Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rock On or Rocking?....that is the question

The theme over at Here Come The Boys starting today is "Rock and Roll".  Now, you don't have to take a musical slant on it, I sort of have and sort of haven't...just so you know that it's not just music that "rocks"
 On the front of the card I've used Kenny K's fabulous "Rock Dude" digi image.  He's coloured with Copics, and for once there's not a bit of glitter or bling to be seen, who could compete with those teeth? lol
The sentiment (computer generated) says "Hope your birthday really rocks"...then, as this card is for an older gentleman, I added the rocking chair image inside the card as the "kicker", it's a freebie (and I mean proper freebie, not royalty free pay $15 stockphoto free!!) from Microsoft Office online...very easy to download too. The Paper Shelter has Celebrate as its theme, so I'm entering there, and Totally Papercrafts has Anything but Christmas so my birthday card is going there too.
I nearly used "Rockfont" (another of the free fonts I have downloaded from as a further rock reference for the sentiment but it didn't suit the image (both versions will be available on my freebies page) - it does give you a further way of looking at "Rock" and Roll as a theme.
The brilliant rock and roll paper was also a freebie (you know I like my freebies, lol) from the very generous "other Donna" over at Bearly Mine Designs; I tweaked the colour in Photoshop.  The rest of the paper is from my stash, as is the black card I've used for matting and the black corrugated card.  The border punch I used is Martha Stewarts Modern Garland.
I followed the sketch from Sketch and Stash; haven't missed the deadline on this one....Yay!!
I used bakers twine in the place of ribbon and added Pebbles from the Boo collection on the two corners.  Craft Your Days Away has buttons or bows, I have a bow so I'm entering their challenge.
Papertake WeeklyDivas by Design and Cute Card Thursday all have "Anything Goes" challenges, so I'll be entering there too.
Don't forget to pop over to the Here Come The Boys challenge blog to check out some more inspiration, and as we know how busy everyone is over Christmas the challenge is running until 6th January... so you've got plenty of time to get your Rock and Roll entries in!
That's it for today, I'll be back tomorrow with my cards for the review/preview that is going on over at All That Scraps.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Vicky said...

What a great image Donna...! thanks for joining us at SnS, TPC and Divas too...and good luck hun..

big hugs Vicky xx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

xGemmax said...

Fantastic card Donna...
Thanks for playing along at sketch n stash & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a great card Donna, and a fab take on the sketch - it looks brilliant!

It rocks!! :)



Dodici said...

Smashing male card,Donna!
Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week.

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

Jill said...

wow this is fantastic love the KK image thanks for joining us at PTW & Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow fabulous card and I love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Tracey Manderson said...

wow this is great Donna, love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter Birthday hop, and good luck with the challenge.