Thursday, April 29, 2010

 Good evening, thanks for popping over.  I have a Copic coloured card to share tonight.  Over at Mad for Markers they are having a Shades of One Colour Challenge. 

Scott, my brother-in-law just had a b'day and so I thought I would make him a boy card.  He is a uni student so I thought "Jim with beer" would be appropriate. 

I coloured with cool grey Copics.  I was trying to go for a black and grey monochromatic look.  The papers are from DCWV The Alphabet Stack and I added some large buttons and threaded this leaf ribbon through the holes to add a bit of texture. I also did some sewing on the machine for interest and ripped the edges of the paper to give a rough or distressed look. 
Thats about it from me tonight...I am off to finish my packing.  Ben thinks I do not need to take 82 outfits with me to Japan...(he is exaggerating of course), but I say you can never really tell what the weather will do.  I bought a lovely red dress and red shoes for the wedding...will have to post a photo when I get back.

Take care and enjoy your crafting,

14 comments:

Cheryl said...

A fabulous male card,the papers and colours are perfect!!!
xx

Carol Dee said...

I enjoy making monochromatic cards. Nice guy card. That *Jim with Beer* gets a good workout with you! FUN. Enjoy the trip and wedding in Japan. Wishing you safe travels. Hugs...

Kerrie said...

Beautiful card... are you loving the copics.... Have a wonderful time in Japan, look forward to seeing some photos...

Sue said...

This is gorgeous love your colouring and the DP is perfect. Thanks for joining us at M4M.
hugs
Sue x

Louise said...

Wow, cool card! Great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at M4M.

mckinkle said...

Super card Alicia! I love DSB and Jim especially!

Have a fab time in Japan! Look forward to seeing some photos when you get back!

Keryn x

Sammi said...

Love the card! Great for a guy :) Thanks for joining in our challenge!!
have a wonderful time in Japan :)
Sammi
xxx

Jackie Thomas said...

What a fun card Alicia and a great take on our M4M challenge. Thanks for joining us. xo Jackie

Emma said...

This is an awesome Male card Alicia! They are so hard to do and this is just perfect...I love the image and your coloring is just spot on.Thanks so much for playing with us at M4M.

Rhana said...

Hi Alicia,
I love looking over all the wonderful cards you make - you are very creative! You are inspiring me to get back into scrapbooking, and finish the album I started for the girls years before. Since moving up here, I've lost those Friday night opportunities with my good friend Annette, who was my next door neighbour at the time, as she was the one who got me into scrapbooking and would come over for some wine and cheese while we 'scrap-booked', while our husbands were at her house playing poker! Now she still lives in Ashmore, and I'm all the way up here, so we don't bother now. Besides, the boys don't play poker much anymore. Your holiday to Japan sounds fantastic! And of course you need to take plenty of clothes with you while you're away - don't worry, Mike exaggerates all the time too - it has to be a male thing! Have a great time away. I'm not sure if you noticed but I am in the process of changing my blog, as I just wasn't keeping up with my posts previously as work has been so busy. Tell me, how to I create my own background/template like you have done? I have no idea, and I don't want to keep the background I currently have, which is a Blogger standard template. Any ideas would be appreciated. Take care, and I can't wait to hear how the wedding went. Love Rhana xxxx

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Alicia, I am sure Scott is going to love "Jim with Beer" love your dsp, unfortunately can see the card to good, hope you have a fantastic time in Japan, thanks for joining us in our shades of one Challenge at Mad for Markers, take careX:)

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh that is awesome Alicia. Great image and colours.
mwah
Trace

Kylie said...

Hi Alicia,
I love your image! And your colouring is fantastic.
Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers this fortnight!
Kylie

JAN said...

oh my its my uncle jack how did you get his photo..lol seriously tho what a character filled card such fun