This image is one of the Kars (UK) ollyphant stamps. I needed to make a couple of boy cards, this is one of those cards that I wasn't at all sure where I was going when I made it.
Does that happen to you?
Stamp and colour an image, look blankly at it, look round everywhere for some red paper to match his shirt, wishing you had coloured it in orange, because the perfect orange paper just jumps out at you. Never mind, here's a scrap of red, it needs something else...., now where's that punch that does the notebook edges................hunt for an hour, remember you lent it to a friend. Go to friends house, spend two hours gossiping and drinking coffee, back home with the punch. A bit of random sewing might add something. Think I'll do" boy" in big red letters............................ I spend another 30 minutes of my life, that I will never get again, hunting for red letters, and find big letters in every colour under the sun, no red (I found some very nice orange ones though, I KNEW by this time that I had made a serious error of judgement when I reached for that red marker pen.........). Never mind, just had a brilliant idea, I'll ink some white letters with a red ink pad. ........have you any idea what a mess a red ink pad makes when you drop it on a pair of khaki shorts? Of course, the really brilliant idea would have been to start over as soon as I found that orange paper. I'll relax a bit and do a bit of blog hopping, the first blog I visit has a most fabulous card with a stunning colour combination, she has combined red and orange, I would NEVER have thought of that
Anyway, here's the card, frankly I don't think it was worth all the hassle, but it's all I have to share with you today as I have been finishing a project I can't share - yet (I do love a bit of mystery, don't you?)
The top right hand corner will have the age of the child, a big orange 6 would look nice........