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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Passion for Promarkers One for the Boys

Hi there - we have a new challenge over on Passion for Promarkers today with a theme of One for the Boys.  Lucky for me as I needed to make a card for hubby's birthday on Wednesday!  I have had such a struggle with the sentiment for this.  Just couldn't get my printer to read the words and it kept printing out blank - kinda ironic really given that it's a joke on hubby!  It says " Nick the Librarian couldn't work out how to get his new-fangled book reader to work!"   Nick is a librarian but doesn't read books and, as he is now in charge of the library systems for the boroughs he works for, it's also ironic that he doesn't have a phone and doesn't like face book, although he loves solving pc problems!

Anyway, I digress, so on to my card and I've chosen Trying to Read by Mo's Digital Pencil (see irony explanation above!).
Felt a bit daunted by this one and my colouring is far from perfect ( in fact I may I have missed a bit on his eye, which I've only noticed on the close-up, I'll have to rectify this!) Generally, though I'm pleased with the overall result using  a lot of distressing and aging to match the old wizard.
The papers are from a DCWV pad called Once Upon a Time and I've added some webbing, Memory Box  Die Cuts  - Spider Web corner and Bottles.  I think the little glass bottle was a pressie from matey, Lesley, and I filled it with a little Glamour Dust for his spells.


You can check out the fabulous makes of my PFP teamies here.  Do come and play along with us as we have a fab prize from Clearly Besotted Stamps with a stamp set  going to the lucky winner!

I'm hoping to get myself sorted over the next couple of days - you should see my little craft room, it's pushed back and piled high so that there's not an inch of desk or floor space in sight!  
Bye for now.xx

13 comments:

Sammy said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! Love the old and distressed look, and the image is fabulous! x

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Julie. Such a fabulous image, your colouring looks wonderful and I love all your attention to detail.
hugs Sue xx

Sandi said...

stunning card, all that gorgeous detail, hugs

*Vicki* said...

Your coloring is really amazing Julie!! Love your design and your bottle accent is perfect! HUGS :)

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Julie! Love the fab image and all your brilliant details - so much to look at! Great vintage style and such clever embellishments! Hugs, Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Lovely card julie. Sure nick will love it!
Kathleen Mc xxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Oh Julie this is fantastic I am sure your hubby will be thrilled with it, it really is fabulous xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fantastic, love the Librarian from Mo, you've done a brilliant job. Happy Birthday to Hubby.
luv
Debby

coops said...

so stunning julie.love your distressing and wording and the image is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

kay said...

It's outstanding x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Brilliant, Julie! I bet N loved it too! Love, Lesley

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

This is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the sentiment and the fact you were brave enough to hand write it. :D

Daniele said...

amazing colouring Julie
hugs