Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is for you to create something male themed. So something suitable for a man or a boy.
We are sponsored by Flourish with a Bling with a $15 voucher for their fabulous store, and also by The Stamping Boutique with three images of the winner’s choice, unless the winner has used a Stamping Boutique image in which case they get four images.
I have used one of our second sponsor’s images called Noah’s Ark, for a little boy I know called appropriately Noah!
I printed the image onto watercolour card three times. The first formed the background, and the second two were so I could colour and decoupage.
The rainbow and the large waves were first coloured with promarkers and then I went over them with Ice from Luminarte. It is part of their Silks range and gives a shimmering mica finish with a sparkly glaze. You can just see it on the righthand side of the picture above. Like all shimmery things they never photograph well and are always much more obvious in the flesh. The water beneath the image is also coloured blue but it’s apparently too pale to show up here!
The animals were all coloured normal animal colours, apart from the front elephant who is Sky Blue with violet dots for his body and stripes for his ear. They have been decoupaged with foam pads.
The sentiment comes from a SWALK stamp set, and I used it deliberately because of the differently coloured elephant and because Noah is a special little boy who really is one in a million as he is a little different from other little boys and he is encouraged by his family to be proud of his differences and not embarrassed by them, and I hope this will remind him just how special he is. This is to go in Noah’s Bedroom on the wall after I have made a frame for it.
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