Wednesday, May 27, 2009

KW Colour Inspiration #53

This weeks challenge from Kristina involves some very bold colours, which I am not normally in to. But the timing was right for one of my nephew's birthday cards, and the inspiration photo helped a bit too. A few weeks back I had been walking through the newsagents and spotted a gift back with monsters/aliens all over it, and the main one that caught my eye had an oval-ish body that reminded me of the new Wide Oval punch. My phone memory was full so I couldn't snap a picture of it, and I didn't have time to take down the designer so I just had to remember the basic idea. The photo for this challenge reminded me of that, though I'm sure my little guy looks nothing like the one I saw! There's very little stamping on this card, and I even made two versions of it because I couldn't decide whether to go with the glitter or not (so I had to do both!). There may be just a few too many stars, but I was rather frustrated with my VersaMarker soaking into the cardstock so quick I couldn't even get 5 done and sprinkle the Heat & Stick powder on in time to get a significant amount to stick. Plan B was the Tombow glue.

The layout for the cards is based on Weekend Sketch Challenge #82.
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Stamp Set: On Your Birthday, All In The Family
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: sponge dauber, Stampin' Pastels, Tombow Mono Multi glue, wide oval punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Crop-A-Dile, Crystal Effects, Chunky Essentials glitter, 3/16" corner rounder, Square Fire Rhinestone brads, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Show watched while creating: Doctor Who

10 comments:

Leigh said...

I like both cards Carol but I think the glitter is cool. Love that alien.

Carolyn Gibbs said...

Love 'em both and just know this will be added to the repertoire of Clare and Alana style monsters and Sesame Street characters! What a brilliant BOY card!

Karen said...

ROFLOL - this is awesome Carol!! Great job chicki!

Karen
xo

Christine Blain said...

SO cute, Carol. Definitely need all that glitter - looks fantastic!

nelliemaeii said...

Love the 1-eyed-monster!! Great work!!

Caroline Colgan said...

Aaah that is so cute Carol - what a great idea!

Savitri said...

Ha ha, that's just too cute!!

Ange Kelly said...

Hey Carol, these cards are very cool!

Night Owl Designs said...

LOL, another brilliant card. So perfect for kids!

Amy said...

That alien is so cute! I like the card with the glitter the most.