Thursday, May 24, 2012

Karate Kid

Hi-Yah, crafty peeps!
You better watch out, cuz I got me a yellow belt in        KA-RAH-TEE folks!

Just joking with ya'll...this week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday we're having 
an "Anything Goes with a Sports Theme"  challenge, and I'm highlighting the Martial Art and Sport of Karate.

What I love most about Karate is that it teaches young people so many important qualities that they will hopefully carry with them throughout their lifetime. 

Karate teaches discipline, confidence, self-expression, just to name a few, and in my humble opinion these are among the most important attributes or traits a person can have. 
You also have the added bonus of learning the art of self-defense, and it teaches self control/meditation/relaxation techniques at the same time. Now that sounds like a pretty well rounded sport to me.

So in honor of the martial art sport of Karate, I used this cute little Mo Manning digital image, that I call the Karate Kid.

I printed this little fella on Neenah card stock and then coloured him with my Copic markers. Needless to say there wasn't a lot of colouring involved given that it's basically black and white. I chose a yellow belt for my Karate kid because that seemed to be an appropriate level for a young boy. 
I also tried to keep the design simple and masculine. 

The DP's I used are a combination of DCWV's Neutral mat stack and Recollections Elegance collection. I coloured the ribbon with one of the Y markers that I used in his belt. 
I enlisted the help of my dear friend Jackie's daughter Nina to help me with the lingo. She told me that the word "Kiai" was what you usually shout when you are required to focus your energy towards any movements. 
I found the other two online that I thought were kind of cute.

Oh and just so you know, this post was automatically scheduled today because I am taking some much needed R & R with my wonderful husband. The next challenge post date will be as well, therefore I won't be able to respond to any of those wonderful comments you take the time to leave me until I am back in the game. 

I didn't want to leave you without any inspiration, but don't stop here, head over to the challenge and/or my fab DT members personal blogs. 

Thanks for stopping in :)S


  1. Hi Sandra. I hope you're having a wonderful time with your husband. Your card is fantastic and the colouring is amazing!!! I love how you research information to make your card as perfect as possible! Awesome! Hugs, Brigitte

  2. Fantastic card, Sandra! Love the cute image and little sentiments! Great coloring and design! Enjoy your time away with your DH!