As you might know from previous posts, I am not used to digi images at all! I was lost a bit with this digi image at first, as I kept dwelling on what I didn't have to craft with, and how impossible it was to colour him in. But then I did a little "talking to myself", and decided to focus on what I did have, and with the positive energy flowing, my luck changed!!
I normally find it so hard to make cards for men or boys. I have no embellishments that would be suitable for male cards, and even my choice of printed papers is pretty lacking for masculine 'themed' projects/cards. With this digi image from Kenny K I could combine what I have, to produce a funky boys card!
I used watercolour paints to colour him in, and then chose to frame the image with a red pen hand-drawn frame. I backed it onto some red card, giving a few millimeters of a frame.
With some navy card, I cut a scalloped edge, and stuck on a strip of lime green printed paper. With the same navy board I cut out a circle, and then stamped in green ink onto some white board. I have this really funky die and stamp set, that makes cutting out the toppers so easy!! (I will try and find the make of it) I cut out an even larger yellow checked pattern board, and stuck it down on top of the navy strip, but behind the digi image. I then stuck my '100% Cool" topper overlapping the digi image and the yellow check circle.
I used some red striped washi paper to add a bit of horizontal interest, as the card seemed a little bare to the left. I then 'evened' off the image by doing a piece vertically. I cut the washi tape to create a bunting and banner edge.
On the far left, the card still looked a bit barren. I cut a hole on the fold of the card, and threaded some twine through. I looped it around the card twice, and laced two buttons through. This just finished off the card, without creating too fussy a card for a young man!!
I am entering this card in a few challenges.
Why not give the challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges a go?
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