I thought I would share with you this card that I've made for my hubby's birthday. His birthday isn't until next Monday but when I was considering when would be the best time to upload this, I had to confess that he probably wouldn't even know how to find my blog let alone think of looking at it, so I reckon I'm safe!
I chose this image from Just Inklined mainly because we have an ongoingjoke about buying a trike (of the Harley Davidson type not a red plastic one with wooden wheels!!) and growing old disgracefully. When I saw Aubrey, I had to confess that there is a certain likeness to DH in the beard and the specs but, thankfully, there it ends! This is what my hubby looks like and, as you can see, he has more hair than Aubrey!
It was ironic that the lovely Mina posted a card with the exact same image to her blog only yesterday - I wasn't copying hun, honest! I'd already made the card when I saw your lovely post.
The DPs in the background are from K & Co, 7 Gypsies and Bo Bunny. I embossed the Nestie label with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and distressed the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I was away from home when I coloured the image with my Copics so I don't have all the colours for you but those I do I'll list below. After colouring with the Copics, I used my Faber Castell watercolour pencils to deepen the shadows and to 'grey down' Aubrey's denims, which were looking a bit too laundered to be real. I also added Glossy Accents on his specs, spanner, belt buckle and boot straps and finished with buttons charms and ribbon from my stash.
I'm an addicted crafter who enjoys all forms of craft but I mainly spend what time and money I have on card making. A sixty something year old Mum of two and Granny to six. Married for the second time around to Brian, my teenage sweetheart and living very happily in West Yorkshire, UK where I settled eight years ago.
I'm also an Accredited Crafter's Companion Demonstrator. Please contact me for further info.