Thursday, May 5, 2011

A card for for my boy

Hi there my wonderful blogging friends.

How are you all?

Thank you to all of you who stop by to say hi and leave me lovely comments. I'm sorry that it has been so long since I have been to visit your wonderful blogs. With the recent school holidays and long weekends and trying to set up the new MIM blog my time to visit you all has been very limited. I'm hoping to make my way around to you all very soon.

The card I am sharing with you today is for my eldest Son who is turning 8 tomorrow. Gee, how time flies!! It doesn't seem that long ago that he was just a babe in arms and now he is almost up to my shoulders (and I'm not short either!). He is also way more techno savvy than I am and his most favourite thing at the moment is his Ipod and Angry Birds.

So when it came to inspiration for his card I was a bit stuck. I didn't have any images that really suited so I decided to draw my own.

I decided to draw a few of his favourite Angry Bird characters..............

I used some 352GSM Neenah Paper that I got from Sammi over at Mad For Markers for this card. I drew the image straight on to the paper with a fine black multiliner pen. (the poor little yellow speed bird looks like someone poked him in the eye with a sharp stick!lol)

That is the brilliant thing about this thick paper, you can colour straight on to it with your Copics and it doesn't bleed through the back . (Didn't think to take a photo to show you the inside sorry).

The following Copics were used

Green Pigs - B91, B93, B95, Y11 and Y13 (moustache YR61, YR65 and YR68)
Timber - E30, E31, E33 and E35
White Egg Bomb Bird - 100 Black, C3 and C1,blender pen, Y21 and Y23
Yellow Speed Bird - 100 Black,Y11, Y13, C1,Y21 and Y23
Balloon - YR61, YR65 and YR68
Cake - E30, E31, E27, C3, C1, Y13 and YR65
Grass - B0000 and Y000
Blue shading - B0000

Mad For Markers have a new challenge starting to use colours from the Grey family on your project. I didn't get a lot of grey in on this card but if you head on over to the challenge blog you will see some fabulous creations from the Design Team to inspire you.

I would love to see what you can create!

For all your Copic and related supplies head on over to Mad For Markers online store.
Mad For Markers post to Australia and New Zealand and stock a large range of Copic Markers, Blending Card, Masking Paper etc.

You can also check out the store blog and challenge blog for tips, tutorials and inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by

Michelle :-)


Lisa Jane said...

aww so cute Michelle and it will mean so much more to him that you have drawn the images yourself !
I hope he has a fantastic day goodness i remember when Beth was 8 and look at her now!! Time just flies by.. take lots of pictures .. and enjoy every moment... oh and keep an eye on your bank balance lol!!
have a great day
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

gosh you are clever hun and to have those drawn by you makes is even more special one,great card hugs cherylxxxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Awesome awesome awesome. i love it. Hahaha you are clever drawing these laughing piggies and angry birds. I love this game too - in fact our whole family here does. My hubby spent 6hrs playing the thing on the weekend. Great work with the card. Am sure he will love it.

jules said...

love it Michelle! fabulous card!

Marlene said...

You can draw, too!!! This is so adorable! Angry Birds...sheesh, I didn't know they were popular over in your neck o' the woods, too.

Monica said...

Wow, Michelle, super drawing and colouring as well. Maybe your next dream should be to make your own digi images.

Happy birthday to your older son... eight and techno savvy... tell me about it!!!

Hey, Michelle, I remember how kind you were to teach me patiently how to enter my cards into challenges. Thanks so much and am so glad for MIM.
xxx Monica

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love the fun monsters.

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Michelle .The Birthday Boy will love it .Wonder if he will take it to school for show and tell .You have done an amazing scene here .
Hugs Mum

Mary J said...

Goodness, this is brilliant, Michelle! I bet he totally loves it - I know I do!!

Sarpreet said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful images.

Charlene said...

Another talent? Amazing..I can't draw a straight line with ruler. Your little guy is sure to love this cute, cute card, Michelle. Love the piggy face attached to the balloon!!

Claire Newcombe said...

Thats fabulous - and aren't boys of that age hard to cater for phew. I am making for 10-11 yr old boys, and you have given some inspiration.
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
I am new this week to MIM, and enjoying the community already.

Kerrie said...

OMG, what a wonderful card he will love, and you can draw!...

Sarpreet said...

hi, I have launched some blog candy in aid of charity, would appreciate any shout outs, please

Helen said...

The drawing is incredible, Michelle! What a cute card!