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Monday, November 12, 2012

All Father

Happy Monday!  I wanted to share the last of my Simply B(etty) Stamps Teen Scene Norse Gods cards with you today!  I know he was previewed and released on Friday, but he wasn't quite ready by post time.  My dad celebrated his birthday on Friday so I made a card for him using Chris Odin.  Odin is the All-Father in Norse mythology and is associated with war, battle, victory, and death as well as wisdom, magic, poetry, prophecy, and the hunt.

I colored my image with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers.  I then fussy cut him and used foam squares to pop him up.  The sketch is from Sassy Studio Designs (DTBST #150).  I opted to leave off the banner sentiment on the front as I didn't want to obstruct the image in any way.  Papers are from my stash and I can't recall who makes them.  I added black pearls and black organdy ribbon.  The die cut is the Labels Ten Nestabilities from Spellbinders and it is embossed with a fleur de Lis Cuttlebug folder.  The sentiment on the inside is also from Simply Betty Stamps and was created especially to coordinate with the Norse Gods collection.

 I'd also like to share the card my son made for his Papa.  Now there is a little back story that needs to be told here...  My dad loves old movies.  Watching movies together has always been our thing.  He was the only family member who would watch horror movies with me when I was a teenager.  And when I was young we used to watch Abbott & Costello movies together.  Among my favorites were the "scary" ones- Meets Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman; Meets the Mummy; Meets the Invisible Man; Meets Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, etc.  A few years back we gave him a box set collection of the movies on DVD.  This year we started watching them with Kayne.  And he LOVES them!  He's only 3, but he's an Abbott & Costello fan!  Every time we go to my parents' house he asks to watch one!  So when I asked him what he wanted to out on his grandfather's birthday card, he had me look through my collection of images for Mr. Hyde (I don't have one!), a mummy (too scary, he said), Dracula (same thing), the Wolfman (also too scary) and then Frankenstein.  He finally settled on Mayzy Art's Halloween Frankenstein.  I printed him out and let my small man color him up.  With Kayne's input as to paper and embellishment choices, we finished an amazing card that his Papa adored!  Here it is:

Kayne was so proud of his creation that he wanted to keep it!  lol  I told him we would color another one for him.Here's a couple of photos of Kayne working on his Papa's card.

And this is them with my parent's new black lab puppy, Finn McCool (Finn for short).

Sorry for the quality... They were taken with my phone.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a marvelous day!

Markers used on Odin: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, Y32, Y35, E23, E37, E79, W4, W6, W8, W10, 100) and Prismacolor Art Markers (149, 209).



Kim Kelley said...

OMG your little man is adorable. I love the smile he has in the pic with Finn! His card is too sweet! Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and paper you chose...really works with the image! HUGS

nwilliams6 said...

Wonderful cards! Love them both!

Jovan said...

This card is AWESOME! Your son did a wonderful job coloring!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Regan, Kayne sure is a cutie! He also seems to have inherited your crafting gene!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful collection of cards and such dear photos! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Love both of the cards! Your son is so adorable! :)