Saturday, 15 October 2011

A Gem of a Challenge - sketch

This week at A Gem of a Challenge we have a fab sketch created by our lovely boss Janet :o)  Now sketches don't always work for me... I have a tendency to lose the plot along the way, but I think I've managed to stay fairly close to this one.




I had planned to make a Christmas card with this week's sketch, but I was asked for a card for a 6yr old boy and thought of this fun image.  I've coloured the Cool Dude Frog with promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils and then cut him out.  Added some glamour dust on his shades (very Elton John!) and layered him on an embossed and sanded piece of core'dinations.  The papers are Echo Park, the star and number 6 were cut with sizzix dies.  Jute ribbon and buttons from my stash, and I pulled a thread from the jute to finish off the buttons.

Here's Janet's sketch


I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

We're off to the dreaded 'Build a Bear' shop later... I find it slightly off-putting seeing the poor things being stuffed!  Last week we went there so Morgan could spend some of his birthday money, and he actually offered to get Dex one as well, but no he didn't want one... not until we were back home and it was too late anyway.  So we said if he was good we'd take him back to get one - he wants a pink bunny apparently!  He does make me laugh, my little pink loving boy :o)  Back later with my Sweet Stampin' DT card...

31 comments:

Debs M said...

love this card, great image and beautifully coloured. How sweet that he offered to buy Dex one too! x

Amanda said...

Cute card Lisa, have fun at the bear shop, I too find it slightly disturbing lol

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous,love the image.xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this card - the green and orange combo is great with the black. Fantastic glasses too!!
Enjoy your day at the bear shop.
Hugs
Denise xx

Janet said...

Fabulous hunny and your colouring is stunning! x

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card, great image and colours :o)
Jackie xx

Fiona said...

fabulous Lisa...

Fi
x

Ginny said...

LOVE it, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Dotty Jo said...

If Elton John was a frog he would totally be this one! What a great card, love how you used the sketch, Jo x

Tine said...

Hi. Fab dimension & colouring. Lovely fun card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week & good luck.
Tine :)

Abi said...

Well not just the 6 year old boy seal of approval, my 8 year old girlie thinks it's really cool too! As do I! Just fabulous hon, have fun at build a bear xx

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, FAB card! Love this fun image and you have done a great job with the sketch.

Lisa x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Loving your card very much.

Great embossing and fabulous colour choices!!

Hope you have fun "building a bunny" bear!!

Love Jules xx

Claire said...

What a great card Lisa. Love that cool dude frog! LOL. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Vicky said...

Wow another super card hun...love the image and layout sweetie...

big hugs Vicky xx

maxine said...

Hi Lisa this is a great card, perfect for a childs birthday, I hope you're having a lovely weekend maxine x

Anonymous said...

Just brilliant Lisa! xx

Crafting Joanne said...

A wonderful card Lisa, love the cool dude frog.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our Halloween Colours challenge.

Joanne xx

Lorraine said...

Oh I love this - perfect boy birthday card! Love the frog with his sparkly shades, the 6 on the star and the green/black/orange color combo!

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.really love the bold colours and design and how cool is your frog, love him :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is one fabby card all that wonderful embossing and texture, the image is great love those starry eyes.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jennifer said...

Brilliant fun card Lisa xx Jenny xx

Christine L said...

What a fab monster Lisa! Love your card...
Hugs
Christine x

Cazza said...

This is brilliant Lisa and perfect for a 6 year old! Love the bright colour combo and the layout is fab!
Awwwww bless Dex, hope he has fun building his pink bunny x
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

sallysbitz said...

What a brilliant card. Love your papers & layout x
Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Feebsy said...

Oh wow what a fabulous card, your colouring is stunning. I really like the green and orange combo it's so bright and eye catching.

Feebsy
xx

WeirdCat said...

Great card, lovely neat design and I think the image is great, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

melsanford said...

Fab card! Love the frog and the embossing :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

heidy said...

Wow Lisa,i missed this card,it's gorgeous!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
Big hugs Heidy

paperfun said...

Such a cute frog. Can you call a frog cute?

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi this is a great Halloween card and such a fun image.

Thank you for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our halloween colour challenge.

Sarahx