Hope you are all well. Well, that's Monday over with. Only another four days to the weekend, but this week I have Thursday off so a shorter working week for me.
Did any of you watch the closing ceremony for the paralympics last night? I thought it was brilliant and I enjoyed every minute of it. It has been a fantastic few weeks and I have thoroughly enjoyed both of the Olympic games. Not sure what I am going to watch on TV now lol.
Tonight's card is one I have made for a really good friend of ours whose birthday is at the weekend. Andy is a very big fan of the band Queen. He has been for years and his house is full of Queen memorabilia and he has CD's and records galore. He also fancies himself as a bit of an amateur guitarist and owns a couple of guitars. So I wanted to make him something that reflected his love of Queen and his guitar playing.
Here is what I came up with.
The image is one of my favourites from Dude Time Doodles called Hippie Rocker. I think it reflects his love of guitars in a humourous sort of way. I coloured the image with promarkers, matted onto black card and added some star gems. The background started out as a piece of plain white card. I used a graphics program (My Craft Studio) to write out words and song titles associated with Queen. I printed this out and then set to work with my distress inks. I used worn lipstick, spiced marmalade and mustard seed to create the colour. I just set to work with my blending tool and was really pleased with the way it came out. Not too bad for what started as plain white card. I matted the finished result onto black cardstock. I added some ribbon, a sentiment and lots of star gems.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Great Impressions - Sentimental journey (use a sentiment)
Cutie Pie - No flowers
Little Miss Muffet - Writing (hope my background counts but if not just delete)
Cards for Men - Going digital (digi image and background created digitally)
One Stop - No floral embellishments
Bunny Zoes - Distressing
Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think - good or bad.