggle with cards for kids. I've decided the best approach is get a kick start of some sort so today I went to Kathy's Waffle Sketch file and her Say it with Flowers sketch. I wasn't sure that a little boy celebrating his fourth birthday would necessarily appreciate all things floral so I went for stars and an alien instead.

The little stars are punched, the big one and the arrow are cut freehand. The alien is stamped on the same DCWV as the top of the card with just a little shading added with a Copic and his eyes filled in with the Inkssentials white pen.

I'm still not quite sure about this - although I quite like the card, I think it came out a bit "old" for its recipient. Ah well, I guess it's as much about the parents at that age, eh?!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Little Guy (Kim Hughes Collection)
Birthday Centers (Mona Lisa Moments)

Paper:
Simply Heavy Chocolate (CHF)
DCWV

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Stazon by Tsukineko (Timber Brown)

Other:
Fiskars squeeze punch (medium star)
Sewing machine and thread
Fineline marker pen
Inkssentials white gel pen by Ranger
Copic markers (Putty and Tender Pink)
Sandpaper


Thanks for the sketch Kathy and thank you for stopping by, hope your weekend is star-studded!

10 comments:

tracy said...

i love his goofyness joanne :) great colours too :)

Kathy said...

Oh wow, Joanne that sketch works brilliantly for this card. I might have to pinch the idea! Love the goofy alien

Kaz said...

Love it Joanne and I may use it as inspiration as I've got 2 boys birthdays coming up.
That is such a cute alien xx

Janice said...

Very cute little Alien.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Joanne, I love your alien. Such a cute little fella! Perfect for a 4 year old too!

Hope you're keeping well.
x

Dan said...

I love this card!

Marcy said...

Joanne, my four-year-old boy would adore that card and probably carry it around with him for days, so I think you have a hit!

I love the idea of stamping on colored cardstock and shading with Copics. I need to try that!

As always, thanks for the inspiration!

Traceyr said...

Great boys card Joanne any four year old would like that!

:)

Jackie said...

Great card Joanne...I'm sure he will love it.

Paula said...

love it!