Monday, May 27, 2013

To A Man In Motion...

Hello friends and crafty peeps alike.
Well it’s been almost three weeks since I posted about the loss of my sweet Lucy, and I must say that I am still relatively numb inside.
I am pretty much like a zombie, just going through the motions of everyday life, but with each passing day I find myself crying less and less. I am grateful that it is this time of the year because my gardens have been keeping me busy and my mind otherwise occupied. They seem to be a source of comfort in some ways.
I would also like to thank those of you that took the time to leave me a comment. Your kind words felt like genuine hugs during the initial stages of my grieving.
Now lets move on to a lighter subject...
I received an email telling me that the Summer edition of Through the Classroom Door Magazine is out, and it made me think that I should get back to some form of craftiness.
 So, to kick start me in that direction I thought I would post one of two cards that I had made for the past Spring issue.
They are both masculine birthday cards, and I made them for two pretty awesome guys in my life. One being my husband and the other one my awesome nephew Kyle.
Both are sports enthusiasts, so I made each of their cards with that theme in mind.
Today I will show you the card I made for my husband, who just so happens to be a Dallas Cowboys Fan. I definitely enjoyed making this one for him.
The image is from “Dude Time Doodles”.
Isn't this fella seriously scary mean looking?
I would hate to meet him in a dark alley that's for sure!
I coloured the image using my Copic Markers, and for that shine I used some glossy accents on his helmet, teeth, bone, and shoes.
Copic Colours Used:
Helmet - C00, 01, 02, 03   B32, 34
Jersey - BG 10 C00, 01     B32, 34
Pants – C00, 01   BG10, 000 0000
Shoes / Band-Aid / Bone – W00, 01,   BG000
Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 11, 13
 A dear friend made the football with her cameo, and I used some Copics to add some definition to it. The papers are from my stash.
So there you have it, one of two cards that I want to share, tomorrow I will show you the other one I made for my nephew.
Thanks for stopping in, it felt good to be here.


  1. I"m so glad you're back Sandra!!!! I know that words cannot heal, but time will and maybe all those cyber hugs I'm sending you!!!
    Your card is fantastic!!! I love that dud and your colouring never cease to amaze me. It's such a perfect masculine card, rough, tough and ruggedly handsome, lol!!! LOVE it! Big hugs, Brigitte

  2. Happy to see you posting again, Sandra. I hope that every passing day will get a little easier for you. Sending hugs... Your card is fantastic! Great image and coloring and terrific design!

  3. Sandra, Super job with your card. Love the sentiment and that is some image love your coloring! So glad you are posting again. I love my garden also and enjoying the birds.
    Hugs, Pat

  4. Lovely to see you again Sandra :) I do hope your garden and crafting help you at this sad time. This card is definitely a dude card! Fab colouring and great choice for the background paper too.

  5. awesome job with this didn't even notice the bone and had to go looking for it lol great card, I bet he thought it was pretty awesome as well :)
    One day at a time my friend...I am deeply sry to learn of your loss, it is so incredibly hard to lose our furry friends, they are so sweet, loving and loyal....and the grieving process can take yrs, no one can expect a time limit for this process, I am happy that you found a way to cope with your gardens, another source of therapy for us :) I miss you hun, hope to catch up real soon, take care of you! love ya, big inky hugs ttys

  6. I am a great lover of Dude Time Doodles images and was so sad when they closed. This is a marvelous card, and your coloring really makes the image. What a fab design. :-D