Fab 'n' Funky ~ CAS

What a start to the week! Little dude awake all Sunday night with nasty earache. Took him to see the doc and he vomited all over the car afterwards! Poor little sausage, he's been really miserable. So he's having a mooch on the couch while I write up this post and mama's keeping an eagle eye on him. Apart from my little man's poorly dramas, the week is shaping up rather well. Only three nights this week that I'm feeding two families and Tuesday night, I'm off to Mumford & Sons. I can't wait! Hopefully my small poorly dude will have bounced back a little by then. 

But of course today, I'm here to tell you about the latest challenge over on the Fab 'n' Funky blog. My baby brother turns 40 on Tuesday, so this card, is his birthday card. Our theme was chosen this week by our lovely Ginny and it's Clean & Simple! We're being sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi's House of Stamps. If you're after something fun and cheeky or cool and classic, Dr Digi has something for you!

I didn't have anything 'quite right' in my multitude of sentiment stamps, so I wrote this sentiment up with one word different initially and hubby noted how close it was to the 'One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor' Meme, so I altered where I had put the 'simply' to hat tip that meme. Because that added another layer of fun to the card. Thanks hubby!

I've used watercolour paper for this make and coloured the cool old Wurlitzer-like jukebox from Dr Digi's House of Stamps up with Distress inks and Promarkers. I'm so happy with the glow I managed to achieve on the yellow lighted areas. I tried to create a woodgrain effect on the wooden elements too, which was less successful, but I think I got away with it. I was so nervous colouring in all the silver bits! One wrong move with my Letraset Metallic Silver Marker and I knew I'd ruin the whole thing, but fortunately it came together quite well. I tried to capture the shine when taking this pic. 

Hubby came up with an awesome idea to add a few 'notes' around the jukebox, but do you know, that's the one die I don't actually have! I didn't dare try to draw them myself and muff up the card. So I went instead for some 'barely there' sequins to add that final finish. I was really unsure about them at first, but I've got to say, they're growing on me.

I added a strip of distressed gingham paper down the left of the card and mounted the image panel on fun foam to elevate it slightly from the card base. I also mounted the word 'Classic' on gingham and raised it with foam tape. The lovely distressed gingham is from Raspberry Road's Apple Cinnamon papers. I also decorated the inside of the card with the gingham paper and added a cheeky sentiment for my brother. (Sorry about the wonky photo!)

Finally another piccie of the jukebox. I'm so pleased with how this came together. I layered up the colour so carefully and I'm so pleased I didn't ruin it when I added the silver accents. This pic was taken in a different light. Showcasing the details slightly differently.

Thanks for popping in today. It so makes my day when you do. Say hi and I'll be sure to come visit you too. Do pop into the Fab 'n' Funky blog to see what my incredibly talented teamies have been up to this week. We hope you'll join us with your own CAS design. Have an awesome week and I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: November ~ Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge: #87 ~ Fall Colours
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Sparkle, Bling & Embellish (Sequins & Silver)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: N is for 'Nostalgia' (Nostalgic make for my brother's 40th)
As You Like It: Favourite Hobby. Well, just between you and me, I was the lead singer in a band when I was younger. I LOVED it and had great fun playing the crowds and entertaining the masses. But I couldn't keep at it when I started nursing as the hours killed any social life! So this make (although it's for my brother's birthday) hat tips that musical era of mine. (My brother is an awesome singer too.) I still love to sing, but making cards has taken front position as my favourite hobby. I do love to spin some tunes while I'm crafting though!


Wow what a fab card, lovely colouring of that image and fun sentiment. Hope your little boy is better soon x
Sarah said…
This is fabulous Wendy and your lucky Brother is getting the "original"!! A singer too...is there no end to your talents!!? This card is perfect for us as AYLI. Hope your little chap is over the worse now xx
Chris said…
Wow Wends, fabulous colouring! I can just see you tentatively adding the silver details and hear the huge sigh of relief when it turned out perfectly! Great design, the added sequins look lovely and a brilliant sentiment too!
Hope your little lad is feeling better.
Pat K said…
Amazing colouring on this fab card Wends. Great sentiment too. Hope you little one feels better soon. hugs, Pat K xx
That jukebox is absolutely awesome Wendy, coloured beautifully. Loving your cheeky sentiment too, so funny! Hope the little man feels better soon and has not shared his germs! xx
Dawn T said…
fabulous Wendy. Your colouring is stunning. Hope your little one is better soon
Alison said…
What a fantastic card for your brother, Wends - but if he's a classic I feel I must be a dinosaur - hadn't really thought about it till now!! Do hope your little boy is feeling better - my children had a lot of ear infections and they are so painful.
Alison xx
Kat W said…
I could tell this was going to be a fabulous fun card as soon as I saw the sentiment and the story behind it...and I wasn't disappointed because your design is awesome! Absolutely stunning colouring and the shiny sequins look brilliant :-)

It does sound like you have been busy lately and I hope your wee man is feeling better now. And of course I hope you have an amazing time at Mumford and Sons...I'm just a little bit jealous!

Big hugs, Kat xx
Tracey T said…
Love the juke box image, Wends - your colouring is just fab! Hope the wee man is feeling better now; I always think that earache is a horrible thing as it doesn't sound as sore as it actually is (ie. bloody sore). Hope you had fun at Mumford and Sons... trying not to send "green with envy" vibes over the cyber waves. Hugs xx
coops said…
so stunning wendy.really love the clever design, fabulous jukebox and the sentiment is brilliant ;D

xx coops xx
Hi Wends...Just love the image on this and what great colouring....brilliant sentiment too...Hope your little boy is feeling better now....poor little soul...Joolsx
Ribbon Girl said…
Lovely card and the sequins work a treat - thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge - good luck - Mary x www.ribbongirl.co.uk
Ginny said…
fab job on that colouring and I love the colour choice, another great card :)
Pat said…
Great card for the challenge this week Wends, I love the Jukebox image and your colouring if fabulous.

Pat xx
Wow, this is really something special, Wends, the beautifully coloured jukebox, the great matching sentiment and the design. It's amazing!!!

Love and hugs
Michelle said…
Great card! I love that sentiment. So cute! Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle
Beebeebabs said…
Fabulous card - love the image!!!
Zw@@n said…
Wow, beautiful male card, Wendy. Great colours and image. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma
Beverley said…
Great card. Fab colouring and the silver detail works really well. Thanks for joining in our "Sparkle, Bling & Embellish" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

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