Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Monsters Vs Aliens

I have been struggling to know what to make for our friend's sons birthday. But came up with the idea of an 'Alien' card, so I could use the sentiment 'have an out of this world birthday' or something to that effect. But then I came across this fab image - Monster Joe - from A Day for Daisies, which is the snuggliest looking monster/alien. Isn't he fab?! So I figured I'd go with it and the card would come together. I think I should have inked him in Green, as the little aliens look a little stark against his lighter blue tones. But I was so happy with how he had turned out using two shades of my promarkers to add texture, that I didn't want to start again in green! I had to ink some of the stars in the backing paper in the stronger green to try and tie the little aliens in a bit better. It's not a perfect fit, or my best card, but we all have off days right?

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I had a misbehaving Memory Box die recently, my first one ever to not cut perfectly. I'd shimmed and used the special metal cutting plate etc, but it's still not cutting through properly, so I tried to 'treat' it using tin foil and I couldn't bring myself to turf it afterwards. I think it looks quite spacey and otherworldly with it's cosmic shapes. It is of course called 'Cosmo Border'. It's still misbehaving, so I might have to admit defeat and return it, but at least I got this border out of it!

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It's not unusual for me, despite my best intentions, to run a little late for things, so when it came time to type up the sentiment, I went for 'past tense' as he wouldn't be getting the card or his presents until after the fact. I love the font I found to type it in, I was really pleased with it's spacey feel. I inked the edges in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, but also inked in a bit over the circle in Memento Summer Sky to give the circle a 'planet' sort of feel. I'm pretty happy with the effect achieved.

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The lil' aliens are from a Quickutz die as is the UFO and the star. I inked the aliens with my Emerald Green Promarker and the spaceship and star were cut from Papermania capsule collection textured cardstock.

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The backing paper I've used is from a lovely Bo Bunny paper pad called Blast Off. I was actually intending to use two pages from the paper pad, but when I laid the decorative border on, it just didn't work with the second feature paper, so I opted for the border and not two papers. I'll just have to have another go at a 'boys card' using the two papers together. There's bound to be another birthday soon I'll need a card for.

So here it is. All the components of the card together.
(Click on the image to pop it up to a larger size)

Thanks for stopping in to visit today. I love it when you pop by. Hang about, flick through some old makes, have a cuppa and be sure to stop in again soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: #63 ~ Masculine
Sister Act Card Challenge: #25 ~ Anything Goes
Challenges For Everybody: #29 ~ Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner: #81 ~ Happy Birthday
Send A Smile For Kids: Anything Goes - For Kids
Passion for Promarkers: #217 ~ One For The Boys
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog: #51 ~ Male Cards
Cutie Pie Challenge: #53 ~ A Cute One For The Boys
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge: #53 ~ Happy Birthday
Paper Makeup Stamps: #107 ~ Anything Goes with a Digi Stamp
Pile It On: Cool or Warm Colours (Predominantly Cool Colours)
Totally Papercrafts: #185 ~ Happy Birthday Baby (Birthday or New Baby)
Colour Me Creative Challenge: #77 ~ Anything Goes with Alcohol Markers
613 Avenue Create: #38 ~ Anything Goes (Or Create Your Own Colour Challenge)


14 comments:

Sue said...

This is fabulous Wendy. I love that cute monster and you have coloured him so well, I think the blue works really well with the papers. I love the border die and die cut aliens too.
hugs Sue xx

Chana said...

Wendy, I think you did a marvelous job of developing your design! All the elements support your sentiment. The great thing about working with alien imagery is that you can create any world you wish and no one can argue with you about it! Wonderfully project, nicely executed. Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Wendy, love it!

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun image and a fab card hun, love it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Vicky said...

This is an aweosme card my sweetie, I love the Alien image, his eyes are fabulous & your colouring is awesome hun!! Def not an off day shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

jane stillman said...

A brilliant card - great image and design. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

Carole said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us @ Totally Papercrafts this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

coops said...

hehe so stunning wendy.fab fun design and i love the alien :D

xx coops xx

Jennifer Grissom said...

Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge!

happyglitzygirl said...

A very cute monster, great birthday card, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Penny Nantell said...

Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create with your great little Alien Birthday card. PennyRae Dt

coops said...

oops me gain wendy.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Marie said...

A fabby card for a little guy. Lovely colours and the eye look fabby with it's cracked look. Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.
Love n hugs
Marie

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