Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Preteen Birthday

I am not sure if 11 years old is considered Preteen or not but my great nephew is turning 11, going into junior high, it's amazing to see my nephews kids growing so fast.  I have had this stamp for quite some time, thought it was neat in the store and then got home and thought what was I thinking, I won't be able to color that, but you see this stamp has a nice color photo on the front for you to go by and I almost copied the coloring exactly.  If I would have came up with my own coloring I don't know if I would have done as well.

He fills up almost the whole card so it was hard to think of what to do with him but since he is a steam punk kind of kid I thought I would go with gears but then found a bit of fun sentiment to go with it.


Lala land Crafts -- World Traveler Luka stamp colored w/markers
Inkadinkado - All occasions sentiment stamp
Taylored Expressions -- Sprokets dies
Ki -- metal accents

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

17 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Connie! It's really cute! Your colouring is amazing! I love the cogs on the card too!
Time sure is flying!

Daniela said...

What a wonderful, sweetest card, dearest Connie, you always delight my soul with your art !

Hope your week is off to a good start I'm sending blessings on your days to come, with so much thankfulness

Xx Dany

Kim said...

This is such a fun card, Connie. Time passes by much too quickly doesn't it.

Donna Phelan said...

Totally preteen! GREAT (mini) masculine card! lol I love that image and the way you colored him--PERFECT! The addition of the Party Time sentiment and the gears just tie this all together! So FUN!!!

Stephanie said...

Your card is adorable, my friend! I love how unique and original your creations are :) Enjoy this last day of August. Hugs!

Hussena said...

Such a sweet card, Connie. Love your coloring and those gears. I'm sure your nephew will appreciate it a lot :)

Alex said...

A clever use of the 'time' theme because the cogs could be ones from a watch or clock ~ neat! Yes, I reckon 11 is pre-teen...kids grow up very quickly, as we know!

Heidi Stamps said...

Super card, I like the little accents. I also have trouble filling the card when the image takes up most of it. :O)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, given how quickly the kids today are growing up, I think 11 qualifies for pre-teen! What an adorable little fella, and you've colored him to perfection! Wow! And I love the gears to add a steam punk feel - they really work with the fun sentiment! Handsomely done for your sweet great nephew! Love him, Connie, and I love it all! Hugs!

Darlene said...

LOL I have a few of those kind of stamps too and thank goodness for the colored image to follow ... I feel your pain! LOL You did an AWESOME job on this fabulous card and I know it will be appreciated! Awesome inspiration girlfriend ... thanks!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Beautiful color-work Connie!
And I really like the Sentiment stamp!
so cool~

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Connie and super colouring.

Diane said...

Honestly Connie that is one of the cutest colored images. What a great card design.

Hugs diane

Donna Ellis said...

He will love it, Connie! They grow up so quickly! Wonderful design! Hugs, de

Leslie Miller said...

Connie, your coloring on this is amazing! You got your skin tones and shading just perfect. Love how leathery his hat looks. I'd say this is ideal for your nephew. The gears and the font of the sentiment are great with it, too.

Debbie said...

another great card connie, this one looks like it was a lot of work! you colored it very well!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a great card - he will love it.

All the best Jan