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Friday, 9 December 2011

E is for Embossing at ABC for Cute Card Thursday and Sketch Saturday on a Friday!

It's my BIL's birthday and as he is a HUGE Starwars fan, I chose this image of Jar Jar Binks which I found in a colouring page websight here.  I followed the sketch at Sketch Saturday, coloured my image with Copics several times, cut bits of him out and layered him up with silicone glue.  My DP is Basic Grey and I embossed the silver and black panels with a Sizzix (I think) embossing folder.  The punched border is a new MS punch which I LOVE and the sentiment is by Lily of the Valley.  It's a shame it isn't very visible just how dimensional this guy is.  In addition to using several layers, I used my embossing tool on the cut out elements to give more depth to parts of him and in real life he is very 3D.

I definitely think I'm feeling better so I guess my meds are kicking in.  I had a reasonably productive day yesterday for the first time in four weeks!  Phew!!!  I hope to catch up with some Christmas cards at the weekend and maybe get around to doing some blog commentary too but it's my wedding anniversary today and I need a nap just now. Hubby and I plan to decorate the tree when I wake up and then snuggle up for the evening in front of the telly.  Then my Mum is coming to stay from Sunday for two weeks so I'm not sure how much time I will have for crafting. 
Please forgive me if I don't make it by your blogs for a while longer!  I'm sure I'll be with you before Christmas and one of my New Year's Resolutions will definitely be to be a better blogger in 2012!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - 184 "Sketch!"
ABC - "E for Embossing"
Cute Card Thursday - 194 "Anything goes"

12 comments:

Dorcas said...

Such a riot, Leslie!!

Deb said...

Fabulous card, love the image and especially the layers! Glad you are feeling better! Hope you have a lovely time with your Mum visiting. Our Mums arrive on Wednesday for 3 1/2 weeks so I am finishing all my projects this week then closing the craft room!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a fabulous, crafty weekend, Debxx

Debbie said...

Any Star Wars lover would love this card...Great job...

Hugs
Debbie

Céline said...

Hi Lesley,
original card! amazing coloring
hugs
céline

Faye said...

Happy Anniversary! And I am glad to hear a little spark in your voice. This is a fab card. The embossing detail looks brilliant with this guy, nice touch. Now enjoy the weekend and enjoy your visitor. :)
xxx

Patty Sue 2 said...

This card would make anyone smile! I love the image! Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge! I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 15th! Good luck!

Cazza said...

Oh your BIL will absolutely LOVE this! What a super card!
Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Mrs A. said...

Hope you had a fab Anniversary and glad to hear you are feeling better. Wow. A super card you have made there. Lots of patience I guess was needed do the 3d effect. Hugs Mrs A.

Jenn said...

Very fun card, I'm sure it will make him smile! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!

Vicky said...

Totally awesome card love the image its fab & love the dimension on him.
Hope you had a lovely anniversary hun....sounds like a perfect night to me really does shug. Hope you have a lovely time with your mum as well hun dont worry about blogland we will all still be here families are sooooo much more important.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Shanna Shands said...

Excellent card. Thanks for joining ABC.

Julie said...

Amazing - so much depth and detail!! Juliexx