Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

Hi!  Hope you are having a good day!

It's fathers day in the UK today - my eldest son had made his dad a card at school, but I wanted to do one from them both for my HB too...

This is what I came up with

I love how this turned out!! (and HB and the kids liked it too, which was a bonus :-) )

The images are from the Jungle Pals set by Woodware and I have stamped another pair of the monkeys paws and 3D'd them.  I've added glossy accents to some areas on the leaves, monkey's nose and on the bananas.  I kicked myself after this was all done and sealed in the envelope as I wrote "from" and "your" to complete the sentiment I wanted and for not thinking to use my white rub on alphabet!  Duh!! 

I've attached the bananas to the back of the green card only, and the leaves to the front so they wobble about a bit!  The green card and the brown triangles are on foam pads, and the main image is on yet more foam pads to give a bit of lift.  I think this is a perfect image for Fathers Day from my boys as they are both being a bit of a handful, although for different reasons, at the moment

I am entering this card into several challenges:

Supplies: White and Green Cardstock; Brown Buttons from Stash: Stamps - Woodware Jungle Pals (the "Cheeky Monkey!" is from this set too), "Love to you" from Janes Script sentiment set also by Woodware; Papers -  Little Boy Blue"That's My Boy" Daring Dots and "Little Man" Zig Zag and Growing Up all from My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary range;  Inks - Tuxedo Black Momento and Timber Brown Stazon; Copics; White pen

That one was actually card number 6 yesterday - I think I must have got warmed up by then as it really flowed, no sketch (not even by me), no nothing, just went for it!!  I quite surprised myself LOL!

So cards 4 and 5??  Well Fathers Day cards for my Dad and FIL.  As ever with these things they are both pretty similar and both use Bo Bunny's Anna Sophia "Worn Dots" and "Shabby Plaid" papers and stamps from the Bubbly set of Stamps by Penny Black.  I kept them quite plain - I think I'd lost the will to live at this point and my little one was driving me insane... mojo returned just in time for HB's card!

First up, my Dad who likes cats:

I'm gonna be honest and say that I found this image tricky to colour, maybe because I was trying to get it to look too much like my parents cat! I used the blender pen quite a bit and it came together eventually!  A touch of white pen on the ballons followed then I cut round part of the ballons laid them over the top of the Nestability die while I cut the rest of the image out.  I've been wanting to try this for a while - I haven't explained it very well, but this tutorial out of the frame tutorial by Rach is really helpful :-), I then used Faded Jeans distress ink to make it look like he was up high.

Next, FIL - he prefers dogs to cats

All in all quite a successful weekends work - just umpteen birthday and anniversary cards to make now!

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


Paul said...

What a collection of cards. The monkey one is great.

Julie said...

Bet your cheeky monkies were delighted to give this one!x

Lindsey said...

Great card, love all those bannanas! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week xxx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards :-) I love the monkey one ,, i think bannana flavoured ice cream would work too :-)

thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Suzi said...

Wonderful cards, I love the monkey one. so cute. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hope to see you again next challenge.
Suzi x

Maggie Bob said...

What an amazing selection of cards. I really love the monkey one!

Thank you for playing along at One Stop Craft Challenge.