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Monday, 10 September 2012

We will rock you

Evening Folks
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.
Take care.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fab image and wow, brilliant background. I'm sure he will love it.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeousMags,love the image....great layout.xxx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Mags, great image.
Wendy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is brilliant Mags. Such a great image and I love the backing paper that you have created to make the card so personal.

hugs Sue

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful card for a guitar playing Queen fan! Love the bg too - so perfect for the image. Great card Mags [- sure to be cherished!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Mags, i like this image and the fab backing paper.
Kevin xx

Susan Flynn said...

What a brilliant card Mags, he is a very lucky chappy! Love the background too x

Rebekah said...

This is so much fun Mags great work! hugs rebekah xx

Shelby said...

This is an awesome card for a Queen fan! That background paper is a fantastic creation...great job


Patricia St Martin said...

Fabulous card. Love your image and you did an awesome job with your background. Great job picking your sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. I love seeing your creation and good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Plastic cards said...

Such a stunning card. So beautiful design. I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing such inspirational design.

Sarah said...

Hi Mags, oh great image and a fab background!

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Trina said...

I love those colors in the background and how you personalized this card with song titles! Thanks for sharing this super fun card with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

Erin said...

What a fun birthday card! I love the image! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is so super fabulous, I just love it! So glad you could join us at Little Miss Muffet!

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a fabby card hun, many thanks for joining us after our break for our going digital challenge at cards for men, the best of luck
hugs sandra dt xxx