Monday, June 1, 2009

Guitar Hero Turns 12

I'm sure all of you have been sitting on the edge of your seats just wondering if SuperMom was able to finish all her projects in time or did the kryptonite get her?

SuperMom DID finish her projects. BUT only because she married SuperDad, who took over the every day chores of feeding the kids, cleaning up the kitchen and running out to buy more tape and pick up white cardstock from SuperMom's sidekick~Ultimate Upline Kerney!!

Ok.....First things first. Oldest DS turned 12 on Saturday and his biggest birthday wish was to get Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero/Metallica (he makes his daddy so proud!!). Here is the ever enthusiastic birthday boy (at Grandma's house for the "family" celebration). Got that 80's "hair band" going for him!
And here is the lead guitarist with the rest of his band (youngest DS and dad) putting on a concert at home.

(who knew that it took such concentration to play? I'm tellin' you tho....this stupid game is harder than it should be!! Maybe "air guitar" is a guy thing...I STINK at it!!)

With this "theme" in mind~I created this card for the kiddo:

I was inspired by these two cards that I found on SCS. The first one is by Diamondanglefish, which was inspired by Michelle Zindorf's card.

I dug out my Me & My Big Ideas specialty card stock and chose one that had the most "boyish" colors/feel to it (you can't tell in the photo, but it has some diag "clear embossing" along each of the "stripes". Still being on my "wrinkle free distress kick", I first masked off the bottom portion of the image area and then stamped the guitar image using Black stazon and clear embossed. I then swiped my distress inks on my craft sheet and misted with water. Layed down my image in the wet ink and dried with my heat gun. Repeated until I got the look that I wanted. The embossing resisted most of the ink....there are a few flecks on the "white" but it actually looks pretty cool IRL. I then used sponge daubers to add vintage photo distress ink for more detailed shading on the one side of the guitar and across the bottom. Highlighted the guitar with my white gel pen. Distressed the edges and added some more vintage photo ink along the edges. Found some green and blue wire and twisted to mimic the guitar wire. Added a couple of brads and wah-lah!! DS even gave it a "this is really cool, mom" vote! (hey!! That's more than the usual "glance at the card and toss it aside response" that is more the norm!!)Supplies: Paper: Me & My Big Ideas specialty cardstock, SU's wild wasabi, basic black and Gina K's 120# pure luxury in white. Stamps: Inkadinkado's Rock Star. Ink: Stazon Black, Ranger Distress inks in Peeled Paint, faded jeans, vintage photo. Accessories: Sponge daubers, brads, wire, heat gun, mister, craft sheet.


I also got the 12x12 scrapbook done for the Principal's 50th birthday. The front cover has a picture of the principal with 50! in the corner. The first two pages are pictures of the principal in various activities at the school (a great shot of him catching a snooze in a wheelbarrow during a work bee!). The rest of the layouts are two pages: one side has a class picture and the other side has birthday wishes that each grade wrote up for the principal. This was done from K-12. All of this was done using the school colors of black and red with some wonderful Cardinal designer paper that the Ultimate Upline Kerney let me use!! I'm not going to post this project since I have not gotten permission from ANYONE of the 300+ people/kids that are shown. Just trust me that it turned out good!! hehe

Thanks for stopping by again!! I enjoy sharing my projects and hope that you find some inspiration from them!


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, my, does he look like you! Awesome card, too.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

OMG!!! Is he gorgeous! He looks just like you! WOW~ Love the card. The BG paper is awesome and I love the guitar & swirls. Girl, you like totally rock!


Diamondangelfish said...

Thanks for the case acknowledgement!!!
Awesome job on your card! Very cool wire embellishment!

Kerney Whitman said...

Ha! Love my new title!!! And back off ladies...I have Grant scoped out for my DD! then I get to be family with Starla :-) I love that card, that is an awesome stamp.

Carolyn King said...

what an amazing card.....i love it! Great picture of the guy band too (heehee! looks like a happy 12 year old to me!)

MEL said...

Cool! Both of my kids are also into Guitar Hero my daughter is 12 and my son is 8. They are pretty good at it too. I tried and I did not rock at it. :)

MEL said...

Oops..I got side tracked. I wanted to say that I love your guitar rocks!