Challenge 89 - Birthday theme- birthday card or layout, tag, etc.
Clayton just turned 11 and his 2 main interests are 'video' games (I think they are called something else now!) and skinny jeans. We got him a couple pairs of skinny jeans and he was quite pleased....whew! It helped that his older sister told him they were cool. (Thanks, Pearl!)
For his card I wanted something not "little boyish" so I drew a simple pair of jeans, long and skinny, and painted the image with watercolor paints. Added a sideways sentiment and a little strip of denim* with faux stitching instead of ribbon. And not even any Stickles! But the brad does have a black rhinestone!
*the denim has been hanging around my laundry room for years for patching (which I haven't done in years!)
For calvin, who is only one year old, I could still do a cutsie little-boy card! The image is a digital one from Pollycraft Stamps called "Frog" (go figure!). He is colored with Spectrum Noir and Memento markers. I used my Spellbinders Standard Circle die and Lg Scalloped Circle die, Microsoft Word to make the "1st", Stampin' Up HB stamp, and several really old buttons. On the inside the greeting is computer generated and the Bible verse is a JustRite clear stamp. The striped paper is a few years old and was a bit dog-eared...had to trim all the edges to use it. Super-old heart stickers too!
Everyone needs birthday cards frequently, right? Why not whip one up and join the challenge at SOS this week. We'd love to see what you create!
I'm also going to enter these in a few challenges:
Skinny Jeans card-
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/- #37 "Cards for Boys"
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/- #60 "Sewing, Real or Drawn"
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/- #119 "Favorite Color Combo" (red, black, white)
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/- #6 "Sketch #1"