Sunday, 28 October 2012

Martial Arts for Little People

Hi, I'm just using the extra hour in bed to catch up on my I said I have been crafting even if it doesn't look like it here!

So my nephew was just 7 and this is the card I made him.  Apologies for the blue tinge on the seven...the glossy accents wasn't quite dry when I took the picture.  The weather during the week has been so dull that it has been quite difficult to get photographs done and I literally had to put this in the envelope as soon as the glossy accents were dry.

The stamp is a lili of the valley stamp.  I asked them to do a little karate kid a while ago and sure enough the next release of boy stamps included this little chap.  I think that he is one of my favourite boy stamps that they do.  He was stamped in black soot distress ink and coloured with copics.  I've had the backing papers for some time now so can't remember who's they are, but I suspect they are papermania.  I distressed the edges with Pumice stone distress ink and in ink splat stamp from Paperartsy.  I find this stamp so useful that it is permanently on my desk.

To add to the oriental feel I added an Asian coin.  This is made from air dry clay.  I have a great Asian coin mold which works well with the clay or UTEE.  I like using the clay because you can paint it really well.  I painted it with black acrylic paint and then using a finger rubbed some treasure gold over the top before buffing it with a cloth.   For a little extra interest I tied a piece of paper twine around the centre of the coin before attaching it to the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
"Clearly Inspired - Ribbon or twine"
"Crafty Catz - Male card with a number"
"Poodles Parlour - Anything goes"
"Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark"
"Paper Pretties - Masculine"
"Stamp n doodle - ribbon/twine"
"Tanda Stamps - all things manly"
"Anything goes challenge - home made embellishment"
"Craft-room challenge - Oriental", I know you don't do cute Zoe, but this was the closest I was going to get to the theme this week.


carol said...

Fabulous image and card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks for joining us this week with your gorgeous card which is beautifully coloured and perfect for our challenge at ATS&M. I too love making my own moulds and embellishments with clay and UTEE and that little coin is super.


Zoe Sanderson said...

Soooooo cute! hope it gets there OK. Yep horrid weather! and I'm very glad to hear one of us is crafting. Thank you for sharing your nephew's card with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

A brilliant card Sue, I love the cute image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Kylie said...

I love this little fella! Beautifully coloured too! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Perfect card for a 7 year old boy. The coin is a great touch! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous! What a very cute image, and perfect for a little fellow. Thanks for joining us over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria xxxxx

Debi said...

this is such a cute and perfect card for a 7 year old boy, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Beth M said...

Lovely card hun, love the colours and image! thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week :) x