Wednesday 2 May 2012

Video Boy

Good evening bloggers...

First of all I would like to give a big warm welcome to my new followers and say  "Thank you" to everyone who has left me such lovely comments, I really do appreciate it.

I am coming to the conclusion that I am not going to be a blogger who is able to post a card every day. There just don't seem to be enough hours in my day to be able to make cards and meet all my other commitments. My long term aim is 2 per week, but I think 1 a week is a good goal for now :)

I seem to spend ages trying to decide on a layout, the design papers and then all the embellies. Perhaps I'll  get quicker and more confident the more I do.

Should you colour your image first and have a vague idea of colour combo or should you choose your papers first? I think I spend so much time trying to decide what to do and looking at all the lovely blogs out there for ideas that I never get started! 

Anyway here's a card I have actually managed to finish. It's a Mo Manning image called video boy. It's great for those boys cards, especially teenage boys (which are even harder to do)

I have used some Nitwit papers. I treated myself to some as they were on offer, but sadly I have just looked and the offer has finished.
The colours are much brighter once printed than they appear on my PC screen. Does anyone know if I need to do something special to get the muted shades I see on my screen?

I have distressed the edges of my papers using a Tim Holtz distress tool and  the clock face and ticket were distressed with Walnut Stain ink

I'm going to enter it into the following challenges :
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing and Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Birthday

Card Ingredients.

Skin : E0000, E000, E00
Jeans : B95, B93, B91, B00
Top : E40, E42, E43, E44
Hair : E29, E25, E23
Reds : R39, R37, R35, R32

Tim Holtz Weathered Clock, Vintage Market Alphabet & Ticket Strip
Die-namics : Stacking Stars
Doo-Hickey : Flag
EK Success Binding Edge Punch

Image : Mo Manning digi - Video Boy

Papers: Nitwits - Bear Boys too & Crab Apple too

Thank you so much for dropping by and for any comments you leave.

Janine xx


debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card, brilliant colouring Janine.
Try not to get into the trap of trying to blog everyday. A blog is to record the things you want and when you want.
My children are in their twenties and I've been made to retire so I'm home everyday but if I was still working you would been lucky for one post a week.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hi Janine, there is defiently not enough hours in the day or week for crafting...

Your card is great, love the distressing, the layout is great too.. Brilliant colouring..

Have a good weekend..
Hugs Kelly

coops said...

love this janine.fantastic image and your papers and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Jo Nevill said...

Super card Janine, I love the image you have used which is so beautifully coloured. I love all your super details on your card too.

Could you link your card to the Simon Says Challenge blog otherwise you will not qualify to win one of our prizes and I would hate for you to miss out.

Thank you for joining us in our Birthday celebrations over at Simon Says Challenge !


Jo x

Janine said...
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Joey said...

Janine this is gorgeous, beautiful colourwork and love the design. Joey x

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Janine;
What a fab boy's card. Agree; they are HARD to make. Love how everything comes together in this card. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge.


Joy said...

Fabulous card, totally love the design and the beautiful colouring... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fabulous boys card. Love this Mo Manning and the colours and embellies you've used are fabulous. I too am a new blogger and look to be far more amateurish than your lovely creations! Your blog designs is gorgeous. I laughed out loud when I read your comment about spending so much time checking out other blogs and choosing papers that you never seem to get started. Ditto! LOL. Love what you have done and I'm going to follow your blog now x

Ribbon Girl said...

This is a great boy card! Thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly Anything Goes Challenge, Mary G x

Heather said...

Hi Janine, I wrote a long comment to you - then it 'crashed', twice so - I sent home and sulked.
I've come back now!!!
Re-crafting - do it when you can, re-image or papers - ??? Sometimes I feel like one way, sometimes the other - it works either way.
My rule would be GO WITH THE FLOW!!!
Your card is gorgeous, your colours, desing and colours are all fabulous and your Video Boy is stunning.
Any queries - just ask!!!
Heather xx

Vicky said...

Fabulous card sweetie I so love Mo's images & this one is cool. Love it hun.
Thankyou so much for your lovely comment it really does mean such a lot hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wendy Thompson said...

Great boys card Janine.