Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Magical Birthday

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and the topic is FOR THE BOYS.  This isn't the easiest topic for those of us who do girly cards 99.9% of the time, but there are so many awesome boy images at The Paper Shelter that I know you can find one that you'll like! I used this adorable image named The Cutest Wizard. This little image reminds me so much of the Disney movie, Fantasia featuring Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer's Apprentice and I can hear the music playing as I colored this.

Just a little note: We have beautiful lights at the Phoenix Zoo each Christmas and since our winter season is mild enough to walk around outside at night, we often go and watch the lights that are in sync with music there. At the farthest back area of the zoo there are some really tall trees that are decked out in Christmas lights and the music they blink to is Fantasia.  It's absolutely wonderful!

I not only made a 'boy' card, I made a CAS card...which is something I have trouble achieving!  I respect those of you who can make CAS cards. I can't manage it, so this card is one I am very proud of. Proud that I didn't 'load' it up! 

The image was colored with Copics and I used Glossy Accents on the crystal of his staff and the stars around his hand and then sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on the wet Glossy Accents. And I used my Sakura clear glitter pen on his belt buckle. I used light yellow chalk around the image and aqua and purple chalk around the computer generated sentiment.

We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they have an awesome weekly prize. Remember to use an image from The Paper Shelter so you win the maximum prize of a $30 voucher to the store. If you use another stamp and your card is chosen, you win three images of your choice.

The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog would like you to take a look at their creations and join our challenge this week of FOR THE BOYS.


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  1. Morning Gail, what a stunning card, I love the colouring (its my favourite, and the simple design finishes of a fabulous card design. hugs Shirleyxxx

  2. Fantastic coloring on this boy card, which I also find are a challenge, feeling like your artistic hands are somewhat tied !! With those freckles, it was a fitting choice to color his hair red. Truly a most magical card for that special birthday boy . . .

  3. this is sweet and gorgeous colouring Gail

    Gr Karin

  4. Fabulous card Gail. Beautifully coloured and I love the cas design. hugs, Pat K x

  5. Lovely card Gail, gorgeous colouring!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing it with us and joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more this time...


  7. He's just gorgeous, I love this little cutie, beautifully coloured xo Julie P

  8. amazing colouring, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  9. Hi Gail

    I love this card - so cute for a boy and your colouring is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercrafts

    Sharon - DT

  10. so very beautiful , lovely colours and colouring is perfect xx

  11. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us Gail at CCM&M.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  12. A super-gorgeous CAS card... Thanks for sharing with us this week, at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, Dt x

  13. Very Cute Card!!!!!Thanks for joining our Challenge!!! Good Luck! :-)
    Cristina DT for Craft your Passion

  14. Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    ps I can not see your song clearly I am sure its here but I can not see it...
    if its not to much trouble if you can add it by the link up that would be awesome thanks x

  15. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your card is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  16. Fabulous card Gail, I love the CAS layout, it really lets the beautifully coloured image take centre stage, and with the magical sentiment it's just perfect, hugs, Colette xx

  17. I love the look of this card. I struggle with CAS and always feel the need to add just one more thing! This is an excellent job showcasing the image. Which you have colored beautifully. Hmmmm...not sure I could handle warm weather at Christmas. I love the snow! But it does sound beautiful.