Starting today over at Here Come The Boys is this fortnights challenge "Myth and Magic".
It's my Uncle's birthday, so it looks like he gets a card with a Magic theme, lol.
The sentiment (which I made on the computer) says "I'm Marvo the Magician, when you open this card you'll be 21 again.....Mmmm, I never said I was a GREAT Magician"
Fab'n'Funky Challenges has "Magnificent Men" as it's challenge theme this time, and while Marvo, by his own admission is not Magnificent, he gets entered there. ABC Challenge this week is "W for Wish", so I'm entering there, Crafty Creations has "Over the Rainbow" as it's challenge theme, methinks a Wizard fits the bill perfectly!
The base of the card is corrugated pearl card, I love this sort of texture on men's cards. though I hardly ever use it!!
I used this sketch from Sketch and Stash, it "suits" me as I really like symmetry. The three stars on the lower right are glittery brads, the blue ones were white and I coloured them with my Copics. It's a really easy way of getting a match, and you don't lose the glitter finish either.
I inked around the edge of the image and sentiment panels to tie them in.
I've used another great digital image from Just Inklined, this is "Wizz Doodles" - isn't he cute? He's coloured with Copics...as is the paper on the right hand panel; I just couldn't find anything to go with the stripy paper from Kaisercrafts Rewind collection (which I really liked) so I coloured up some black and white paper from a pad I've had for ages. It means I could match the papers and the colours on the image perfectly.
I used some Ice Stickles to add some magic! and some Gloss to his eyes.
Cards for Men has "blue and black" as its challenge theme and Make It Colourful has Blue, so my blue and black card is "in" there.
I mounted all the panels on blue foil card, it brightens the card up without fighting with the image and papers. They are all, including the one on the inside, popped up on foam dots -as usual, lol.
Some of the stripy paper and a couple of strips of the blue foil complete the inside.
Creative Inspirations challenge this time is to make a card for a man, as is Crazy 4 Challenges and The Secret Crafter. Papertake Weekly and Craft Your Passion have Anything Goes....the easiest of challenges! So I'm entering there.
Well that's about it for my card today, I will be back in a day or so with a card for my sister-in-law....all I have to do is make it :-) Getting the time to myself, especially with my darling husband still unable to work is a bit of a trick. We're trying all sorts of things, but I do think that ultimately it will be Time that is the healer....he has to work onTuesday, so I'll let you know how he goes!
Thanks for looking at my efforts today, hope you like Wizz Doodles aka Marvo and that your day is full of magic. Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee