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Monday, 18 April 2011

Simon Says make a new model of C3P0 for Sketch & Stash with a Passion for Promarkers

This is one of those cards where I loved my idea, loved the main element but I am disappointed with the overall look. It is, however, for my soon to be 9 year old nephew who eats and sleeps Star Wars and who is somewhat less discerning than I when it comes to artistic merit so I'm sure he will like it.  I used the fab "sketch" over at Sketch & Stash but made it a tiny more asymetric to suit what I had in mind.

I am also entering this into Simon Says who want to see a “card for a child” and for Passion for Promarkers want us to “make our own embellishment”. I made the circuit board myself (as you can no doubt tell!) by drawing lines and circles and heat embossing with silver.
My main DP is Basic Grey "Wander". This is the first page I have used from the pack – it's great for boys cards. I almost never use metallic card with my creations but this one cried out for it. I ran the gold horizontal panel through my Sizzix machine with a new metal plate effect masking folder by That Special Touch which I bought recently at Ali Pali.
My image is a free digi which I found on a Star Wars colouring page web site here. I Photoshopped out the contents on his tray and added a birthday cake! I coloured his background digitally except for the window views. Outer space and my image were coloured with Promarkers.
The robot has been glazed, except where his innards are showing, to make him shiny. There is a bit of electrical wire on the card instead of ribbon. It looks naff but I liked the idea. The left hand corner is cut with a new Marianne Die and I've added a little silver Craftworks candy to balance the other silver elements.

And here is the finished card from which you can see that C3P0 has been replaced by model HB2U. Inside the card it says Happy Birthday to You just in case my nephew didn’t understand the “joke”


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lesley, what a fantastic card. I love the image and your colouring is fab. Your handmade embellishments are perfect. I'm sure your nephew will love it!! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

dolcreations said...

Lesley, you ALWAYS have your creative juices just a going! Wowzers this is so awesome how you have done your card for your nephew!

Turtle In The Sand said...

Whew, I am exhausted just reading about all the effort you put into this card. Your nephew is truly loved! The card turned out great. I am sure he will cherish it and save it to show his children some day. (He better, ha ha)

~@ngie~ said...

what a fantastic card... am sure ya nephew will love it 8oD

Thank you for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck!!

xXx Angie xXx

Dawn B. said...

He is going to love love love this Lesley.. I think it is perfect in every way.. My son loves Star Wars too.The sentiment is great..

Heather said...

Hi Lesley - this is absolutely fantastic!! A perfect card for a boy and all your details are awesome and so well thought out. I like the electrical wire and your circuit board is amazing - I wouldn't have known where to start!!

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

CraftyC said...

Hello Lesley, fabulous card, what a great card and your nephew will love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Lesley!! I think this is just brilliant hun!! Love your coloring and combination of elements!! So computer looking!! :) I'm sure that he'll love this!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so creative Lesley!! I just love all the textures and your combo of papers and details. Beautiful coloring!! So fun!

Gro said...

Wow what a wonderful card. Love the image and your embellishment is amazing and so special. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
Hugs :o)

Faye said...

Your nephew is gonna love it, as does Very Understanding Hubby who is currently over my sholder and still thinks I should spend a Bank Holiday watching all the Star Wars films back to back! Anyhow, I also think this is a brilliant card, aren't we hard on ourselves sometimes!. xxx

Julie said...

And she does it again!! Love the circuit board idea - your mojo is in overdrive!! Such a great idea and perfectly executed!! Juliexx

lalkygirl said...

wow lesley ,this is fab ,i love the circuit board and robot embellies,i am sure your nephew will be thrilled to have such an original card specially created for him ,wonderful job
tracey x

Vicky said...

WOW......sweetie this is a fantastic card absolutely fabulous I love everything about it I really do shug. How can you be dissapointed with this? I would feel proud as punch hun....

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mina said...

now why on earth arent you happy with this Lesley its fantastic and your nephew will just love it to bits...every single thing about it has been thought off and makes it so special
Mina xxx

Céline said...

Fabulous card Lesley, so imaginative!
i know some boys who will be happy with it

Daniele said...

wow what a stunner of a card I'm sure your son will be over the moon, love all the details and your circuit board is cool
thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week
hugs and good luck

Jacee said...

Hello Lesley, nice to meet you, just wanted to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and to answer your question, yes, I make all my own envelopes, you will see more if you take a peek at older posts.
I love all your cards, fabulous work, glad I found you, I have become one of your followers, would love you to join me too.
Hugs Jacee

Pat said...

Hi Lesley!! Are you kidding me?!! This is the PERFECT Star Wars card!! Your coloring is stunning...and I love the computer thingie you made! I love how your mind works, girlfriend!! Thanks, too, for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments...and for joining in the HUGE blog hop! I haven't quite made it all the way through...but am off to work! Have a beautiful day, sweet friend! Hugs. Pat

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wowzers!
Lesley this is fantastic!
kim x

maddy hill said...

Lesley dont be disappointed how it turned out - Girl is totally ACE !!!!
Believe me this is the card your Nephew will keep !! i think it just leaps creativity ! totally Fab !

maddy x

Alice said...

this is so cool! love all the details. super card!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is brilliant Lesley :) What a fabulous and clever card. Everything about it is amazing - the circuit board, the sentiment and your colouring is fab!



Julie said...

This is a fantastic card, really great design and beautifully thought out.

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