Sunday, January 9, 2011

MDUC sketch form Karen

Welcome to another challenge from Magnolia Down Under, I hope you all enjoyed out xmas break and are ready to dive into a fresh challenge :) This week we have a fabby sketch for you to play along with from out very own, super talented and sexy Karen. Here it is... What do you think, is your mind racing with the possibilities? Mine was, and originally I was going to go super girly with the lace doohickey and flowers and glitter etc, etc... but then I changed my mind and thought I would really challenge myself and give Edwin some love and make a boy card. Then I went a little further out of my comfort zone (not that I thought that it was possible) and go for colours I would not normally use with these little pirate cuties (raise your hands if you automatically got for the black and skulls too :p)
Anyways, so I ended up with this simple combo, it sort of felt nautical to me so I went with it, and the whole time I was cutting into my papers and working away I was telling myself it was a disaster, it was not going to work, I have made a mess of everything, blah, blah, blah... but then when I had it all stuck down I was actually pretty happy with how it all came together, lol!
It's pretty simple, but boys cards usually are for me. Edwin is coloured in copics and I have inked my edges with vintage photo distress ink. The DP is October Afternoon. Card stock is from my stash, and did you notice, shock horror, no kraft!!! The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie, available from TPS, as is the charm.

This is just a close up of my wavy sentiment bit, I was most pleased with this bit, I have seen people do this before but never tried it myself until now :)
I hope you can all play along with us and this fabby sketch this week at MDUC!!


Sharon said...

Hi Fran,

Your Edwin looking amazing - the colouring is just stunning. I love that border punch too - very nautical looking.

Sharon x

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Hey Franny baby! How hot are you looking in your pic sizzzzling!!
You have done such a great job with the sketch edwin looks adorable!!! Fabulous colouring too.
Kristy xox

Karen said...

Hey Fran!! Edwin looks so amazing!! Your colouring is totally fantastically stunning!! I really love your card too and the wavy sentiment thingy bit looks awesome:-) Love it Love all of it!!
P.S Glad you liked my Sketch:-)

Debbie Pamment said...

LOVE this cute pirate Edwin - he's just perfect for boy's cards!

Stampin'Piper said...

Wonderful card, Fran! This Edwin is one of the coolest and so cute! ;)

Have a great day, big Hugs Tanja

Camilla said...

A fantastic boys-card! I love your colouring! Edwin looks awesome!;)
Hugs, Camilla

Kruemel said...

Love your boy card - and the "simple" style keeps the eye on the wonderfully colored Edwin!

Big hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Kylie said...

You've showcased Edwin perfectly :) I love the colour combo!

TaraG said...

Oh, WOW, I just adore this sweet card, Fran! These colours are perfect and I love that blue it is so vibrant and just makes everything that border too..looks very nautical! Absolutely fabulous colouring of Edwin too, hun! Gorgeous!

Alizabethy said...

I just love this card!