Sunday, 1 June 2008

Dottie's Challenge Helps Me Make A Birthday Card

I saw the Sunday challenge on Dottie's blog for which Karen said:

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge. Now interpret this sketch as you please, there are no rigid rules, just let your imaginations flow. Two simple specifications:

  • Your interpretation must contain at least one of our downloads.
  • I would like to see at least one brad or button.

My cousin's son's birthday is tomorrow and I needed to make him a card today, so raided my George downloads to see if one was right for him. As he's at uni studying to become a scientific teacher, the Teacher George was perfect. I coloured him and the background in using a programme called Paint.net before printing onto photo paper and writing the equation on with a white Sakura pen. I also coloured a box in the same background colour so I would have some for the rest of the card. To assemble this, I used grey mottled card and matted the image and extra yellow piece onto black paper. I cuct a scalloped circle out of the same black, writing on it with the white Sakura pen. I layered the pieces and added black ribbon. I drew scallops around the edge with a black brush marker and added black buttons as required. I just hope he likes it.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Oohh, he's going to love that card Sarah!!! Perfect George graphic for him and extremely well made! Thanks for taking part xxx

Juliet said...

Isn't it great how you can personalise George to fit the recipient. I am sure James will love this Sarah. I must have a play with a colouring in programme - it looks so professional.
Juliet xx

Becky said...

Great card Sarah, I love how you have coloured George using your computer programme
Love Becky xx

Tracy said...

fab card love the colours your cousins son is going to love it

Jo said...

great take on the challenge. Like the colours you have used

Louly said...

Oh wowzers! This card is so fab Sarah! He's going to love it to bits. Thanks for taking part in the challenge chuck.xx

#Donna# said...

Wow Sarah, James is going to love his card, its beautiful. Glad you came to visit my blog because i was giving it a face lift and deleted all my fav blogs to visit, don't ask me how i did it because i don't know lol. Take care Donna x

Jac said...

wow great card love the boldness of the colours

Lea said...

Excellent card Sarah. I've not used George much until I thought about playing about with paint shop pro. I'm sure James will love the card!