Monday, 14 April 2008

Stars and Stripes


Stars and Stripes is the theme for this weeks challenge at the Funky Fairys challenge blog.



I desperately wanted to use these papers from the 'Extreme Boy' range by Junkitz... but I didn't have a matching striped paper. So... I chopped up all the patterns and made my own stripes! I only had scraps to work with, but with the paper being double sided I had lots of options. The image is the 'Sk8terboy' stamp by Sugar Nellie, I thought this would be perfect as he has striped sleeves and stars on his skateboard! The image was watercoloured to match the colours in the papers. I've echoed the barbed wire stripes with a little doodling at the corners of the image and the card. I punched out three stars from the black mat to show the red paper underneath, these match the three red stars on the skateboard. I cut the large star circle from one of the papers and stuck it to some thick card, then mounted it on foam pads to raise it a little. The greeting is a rubon by Pebbles Inc.

13 comments:

Karen said...

What an awesomely cool card! So much detail and I absolutely love it! Know several boys who would too.

Thanks for joining in the challenge and sharing this.

Jozza said...

Oh wow!! What a fabulous card!! I love those papers and of course the stamp is so cool too. My nephews would both adore that card!!

Thanks for joining in with the challenge :o)

funky Fairy said...

Gret idea with the paper! And well worth it :) I love your card...its fab :)
thanks for joining in :)
shaz x

Tarasdesigns said...

great card, I love those papers. Must get that stamp inked up soon!

TAra x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

What a fab card - papers are great with this stamp!

LuLu said...

Love the card. The colours and composition are fantastic. My nephews would love this card and I would love the papers ! !

Many thanks for joining in with the Funky Fairy challenge this week.

Julie said...

Great card

stampingbalou said...

Tilly, this is just an incredible card - love your chosen colors, the papers, the arrangement - wow,it´s great !

Lydia said...

WoW!! A fantastic card!! Beautifully crafted and those papers are great!!!^.^

Thanks for joining us again this week xx

Denise said...

What a gorgeous card - love it :-)

Floridakat said...

What an awesome card - so cool. My nephews would love to receive a card like this.
Kate
x

Hannah said...

Fab card, love the stamp.

daisy said...

WOW Stunning card Tilly. Looks brilliant xx