Thursday, September 20, 2012

No Girls Allowed...

"Snips n' snails and puppy dog tails and mud and bugs and sweat."  These are a few of his favorite things, said Scratch, the adorable little boy from Saturated Canary.  This week at Dutch Dare we are challenging you to make a card for a boy!  Oh good golly, boy/masculine cards are just not something I do too often, but I stuck with it and created this little outdoor scene that I think is just perfect for Scratch. He is now in his element with animals, dirt, trees to climb and a no girls allowed tepee! 
 
The hardest part was finding the perfect backdrop for him. Trust me, I searched and searched and finally decided to create my own.  Below is the image I drew and then chalked. Once it was finished I placed a layer of clear embossing powder to avoid smudging.
 Like I said, this was a challenge for me and I had the best time creating this card. So I know that if I can do it, you can definitely do it.  So come on over and join us at Dutch Dare for our For A Boy challenge and take a look at the other fantastic creations by my teamies.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop in and say hi.  Your visits and comments are beyond appreciated.  Have a great one!
Hugs,
Lisa xx

 
Challenges I would love to enter this card into:
SAS4Kids - Anything Goes For Kids Challenge
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - Image of a child and use your stash (Scraps, scraps and more paper scraps for scenery)

29 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow, Lisa... that's a completely glorious background - I'm so glad you couldn't find one and had to make it!! A great card altogether - wonderful colours and the different colouring mediums make it so delicious!
Alison x

Chrissy said...

This is amazing lisa, I just love this card, the background is wonderful, I love the images and colouring, all the texture, just fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Marie-Louise said...

What a very talented lady you are. This background is fabulous. A brilliant card as usual.

lady e said...

Beautiful card! Amazing!
Hugs Lady E

Sue said...

Well Q, you may believe in your heart that if you can do it anyone can! But trust me this is a fallacy, and you are in la-la land, as this drawing you have construed to complete the theme of your card is just amazing, and I for one know damn well that I would not even know where to begin with a drawing, but you are very generous in thinking that we are all capable. But it is just not the Bg that is impressive, you have added wonderful elements; like your cutie worm; if a worm could ever be cute! And the trees and all your other animals you have lurking around, what a wonderful card for a young lad.
Great work.
Smiles:)
O

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa love the scene you created especially the trees and the teepee

pinky said...

Lisa your card is absolutely amazing. I am totally impressed with the background YOU created. You have such a talent girl!!

Alyce said...

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AMAZING! LIKE SUPER AMAZING!!Can't believe you drew the background! And the little tent with the (I have to say cat LOL!!) AWESOME!! I am bowing over here btw ;)

Lisa S. said...

Whoa nelly what a backdrop L2!!! I'm bowing, can you see me? Well I am because this is incredible. I love this card and the finishing touches are swell too. A true work of art! So happy you're my friend. :-) Have a super day, hugs.

Sandy said...

Just as cute as can be and any kid would love to receive your card. I think the background you created is a heck of a lot better than a found or bought one --- no girls allowed - HA - that will change. Have a wonderful day Lisa!
sandy

Sandy said...

Darn and double darn I had to come back and say a little more. I see that snake in the right hand corner. And then the no girls allowed - hmmmm is our little brave afraid he might eat from the tree of knowledge? Is he afraid of just one little bite?
Your secret pal

Mary J said...

Amazing, Lisa! Did you scan that gorgeous backdrop? I hope so so you can use it again! Beautiful card!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow that backdrop is amazing .. you are one talented lady ..i can;t draw a straight line .. luckily my daughter doesn't take after me lol.
AS a camper that scene is right up my street .. fabulous
Lisa x

NancyD said...

Wow! this is an amazing card. There are so many layers and such great texture too. NancyD

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Oh My Goodness Lisa - WOW WOW WOW - that whole card is amazing, but that background OMG its fantabalicious:-)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love, love, love this card & the background you sketched! Wow! Beautiful & love the rich colors. Well done!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again soon.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Kelly Neis said...

Lisa, you made the neatest card, I am a mom of 6 boys and I love what you did. Your background is awesome and the theme is so perfect, I agree with Sandy, one day that "no girls allowed sign" will be taken down.LOL
Kelly

Kelly Schelske said...

LISA!!! This is absolutely fabulous...and boy cards aren't your thing!! This is awesome!

Tracy said...

Awesome girl! That sketch is spot on for Scratch and I TOTALLY love his critter pals. Clever, imaginative, and teepees full of fun. :-) Hugs!

Helen said...

This is fantastic, your background is awesome xx

Shelby said...

Well at least I can I knew you when and before you were famous:) Great drawing and love how you've used the chalk and it is a perfect background for Scratch and his little friend!!!!

Shelby

Jeanne J said...

Lisa, I could stare at this one for hours and still think I missed something! Love the no girls and your "wild boy!" (Can you hear Duran Duran now? SO many perfect details that make this 100% all boy! Love it - those trees are amazing!

Samantha said...

LISA!!!!!!!!!!!! this is flipping fabulous! how clever making your own background! so love it hugs me xx

Faye said...

Lisa, what a super creation. The background is gorgeous... Clever you. Fab colouring too. X

Nicecrane Designs said...

Lopve this card, it make me to smmile,,,,,horayyy for Lisa.

Holly said...

wow lisa - very impressive! Your drawing is amazing and the card turned out so cute!

Jen Christoffersen said...

Wow...there is so much detail on this card, I'm don't know where to start complimenting! I love the open flap tent and the CUTE boys image. Great job! Thanks for playing along with the Clear it Out challenge this week!
Jennifer - Clear it Out DT

Margaret said...

OH WOW!!! I feel like I have just been transported to Neverland! This is a young boy's nirvana!! Fabulous scenery, love the animals, and the sign is the icing on the grimy, dirt cake!! Oh how lucky someone will be to receive this amazing card!!

Mitra Pratt said...

Clear Embossing Powder! GENUS I SAY!

Now I'm torn between little corn cob people making me happy and Scratch! Love the snake and monkey hanging out!

Did you draw them too?