Saturday, August 13, 2011

A birthday card for my godson

Hi all,

So, my godson turned 6 about a month ago and I am finally getting the card I made for him uploaded.  The entire family are karate enthusiasts and I am such a bad godmother that I don't even know if the belt should be white, whether it should have "tips" or if it should be another colour altogether!

Still, I adore this digistamp by Mo Manning, which you can find here.  When I first saw it, I just had to have it - it was perfect for my godson.  It was my first time colouring white - everything I've done with my Copics has been using colour, not just the greys to create shadows.

The Copics I ended up using were:
E53, E55 and E97 for the hair; E01, E02 and E95 for the skin; W2 and W4 for the gi (uniform) and ground, with a little of the E97 added to the ground as well.  I added white gel pen dots on his cheeks.

I layered onto a piece of distressed look paper from the 6x6 paper pad "Ebony & Alabaster" by Black Market Paper Society, onto another sheet of white printer paper and then onto black cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Stampin Up set "Think Happy Thoughts" and the number 6 is from a set I got too many years ago to admit to, from Sunday International.  I added the black metal staples, distressed the edges of the patterned paper and (although you can hardly see it) the large black circle of cardstock,  and I was done.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: Happy Birthday
Crafts and Me Challenges - Make it Count
Divas By Design - Birthdays
My Mums Craft Shop - Sports & Hobbies
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes (For Kids)
Just Tracy's Crafts Challenge - Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenges - Distressed

Today I went off to the Quilting and Craft Fair with a girlfriend - spent too much, had a lot of fun and came home with lots of new things to play with.  So I'm going to wander off and see how much mess I can make, creatively!

Until next time,
Happy crafting!


  1. Bron, your karate kid image looks fabulous on this great birthday card. Your use of Copics to fill that white outfit is beautifully done! Lovin' that numbered accent too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Make It Count challenge. ~ Rose

  2. Very very cute card for a lucky boy! The coloring is awesome and I like the touch with the staples. Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and please come back!

  3. Wonderful job! For your first time coloring white, you did an amazing job! He will love it, and having kids in taekwondo, if the belt color is wrong, he'll pull out a marker and color it the right color:)! Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 kids, good luck and hope to see you again soon.


  4. This is superb Bron how cute thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  5. Bron, Do I detect a few more challenges in that list of yours this week? I warned you it was addictive!

    Your card is so fabulous (as usual), that stamp is super cute and ideal for your godson.

    Thank you for stopping by to comment recently, I really appreciate that and it lifts my spirits reading what you have to say.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  6. This is so cute! Love that image and your coloring is lovely. Thanks for joining the Divas challenge.

  7. Wow Bron, what a great image, really perfect card for our challenge at Just Tracys, thanks for joining in. Jill

  8. This is just gorgeous, and look at his cute cheeks. Well coloured. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, good luck, blessings Hilde

  9. Bron
    Finally worked out how to leave messages (it was broken there for a while). I love this card, that image is so cute. I have also loved your other posts too, and look forward to your upcoming creations.

  10. Oh well done you on the colouring, its fab. Lovely card & thanks for joining us at Divas

  11. Wonderful card Bron & your colouring is amazing :)

  12. wow.. the colouring is fabby and the image so cute!! great card...Thanks for sharing it with us at MMCS XX

  13. Bron, you are a natural colouring the white clothes, a really brill job! Not an easy task either, big pat on the back for you. Love the card too, and you know our challenge at Dream Valley is for distressing so if you want to add another one to your list you'd be so welcome to join in.

    What a perfect image for your godson too. CoB

  14. Oh how darling! Not only will your godson adore this card the whole family will. I don't have any of the "N" copics. Now it is a must! Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks also for joining us over at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
    Hugs, Sarah

  15. Fab card! Love the image - your colouring is amazing! Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx