Sunday, April 12, 2015

Super Boy


Hi Friends and Stampers,

Before I get started, let me tell you there is a Design Team Call for the Next Term that starts on May 1st!

It's a Happy Holly-Day Monday and I have some cuteness to inspire you.  This is what I came up with for the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.

MFT BB Super Boy - coming soon
MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil - coming soon

Oh I had so much fun making this one.  First I cut die-cut a hole in the center with my Blueprints 12 circle. Then I used used the stencil with my light modeling paste on a white background.  I used the Scooper the the flat bottom to scoop it out and smooth it over.  Then I removed the stencil and let it dry over night.  I guess I could have used a dryer if I really was in a hurry.  Then I my Mini Ink Blending Tool (which I love) and went over the bricks with Fired Brick and then Black Soot TH distress inks.  I added a bit of white from an old white ink pad I have here, which is now red and white, lol.  I set that aside to dry while I cut out my stars and the white moonbeam from the Sun, Moon, and Stars set.  Then I stamped the boy on Copic X-Press It paper.  And I colored him up with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out.   There will be Matching Dies to go with him when he comes to the store....and I'll be grabbing one of those up, lol.  Then I cut the black circle with my Circle Stax set 2 and adhered behind the brick wall paper.  I could have used some foam adhesive to add some dimension if I wanted.  Then I added the moon beam and the star and the boy and added the other stars.  

Tools are a great thing to have.  If you see a set of dies you think are cute but you don't have an exact idea for them, go ahead and pick them up.  Having lots of dies in your arsenal of supplies really helps when you are creating and have certain ideas or want to do something typical from the norm or what you have already been doing.  The same is true for me with the Mini Ink blender tool, it's so much more quick and easy to use this little took while distressing and I can add more or give it a light coat.  It really does cut back on time it takes.  Plus when I just use a sponge, I tend to get uneven dotted ink marks.  That used to drive me crazy.  So I really like the tool that I can distress ink in one directed and get a smooth, undotted color.  

I love this little Super Boy and I have all kinds of things in mind for him.  He is one I will use again and again.  I love that there are more boy images out there now.  

Okay, that's all my inspiration for today.  I will see you tomorrow over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.   Be sure to visit the New Items section in the Loves Rubberstamps Store.  

Holly

Using this weeks MFT Sketch


22 comments:

Laura Love said...

This is so cute Holly! LOVE the brick looks amazing and I love this image! Too cute!

Lisa Lara said...

So cute Holly. Love the brick wall and the star behind him.

*Vicki* said...

Oh he is SUPER cute!! I love your brick wall in the background and great take on the sketch! ;)

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous background and love the cute image!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute, Holly! Love this lil' super hero!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your super boy is adorable! Love all the die cuts you used! Great brick stencil too! Great card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That brick wall is wonderful! You are so right that the proper tools make the job so much easier and better done. This is a sweet card, love the super hero kid.

Greta said...

Perfect use of the sketch--adorable card, Holly!

Pat K said...

Super card Holly...cute image and love how you've created the brick wall. Pat K x

Carol L said...

He sure is a cute little hero! I love that his back is against a brick wall too, just like a real Super Hero! Cute!

Joyce said...

Wonderfully fun card. Love that little super hero.

Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute card Holly!

Kara Lynne said...

That super boy is adorable! I love that wonderful background you created for him!

JD/ Jill said...

What a cute image. What little boy wouldn't love this card! I like the way you created your background! (I like to leave the stencil's that I paste over night too. ---Don't ask me how many cards I have ruined by not letting something dry..LOL!)

yyam said...

Very cool. LOVE the background work.

Becky said...

Awesome card. Love the brick.

Lisa said...

So darn cute!! That little guy is adorable!! The brick background is fabulous!! Awesome card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lee-Anne said...

What a "super" cute card, Holly! Great take on the sketch!

Alice Wertz said...

love the brick wall! very cool boy card! thanks for playing along with MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Such a cute card for a little boy who wants to be a super hero! :)

wannabcre8tive said...

This is so cute and a great sketch.

VanessaB said...

so cool. love that background!