Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Spaceman for Daven

A little while ago, Jenn Balcer posted a cryptic thread on SCS saying that if we wanted to participate in a top secret project to email her. Well, let me tell you....curiosity always gets the better of me!

The recipient of the special project was the all great and wonderful Daven Nolta who is the spirit behind our favourite website of SCS :) It was his 40th birthday coming up and Jenn wanted to put something together for him that had alot of meaning behind it for his office wall. This is what she came up with! Jenn always has fabulous ideas!

This ginormous frame is filled with little 3x3 square cards, a couple of larger ones from SCS staff and some personal photos of Daven's 3 girls. What an ideal present for the creator of a forum that brings together so many paper artists on such a profound level!

So this little spaceman was my contribution. He is a little 3x3 card front (slightly bigger than an artist trading card) and because it's so little I wanted the fun colours to make a bold impact. I stuffed as many little stamps on her as possible and added as much texture as I could without it being too dimensional. I didn't know if Jenn would be using a shadow box frame or not so I didn't want the card to be too thick. This set is from Lizzie Anne Designs and is adorable! The images were the perfect size for this project so out came the ink, onto the paper, my table and myself. I'm pretty sure that you are always supposed to decorate yourself and your furniture with ink when you papercraft *wink*

The images themselves were watercoloured with re-inkers and then the planets and adorable little alien were coated in crystal effects. I then sponged the blues on to create the background and as a last minute touch, I added "stars" with my sakura stardust gelly roll pen.

Happy Birthday Daven and I hope that loved your birthday prezzie as much as we all loved making it for you. Thank you for being such a devoted person and for your never ending work on SCS!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Lizzie-Anne Designs - Out of this World
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Various Re-Inkers for Watercolouring
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Crystal Effects, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

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Jacilynn said...

Love this! What a great idea!

Barb Hardeman said...

Absolutely adorable!

Jenn said...

This is awesome!! Love your colouring!!

Melissa said...

This card is adorable! Love the stamp too. Great job.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this. I'd love to see a tutorial for the sponging. It is awesome!

Penni said...

Amazing card - totally out of this world!!!


Chrissy's Creations said...

Wow what an awesome job you did with your coloring. Great, fun card!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

That is so cool!!! WOW-WEE!!!


Grace said...

This is adorable!!! Your coloring rocks!

AlienAnessa said...

I am absolutely in awe of this, holy moses Kim!! Just wow and double wow and "triple great" is what my son said about it!

Joan Ervin said...

I can't begin to tell you how gorgeous your coloring is and what an inspiration you are...WOWZER, girl!!!! I sent a 3x3 card, too, but it didn't look half as awesome as this!!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh, that's adorable!