Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Papertake Weekly - Dad and lads

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! It's time for another new challenge from Papertake Weekly and this week the challenge is Dads and lads! With Father's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time for you to get your cards made and be able to join in the challenge too!  We're being sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy.  For my card, I used this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Harvard. Isn't he so adorable?? My grandson Chris graduated from Kindergarten last week, so I just had to use this cute little guy on his card. He's colored up with Copic markers.


Being a card for a young man, of course I had to refrain from all the ribbon and flowers. so I kept everything nice and simple, but tried to add lots of interest using bright colors and placing everything a little wonky on the card.  I cut the A+ with my Cricut Expression using my Gypsy to weld the shadow of the two together, then cutting and popping up the top layer of them.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock.  I wrapped some PTI twine around one of the layers and tied it in a simple little bow.  All the panels are machine stitched. The "let's celebrate" stamp is from an old Kim Hughes set and I stamped it on some school paper that is actually on my printer. I just printed it on cardstock.  I wish I had taken a picture of the inside top cause I put a cute Kim Hughes owl wearing a little grad cap on another piece of the school paper. It turned out really cute, but I didn't capture it with a pic.



So that's it for my card this week. Please be sure to hop over to Papertake Weekly to see the rest of the fabulous creations by the design team. Then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Whiff of Joy! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

24 comments :

monica said...

Sharon,
Love this card--so bright and happy. Love the colors you used and the Mo image too. Fantastic layout. Super job. Your grandson will love this!!
Hugs
Monnie

DonnaMundinger said...

Honestly, you always have the perfect papers! This is as cute and can be! Love the image and how you've made the colors pop by adding black mats. Super, super cute! xxD

Angela said...

This is fabulous Sharon! That image is so cute and colored beautifully of course!! Love that you used your cricut with this one! I need to use mine more often too but I don't have the Gypsy. Your papers are gorgeous and I love the bright colors. Do you print the Nitwits paper on regular typing paper or do you use the cardstock that you color on - just curious? big hugs, Angela

Christina C. said...

Oh gosh, Harvard is such a cutie!
You did an awesome job coloring him.
The papers are perfect and I love the "A+".

Myra W said...

Came to look and thank you for the comment on my blog. Wow! Love your style and bright colours! I see you venture outside Magnolia too! Thanks for peeking at mine so I discovered yours!

Maggie Hugs
Myra

charlene said...

Hey Chickie that is just to cute and congrats to Christopher...I know you are just as proud as you can be. Love everything about it sharon great color combo.
Hugs♥

Danielle said...

WOW! Sharon, totally love your card. very masculine. Gorgeous coloring of this little guy, and cute A+. Love your paper, gorgeous layering.
Perfect job.
Hugs.

sandiblu said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Sharon ! The colours you have chosen just jump of the page and your colouring is perfecto !!!

Hugs, Sandra xx

Regina Easter said...

Oh gees he is the cutest and he is colored to PERFECTION. Boy I wish I could take your class. Hugs

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh Sharon..........what a cute cute card for your grandson! Just darling! I can just imagine how cute the inside is as well with the little owl grad charm. Tooooo cute, GF!

Hope your summer is going well for ya! My oldest son was just here with his wife for a visit from New York. He'll finish his ER residency next year & move back to California for good. YAY And then start their family! YAY again! LOL
Have a great day!

Happy Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Cami said...

Awwww Sharon, this is so cute! Your coloring is just over the top! The DP is perfect for this lad with its cheerful colors. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Cami

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Now he looks a cheeky chappy ! Just adore that image you have used and the perfect papers to match. All round gorgeous card Sharon.

Hugs,

Jo x

Norma said...

Sharon, a very cute card--he's just too adorable. No ribbon, but hey you managed to get a bow in there with your piece of string...LOL. Awesome colouring as always and your DP's are perfect for this 'lad' card.
Hugs,
Norma

Kelly Schelske said...

Adorable Sharon!! Love it, fab colors, super cute image!!

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
Ahhh this card for your grandson couldn't be any sweeter!
I love the bright coloured papers and the colours used to colour Harvard.
Using the 'school' paper is genius :o)
Your twine and letter A are fantastic embellies.
Hugs, Candy

Disp6194 said...

Sharon this card is a stunner! I love, love, love all those bright colors and patterns. Wonderful job!

Angie said...

Wow Sharon this card is super cute i love the image, you just want to give him a big hug. The papers are perfect and the A+ is spot on. I like the twine instead of ribbon great touch.
Hugs Angie x

*Vicki* said...

AWWW!! Sharon, this is really precious hun!! I adore this image with your fabulous coloring skills on it!! :) Your layout is so sweet too!! Thanks for sharing!

Katina said...

Such a fun, bright and happy card Sharon and so perfect for a little boy. xxx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Sharon dear......Love this BOY card!!! You do great boy/man cards!!! Love the colors of the copic coloring!!! Perfect with your papers dear....
big hugs, Janiel

Marlene said...

This little nerdy boy is so cute!! Totally looks like someone I remember from school!

DeeDee said...

So stinkin' adorable! I'm sure Chris loved it too! That Mo has the cutest images and YOU color them up so perfectly! Wonderful job girlie! HUGS! :)

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

I love your cards, they are all just creations of art! Do you replicate the front into the inside? I see a peek on each card of the inside and was curious. Do you leave the general middle portion (writing part) plain? Patti

Arline said...

Great card...love the image and the colours are great, so vibrant!x