He was a Sk8er Boi…er…Dragon

I often take a peek at Dustin Pike‘s blog but I’ve never been brave enough to use one of his images in case I do it no justice.Well I decided to bite the bullet as I had to make a card for DS2’s  friend.Altho’ I look a LOT of stamps I never seem to find good ones for boys – but this image is just perfect.It has a real element of fun as well as some action going on.He’s a freebie and he’s called Skate Dragon.I’ve used my Promarkers to colour him and whitened the skull on his t-shirt and the soles of his skate shoes with a gel pen.I’ve taken the whiteness of the card away with Distress Inks in Broken China and Stormy Sky and a latex cosmetic sponge.I work off small glass work top saver I bought in Poundland.I’ve found this works a treat.All the papers are Making Memories.I’ve  cut a small circle from a Nestie featuring the number 6 as this is the lads age.I highlighted it with some more gel pen and ‘wrote’ over it using Glossy Accents.It’s been mounted onto a Woodware button.The other buttons are a mix of Bag-O-Buttons Whirligig in green and one blue one cut from DD1’s old school shirt.I’ve used a medium corner rounder punch and a corner inverter with the guide off to create the shaped bottom edges.I thought it suited the dragon theme pretty well.I can’t take credit for the layout as it’s actually a sketch set by Lauren on the Let’s Get Stamping group at Craftbubble.I was a little to late to join in the challenge but I still wanted to make some thing with it.I am quite pleased how the card turned out over all but I’m still not sure if I’ve done enough on colouring the image.

Here are the challenges I’m going to enter with this card :

CCEE Stampers – One for the Males

Cupcake Craft Challenge – One for the Boys

Incy Wincy Designs – One for the Guys

Pollycraft Monday Challenge – Let’s have a sing song (think the title of the post says it!)

Crafty Creations – Child’s Play

Stampavie and more – Dots

Charisma Cardz – Spots and stripes

Stampin’ for the Weekend – Summer/Travel (might be a bit of a cheeky interpretation)

Totally Gorjuss – For the Boys

Stamp Something – Happy Something

Just Us Girls – Let’s Get Digital

Crafty Hos’ Challenges – Think Bright

Magical Craft – Something for a Male

Simply Saturday – Simply Sponged

Busy Beauties Creation Station – Anything Goes

One Stitch At  A Time – Celebrations (Birthday)

Clearly i Stamp – Birthday Bash

Lexi’s Creations – Something old ( button from shirt)

The Shabby Tea Room – Summer Fun


Lisa x

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becky
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 21:26:50

    What a fab card Lisa, love that image and a great song choice!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Pollycraft! xx


  2. allison
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 21:36:23

    cool card


  3. Andrea
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 22:40:43

    Perfect image for a boy, and your colouring and different elements are gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with me this week 🙂


  4. Geri
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 01:22:08

    How cute!! This is just too fun! You’ve definitely captured Summer Fun from a kid’s perspective! Nice job!!


  5. Stampin Pam
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 01:53:07

    WOW lots of challenges. Love that you tired a Dustin image – you did a great job coloring it – what a perfect card for a young man. Thanks for getting digi with JUGS this week.


  6. Nicole
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 02:03:33

    What a fun card! Great image and papers! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! 🙂


  7. Andrea M
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 02:45:30

    Awesome card for a boy! Great mix of DPs!!! Thanks for gettin’ digi with Just Us Girls! We appreciate your support 🙂


  8. Debbie Marcinkieiwcz
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 03:17:41

    Very cute … thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week 🙂


  9. Rainmac
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 13:09:38

    What a gorgeous fun card, perfect for a little boy! I love the papers you’ve used and your colouring is fab. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck with the challenge xxx


  10. Chelsea
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 13:38:58

    Hi Lisa,
    What a cute card this is.
    I agree, this image is just perfect for all boys.
    Have a great day.


  11. Bernie
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 13:55:13

    sooo cute…love your mix of pp’s and colours! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx


  12. audreypettit
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 14:41:48

    Wow, look at all those challenges. Great job! That image is adorable. Love your coloring job. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room.


  13. lalkygirl
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 16:16:35

    what a fantastic card ,love the colours and layout and the little
    skater dude is brilliant,i love the papers they look like grafitti,genius .
    thanks for joining us at lexis creations and good luck
    lalkygirl x


  14. Dana Gustafson
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 05:13:29

    This is super cool! Definitely an all boy image and coolfor the sk8r girls too! Thanks so much for getting digi with Just Us Girls!


  15. Sarah A
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 09:46:16

    Hi Lisa

    Wow you have certainly done the image justice as the colouring, papers and layout are perfect!

    Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs for the “One for the guys” challenge I set this week!

    Sarah x


  16. Liz Marsden
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 10:25:12

    Wow this is fab, just great for his age, lovely cute image too, thanks for your comments, hugs Liz xx


  17. Jeanette
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 02:45:04

    WOW! What a fun card! I love the papers and that image is too cute!

    Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho’s Bright Challenge this week.


  18. Lisa Lara
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 21:22:13

    This is so cute Lisa. Your coloring is wonderful. Don’t know why you have been afraid to use a DP image. You rock. Thankyou for playing in this month’s CIC. Good Luck
    Lisa Lara
    Clear Dollar Stamps Design Team


  19. Deb Hickman
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 14:36:35

    Cool card.Love the sk8ter dude.


  20. clare
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 16:27:06

    what a cool dude, lisa. gorgeous card as always. XX


  21. Lisa
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 16:59:04

    Very cute card, reminds me of my son on his skateboard! Thanks for playing along at The Tea Room!


  22. Joey
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 22:07:00


    fantastic card and a great image! thanks for joining us at pollycraft



  23. Katie Renz
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 01:14:09

    Cute image and a great card. Thanks for joining us for Clearly Inspired Challenges this month.


  24. Brenda Brown
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 23:05:38

    Lisa you have done the image great justice, such vibrant colours to match. Thanks for having fun with us at OSAAT this week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Luv Brenda xxx


  25. tammy miller
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 03:53:39

    What a great card I love everything about it, Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Ho’s Blog this week!


  26. Kathrin aka Kruemel
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 09:44:41

    Oh, what a great boy-ish card. Love that image and the papers you used!

    Thanks for joining our men challenge at Cupcake Craft this week!

    Kathrin aka Kruemel


  27. Melissa H.
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 19:55:59

    Such a cute stamp and you colored him beautifully – thanks for joining our summer themed challenge at TSTR!


  28. Sammibug
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 03:53:06

    Great card! I love the Dustin Pike Images! Thanks for joining us this week at Lexi’s Creations.


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