Tuesday, April 17, 2018

One of a Kind.....

Hello everyone: The SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge has a new one for you to play with this week, our theme is "Hey Dude" which means "MASCULINE CARDS".  I must confess I always have a bit of trouble creating cards for guys, especially teens, oh my goodness!!! It's so hard because you can't really make a card with teddy bears or little trains anymore, ask me how I know this and I will tell you that, my grandsons grew out of the cute kid's cards a while ago so, I decided to use my one and only teen boy image from Penny Black called VIDEO BOY, as a rubber stamp and here is the link for the DIGITAL IMAGE, just in case you just want to print it anytime you need to, I just adore the intense look on this kid's face, totally concentrating on whatever game his is playing, I bet he is darn good at it too!!

I stamped the image on water color paper with Stazon black in and colored with a few SU markers, his sweet face is colored with a Crayola marker that I treasure because it's the only marker that gives me the skin tone I want, I can make it darker for shading by applying a bit more where needed, I gave him a bit of blush on his cheeks with a cotton swab and a bit of red chalk.
I colored his hair with my black Prismacolor pencil adding a bit of the white pencil for the shine.
The pattern paper is from MODASCRAP and it's called "Wood Effect", which apparently is sold out at the moment so I hope they bring it back because it's beautiful.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

I really couldn't find a sentiment for a teen boy in my stash so I just added this one from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents (the little sentiment on the front of the card is from the same set.)
I decided to stamp just the bag of chips, soda can and chocolate bar from the Video Boy image to decorate the inside, I colored this with Prismacolor pencils.

So, I hope you get inspired to join my teammates and me at the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, this challenge will help you create those masculine cards we all need at times.
For more inspiration, visit my teammates blogs, you'll be happy you did.

I would like to play with the following challenges.

MOO-MANIA "Masculine"

Inspire.Create Challenges #015 "Masculine"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Barbara Godden said...

Wow love this card, and I must look for that stamp, I have a great grandson that is a big gamer, it would work for next year's birthday as he will be 10. Beautiful colouring and of course that paper is fab. love you added some to the inside, you finish the inside beautifully, love the sentiments too.

Lori at Faire Chase Lane said...

Amazing job putting this card together. One of the best cards I've seen in a while.

Chris Dring said...

Wow! Maria, yet another fabulous card! Your coloring is outstanding, and what a perfect image for the challenge! Well done!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow!!!!! that is so amazing and sooooooo clever! (& yes, your coloring is beyond cool!) ♥

froebelsternchen said...

This is a stunning project! Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE !
oxo Susi

Sonny said...

Reminds me of my grandsons ! Love that sentiment inside !!
Great card !

Mary Fish said...

Great "dude" idea and pretty coloring!

Leslie Miller said...

This is really the best teen boy stamp. I know -- so hard! Glad I don't have teen boys to make cards for. You did great, Maria! I really love that wood grain paper, too!

Donna said...

Yep - that image is a perfect reflection of most teenage boys, mine for sure!! His 15 year old face looks like that a LOT
Fab job teammie!!

Mimi said...

I agree with you: teen boy cards are just about the hardest, second only to sympathy cards! You have done a wonderful job, though-- especially is the boy plays video games-- they are sure to appreciate this! That woodgrain paper is FANTASTIC! Great job, Miss Maria!

Aileen said...

Fabulous card again Maria, love the wood effect paper and that perfect teen image.