Monday, 7 September 2015

Pow! ... Bam! ... Kapow!

I find masculine cards really tough, but that wasn't the only reason that this card was difficult for me.

I bought this image thinking he'd be fun, and he is, but boy-oh-boy I found him difficult to colour.

My first mistake was to try to paint him with my re-inkers, but as usual I struggled with the hair and clothing (mainly the cape) but also the colours.  I only used blue and red, and all the areas sort of merged into each other.

So that went in the bin and I tried again, this time thinking I'd use my markers which I find easier on clothing and folds etc. But in a moment of optimistic madness I decided it would be a good idea to try the no-lines technique!

Why?????

And then to top it off, I decided to fussy-cut him for the layout I wanted!

Yup, if I can make things more complicated, then it seems that I will.

And did!

Anyway, after all the trials I'm quite pleased with the end result.

I cased the layout from here 'cos I thought it looked fab and I can't take the credit.  The sun rays were chalked on using a strip of scrap card as a mask/template.

This project is to support the challenge at Without Words Challenge where the theme is 'for the boys', a theme which has been freaking me out since I saw it on the list.  I hope you find the masculine theme easier than I do!



Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



10 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow Annette, you have really created a winner here...it's fantastic!! xx

Lorraine said...

He looks brilliant and a lovely design too.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Annette, this card is a stunner! Your colouring of that super cute super hero is fabulous and the rays of light behind him are a genius design and technique...you really are fab.
Sue...xxx

The Stamp Basket said...

Pow! ... Bam! ... Kapow! This is seriously fantastic colouring!

Carol S. said...

Your colouring is awesome!!! Brilliant image and love the background too. Fab card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

ciloma said...

I think he is perfect! If your coloring is bad then I'd hate to hear what you'd say about mine...

Kat W said...

You certainly set yourself quite a challenge there...and you nailed it! I would say your colouring and lovely card are totally SUPER!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Jane said...

Pow! Wow! Fantastic card Annette, I love it!!

Mamma Mia said...

Wow Annette - this is a fabby card and I love the sun ray background ... thanks for sharing the details!
Helen x

Jingle said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This is just TOO CUTE! The coloring is spectacular! Thanks so much for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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