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Monday, August 24, 2009

INTRODUCING ELVIS!

Hey All! Hope you had a great weekend! I certainly did. I spent hours visiting all of your blogs and just marveling at how beautiful your work is! I also wanted to thank you for the incredible comments you left me on my last post. Honestly, besides loving doing this, you are one of the main reasons I do this. Thanks so much! You are all the coolest. 


Speaking of coolest, it's another Magical Monday and today we are introducing "Elvis with Boots".  This week's challenge is to get "inspired" by the photo below and create a card using Nina's "Elvis with Boots":



So, here is my inspired card combining the above:


When I saw Elvis for the first time, I immediately thought of a young boy's birthday image. So, That is what this is, a birthday card for a little boy. I incorporated mostly all of the colors from the inspiration picture. I colored him with my cheap colored pencils and OMS. I then masked him and sponged the stormy looking sky behind him using Colorbox inks. I used my Nesties for the matting and sentiment tag. The background paper is from my stash (don't know who's it is) and the sentiment is from a $1 stamp set I picked up at JoAnn's. By the way, this is my FIRST BOW USING THE BOW EASY! LOL I still don't quite have the hang of it yet, but this isn't too bad.

I also used Diamond glaze to make the water look wet as well as putting a few drops on his boots to look like they are wet too. Here is the close up:


If you click on it you can see the shine really well. I LOVE Diamond Glaze. It makes a super adhesive too! I use it exclusively for gluing on dew drops and crystals. They really stay put!

So, there you have it. You need to run over to "There's Magic in the Air" and pick up your FREE "Elvis with Boat" image as soon as possible. Once you have him in your collection, why not play along with us this week. I know Nina would love that. And I would love to see what all you creative people do with Elvis!

Thanks so much for visiting! I love having you here! What would I do without you??? LOL

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

29 comments:

Lauri said...

Elvis is SO cute!!! Love how you added the water effects!!! I was not sure what to make of the photo inspiration..but I love your card!

mochamama said...

Sweet card Curt. I agree with Lauri......I looked at the photo and said whaaaaaaat? But you nailed it and did an awesome job!!

mudmaven said...

He is just adorable Curt! Love how you made the water and his boots look wet! Great card! ~chris

Patti J. said...

Way too cute! Love those shiny puddles!!! Well done!!! You nailed the inspiration piece AND the bow! What an awesome bow - woot woot!!! Have a great day...

Danielle said...

Wow Curt - this is fab! Elvis is coloured beautifully and your added diamond glaze is the perfect embellishment detail! I love how you picked up the polka dot detail from the inspiration chair and used it in the ribbon - it's very eye-catching!
Hugs, Danielle

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how CUTE, Curt!!!!! I love that little image and you colored him beautifully!!!! Fantastic card! Love the diamond glaze for the wet look too. Awesome card! Thanks so much for the tips on taking pics of my 5 x 7 cards! I so appreciate it!!! YOU ROCK! big hugs!

Chris said...

that card is perfect for a little boy. Elvis is really cute.
someday when I grow up I'm gonna get a printer and then I'll figure out how to use digi stamps for now it's rubbah for me. Oh well...

Jackie said...

Just adorable! I love the water on his boots and the coloring you did is fantastic, as usual :-). It does make a perfect card for a little boy.

Scossie Jane said...

Elvis is way too cute, love his little boots... and you did a beautiful job colouring him - love the water effect with diamond glaze - nice card Curt.... Hugs xx

Michelle Ueligitone said...

This is too cute! Love how you colored Elvis, he is adorable!

Hugs,
Michelle

Jacque said...

Oh Curt, Elvis is just darling!!! Your coloring is lovely and all of the shiny/sparkly touches are just stunning... So nice to meet you and thanks for your visit...What gorgeous dogs too!! Hugs..Jacque

Nina said...

Your card is super cute Curt and so perfect for a little boy!! I love that he is white as well. Great job on the challenge!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh how sweet...reminds me of my little duckling boy who just turned 2!

Jodi said...

Curt!!! LOVE this adorable image and how you made your card!!! Wonderful, wonderful job!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Nilla said...

Curt, the blue really suits him! Love the card, I think you colored him fantastic! Especially the hat! Hugs Nilla

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Cut, I love all the blues in your card. The green and blue hat is so cute and that ribbon is a great compliment to the colors and card. I'm really loving my Bow Easy so hang in there...it does great bows. Your sentiment is great and you're right - this would make a great card for a little boy. Love it!

"Tillymint" said...

Oh yes Elvis is sooo sweet!!! Great job Curt.

The Rubber Maid said...

I also looked at the photo and said ...what the heck is that supposed to be, but who cares anyway. Love your cute card it is adorable. Pat

Esther said...

Very cute! Love the colors! Beautiful job.

lisa808 said...

As always, amazing coloring job. This is a great card.

Sue said...

Hi Curt
aww Evis looks fab, great colouring, luv the layout & ribbon.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my fotos. sue,x

Rita said...

Elvis the duck is way too kool in his cute little boots playing in the puddle..tipical boy!!! I luv your card & the water is such a neat effect I think, makes it more realistic!

Elaine M said...

Isn't that little guy just the cutest thing ever!! And your bow turned out great!! Another delightful card!
Hugs - Elaine Moore - mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Elaine M said...

Me again - forgot to say WOWZER what a great new photo!! What type of camera do you have - your pics are always fantastic!!
Elaine Moroe

Gina Wrona said...

What no sideburns? jk

Actually, thank you, thank you very much for the beautiful artwork you've shared with us.

Hugs,
Gina

Rachel said...

This is sooo cute! i love all the blue it makes your card pop. you did a beautiful job.
hugs,
Rachel

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Curt.
Elvis is adorable, awesome colouring...love the orange boots!!

I just love my bow easy....I can do it without the directions now....lol!!

Karen x

sari said...

what a great card! Love your choise of color! First time visiting your blog, it's fab! Love the pic you have up in your header!!!

dpkennedy said...

Aww, he's just adorable! A perfect image for a boys card! Love that Diamond Glaze shine too!