Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Real Kicker ~

Hiya friends!  Here's my iCopic post from Friday.  I'm also entering this in the La La Land Crafts 1st Birthday challenge.  You have a whole month to create a birthday card using La-La Land Craft stamps for a chance to win a full set of 36 Copic Sketch markers! 

TGIF...maybe that should become my mantra!  lol  All the greetings I have for Fridays are so cliche!  I'll just use TGIF from now on ;o)  Cliche or not, it will suit my posts well, as I always welcome Fridays!!  Alyssa here with a little cutie patootie from La La Land Crafts - Soccer Luka.  This little guy holds a special place in my heart because just the other day, we signed my little guy up for soccer lessons.  This is such a darling stamp, I can see it being used for scrapbook layouts in the future!!
I used a sketch done by a friend for the layout - deconstructing jen.  I feel a little unnerved to have to tilt a main image, but I got through it when I thought about how off kilter my life has been with a 3 year old boy!! lol  (He stuck part of an action figure up his nose today and had to be taken to the dr. office!)
 I won't state all the obvious - but I do want you to notice his grass stained's just one of those little details that you have to add!  The soccer ball with the star rhinestone trail is supposed to mimic flames coming from his awesome kick!  I added a little depth to the already orange stars by sponging on Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick inks.  His skin is colored with E11, E13 and E15 for a Hispanic, Native American coloring or even a tan teenager on the beach!  lol
I chose this skin color combo because of the iCopic Challenge #41 - Skin Tones.  We want you to color skin tones out of your comfort zone!  I think we all tend to gravitate towards what we know best or will be able to use within our circle of family and friends...well, step outside the box!  Have fun and try something new!!  Then link yourself up for a chance to win :o)  Have a super weekend!! :o) lyss
COPICS {BG72, BG75, BG78, C1, C3, C5, C7, E11, E13, E15, E29, E33, E49, E59, G00, G02, R02, R20, YG23, YG25}


Jen Shults said...

Super cute Alyssa! I really love the papers you used and that gorgeous image is fantastic! Love what you did with the sketch! Thanks for joining us!! :)

Irina Blount said...

What a clever idea to add grass stain to Luka's knee!! LOVE it!! Thank you SO MUCH for entering your beautiful card into La-La Land Crafts Contest for a chance to WIN 36 Copic Markers!! Good luck!!

:) Irina said...

So cute! Such fun ideas with the flames and grass stained knee :>)
LOL about the visit to the Dr. I have been there for extractions as well - ughhh!

Karen said...

So very sweet and I love the grass stained knee and that trail of rhinestones. Your cards is so awesome! Thanks for playing along in the La-La Land Crafts contest. Good luck too!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

More proof that you are made of awesome! Love the little grass stained knee!

Zane sounds like a typical boy. Derrick stuck a bean up his nose as a kid and it had to be extracted by a dr. Oh and he also stuck a small piece of foam up his nose too that required a trip to the dr.--You would think he had learned his lesson. Why do boys stick things up their noses?! I've never had that urge. LOL How did Zane do at the Dr?