Fist off I am WAY beyond stoked that I won last weeks SMT challenge!!!!! WOOOO HOOOO. I had been eyeballing Noah is all ears for a bit so i pounced on him with my store credit. He just makes me smile. How can you not smile at an adorable little boy dressed up as Mickey, I mean really???
I was itching to color him up right away, and we are heading out tomorrow to drive up and see my Father in law for his 70th birthday. His wife is throwing a huge celebration party and everyone is making the trip from all over. I am excited and so is hubby... My Father in law has survived lung cancer ...not once but twice. So every year we have him here to celebrate is awesome and cherished. Anyway, I wanted to make a fun and young feeling card for him. I though little Noah fit the bill perfectly. Hubby and I think he will get a kick out of it.
I first paired him with a digi sentiment from TLC in Photo Shop elements. Is it not totally fitting with this image? I thought so. I did not get a pick of me doing that in Photo Shop but i did get a pic of it part way through coloring:
I had to stop and refill my E00 Copic before I could get the skin done... Notice the super inky fingers? I always get all inked up when I am coloring.. The funny thing is... I am right handed and my left hand is the one that gets so messy usually..lol I think that is a good indication that it is time to clean my Copics up.
I kept the card itself pretty simple since he is a male. I really try and refrain from ribbons, flowers and bling on masculine cards.. call me crazy. lol
Here is the front of the card:
I actually got a pic of the inside of the card this time because I did something more than just put a white piece of paper to write on in it, which is not normal for me. I struggle with ornate designs inside of the cards. I think it is because I write so big that I am always worried about having enough space to write what I need to say. I LOVE seeing people making the insides of cards as decorated as the outside though. I would love to get better at that for sure.
The Mickey was made with Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge. Isn't he fun? I also love these kid saying sentiment stamps. I have had a set of them that I got on clearance awhile back at Hobby Lobby and this is the first time the pack has been opened. I need to find ways to use them more.
If you made it all the way through my post I thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you will join us this week over at The Sassy Cheryl Show Me Thursday Challenge. You have until The 24th to enter.. so hop over and show us what you are up to.
I will leave you with one more thing, because it was stuck in my head and I wanna share..lol .....
Noah is all ears- by Sassy Cheryl
sentiment by TLC
Skin -E00, E000, E11, R20
shorts- R27, R29, R39
shoes- N5, N3, N1, R29
t-shirt and gloves- C1 and colorless blender
hair- E55, E53, E51