Saturday, July 21, 2012

You're a Rockstar & I'm a Moron...

Okay, so who's the worst Aunt in the entire world?? ME!!!  I totally spaced that my nephew's birthday is tomorrow (boo!! hiss!!) I know right? Well, to make up for the royal blunder, I thought I should make Ethan a card that just says WOW!!  Or at least I hope it does.  But then again, the wow factor probably only lurks on the inside of the card once he sees the "green" gift.  Anyway, regardless, I hope he likes it and I certainly hope it makes up for his Aunt being completely forgetful!
You're a Rockstar!!
The card base is Kraft cardstock.  The background is my handmade brick wall on white cardstock, run through with the brick embossing plate.  DI's of Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Wild Honey and hints of Poppy Parade SU ink color the bricks.  A smothering of Gesso for mortar and a glaze of UTEE over sporadic sections. 
Next is the curtain. I wanted the rock star to look as though he was on a very special stage and thought a red curtain against the brick wall would be perfect.  The curtain is heavy burgundy cardstock that I've crunched up into a wad and bent until pliable.  Using my brayer, I've run Antique Linen over the top to add more depth and character to the folds.  These pieces were then hot glued to over the brick.  The lights, silhouette fans and the rockstar billboard are all free images I've downloaded via the Internet to bring the scene together. 
The image is another fantastic drawing from Alessandro Piedimonte, whom I referred to in an earlier post and I hope my copic coloring has done him justice.   His images are by request only.  

Sure hope you've enjoyed your visit and I thank you so much for your time and comments. 
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa aka Moron   :)

Challenges I would Like to Enter this Card Into:
ATC's and Cards With Attitudes - #18 Anything Goes
Guylou's Inimitability - Same Old Song and Dance



26 comments:

Pia S said...

You've made a really cool card for your nephew! The brick wall background looks fab, and the curtains are such a great detail. The image is colored beautifully! No, he can't be unhappy with this card containing some green ones...

angelwhispers said...

OMG its just sensational Lisa what a fabulous design and such great images!!! Just love the brick wall its superb and the curtains my word where did you get this idea it just "Rocks" and such a great stage for this amazing image!!! Love Chanelle xxx

butterfly said...

Well, I think this should go a looong way to getting him to forgive you! Fun, sassy card that rocks!!
Alison x

she3655 said...

Stunning Lisa, I love it, the image is fantastic, and your colouring is Fab, thanks for joining in with us at Fatpages and Cards with Attitude and also ATCs and Cards with Attitude x

Chrissy said...

Well, I gives this creation a WOW!! plus...fabulous colouring Lisa, fantastic curtain and brick wall,and I love the image.Fantastic card ...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lisa Jane said...

well i would forgive you! It really does rock... i love the curtains and the audience lol
Lisa x

Sandy said...

Your brilliant you know that!!! t Well your rock star has a little age on him!!! Your new found artist is very good. I did go to his blog. His drawings suit you to a "T"!!!!! If anyone can put attitude on their card you can!!! Love it Lisa!
Sandy

Sandy said...

Oh - and happy birthday to your nephew. You are right - he says he likes the color green!
Sandy

Elaine said...

bad auntie Lisa ! But you have certainly made up for forgetting by making Ethan this fabulous card , what a stunner well done fabulous work Hugs Elaine

Mary J said...

Well he is going to love it Lisa cos I know I do! The crowds are fantastic and the curtains, what can I say - pure genius!!

Sue said...

Hi Quirks
I hope your nephew does not throw this incredible piece of artistry away, as it needs to be placed on show. First the image.... although it is not what I relate to, or particularly find attractive I am aware that many people do; including yourself it seems. Of course boys/men will love this. What I am impressed with however is the design, you call it a card Q, but it should be a plaque for on the wall it is so amazing, from the silhouettes representing the crowd, to the lighting and then the 'piece de resistance;' your curtain, it is so incredibly made, you may say you are in awe of me my friend, but let us be realistic here!
Great work.
Smiles:)
Onion

Angelica said...

Fabulous card!!
Beautifully colored, and I love the curtain!!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

cool thanks for joining us at fat pages and cards with attitude and good luck emma xx

Kim Price said...

This rocks!!

Tina said...

awsome card , i bet your nephew will be proud to get this . thanks for joining us at Atcs and cards with attitude xx

Alyce said...

WOW! Lisa this is incredible! Such an amazing card...really love it! More than makes up for you forgetting his birthday HAHAHA! I can't stop looking at that cutain...LOVE!

Shelby said...

I think this card absolutely makes up for you being the suckiest aunt in the world! and OMG I love how you've done the curtain...it actually looks like fabric. Great work

Shelby

Carla S. said...

Definitely a WOW card, Lisa! Fab coloring and design! Thanks for sharing your creation at Guylou's Inimitability!

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, Totally awesome!!! This card rocks. Love the stage, the dancers in front, curtains and your image is fantastic... Great job coloring. I bet Ethan loved his birthday card you did a fantastic job.
Hugz :•)

mONAmi said...

Hi Lisa. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. Your cards are fantastic.
P.S. It will be fantastic if you featuring me on your blog as Pick Of The Week. Perhaps you need a new team member?

Kim Kelley said...

I am sure your nephew is going to love this card! Gorgeous coloring and what an awesome card all the way around! Thank you so much for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability this week! HUGS

Kim
GI DT

Lori said...

Oh, yeah...it's a wow! Curtains and an audience? Awesome!

Roxann said...

WOWZER! Your card is a Rock Star! Thanks for playing at Guylou's!
Hugz,
Roxann

Margaret said...

If this is the kind of card one gets from a moronic aunt, I'm seriously wishing I had a few in my family!!
This is over the top on the awesome scale! The marquee for the sentiment, the brick wall, the stage & crowd, and that insanely real curtain are too amazing! While the $ will be greatly appreciated, I think the rock star will also be a hit! He has that whole 70's Elvis thing going! Love everything about this card!!

Sandy Ang said...

Wow this is fantastic !

Samantha said...

wow this is so different LOVE the style too! hugs me xx