Friday, July 4, 2008

The cutest little monster ever

An amazingly talented young man, NOLAN son of Tracey [Fred, She Said] designed this adorable little monster and offered him for free use. Thank you Nolan!

But to express better (more 'palpable') my thanks, here's the monster card I made with Nolan's creation.
Click on it to enlarge

Firstly I added the green dotted background to Nolan's sketch, using Paint Shop Pro 7 (that's my favourite and the only one I know how to handle to actually get something done). Printed it on light blue card as I ran out of white card and forgot to buy some :(. I then coloured the sweetie with watercolour pencils which don't show too bright due to the blue card I worked with.

I added a cut out flower (layered it with foam pads) - the flower is another digi-freebie from Fred, She Said, called "Dancing Daisy".

** By the way, you really should have a look at Tracey's blog, she's very generous and has offered lots of wonderful freebies and some great tutorials too. **

Ok, now to finish with my card :) - I used peel offs on green pearlized card for the sentiment and I just had to add more dots - the ladybug embossed sticker (from PaperMania - I love their stuff).
matted everything on yellow card and lined it with white wavy peel offs then glued it on the pink A6 card.
I know I'm not great at colouring, but I am trying harder every time :)

I am hoping Nolan gets at least 10 cents, my card doesn't really look like it's worth 20. :-D

Nolan's mother, Tracey, told her son - and I quote from her blog:
"how about if the Peeps out in blog land email me or link up cards they have made using this monster, "I" will give you 20 cents for each card made?"
The deal was on, so if you're willing to help Nolan get an extra 20 cents by using his monster for a card and post it on your blog, then give the link to it on Tracey 's blog, you'll find the monster template in there.
Have a great end of the week all of you!


Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Woohoo! Love your monster! So does Nolan :) Ka-ching another 20 cents LOL! Hugs & Thanks, Tracey

Mel M. M. M. said...

I love it! Great job. Isn't that the best monster ever? :0)

Mada_Ro said...

20 cents??!! YAY! I'm good ;)
Thanks Tracey for everything you share.

Mel, I totally agree about the monster - he's the best and I LOVE the guy! I already have him printed out for other 2 cards. My weekend will be very busy :-D
[love your blog too and will link it in here]

Donna said...

I like your Nolan monster card! cute

Mada_Ro said...

Thanks Donna! :)