Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Rocket Boy!

Hi! I thought Tuesday might need a bit of colour & life injecting into it. Or is that just me? Doing Birthday cards for boys can be tricky. That middle age from about 5-10 where cute and cuddly won't do & they're not quite ready for the dark, grunge or uber cool. These cute rocket images from the Mr.Boy set (Unity for Bella Blvd) aren't too cutesie but neither are they too old.
You can find the set here

I've used mostly Copic Ciao's to colour this in- you can get a lovely range from the shop here
I have blended some colours- adding a little darker brown for depth- but please don't look at the colouring too closely- I've still my 'L' plates- ( novice in the house!!) on.
Sadly there wasn't a 'Birthday' in the set, but I had an odd sentiment lying around the house. The set is so versatile- I've even started making a flower from one of the stamps- but that's for another post!
I've loved doing repeat stamping- sometimes I forget the simplest of techniques- then come back to them wondering quite why I've not used them in a while. The rockets are finished off with some Glossy Accents &  I just drew around a ribbon reel in pencil to get the circle & lined up the stamps. They're not clear stamps but as the shape is so distinct they're easy to line up.

Well, I'd better go & get some stamping done. See you next Tuesday!

Keren xx

1 comment:

Kate said...

Great card Keren :)
Kate x