Monday, July 18, 2011

Boys and Their Toys

Boys and their toys

It is that time again Card For Men Challenge. Challenge #15 is use a Key on your card. As you can see our Sponsor is Prairie Fairy and she has so many wonderful images. The image I’m using is called “Harley Boy”.

Start date:    18 July 2011
End date:   1 August 2011
Prize: 5 digi images
Blurb: Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal.

While digital stamping is relatively new in the paper crafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to and check it out!

Boys and Their Toys sentiment

The sentiment is something Roberta wrote and I just love it. I sponged around it with Brilliance ink Shy Blue.

Boys and Their Toys key 

The say Boys and Their Toys my girlfriend Kathy makes these at her work with the scrapes pieces of whatever this is and she can make then with any kind of saying and they just stick to your paper, I just love then. I’m asking her for more. Here is my Key, it is one I had. The round clear disk #25 is from Epiphany Crafts. I really like that you can put the same color of the paper you are using on the back and it just sticks.

Boys and Their Toys 2011

I used Diamond Glaze on his helmet, eye glasses and his bike. I made some dots with my Pearl Pen by Viva Decor color Bronze and I can’t say enough how much I love those Pearl Pens and they make a lot of dots. If you remember you can get then at Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design Store in all kinds of beautiful colors. I have been working on getting all of then. The paper I have used is from Stampin’ up. The corner punch is from Carl's crafts.

Boys and Their Toys close up 

Here is the close up. Now the copics I used are Bike YR 24, Y15,Y11, Y00. C7, C5, C3, C1. Shoes E37, E35, E34. Tires C9, C7, C5, C3, C1. Helmet, Mets and under shirt R17, R14, R12. His Outfit BG 18, BG13, BG11, BG10. Skin E21, E00, E000. R21. Spica clear, red and yellow.

I hope you all have had a wonderful week end. It was VERY HOT here in the upper 90’s. I’m sure some of you think that is not bad but the dew point is in the 70’s and that make it feel like it is 110 so it you do not have an AC at lot of people get really sick and even die around here because it dose not get that hot around here. So please stay safe.

I have to tell you I had a fantastic week end. I went down to Downers Grove, Illinois to a store called Memories and Beyond and had a chance to meet Suzanne Dean. She was teaching some classes that started at 9:00am and ended at 7:30pm with a couple of brakes. I learned so much more and she is a wonderful teacher and person.

Their is something else I want to say I have some Feed Blitz girls that have signed up to receive my posts and want to THANK YOU so much for being so faithful to me. I went in to check on my Feed Blitz account and these girls signed up to follow me right after I put it on my blog and they are STILL with me. I do not know who you are. I only know two of the people and that is Sandy and Kym but I really love each and everyone of you. These are the girls that started right after I put Feed Blitz that is a girl named Kathy, Lorie, Vbuck, Kbee, Trish, Karen and you are still with me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Hugs, Patricia


WencheP said...

WOW - your coloring is amazing! Very cool card.


Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Patricia, love the sentiment and your colouring is stunning x

Linda Palmer said...

Pat, your coloring on this card is absolutely gorgeous! I think this card is awesome and am jealous that you got to take Suzanne's class in!! Not really, I am happy for you. I am going to take one sometime whenever she gets a little closer to me. This is one of many cards of yours that I love.

Roxann said...

Hi, Patricia! As a Harley rider I love this card! Awesomely colored and what a fab image. (It looks like a Harley Softail Springer)!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Patricia thats one stunning card I do love your whole card design its fabulous.
I wish you would send some of that sun to the UK, its so cold here its like March. hugs Shirleyxxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i LOVE that background!!! is that paper or punched? it's fabulous! absolutely awesome card! i so love seeing your work! it's always sooooooooo grand!!!!

yeah, this heat sucks and i hear ya on we complained about winter, but this really sucks!!!! today (wed) is supposed to be even hotter - oy yoy yoy!

stay cool, sunshine!

hugs :)

Marie Gamber said...

Oh Pat.... this little guy just makes me laugh!!!! LOL. He is absolutely wonderful and you did a fabulous job on the card! Love it!
Glad you had a great time at CHA... Wish I could have been there to meet you in person!

Faye said...

What a fantastic card and super colouring. I love all the details. xxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my your coloring and attention to detail always amazes me! you are an incredible talent!!

Renkata said...

wow Pat,
this is such a fun and precious card.
Love the sentiments and the image is so cute.

Violets Corner said...

Hi Patricia,

your colouring and attention to detail is absolutely fabulous, love the card.

Many thanks for your tuts, they are very inspiring.