Monday, February 8, 2010

Would You Be My Friend Forever?

This week over at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenges they have a fascinating challenge for us - and I couldn't wait to play along! You need to use "would/wood" on your creation. My mind zoomed straight into fifth gear as I pictured a picture - a wooden framed picture that is! The inspiration for this came from my wonderful friend Leonie - check out her picture frame card HERE.

Then to choose one of Mo's fabulous images - and these guys just jumped off the screen and into my printer - I swear I barely thought about it - LOL. I could see a lazy Summer's day with these guys resting beneath a tree after playing fetch with tennis balls - so that's what I tried to create!

I headed off into my room and dragged inkpads across some CS to create some faux wood for my frame - you can check the colours and details to do this HERE. I didn't add any "plank" lines though.

Now being a boy's card I couldn't use flowers - nooooooooooo - what will I do!!!!! The answer was buttons. These clear buttons are fabulous because you can back them with DPs for a co-ordinated and fun look. A 7 looped bow made out of twine was a fun addition - and really easy to do with my Bow Easy! The sentiment is from Bizzy Bec's Digital range and was just perfect for these guys.

After I had my card put together I looked at it and it seemed to be missing something - so I asked DH what he thought - his answer - "tennis balls.... there" - as he pointed to the bottom right!!! Well I can't argue with a bloke when it's a bloke's card but where was I going to find tennis balls for my card at 10.30pm!?!??! Doh - they were right there on the card already!!! I cropped the one out of the image, made it larger and printed 3 off. Some colouring and cutting - DONE.

xXx

33 comments:

Cheryl said...

WOW,WOW,WOW this is absolutely amazing.........what can I say.....I love it to bits!!! Awesome work!!
xx

Karen said...

What a fantastic idea Deb!! Again, your colouring is fantastic!

Karen
x

Fran said...

Wowzers, this is incredible!! It really looks like wood, I can't believe you made that and your colouring of the image is amazing, it really jumps out at you and is super sweet!!

Annette said...

The frame looks so real Debbie, the nail marks are a nice touch, this is a gorgeous image, love the substitute flowers lol, take careX:)

Joan said...

Awesome card - I love the frame and the little bits you've added on. It's all wonderful.

Liam said...

This is just beautiful. Love the frame. I love the image it is so cute. thanks for sharing.

Liam

Leonie said...

Oh no Debbie, that could not have been inspired for mine, this puts mine to absolute shame! Its so, so gorgeous! You rock!

Kristy Young said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! Did I mention WOW!! Debbielicious card for sure!!! Love this soo much!
WOW.
Kristy xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, OMG, wowwowwowowser, I thought you coloured this fab image and then mounted it on a wooden frame, then I read your post and wow, this is jaw droppingly amazing. Your colouring is perfect and the Tennis balls are a fabulous addition. Clear buttons what a great idea I need to order some. Have a great week and wow
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Wendy M said...

Terrific project xx

Leigh said...

Once again your creativity astounds me Debbie. Fantastic card. Love the buttons.

Annmaree said...

aw I absolutely love that, so perfect!!!

Alison said...

OMG - I could not believe that wasn't wood - I had to read your post 3 times to make sure I reading it right and that it was 'faux wood'. The effect is absolutely stunning. I love the extra tennis balls, DH was right, they are the perfect addition.
xox

Sam said...

A truly amazing card Debbie. I thought that was a REAL WOOD frame you'd used!!!!!!! I can't believe it is faux. I am stunned.

Your hubby was right about the tennis balls too. Spot on.

:-)
Sam.

Andrea said...

what a fabulous looking card x

Elaine L. said...

Amazing faux wood frame! I thought it was real until I read your description. Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

Dena said...

How in the world did you do that wonderful wood? I know I need to look at that site you pointed to, but I still don't think mine would look this good! AMAZING!!!! This is just so perfectly put together, you are such a wonder my friend!!!!! Love it!
Hugs, Dena

dolcreations said...

I love this Debbie...
This reminds me so much of the relationship that my son and our dog have. The image captured it perfectly. You have done an amazing job colouring and framing this gorgeous image!

Christine H said...

What more can I add to what everyone else has already written...you are simply the best!

Kellie Winnell said...

OMGoooooooooooooosh Debbie! I thought that was an actual frame! It's *picks jaw off the table* stunning, wow. I'm just sitting here absolutely blown away by your talent. I think you will need to do a class on this one when we meet up in Feb, poor you come for some fun girlie time and I'm going to be show me this and that and ooo can you show me how to do that, hehe. Your colouring is fabulous as always, just LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

WoW!! Fantastic work...just love it!! Thanks for joining us for Mo's challenge this week x

Stamp and Smile said...

Ooooo, what a gem of a card! I like your take on the "WOOD" look and adding the tennis balls is perfect... especially when you have a dog in the image! My Cooper just LOVES them... He can have up to 3 in his mouth! SO SWEET my friend... SMILES! :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yes, I will be your friend forever! You were asking me, right? LOL!!

Seriously, a wonderful card, Debbie. The wood, the tennis balls, the "bloke" embellishments and your special touch with coloring... Perfection!!!

Love and hugs,
L

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You are ridiculously clever ... I am going to have to stop visiting ... cos it makes me depressed!!! This is so lovely Debbie! Love the buttons with the DSP ... and what a great idea from your DH! These digital images are very versatile ... so far have resisted ... but you are a BAD BAD girl to tempt me again! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Lynda said...

Dare i say this for fear of overt eye ro;;ong....but Debbie....U NAILED this project BIG time. The we fella and the pooch look so cute together and ur colouring is (dah) too amazing. Not gunna try making faux wood anymore....just ask u to do it for me!! LOL!! ;) The is so much attention to detail in this card. Stunning just does not seen enough of a word!! ooxx

Caryn said...

Wow, brilliant. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's this week.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Marlene said...

Once again, you blow me away with your talent!

Sammi said...

awww... so sweet!!
xxx

Emily said...

Fantastic Debbie! I love, love, love EVERYTHING about this card...starting with the faux frame and then the great buttons and that super bow, not to mention the awesome job you did coloring your image...very nicely done!!!

Merry said...

This is just an amazing card. I can't believe that is faux wood frame.....you are too clever.

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Debbie.. you did a fab job. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Mo's challenge.

Sue said...

Looks just like a picture frame in the photo...so very creative. Image is darling and the tennis balls are a great addition. What a great card, and so nice for a boy with a dog.

Debbie M said...

Hi Debbie

Not only is it a fantastic "boyish" card, I am BLOWN away by your very realistic wood frame! I thought you must have had some DS paper with a wood pattern but then I read that you made it!!! OMG it is SOOOO realistic!

Debbie M