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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Tokyo Boy, Dew Drop Craftz and Rica's Inspiration!

Just realised that I hadn't blogged my son's birthday card from August!  I loved this Tokyo Boy digi image when I saw the fab tutorial and card over on Rica's Blog here.  I was totally inspired by Rica's card and thought the image would be perfect for my Harry's  20th birthday.
I wanted to do a fairly monochromatic card, so coloured the image in shades of grey and a little purple, using Distress Inks.  I then masked the image and overstamped with a Stampin Up large block stamp called Sanded to give it a grungy feel.  I layered up the image onto  a colour core mat embossed with a Tim Holtz folder, Cracked Glass, and then sanded the embossing to reveal the colour beneath. The background paper is from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby pad, the circle stamps are Autumn Leaves and I think the Bracket stamp is Hero Arts.  Oh, and I used an 8 by 8 card blank!

I should also tell you about the fantastic service that I had from Nikki over at Dew Drop Craftz.  I had a fair bit of trouble downloading the digi and Nikki was so patient and helpful, responding quickly to my emails and cries for help!!  Thanks so much Nikki!
Need to go to beddy byes, night nights now!!  Sleep well!!


Faerielore said...

This card is stunning, this is my favourite image from dewdrop its gorgeous and your colouring and detail is amazing babe, wish i could colour digis like this, i think its down to the fact i use watercolour pencils the digis just dont like the water hahahahaha

Dena said...

Julie! WOW what a perfect boy card!!!! This is just fantastic. I like how you kept it monochromatic!!! Gorgeous!!
Thank you so much for the pretty card too!!! I love it and have it displayed on my craft table!!
Big hugs my friend!

CraftyC said...

Wow, stunning card Julie, would love to be able to colour like that but not enough practice me think!!! Hope he's framed it now LOL!

coops said...

wow!!!!a fantastic card julie.the image is brilliant and amazing colouring.i love the mono colours.

xx coops xx

Deb said...

wow, that is amazing, it is so perfect in monochrome, very manly! hugs Debx

Faerielore said...

ive finally posted some piccies of my tattoo if you fancy a nose babe xxx

Giò said...

Hi Julie.... finally I found the time to leave some comments on my favorite blogs ^_^
I see a lot of beautiful work that you made in last weeks.... wow beautiful!!! This card too is so cool!!! Have a nice day dear.
Hugs, Giò

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is absolutely stunning!
Your colouring is superb and your design amazing!
kim x

Distressed Miss said...

Gorgeous card Julie just perfect for a young man. Thanks so much for the beautiful card I am just pleased you are enjoying the candy!

Grenouille Greetings said...

WOW! with capitals. and $0 KEWL! Stunning card, Julie! I bet H loved it! Divine colour work and absolutely perfect layout! Love, Lesley

Debs said...

OMG!!!...this is amazing im lost for words!!

Debs x