Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wishing You a Wizard Birthday

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 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


Brenda said...

Hahaha, love your sentiment!! It is perfect for your perfectly colored card. Your uncle will love it!! I love the colors, papers, design!! Hugs~Bren

karen said...

Hi Donna, Just brilliant, what a super card and stunning colouring, Karenx

Vicky said...

Fantastic card Donna! great image, super colouring and your dp's are fabby too sweetie..!

thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck.!

hugs Vicky xx

Teresa said...

Really love this one Donna, it's a superb image and beautifully coloured as usual. Great card xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Perfect - love the sentiment LOL

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Awesome card! I love the image & your fab colouring! I think I need a holiday to a warmer climate & a tutorial! Woo x

papertrails leaver said...

totally adorable card! Like the wizard! A great reference to The Wizard of Oz! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

~@ngie~ said...

lol great card... love the image & sentiment... it woulda been perfect for my dad's up & coming birthday hehehehe ;o)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash.... Good Luck 8o)

love n hugz Angie xXx

marilynprestonn said...

Awesome card for the Crafty Creations Challenge, featuring a wizard of Oz himself, maybe his middle name was Marvo. LOL Beautifuly done and thank ouf for playing with us. :)Peggy

Anonymous said...

Great image and such a fun card!! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Crafty Creations!

Mary Marsh said...

great coloring on your iamge and the sentiment is such a hoot-thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge

Cecelia said...

Hello Donna:0) This card is super cute!! Love the image and the sentiment made me Thank you for joining us this week over at ABC Challenge!

Hugs xx
Cecelia B

ps...I have yummy candy over at my blog;0)

Sharon Caudle said...

FABULOUS card!! Love the wizard!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope to see you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Curly said...

Fabulous card the image is adorable and coloured perfectly,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image and a really gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Lou Sims said...

What a cute image and love the layout of your card. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.


Carole of Brum said...

Your card is magic! I mean, first off I love that you coloured up your paper and stars to match your image (never seen anyone colour their patterned paper before), it's funny and made me smile, plus the colouring is great. Love the wizard's gown, you did a lovely job with the lighter areas and really knew what colour to team with the blues to make them pop. See, I get all wordy when I love a card! LOL.

Thanks for joining in with us and colouring in blues for Make It Colourful. CoB

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the image and sentiment and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our blue/black challenge, good luck x

Daisychain said...

A great male card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations and Crafty Creations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is absolutely terrific what a great image thank for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x

Francesca said...

Fantastic card thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Julie said...

Great card - love the deep colours!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash this time around, Juliexx

Faye said...

This is a lovely card. Fab use of our sketch too. Thanks for playing at SnS this time. Good Luck! xx

Teresa said...

Hi Donna,
I just noticed you are a winner at Sketch n stash, I don't know whether you've seen it...but Congratulations. hugs Teresa xx

Teresa said...

Donna your name is there as the winner, you were looking at the names for this weeks challenge, if you click on the older post at the bottom you won the last challenge and your number does match up.
Hugs Teresa xx